Curriculum Vitae


Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling. Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tampa Campus., July 2006.

Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction. College of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 1983.

Bachelor of Arts, History. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. June 1981. Emphases in American, European and Chinese history; minor in Geological Sciences.  Honors Program, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Mortar Board.


Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), May, 2020.

Rostered provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT), October, 2019.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Commonwealth of Virginia, September 12, 2018. Clinical supervision with Katherine W. “Wren” West, LPC (formerly Starkey), July 2013-September 2018.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subjects Research Training, August 1, 2012.

Continuing Education (follow link to separate page)

Clinical Experience

Counselor. Private practice, Blacksburg, Virginia, October 1, 2018-present.

Counselor. New River Valley Community Services, Blacksburg, Virginia. March 2014-October 2018.

Volunteer Group Counselor.  New Life Recovery Center, New River Valley Community Services, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2008.

Mental Health Counseling Internship. DACCO Women’s Center, Tampa, Florida, September 2005-July 2006.

Teacher. University of South Florida Psychiatry Center School, Tampa, Florida, October 1988-June 1989. Tutored and mentored adolescent residential patients.


Counselor. Private practice, Blacksburg, Virginia, October 1, 2018-present.

President, Handshake Media, Incorporated, August 2008-present.

Counselor. New River Valley Community Services, Blacksburg, Virginia. March 2014-September 2018.

President, Pomelo Systems, Incorporated, owners of Cognichoice, 2012-2016. President, Wasabi Enterprises, Incorporated, September 2010-December 2011.

Consultant.  Online public relations, marketing and publishing, 2007-2008.

Christiansburg Middle School, Christiansburg, Virginia.   Teacher, English, August 2006-November 2007.

Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, Florida.  Teacher, Advisor, Coach, February 2001-June 2006, August 1991-June 1997. English, American history, poetry, bridge, ethics, physical science.  Middle School girls’ basketball coach, 1991-1993, Middle School track coach, 1992, Bridge Club sponsor, 1992-1997, Young Women’s Lunch, 2001-2006. Study abroad Italy, 1992; England and France, 1993, 1995; Writers’ Sojourn to London, 1996. Beginning Teacher Mentor, 1995-1997.  Experienced Teacher Mentor, 2003-2004.

Business consultant.  1997-2001.  Business model design, business plan development, Internet marketing, professional networking, Web site design and content development for professional, business and educational clients.

The University of South Florida’s Web Skills for Business and Marketing Certificate Program, Tampa, Florida.  Instructor, October 1999-November 2000.

Digiscribe, Inc./, Tampa, Florida.   Chief Sales Officer, October 1999-March 2000.

The University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.   Instructor, Freshman English, August 1999-December 1999.

The University of South Florida Continuing Education Program, Tampa, Florida.  Instructor, Freelance Writing, March 2000-April 2000, March 1999-April 1999, September 1999-November 1999.

The St. Petersburg Times, Florida.  Personal finance and consumer tips columnist, January 1998-September 1998.  Features writer, Tampa edition, June 1992-October 1992.

The University of Tampa, Florida.  Adjunct Instructor, English Department, Freshman Composition.  Tampa, August 1996-December 1996.

Adams Junior High School, Tampa, Florida.  Teacher, August 1989-June 1991. Regular and basic eighth grade American history. Co-founded “College for a Day” Program with the Center for Ethics, College of Business, University of Tampa.

University of South Florida Psychiatry Center School, Tampa, Florida.  Teacher, October 1988-June 1989. Served adolescent residential psychiatric patients in all levels of math, science, English, social studies, and various electives. Attended extensive in-service training sessions on working with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescents.  Duties included curriculum development and implementation, and coordination of services with the Hillsborough County Hospital/Homebound Program.  Authored teacher handbook and adolescent program narrative.

Armwood High School, Seffner, Florida.  Teacher, Advisor, Coach, August 1984-June 1988. Advanced, regular, and basic world history, Advanced Placement European history, Leadership, Peer Counseling. Student Council sponsor, 1986-1987, Head Girls’ Track Coach, 1984-1987, Hospitality Club sponsor, 1984-1985. Study abroad Western Europe, 1986, England and France, 1988.

