To consult, design, manage, and fabricate custom components and envioroments that are highly successful in meeting a clients needs in a rewarding and engaging way.
President, HartWorks Inc. 2003 to Present
Partial Commercial Client List:
- The Seneca Park Zoo
- LeRoy Historical Society
- Humane Society at LollyPop Farm
- University of Rochester
- Heritage Christian Services
- Rochester Historical Society
- Hobart William & Smith College
- St. Monica’s Church
- The Harley School
- Boulder Coffee
The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY
Twenty-two years of progressive responsibility with the Strong Museum’s exhibit department. Instrumental in the transformation from a “don’t touch” decorative arts museum to a highly interactive children and family museum.
Interpretation and implementation of design ideas
- Priority logistics
- Team building
- Creative problem solving
- Supervision and coaching
- Spatial reasoning
Exhibits Production Supervisor 1995-2003
- Led and participated on teams that interpreted exhibit design concepts, from drawings through final production and installation. This resulted in world class, award-winning exhibitions that have made the Strong Museum one of the leading children and family museums in the country.
- Team leader responsible for scheduling and supervising production staff and vendors.
- Ensured timely completion dates in conjunction with overall museum goals.
- Implemented high standards of quality and craftsmanship, increasing museum‘s professional reputation, by benchmarking major city museums.
- Researched and procured new equipment to meet or exceed growing production needs.
- Ordered all fabrication materials and tools, keeping within set budget parameters.
- Performed all duties of Shop Foreman.
- Investigated and implemented use of new building materials for exhibit interactives and specific environments, providing for high quality, low maintenance, and flexibility in design.
Shop Foreman 1987-1995
- Worked with exhibit designers to develop best methods of exhibit production.
- Supervised three cabinetmakers in daily activities by assigning projects, inspecting progress, and ensuring target date completion.
- Maintained wood fabrication shop and spray booth facility.
- Purchased all construction materials.
- Maintained all purchasing records and vendor correspondence.
- Conducted annual performance appraisals, adhering to all human resource policies and procedures.
Senior Cabinetmaker 1985-1987
- Produced and installed exhibit components.
- Maintained all shop equipment.
- Maintained inventory of exhibit hardware and supplies.
Fabricated exhibit components and period environments.
Furniture Collaborative Corp., Rochester, NY 1980-1981
Built custom commercial and residential furniture.
EDUCATION: SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York
Bachelor of Arts, Technical Theater
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Graduate Studies in Studio Art
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Visiting Artist in Ceramics January-May 1998
SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Exhibit Designer 1989-1990
“Valley, Village, College”
Permanent Exhibition at SUNY Geneseo
Technical Experience Vectorworks, CAD drawing program
Workshops/Seminars Total Quality Management with Will Phillips
Cultural Diversity Training
- Board of Directors 1995-Present
South Wedge Planning Committee
Board Chairman 1996-2000
- Project Manager 2002-2003
Restoration of 224-228 Mt. Hope Avenue into new offices for the
South Wedge Planning Committee.
- Project Designer/Project Manager 2000-2001
South & Gregory Clock Tower/Kiosk Project