Heritage Interpretation Volunteer Experience

National Association for Interpretation:                                                              2019-Present

  • Serving as Deputy Director of Sunny Southeast Region

CIG/NAI Training Experience:                                                                                  2016-Present

  • Assisted with training of personnel from the National Park Service, state parks, historic sites, and museums for certification through NAI as Certified Interpretive Guides

Andersonville National Historic Site: Andersonville, GA – March 2006-Present

  • Organize annual living history event in coordination with the National Park Service staff while serving as guard force commander and public programs supervisor
  • Research and conduct 1st and 3rd person living history public presentations on military life at Camp Sumter on both sides of the stockade during 1864-65

Sweetwater Creek State Park: Lithia Springs, GA – September 2005-2019

  • Organize annual living history event in conjunction with park staff, executing duties in capacity of troops commander and public programs supervisor
  • Create relevant 1st and 3rd person living history public presentations on mid-19th century military involvement and civilian life in the New Manchester, Georgia community

Stately Oaks Plantation: Jonesboro, GA – September 2014-2019

  • Organize and execute annual living history event in coordination with site staff
  • Create 1st person living history scenarios and 3rd person presentations

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park: Chattanooga, TN – October 2015-2019

  • Organize and execute annual living history event in coordination with NPS staff

Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village: Tifton, GA – February 2017

  • Organize, coordinate, and implement living history event

Georgia Veterans State Park: Cordele, GA – February 2018

  • Organize, coordinate, and implement living history event

Pamplin Historical Park: Petersburg, VA – April 2018

  • Performed living history programs in coordination with park staff
  • Organize, coordinate, and implement annual living history event

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center: Chattanooga, TN – November 2016

  • Organize, coordinate, and implement living history event