February 20l0-present. Historic Tourism Coordinator, Greenville County Recreation District. Duties: Coordinate all historic sites, entities, and people within Greenville county. Create database of sites, photos, descriptive blurbs, & GPS coordinates for GCRD; develop collaboration network; collect oral histories; create historic film documentaries; create booklets of historic icons for each County District, etc. Research, create & produce historic Wayside Panels for Pelham Mill, Poinsett Bridge, and the Blythe-Goodwin-Hagood Stagecoach Inn, c. 1790.
2010- 2014. Chairwoman, Heritage Foothills Committee. Director of mindful development, tourism, and promotion of the Historic Highway II Corridor in Northern Greenville County. March 2009-February 2010. Curator. Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, South Carolina. Tendered resignation January 2010.
August 2007-2009. Curator of Education, and Programming. Upcountry History Museum of South Carolina. Greenville, South Carolina.
Lecturer. On various topics including but not limited to: Southern writers; American history and literature; Yoga and Wellness. Active presenter regionally, state-wide and within the local community.
Fall 1988-Present.Active Independent literary scholar and editor. Entered private business. Co-owner of Chappell Creek Press, Fine Southern Art Reproductions. Specializing in maps and old prints.
2005. Owner, Miss Marple's Fine European Antiquities. Columbia & Greenville, S.C.
1999-2002. Assistant Art Director/Business Manager, Havens Gallery, Columbia, S.C.
1999-2005. Scholar/Lecturer of The STAR SEMINAR,a week long seminar dedicated to South Carolina teacher advancement and renewal. Sponsored by Palmetto State Teachers' Association in Columbia, Sc. Camp St. Christopher, Seabrook Island, SC. Lecture topics: Edith Wharton, Fred Chappell, Jane Austen, Richard Weaver.
1997. Lecturer, Campus Brookgreen, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Courses taught: South Carolina Writers; Jane Austen: The Books and Films.
1995. Guest Lecturer at Washington and Lee University during "Faulkner Fest." 1992. Visiting Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Taught a seminar on American Women Writers. Lectured on various topics at universities in China, Malaysia, and Japan.
1988-89. Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C. Special courses in "South Carolina Writers" and "Women in Western Culture." Guest lecturer in graduate History Department for two weeks. Topic: "Antebellum Writers of the South."
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Charter member, National Museum of Women in the Arts; South Carolina Historical Society
South Caroliniana Society
National Society for the Colonial Dames of America
Daughters of the American Revolution
The Tuesday Study Club
The Monday Book Club
UpCountry Friends (President 2011-2013)
Board, Foothills Family Resources (2013-). Dedicated to helping the underserved communities of northern Greenville County.