Positions Held:

  • Director, Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV, Nov. 2022-Present
  • Folkways Reporter, Inside Appalachia, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Charleston, WV, Apr. 2023-Present
  • Pre-Award Coordinator, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Sept. 2021-Oct. 2022
  • Director, Morton Museum of Collierville History, Collierville, TN, Jan. 2020-Oct. 2021
  • Oral History, Museum, and Heritage Tourism Consultant; Musicians’ Advocate, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis, TN, Jan. 2018-Jan. 2020
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 2014-Dec. 2017
  • Instructor and Ensemble Leader, Real School for Music, Burlington, MA, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2013
  • Musician, Internationally Touring and Recording Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, Jan. 2001-Present

Service + Volunteer Work:

  • West Tennessee Representative, Tennessee Association of Museums, 2020-2021
  • Research Fellow, Tourism RESET, 2019-Present
  • Remote Intern, HisToury, New York, NY, 2019
  • Volunteer, Withers Collection & Museum, Memphis, TN, 2018-2019
  • Digitization Specialist for Dr. David Evans’ Personal Archive (reels, cassette tapes, and ephemera), Memphis, TN, 2017-2018 
  • Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Chapter for the Society of Ethnomusicology, 2016-2018 
  • Marketing & Digitization Intern, Smithsonian Folkways Records, Washington, D.C., 2013

Personal Grants + Awards:

  • Conference Travel Grant, Association of Recorded Sound Collections, 2023
  • Travel Grant, West Virginia Humanities Council, 2023
  • Arts Conference Expense Grant, West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, 2023
  • Emerging Museum Professional Award and Awards of Excellence for the Morton Museum’s 2020 Social Media Campaign and “Make History: A Workbook for Junior Historians,” Tennessee Association of Museums Conference, 2021
  • Fickenscher-Pace Award, University of Virginia, 2019-2020
  • University of Virginia Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2019
  • Grants for the Beale Street Stories Archive from the University of Virginia, 2018 and 2019
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Award, University of Virginia, 2017
  • Digital Humanities Fellowship, University of Virginia Praxis Lab, 2015-2016
  • Harriet Day Barnum Prize for Outstanding Work in Music, Smith College, 2014
  • Praxis Grant (for living expenses during Smithsonian internship), Smith College, 2013
  • Ada Comstock (full) Scholarship, Smith College, 2011-2014
  • Prize for Most Outstanding Music Performance, Middlesex Community College, 2011 
  • Follett Scholarship, Middlesex Community College, 2010

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