Spring 2019 - I am teaching two sections of a class called "Healthy Living through Mindfulness" for the Older Adults Program. One class will be on Tuesday afternoons at the Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., in Santa Rosa. Start date is January 15, 2019 and the time is from 1 to 2:30 pm.
The same course will be offered Wednesday mornings 10:30 - noon beginning January 16, 2019 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Rd in Santa Rosa. The class time is from 10:30 to noon.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Iowa State University
GIS coursework at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University
Spring 2019, I will continue to teach a class called "Healthy Living through Mindfulness" for the Older Adults Program. These classes are free and there is no age restriction so anyone can attend.
I have been a meditation instructor for Community Education since 2013.
I have been an instructor for the Introductory and Advanced GIS courses for the Applied Technology Department at the Santa Rosa Junior College since 1998.
Practicing daily meditating for over 25 years, I have experienced physical and mental health benefits. When I meditate on a daily basis, I feel calm and grounded. Often inspirations and insights come to me during meditation. Meditation helps me focus and maintain balance in my busy life. I like to vary my practice from sitting in silence to repeating a mantra to using music or sounds. I have led meditation in various settings and I enjoy teaching others about the practice and its benefits.
I have had many years of experience using Windows computers. I teach a class through the Older Adults Program on the basics of computers because I want to empower older adults with the knowledge they need to become a part of that world wide web. The advantages of using a computer far outweigh the drawbacks. I believe with education, the experience of using a computer can be changed.
I've been retired from the City of Santa Rosa for four years. During my 29 year career, I worked in three departments, Public Works, Utilities and Community Development. In those last two years at the City of Santa Rosa, I worked in the Public Works department designing sewer and water replacement projects using AutoCAD Civil 3D. The twelve years of experience checking development related Improvement Plans prepared me for design.
The job I loved the most while working for the City of Santa Rosa was doing GIS Mapping for Community Development Department. One of my proudest achievements was to assist in the development of the interactive GIS website. I created many layers that are still being used today to provide time saving information. That website is used to look up historic properties, control monuments, easements, land use, zoning, and proposed development. Using GIS allows for spatial analysis of historic, current and strategic planning projects.
Professional Involvement and Community Service:
Sonoma County GIS Day committee, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
North Bay GIS Users Group - member and presenter
Santa Rosa Junior College Survey and Geospatial Curriculum Advisory Team
BAAMA, Bay Area Automated Mapping Association member
Santa Rosa City Employees Association - member 1983 - 2012 offices held: Vice President, Treasurer and Professional Representative
Presenter for Bay Area ArcView User Group meeting - March 2000
Judge for Santa Diego Geography Showcase at the ESRI Users Conference 2000
Panelist for Curriculum Development at Community Colleges at the ESRI Users Conference 2000
Presenter at Cal GIS conference in 2010
Map Gallery Participant, ESRI International User Conference, August 2008
Attended ESRI International User Conference 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008
Attended Cal GIS conference 1999, 2004, 2007, and 2010