CBMT Board Certified since April, 2001.  Experienced with a wide variety of clients including geriatric, head start, and autism.  Well versed in working with medical professionals to write treatment plans and report on progress with detailed metrics.   A friend of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).  Expert in the use of music software and technology in therapeutic settings.

Adolescent Psychiatric Hospitals     Adult Day Care    Montessori Schools     Head Start Programs
Rehabilitative Services     Inter-generational Programs     Co-therapeutic Sessions     Program Administration
Treatment Plans     JCAHO Accreditation     Health Insurance Billing      Autism     Medicare/Medicaid Billing    
Mandt Behavioral Modification System     Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM)     Medicaid Waiver    HIPAA/OSHA
Medication Distribution Training     Residential Group Home Settings     Piano/Guitar     Music Software Expert 



Orchid Music Design, Austin, TX     September 2010 - Present
Privately Held; 1-10 employees ; Music Industry

Music Therapist and Music Designer
Provide insight into Music Therapy that could be used in the field of Music Design.  Assess resident and their needs to determine how designed music could help them meet or improve their own personal objectives.

Coro Health, Austin, TX     February 2010 - Present
Privately Held; 11-50 employees ; Hospital & Health Care industry

Music Therapist and Business Analyst
Participate as a Music Therapist in research projects and grant writing activities.

JABA Adult Day Care, Charlottesville, VA     August 2002-July 2003
Non-Profit ; 51-200 employees ; Hospital & Health Care industry

Music Therapist
Successfully wrote grants to achieve and maintain program funding.  Provided progress reports to grantors on group and 1:1 session results.  Conducted and arranged music for JABA bell choir.  Led field trips to other facilities for bell choir performances.  Planned and implemented musical activities of benefit to adults with disabilities.  Conducted a weekly inter-generational music program with JABA Montessori School.  Planned and directed holiday programs and concerts.

Region Ten Community Services Board, Charlottesville, VA     July 2001-July 2003
Government Agency ; 51-200 employees ; Hospital & Health Care industry

Program Manager
Managed 2 group homes for adults with Mental Retardation and Habilitative needs.  Supervised up to 11 staff members at one time.  Scheduled staffing, interviewed potential employees and reported on progress of clients and staff,  Tracked and reported budgets for up to 9 clients at one time.  Followed Medicaid Waiver and Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) guidelines and policies.  Provided on-call supervision to 12 group homes and 26 independent apartment services.  Trained staff in First-Aid, CPR and Activity Planning.


Piedmont Behavioral Health Center, Leesburg, VA     December 2000-July 2001
Privately Held ; 51-200 employees ; Hospital & Health Care industry

Music Therapist
Wrote weekly summaries, conducted assessments and attended multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings.  Created long and short programs for patients in acute, academic and residential treatment programs.  Lead activities and programs of a therapeutic nature of benefit to emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescents.


Grafton School, Inc., Winchester, VA     August 1996-December 2000
Non-Profit ; 501-1000 employees ; Hospital & Health Care industry

Residential Instructor
Taught daily living skills, vocational skills and appropriate social skills to adolescents with Autism.  Wrote Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, objectives and quarterly summaries.  Facilitated treatment team meetings and IEP meetings as well as attended Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) meetings.  In charge of residential staff of an 8 bed group home as well as administered medication to residents.

Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA     June-December 2000
Higher Learning Institution; 100-150 employees; Education Management industry


Music Therapy Intern
Established and implemented long and short-term programs for clients of various ages and disabilities.  Created and implemented activities with guitar, piano, autoharp, omnichord and a variety of pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments.  Attended and led presentations on the use of music in the classroom.  Co-led sessions with professionals from other disciplines and learned and used sign language.  Led Very Special Arts (VSA) Bell Choir in Holiday performance at the White House in Washington D.C.



Bingo the Clown at The Ground Round Restaurant, Winchester, VA, July 1994-January 1996
First Aid and CPR Instructor May 1991-July 2003
Life Guarding and Water Safety Instructor, May 1990-December 1996
The American Red Cross, Richmond, Winchester, and Charlottesville, VA


Master of Science, Systems and Information Engineering
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (June, 2006)
Bachelor of Arts, Music Therapy, MT-BC
Conservatory at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA (Dec, 2000)
Bachelor of Arts, Music Composition
Conservatory at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA (May, 1996)
Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance
Conservatory at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA (May, 1996)


Helping Individuals Lead Successfully, Staub Leadership Solutions, Greensboro, NC (2008)
Introduction to Confidentiality and HIPAA Privacy Regulations (2004)
Attended Music Therapy Regional Conference, Bethesda, MD (2003)
Medication Management – Diabetes Specialist (2001)
How to Be a More Effective Team Leader (2001)
Comprehensive Crisis Management Training (2000)
The Mandt System Basic and Intermediate (2000)
Medication Management (1996)


MSWord     Excel     Power Point     Access     Outlook
   Finale Make Music      Band in a Box     Notion/Protégé     Progression    
Kontakt Player    Tapspace Virtual Drumline     Cubase


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