Hillsborough Community College, Brandon, Florida.   Instructor, January 1987-June 1987.  Dual Enrollment Program through Armwood High School. Peer Counseling III/Applied Human Relations, Self-Awareness Workshop.

Tampa Educational Center, Tampa, Florida.  Tutor, July 1983-December 1983. Private lessons in various subjects, remedial math and English.

Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, Virginia.  Teacher, Coach, August 1982-June 1983. Collegebound and general level eleventh grade American history. Girls’ Indoor Track Coach, co-sponsor Jayteens, junior varsity and varsity cheerleading judge.

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.   Graduate teaching assistant, Department of History, August 1981-March 1982.

Software Experience (follow link to separate page)


Woman Business Leader of the Year, nomination, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia, 2019.

Women’s Spirit of Leadership Award, co-winner, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia, 2017.

New River Valley Community Services Board, Virginia, July, 2013-March, 2014.

Startup Weekend Mentor, Blacksburg, Virginia, September, 2012.

Nomination, Rising Star category, TechNite Award, with co-founders for She Chooses, Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, RBTC, 2011.

Nomination, Entrepreneur category, TechNite Award, Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, RBTC (formerly NewVa Corridor Technology Council, NCTC). 2009, 2010.

Tampa Preparatory School Alumni Faculty Award, 2002.

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1996, 2002.’s New Economy List of Ten to Know in Tampa Bay, April 2000.

Woman of Distinction, Suncoast Girl Scout Council, Florida, 1997.

Klingenstein Leadership Institute, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1996.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship, 1995.

Teacher “Spotlight,” Merlyn’s Pen Roundtable, April/May 1995.

Award for Teaching of Composition, Florida Council of Teachers of English, 1992.

“Eddie” Award Nomination, Humanitarian Category, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida, 1991.

Teacher of the Year, Armwood High School, Seffner, Florida, 1986.


“Opioid Epidemic? What Are the Facts?” Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech, March 13, 2018.

“An App for That? What Counselors Need to Know about the Latest Research on mHealth for Mental Health,” Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention, The Homestead, Virginia, November 8, 2013.

“The Entrepreneurial Clinician: What Clinicians with Great Ideas for Health Care Mobile Apps Need to Know” during “What Goes Into Making an Extraordinary mHealth App?”, mHealth Summit, December 5, 2012.

“Reaching Markets – The World of Web 2.0,” 2010 VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit, joint session with David Poteet, New City Experience, April 7, 2010.

“The Art of the Blog Post,” Roanoke Regional Writers Conference, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, January 23, 2010.

“What You Need to Know About Social Media,” Rotary, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 6, 2009.

“Using Social Media to Job Hunt and Network,” Department of Management Internship Course, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, March 25, 2009.

