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Flint Work Experience

1997 - Present -- CONSULTANT, Five E's Unlimited, 2105 Main Street, Napa, CA (http://www.eeeee.net).

Assist organizations & governments in designing integrative strategies that address environmental responsibility issues as they relate to the social and economic capacity concerns of people. Provide assistance on coastal bay habitat & ecology issues, adaptive watershed & coastal zone management and policy, environmental conflict resolution, sustainable urban design, eco-tourism development, sustainable land-use & countryside management, sustainable residential design, interdisciplinary sustainability education, and community awareness/organization development.

2008 -- ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Antioch University, Center for Community Change MA Prog., Seattle, WA

Taught a graduate course on “Integrative Environmental Science.”

2007-09 -- ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Bainbridge Graduate Inst., 284 Madrona Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA.

Taught a graduate course on “The Introduction to Sustainability in Business” and designed and taught a graduate course on “Sustainable Community Economic Development: Design, Tools, & Practice.”

2003-04 -- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Shaw Main Streets, Washington, DC.

Developed and directed the initial program structure for the Main Streets organization focusing upon urban sustainable economic development. Facilitated volunteer work of four committees, worked in partnership with government on business recruitment, administered the program, and facilitated work of the Board.

1994-97 -- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, The Eastern Shore Institute & Adj. Assoc. Professor, Biological Sciences Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

Provided executive leadership for a non-profit, community-based organization addressing sustainable coastal development. Administration & development, seeking of funding, public outreach, facilitation of interdisciplinary research for community-defined policy needs, networking with university researchers, and promotion of sustainable development issues nationally. Design & teaching of upper-level interdisciplinary course entitled "Science, Environmentally Sustainable Development, & Global Society".

1988-94 -- OWNER & PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, EnviroPlanning, 3530 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA.

Consulting activities in environmental education, comprehensive, watershed planning, environmental damage litigation, sustainable development, conflict resolution and sustainable community revitalization.

1991-94 -- DIRECTOR, Center for Environmental Programs & Adj. Assoc. Professor, Biology, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA.

Administered university-wide environmental education program that stressed "ecology across the curriculum". Guided faculty development, planned an interdisciplinary environmental studies minor, and inspired faculty environmental research. Participated in environmental justice research program.

1989-91 -- Co-OWNER & OPERATOR, Chestnut Manor House, 291 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY.

Developed business plan, remodeled an old Victorian mansion, & managed seven-room Victorian Bed & Breakfast. Hosted in excess of 1,000 guests and served as an ambassador for City of Buffalo.

1988-91 -- ASSSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Great Lakes Program, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY.

Administration of Great Lakes research and policy program. Designed ecosystem-scale research projects. Facilitated bi-national interdisciplinary fact-finding activities on management & policy. Personal research in population ecology, food web dynamics, and integrative ecosystem studies.

1984-88 -- ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Research Center & Adj. Asst. Professor, Biology, State University of New York (SUNY) College, Oswego, NY.

Administration of limnological research facility. Conducted limnological research and information synthesis studies addressing Great Lakes management. Grant project administration and fund-raising. Taught undergraduate courses in ecology and limnology and served as leader of an inter-departmental committee on the implementation of interdisciplinary environmental courses at the College.

1977-84 -- RESEARCH SCIENTIST & PROGRAM MANAGER, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX.

Director of research in estuarine benthic ecology. Science manager for a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional marine ecosystem, outer-continental shelf research program. Taught field courses in coastal marine science and benthic ecology.

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