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   To work with individuals, including children, in the field of Life Coaching/Art Therapy. To facilitate their growth, in business, relationships, personal and/or professional development. To speak to large groups of individual on topics such as Limiting Beliefs, Inner Child Development, Building a Better Life, Self Love and Self Esteem. To do Creativity Workshops in Color Journaling, Color Expression, and Art involving the Inner Self.

Summary of Qualifications

{Current} Caregiver/Companion for a person with Schizophrenia. Assist client with everyday tasks, and promoting wellness through art.

Art instructor, teaching beginning and advance Naples Art League and the Art League of Bonita Springs.


{2009-2014} System Navigator/ Education Coordinator H.U.G.S (Health Under

                Guided Systems) with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

  • An outreach program bringing education and awareness to Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School students about mental health through Breaking the Silence and Ending the Silence.

  • Working with Childcare Facilities to guide them through the delivery of the ASQ-SE’s (Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social and Emotional) to infants and children ages 0-5.

  • Working with Collier County School District to assess children struggling with social, educational and emotional issues.

  • Friend to Friend Coordinator, matching volunteers for the expressed purpose of socialization and advocacy.

  • SSI/SSDI and Medicaid advocate for disabled individuals trying to navigate federal, state and county disability procedures.

  • Worked with mental health clients at the Sarah Ann Drop In Center in the area of arts and crafts to promote wellness.


{2007 - Current} Motivational Speaker and Life Coach

  • Working with clients one on one to develop the skills to cope with issues and beliefs that are limiting their happiness and wellbeing. Identify values, interests, and skills that are likely to drive success and satisfaction in school, career and life. Exploration and awareness of who they are and enabling them to feel confident in the decision making processes.

  • Speaking to organizations - Sand Dollars, Pilot Club of Naples, Directors of Volunteer Services in Hospital Organizations, Florida Association of Directors of Volunteer Services and more - on topics relating to leadership and goal setting, customer/volunteer relations and the benefits of Color Therapy.


{2004 – 2007}  NCH Healthcare System Naples, Florida Coordinator of the Arts in Healing Program/Volunteer Coordinator

  • Successfully managed all aspects of a large organization of over 1200 volunteers and staff with duties that incorporated but were not limited to selecting, managing and training volunteers; helping to develop and manage the departmental budget; establishing and monitoring department and Volunteer Auxiliary goals; participating as the liaison between the Volunteer Auxiliary and Administration; designed the process and procedure for service areas related to Volunteer Services. Demonstrated leadership skills by managing a large volunteer base.

  • Processed 96 new volunteers annually while managing to supply appropriate services and jobs to over 35 different locations.

  • Helped develop the operating budget for Volunteer Services based on detailed forecasts. Effectively operated within the budget guidelines.

  • Established a therapeutic arts program on the rehabilitation floor. Worked under an occupational therapist to insure therapeutic measures were met. Created the Art Gallery at both NCH downtown and North Collier hospitals. Trained volunteer artists to work with patients.


{1993-Current} Professional Artist

  • Responsible for a small gallery, Watercolor by Rosemarie, in Gualala, California. Booked, displayed and sold my work in major juried shows throughout the country. Created and prepared art work for sale in shows. Formed an Art Guild at the Center for Arts in Gualala, California. Operated two artist studios in Naples, Florida, housing over 10 local artists. Taught artistic creative-self workshops.  Sold work internationally through agents in Canada and Germany.




  2014 – 2016   Florida Gulf Coast University  [College of Arts and Sciences] Bachelors Degree

  2009 - 2014    Edison State College, Naples, FL   [College of Arts] Associates Degree

  1994 - 1997    Shasta College, Redding, CA  [ College of Fine Arts ]

  1984 - 1986    Grossmont College, La Mesa, CA        



Professional   Education                     

 University of Florida, Naples, FL[ Learn To Lead / Fast Trac Business Planning ] Worked with others on establishing leadership guidelines.

 Edison College - Certification Life Coach Level 1 & 2

 Growing Awareness, Brisbane Australia - Certified Trainer in Core Belief and Inner Child Work

 CDVS Florida Association for Directors of Volunteer Services

 Planning and establishing business models



 Certified Director of Volunteer Services in state of Florida

 Certified Life Coach

 Certified trainer in Core Belief and Inner Child Work

 Certified in Crisis Interventio

 Certification in Crisis Intervention Training

 SOAR Certified

 PATH Certified



  Pilot International

  FADVS - Florida Association of Volunteer Services

  NSA - National Speakers Association


Volunteer Activities     

  NCEF-Naples Winter Wine Festival – Volunteer of the Year 2009 and 2010

  Volunteer for Naples Winter Wine Festival 2004 - current

  Volunteer for ELLM 2007



  Dawn Montecalvo- CEO Guadalupe Center

  Carolyn Staley-Penix, Board of Directors NAMI



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