“Abundant Forgiveness,” Tampa Unity, Tampa, Florida, August 31, 2003.
“Writing Quality Content for the Web,”  University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, November 15, 2000.
“How To Get a Job,” Alpha House, Tampa, Florida, August 18, 2000.
“How to Get a Job in I.T.,”  University of South Florida, August 12, 2000.
“Quality Content:  The #1 Component of an Effective Web Site,”   Florida Metropolitan University, August 3, 2000.
“E-Business for Small Business:  Laying Out Your Internet Strategy,”  Boca Raton, Florida, July 31, Miami, Florida, August 1, 2000, for Get Digital Smart.
“Writing Quality Content for the Web,”  University of South Florida, Tampa, July 29, 2000.
“The Art of Networking,”, May 18, 2000.
“What You Most Need to Know About Direct Marketing with E-Mail,” Florida Direct Marketing Association,  May 10, 2000.
“Show, Don’t Tell:  Add Vitality to Your Training Materials,” American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), April 20, 2000.
“Beginning Internet Marketing,” USF Small Business Development Center, Presenter, March 21, 2000.
“What Businesswomen Need to Know About the Internet,” co-taught with Debora Felton, D & L PC Support, Women’s Business Exposition, October 23, 1999.
“Writing Quality Content for the Web,” University of South Florida, October 23, 1999.
“How the Internet Works,” Temple Terrace Civitan, Presenter, September 14, 1999.
“Your Business Web Site,” USF Small Business Development Center, September 9, 1999.
“Promoting Your Web Site,” USF Small Business Development Center, July 28, 1999.
“Everything You Need to Know About the Internet in 20 Minutes,” Temple Terrace Rotary Club, July 29, 1999.
“Internet Marketing,” Information Technology Exposition & Conference (ITEC), Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, June 15, 1999.
“Marketing on the Internet,” University of South Florida Small Business Development Center, Tampa, Florida, April 8, 1999.
Baccalaureate address, Tampa Preparatory School, June 1997.
Carrollwood Business and Professional Women’s Club, March 1997.
Women in Transition Weekend Retreat, Palmetto, Florida, March 1997.
Pedagogy Forum, Associated Writing Programs Conference, Participant, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1996.
“Poetry Workshop,” “Marketing Your Writing.” Englewood Area Writers’ Guild, Venice, Florida, October 1995.
Hillsborough County Teachers of English Honors Banquet, May 1995.
Carrollwood Day School Authors’ Conference, Odessa, Florida, April 1995.
Englewood Area Writers’ Guild Conference. Venice, Florida, 1994.
St. Hilda’sand St. Hugh’s School, New York, New York, Presenter, April 1994.
Suncoast Young Authors’ Celebration, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida,  Presenter, March 1994.
“Student Writing:  Motivation Through Recognition,” Florida Council of Independent Schools, Presenter, Miami, Florida, November 1993.
“College for a Day,” Second Annual Business Ethics Breakfast, University of Tampa, Speaker, March 1992.
“The Four Factors of Historical Analysis,” “College for a Day,” Florida Council for the Social Studies Convention, Presenter, October 1990.
“Troubled Students in the Social Studies Classroom,” Hillsborough County Secondary Social Studies Professional Day, Speaker, August 1990.
“Classroom Teachers’ Seminar on Discipline and Ethics,” University of Tampa, July 1990.
“Instructional Role of the Media Specialist,” University of South Florida, January 1989.

Publications: Poems

“We Domesticated Plants and Animals,” The Sun, August 1998.
“Holly,” “Sanibel,” Atlanta Review, Spring/Summer 1998.
“Historia Magna,” “Woman Bathing,” The Eckerd Review, 1998.
“What To Do With Hands,” Chachalaca Poetry Review, Fall 1997.
“Nylon Gown,” Fresh Ground: A Poetry Annual, 1997.
“The Station,” The Lowell Review, Volume 3, 1997.
“Abandoned by Botero,” Architrave, A Journal of the Arts, Spring 1997.
“Oil and Wine,” Cross Currents, Fall 1996.
“Knives,” Press, Fall 1996.
“Lunch at the Wexner Center of the Visual Arts, The Ohio State University,”
“Chicken Marengo,” “A Story Told to a Shell,” The Ledge, Fall 1996.
“Cathedral,” “Love Poem,” New Collage Magazine, 1996.
“Collection,” Liberty Hill Poetry Review, Spring/Summer 1996.
“End Notes,” “Medusa,” The Alembic, Spring 1996.
“Scratch,” Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review, Spring 1996.
“Mileage,” Tampa Review, Spring 1996.
“From Here,” “Piecework,” Sunscript 1995, November 1995.
“Shrew,” Rhino, October 1995.
“Host Figurine, 650-750 A.D.,” “Paying for Art,” Oasis, October-December 1995.
“White Toast,” Toast, Spring 1995.
“Counting Points,” Kalliope, Spring 1995.
“A Feminist Aunt’s Prayer,” “Goddess,” “A Woman of Substance,” The Creative Woman, Autumn 1994.
“Silk,” “What We Learn First,” Rosebud, Autumn/Winter 1994.
“Cover to Cover,” Sunscript 1994, November 1994.
“Spa,” I Am Becoming the Woman I’ve Wanted, Papier Mache Press, September 1994.
“Rinehart,” Birmingham Poetry Review, Spring-Summer 1994.
“Warm Oven,” White Sands Poetry Review, April 1994.
“A Horror of Poetry,” Writer’s Keeper, January/February/March 1994.
“Green Crayons,” New Voices, November/December 1993.
“Real Life,” Oasis, July/August 1993.
“Dovetail,” We Speak for Peace, anthology, K.I.T. Press, April 1993.
Dusty Sandals, chapbook, Skin Drum Press, September 1992.
“Terms,” Tampa Bay Review, Spring 1992.
“Theft,” “Second Chance,” Manna, Fall 1992.
“Python,” Quilt, University of Tampa, April 1992.
“On the Edge,” Plexus, October 1991, Robert J. Markham, pen name.
“Easel in the School Room,” Florida English Journal, Fall 1991.
“Convolution,” Florida English Journal, Spring 1991.
“Stillbirth,” Tampa Bay Review, Spring 1991.

