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Photo-journalism, editing, proofreading, PR, media coordination

Tallahassee, Florida, United States
July 14, 2016

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Lillian Penelope McGee

**** ****** ******, ***********, **. 32310



Hometown: Green Cove Springs, Florida - Born in Jacksonville, Florida


Graduated from Clay High School in – 1972 (Beta club member)

Received AA, University of Florida in 1974 – Studied there 1972-1974

Recieved Bachelor of Arts & Science in 1979, with graduate work from Florida State University as well. Studied at FSU, 1974-1979 - Graduated with honors.

Major: Antrhopology. Emphasis: Archeology

Minors: Philosophy, Film, American & Women Studies.

Completed further graduate work from University of South Florida, in “The Evolution of Technology” – 1992-1994

Published in Technology Education Magazine; 1994. Article: Evolution of Technology. (Dean’s list: U.of S.FL.)

Employment history:

High school summers: Civil Service at NAS (Navy base) - Navy Finance office, Jacksonville, Fl.

Viking Lounge, Tall, Fl.: 1974-76 (cocktail waitress) while student

Stage Crew/stage technician; part-time: Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU campus, 1975- 1980.

(Stage technician, part-time: Civic Center, Tall, 1989-92)

One year contract, Archeological survey, Big South Fork Project, National Park Service & Southeastern Archeological Center - field base, Oneida, Tennessee - lab, FSU, Tall, FL. Photographer and surveyor; team project. Supervisors: Dr. Bob Wilson, Alan Doran.

Site File specialist, R.A. Grey Building, Tall, FL., 1979-1982 (contract work) Supervisor: Fred Gaske

Spent several summers working archeological excavations (or ‘digs’): St. Augustine, FL., employed by Dr. Kathy Deagon/state of Florida

Wakulla Educational Center: 1983-1988 – Media Coordinator, Parent Involvement Coordinator, Public relations specialist, P.R. Specialist, PR for creation of community theater/ start-up crew, Wakulla Commuity Theater, followed by extended performances which initiated this successful theater in Wakulla County. (Accolade for excellence; Public Relations).

Wakulla News photo-journalist: 1985-90, consolidating job at WEC with ‘Education Beat’ and feature writer at Wakulla News. *Winner of ACE educational media award, in conjuntion with Wakulla News: bestowed upon me by Program director, Dr. Bill Wargo & Adult Community Education Director Bunny Hanley, Fl. DOE.

P.R. Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers of America, Wakulla County, Fl. - 1987-92

Photo-journalist, Education Beat – part-time, Tallahassee Democrat – 1989-92

Contract photo-journalist: Wakulla News, Apalachicola News, Miami Herald, Community Education, Fl. 1987-92

Contract Photo-journalist: (Equine magazines): Equus, Paso Fino Horse World, Paso Fino Parade, Conquistador, Western Horse World, Equine Parading & Drill teams, etc. – 1985-95

Photo-journalist contributor to: House of White Birches Publication Corporation.

Journalist contributor to: Suddenly Senior online magazine, Connection Africa, Tally Earth Mamas.

Trained & showed horses: primarily Paso Finos, 1990-2005

Wrote for several equine magazines from 1990 – present.

Photo-journalist for New York Times Regional, based in Palatka, Fl. - feature writing for three newspapers (Palatka Daily News, Ocala Star-Banner, Gainesville Sun) 1999-2004

Contract writer: Palatka Daily News, upon its sale by the NY Times - 2004-08

Contract photo-journalist, part-time: Jacksonville Times Union – 2005-07

River keeper; part-time, environmental awareness work – 2007-09

Alligator Point Sea Turtle Rescue and general conservation worker for Bald Point State Park – 2009-11

Wildife Conservation activist/writer/editor/proofreader: freelance conservation articles – 2011-current.

Volunteer: Front Porch (Children’s Library), Tallahassee, Fl. – 2010- current

Non-profit organization owner, administrator, editor: Forever Trunks ( - 2013- current…

Organizations involved in: Forever Trunks, Forever FINS social media community (which I also started), Dick Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Ugadec Communitaire, WILD, National Wildlife Federation, & Florida Wildlife.

Leisure activities: reading, research, swimming, photography, fishing, horseback riding, film, observing nature, animal behavior researcher/writer

References; Editors: Stacie Phillips, Robert Palmer, Trish Murphy, Dave Whitney, Lamar Thames, Dr. Bill Wargo, Bunnie Hanley.

Character & further professional references: Adrian Fogelin, Donna Elliot, Bill Phillips, Shannon Phillips, Jack Rudloe, Jesse Quigg, Dave Whitney, Dr. Robert Wecklien, Mary Bookmiller, Sharon Edwards, Mary Taylor, Claire Dickenson, Winnie Kocklowski, Irene Bollington, Alice Ansfield, Dawn Dowling, Sean Meyler, Nanette-Wheeler-Carter, Sharon Edwards, Dr. Kathy Deagon, Dr. Bob Wilson, Robert Taylor, Fred Gaske, Dr. Bill Wargo.

(all contact info. upon request).

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