Resume highlights here, details and references follow, followed by some name-dropping after that and the vain but apparently inevitable selfies. Peace sister.
Held a dog contest
Gave puppet shows
Babysat some more
Picked berries. Beans
Gave swimming lessons
Designed, fabricated and marketed a line of clothes
Gave music lessons
Renovated a Victorian house
Opened a flower nursery
Built a greenhouse
Ran festival stands
Started a mobile wood fired pizza biz
An occasional Picker
Digital Story Producer
Tiny house consultant
*Soon to be trailer renovator
Shriner's Hospital (age 14)
Glenhaven Veterinary Clinic (age 12)
Vacation Bible School (Yes, I was a goody goody what about it)
Benson night school tutor (and student)
Gospel Mission, Burnside Avenue, Portland
Baker County ESD
Girls Rock n Roll Camp
Get Out the Vote
After school programs
Hostess at Elmer's Pancake House
Child care worker
Stagehand Paramount Theater
IATSE Local 28 Member
Drum store clerk/bookkeeper
Construction company Timekeeper
Concession stand Manager
Mobile Wood Fired Oven Tenderer
Certified Hospice Aide, Walter Reed, Gloucester, VA
BA UofOregon, '94, English
Mt Hood Community College, 1978 - '79, jazz
Portland State University, 1975, 1976
Portland Community College - 1982 - '83, accounting
School of Hard Knocks and Lovely Blessings - 1958 - present
*1998 – 2013: Impressionist landscapes and figurative paintings, oil on old wood windows. Featured artist in the Pacific Northwest and best of show winner numerous times, strong regional following and highly collectable pieces.
*1982 – present: Textiles including quilts, dolls, embroidery and fibers. Designed and fabricated a line of hand painted fabric and garments which sold at national clothing markets to major retailers. Etsy shop features upcycled dresses from men’s button down shirts and a line of boho crochet accessories.
*2002 – present: Paper featuring cardboard and paper mache including art dolls, puppets, dioramas, theaters, kiosks, home accessories and animal portraits. Won Best of Show, 2016, Auburn, WA for 6’ x 4’ diorama of New York City.
2016 - present: Spirit animal totems, sacred space/altar design and fabrication, theater and stage production, large scale head masks.
2018: Solo Exhibition "Domesticity" Pavilion Gallery, Virginia Beach oceanfront
1969 - 1972: First chair flute, Portland Public School music summer camp
1970 - 1974: Only female guitar student of jazz guitarist Marv Lundblade
1972 & 1973: Second alto, Pacific Lutheran University summer camp choir - by audition
1974 - 1976: Acoustic rhythm guitar player, Maranatha Gospel Jubilee Choir, Portland
1978 – 2014: Teacher, guitar, piano, songwriting, theory.
Composer, Obsidian, a twenty minute spoken word performance piece.
Co-Composer classical fusion, Piano Paintings, with Leroy Lausch, 2005.
Performer, rhythm guitarist, keyboards, percussion, band leader, including Davis and D’Ville (gypsy jazz) and a Neil Young cover band.
Guitar Teacher, Rock and Roll Camp for Girls with Carrie Brownstein, Misty McElroy
Blues Guitar Workshop Leader with Robbie Laws
Published author (see below).
Online literary presence since 1997 including The Catfish Receiver, a literary journal.
Currently archiving forty seven years of personal journals.
*Public: High school English, history, special needs tutoring, adult literacy and GED, ESL.
*Private: Music, creative writing and art lessons, workshops and retreats.
*Writing: Literary prose, scripts, workbooks, manuals, copy, instructional, music, newsletters, e-blasts, social media
*Media: Video, digital storytelling, spoken word, soundtracks, photography, web design
*Flour Power – A Boutique Bakery: A one-woman show making and selling cookies, cakes and pies.
*Portland’s Little Houses : Partnered to design and build tiny mobile housing from reclaimed and recycled materials. Developed marketing, promotional and branding strategies. Gifted first house through essay contest.
*Goose Creek Nursery: Established business, designed and constructed greenhouse in national historic district according to codes and regulations.
*Online @ lauradavisportfolio.blogspot.com
*Oregon Economic Development Commission: Wrote and produced digital story, Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery
*Educational video: Apostrophe, The Movie
*Once There Was a Boy: Interactive children’s book
*San Miguel de Allende: Slideshow of my photographs accompanied by original musical composition and performed by my jazz group Davis & D’Ville used as promotional video for SMdA Chamber of Commerce
*Raven Chronicles: Short story, Leaving
*Porcupine Literary Arts: Short story, Shelter
*Get to the Point Books: Digital Storytelling
*Lands End Catalog: Logo
*Portland State University: Guitar festival artwork and branding
*Word, Photoshop, GarageBand, iMovie/Movie Maker, Blogger, Wordpress, YouTube
*Mobile Hot Dog Cart
*BA English (+Creative Writing), University of Oregon, 1994, Honors
Teamed with Carrie Brownstein
Danced with Sid Caesar
Led workshops with Robbie Laws
Recorded a CD with Jim D'ville
Shook hands with Sammy Davis Junior
Dated Oscar winner Bob Gardiner
Co-composed with Leroy Lausch
Gave Zappa a ride to his hotel
Got a parallel parking lesson from Freebo
Hung out with Jackson Browne
Visited Jesse Colin Young at his house
Dated Scott Lawrence
|This year's favorite sweater.|