Work History

Elliot Environmental Consulting (September 2020)

Ecosystem Science & Management Department - Texas A&M University (January 2018 - May 2020)

Agrostology & Plant Taxonomy - Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor

  • Taught the lab portion of Rangeland Plant Taxonomy and Agrostology courses at Texas A&M University; Explaining Dichotomous Keys, Differentiating Grass and Plant Families & Species, Leading Plant Collections.

  • Oversaw over 20 plant collections acquiring and accessioning over 800 grasses.

  • Ran the laboratory portion for 3 semesters designing lesson plans and grading assignments

  • Taught plant morphology, sight identification, phylogenetics, using field keys, & microscopy

  • Directed plant collection projects on 8 properties resulting in over 1,000 potential herbarium specimens

S.M. Tracy Herbarium - Texas A&M University (September 2017 - Present)

Herbarium Assistant

  • Ecosystem Science & Management Department and Texas Agrilife Extension Research

  • Physical Address: 3380 University Drive East, Room 131, College Station, Texas 77845

  • Mailing Address: S.M. Tracy Herbarium (TAES), Texas A&M University, 2138 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-2138

  • Contact/Direct Supervisor: Prof. Dale Kruse, Curator - Email: dakruse@tamu.edu - Phone: (979) 845-4328

  • Cataloging, Databasing, Organizing, and Identifying Plant Specimens collected from the Big Thicket National Preserve under the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

  • Databasing, cataloging, organizing, & preservation care for over 300,000 plant specimens

  • Collecting specimens from over 25 properties across 5 major ecoregions of Texas

  • Identification, proper naming, and informing of uses or treatment of local vegetation

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (April 2018 - January 2019)

Contracted Floristic Botanist

  • Contact/Direct Supervisor: Prof. Dale Kruse, Curator - Email: dakruse@tamu.edu - Phone: (979) 845-4328

  • Conducted full botanical inventory of historic 7,000-acre ranch from wetlands to woodlands

  • Collected and identified over 350 species and wrote biodiversity and recommendation report

Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department - Texas A&M University (March 2017 - May 2017)

  • Texas A&M University, 210 Nagle Hall, 2258 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2258

  • Chemical Handling and Disposal, Specimen Preservation, Packing and Sorting Books & Collections, Keeping Detailed Lab Records

Mateos Genetics Laboratory - Texas A&M University (August 2016 - December 2016)

  • 320B Heep Laboratory Building, Texas A&M University, 645 Lamar St, College Station, TX 77840

  • Contact/Direct Supervisor: Dr. Mariana Mateos - Email: mmateos@tamu.edu - Phone: (979) 847-9462

  • Insect Care and Experimentation, Studying Symbiosis and Predation in Drosophila flies, Food Preparation, Chemical Handling, and Lab Maintenance

Fambro Family Farms (May 2015 - July 2016)

  • PO BOX 750, Breckenridge, Texas

  • Contact/Direct Supervisor: David Fambro - Phone: (940) 859-1448

  • Environmental Consulting, Irrigation Design, Harvesting, Planting, Herbicide & Pesticide Use

Cook's Fish Barn (July 2012 - December 2012)

Waiter & Cook

  • 3669 TX-36, Comanche, TX 76442

  • Contact: J.C. & Katie Cook - Phone: (254) 842-5409

  • Waiting Tables, Dishwashing, Fry Cook, and Catering assistant

Self-Employed - Landscaping & Lawn Care (August 2013 - May 2017)

  • Around FM 3201, Breckenridge, TX, USA 76424

  • Implementing Lawn Management Techniques, Installing Water Systems, Mowing, Mulching, Weeding & Landscaping

David Petty Residence (January 2011 - December 2018)

Hired Hand

  • 605 W Walcott Ave, Comanche TX 76442-2271

  • Contact/Direct Supervisor: David Petty - Phone: (325) 356-3236

  • Lawn/Yard Work, Landscape Plant Care, Construction, Painting, Carpentry, Masonry & Philanthropy Projects

*TAMU - Texas A&M University