Max Underwood, a Professor I had for grad school, once said that many of us will have multiple careers in our lives. While most of the people I know have traveled a pretty straight line, I have diverged many times. From faculty at ASU and MCC, to ironman triathlete and professional track cyclist, to magazine editor and publisher, to writer, and back full circle to architecture and photography, I have lived a pretty amazing life thus far.
I would like to take all the skills and parley them into a career nearer to my family in San Diego, but I haven't quite discovered what exactly this career track may entail. I believe my strengths are working with consultants to create complete integration in each project. I also am proficient at details and interior design and finishes. I have hands on renovation work from two former homes I have owned: a 1929 home in downtown Phoenix, and a 1982 home in Scottsdale, AZ.
I currently work as an architectural designer and continue to develop my photography and creative works portfolio.
Archiplex Group, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Architectural Designer
Working on DD and CD's for a DFCM correctional facility entryway, Salt Lake City Airport IT Node remodels, and Lee Kay Fish Hatchery Masterplan.
Proficient at AutoCAD. Working to learn Revit.
I am also in the process of taking my ARE.
Backcountry.com, Park City, UT, US, Wordsmith
Interim position while searching for a job in the architecture/design field. Wordsmith for CompetitiveCyclist.com product descriptions, product reviews, and blog.
Wight & Company, Darien, IL, US, Marketing Coordinator
shePedals - the Journal of Women in Cycling, Los Angeles, CA, US, Owner
Founder and Editor of shePedals: the Journal of Women in Cycling, the only women’s bicycling magazine in the World. This publication had a run of 5,000 nationally distributed print magazines and 2,000 digital.
Duties included: editing and layout, article selection, contracting writers, photo editing, web design and
maintenance, printer contracting, shipping, and mailing, ad sales and marketing, billing and account
Magazine ended publication due to lack of industry support.
Steven G Helffrich, Phoenix, AZ, US, Contracted Assistant Architectural Designer
Projects include: Arcadia Post Office Reuse, Interior and Exterior T.I. Projects throughout Phoenix
Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Associate Faculty
Taught first and second year design studios; design principles, site design, poetics of materials, tectonics, model building and rendering. Also served as review jury member to upper level studios.
Gould Evans Associates, Phoenix, AZ, US, Associate Architect
Projects include: Arizona State Mental Health Campus, Glendale K-8 Campus
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Teaching Assistant
Graduate Teaching Assistant responsible for Architectural History Study Seminars: study group, exam and term paper grading. Also worked in the Slide Room to enhance and archive the collection. Was the lecturer for Architectural History Lectures during Professor's absence.
Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture
Summa Cum Laude,
Faculty Letter of Commendation,
Thesis Book Award “Memory, Mnemonics and Ruins”
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Art History
Elite National Track Championships, 2nd Place
USA Triathlon - All American, Nomination
Thesis Book Award “Memory, Mnemonics and Ruins”, Other
Faculty Letter of Commendation, Other