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Accolades and Awards

  • Touring Artist Roster with Texas Commission on the Arts 2008-present

  • Texas Story Slam Winner, 2018

  • Author of Beekeeper’s Lab: 52 Family-Friendly Activities and Experiments Exploring the Life of the Hive.

  • Produced a children’s music CD and a companion activity book

  • Columnist for kids in a Bee Culture Magazine, 2006 to present

  • Bee Buddies Kids Club (created and continues to implement this national organization)

  • Founder and coordinator of the Kids and Bees Program at 17 American Beekeeping Federation Conventions.

  • Certified Teacher in Texas with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education

  • Youth Specialist-Austin Public Library

  • Volunteer Service Award, Austin Public Library, 2005

  • Finalist for City of Austin Inclusion Award and Committed Award, 2005

  • Youth Service Award, Austin Public Library, 2004

  • Hometown Video Award, honorable mention, 2000

  • Austin Chronicle Awards, 1993 and 1999

  • Co-Director of the Texas Conference on Storytelling, 1993

  • Co-Producer of Tellabration, a Nationwide storytelling event, Austin location, 1990

  • Television interview on Channel 6, Employee Profile, 1990

  • First Place Winner of City Performing Arts Competition, 1987




  • Austin Area Herb Society, (past president, brochure, and speakers bureau)

  • Austin Area Honey Bee Stewards (founding member, past-president, past newsletter editor)

  • Central Texas Puppetry Guild (past vice-president)

  • Central Texas Storytellers Guild (founding member and past president)

  • Tejas Storytelling Association (board member, festival marketing director)

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