Mel Tillery's Résumé


09/2004 - 05/2009 Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Minor in Theatre
Goucher College, Towson, MD
10/2011 - 11/2011 Maryland Master Naturalist Training Course
University of Maryland Extension, Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, MD


02/2012 - Present Naturalist, Park Ranger, Activity Coordinator Lake Roland, Towson, MD.
Planned and led nature programs and events at the park, including summer camp and after school programs. Enforced Baltimore County laws and regulations within the park. Organized and designed the monthly calendar, and designed posters advertising park events. Provided care and feeding for the nature center's many educational animals.
10/2017 - 5/2019 Naturalist, Holt Park and Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD.
Created and implemented nature and arts programs at both the Center for the Arts and at outside locations such as schools, day cares, festivals, public events, and other parks. Cared for the park's educational animal ambassadors and created educational displays for their exhibits. Educated visitors about the history of Lillian Holt Park and about local natural history. Created program calendars, advertised programs on social media, and maintained the park website and social media pages.
04/2011 - 7/2016 Naturalist, Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, MD.
Created and led nature programs and activities at both the nature center and outside locations. Supervised the young volunteers responsible for animal care and feeding. Educated park visitors about the nature center and its exhibits, and assisted in the maintenance of the building and its animal habitats.
02/2011 - 6/2012 Administrative Assistant, Rebounders Gymnastics, Timonium, MD.
Operated the front desk of the facility and acted as the main line of communication between management, teachers, and parents. Managed online accounts and payments, including registering students for classes, updating medical records, and processing payment. Assisted families with account management, billing, contracts, website usage, and class selection.
06/2010 - 08/2010 Arts and Crafts Specialist, Camp Milldale, Reisterstown, MD.
Created and taught 50-minute, weekly lesson plans for 20 groups of children ages 5-15. Led four or more activities per day for groups of children with diverse needs and abilities, and set up Art-to-Go kits for other groups.
9/2009 - 12/2009 Activity Assistant, Welcome Friends Adult Medical Day Center, Essex, MD.
Planned and facilitated daily social activities, games, and exercise for a group of seniors with special needs. Prepared two meals daily for participants in accordance with the USDA's Safe Food Handling techniques.
06/2007 - 07/2007 Assistant Teacher, Paul's Place, Art with a Heart, Baltimore, MD.
Co-created lesson plans, taught classes, and managed art supplies and cleanup for a class of at-risk youth in West Baltimore. Supervised and assisted the student salespeople at Art With a Heart's booth during Artscape.
06/2005 - 09/2007 Visitor Interpreter and Data Collector, Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington, DC.
Collected scientific information in the field on the behavior of primates for the Free-Ranging Golden Lion Tamarin program, and acted as an interpreter to the public for the exhibit. Collected data throughout the zoo grounds for the bird strike survey program.


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4/2018 - 5/2018 Ensemble, Smee, Lost Boi Wendy/Peter. Peter/Wendy, Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore, MD.
Review on WYPR.
10/2010 - 12/2010 "Sam," A Peppermint Patty Christmas, The Strand Theatre, Baltimore, MD.
Theatrical Review on
12/2009 - 2/2010 Stage Manager, The Strand Theatre, Baltimore, MD.
Organized the technical and managerial aspects of the production of The Lacy Project. Duties included managing rehearsals, scheduling, recording of blocking and cues, costume design, properties construction, and mural painting. Acted as understudy for the title character, Lacy, and operated the light and sound cues during the run of the show.