Publications: Articles/Essays/Fiction

Articles since 2011 are here.

“How to Adapt and Prosper in the Web 2.0 Marketspace,” a paper by Anne Giles Clelland, M.A., M.S. and Iain Clelland, Enterprise 2.0: How Technology, E-Commerce, and Web 2.0 Are Transforming Business Virtually, by Tracy Tuten, Ph.D., 2010.
“Building a Lab Tech Workforce,” Valley Business FRONT, May 2009.
Getting a Grip, workplace advice column, Valley Business FRONT, 2008-Present.
“Promotion,” Tempo, Tampa Prep Magazine, Summer 2003.
Your Personal Career Advisor column,, 2000-2001.
Various articles on the I.T. industry,, 2000-2001.
Larry Chase’s Web Digest for Marketers, July 1999-October 1999.
“Ten Tips,” personal finance column, The St. Petersburg Times, January 1998-September 1998.
Book Review, The Weekly Planet, May 1996.
Book Review, The Collected Poems, Sylvia Plath, The Writing Self, Spring 1996.
“File,” essay, The Writing Self, Winter 1996.
“City of Enlightenment,” essay, Educational Travel Review, Fall 1995.
Book Reviews, Weekly Planet, May 18-24, 1995.
“Inside/Out,” monthly column, Plexus, December 1990-December 1994.
“Off Center Takes Pride in Pride,” August 1994, “Dirty Soap: A Quality Off Brand,” June 1994.
“A Halcyon Night at Off Center,” April 1994, articles, Way Off Magazine.
“Finding ‘Real Self’ in Eighth Grade,” essay, “Chalk Talk,” The Tampa Tribune, October 1993.
“Friendship Found in Unexpected Quarter,” article, Bridge Builders, American Contract Bridge League, October 1992.
Features, “Community Times,” The Times/The St. Petersburg Times, June 1992-October 1992.
“Akin to Writing,” essay, The Writing Self, Summer 1992.
“Golden Girl,” short story, New People, Summer 1992.
“UT and Tampa Prep Merge With Visiting Writing Workshops,” article, The Minaret, University of Tampa, April 16, 1992.
“Seventh Graders Get Prepped,” article, The Minaret, University of Tampa, February 13, 1992.
“Rocks and Hard Places,” short story, The Sabal Palm Review, Spring 1992.

Writing Awards

Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, 1995 (as Anne Giles Rimbey).
Emerging Artist’s Grant, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida, December 1992.
Benedict Foundation Grant, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, Florida, October 1992.
Honorable Mention, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, eds., St. Martin’s Press, 1992, “On the Edge,” poem, Robert J. Markham, pen name.
Honorable Mention, Plexus Short Story Contest, “Loyalty,” September 1991.
Review of “Stillbirth,” Ginny Martson, Creative Loafing,” July 13, 1991.


Scotland 2012.
Major Western European cities: 1973, 1980, 1986, 1988.
France 1977, England 1990, Italy 1992, Paris 1993, England/France 1993, 1995, 1998.
London, January 1995, England, March, December 1996.