Basic Info

Khrys Varney

More than 15 years

Prestonburg, United States

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Chairperson (volunteer) at Citizens for Veterans Health Care

Experience Details

Chairperson (volunteer)

Medical/Healthcare

Manager

This is a grassroots organization that I founded and currently am the Chairperson for which works to bring A Veterans Administration Hospital to the veterans of Kentucky's 5th Congressional District.


Company Details

Citizens for Veterans Health Care

:Prestonsburg, United States

1-10 employees

Government

N/A

Nov 2009 to present (7 years 1 month)
Owner of Khrys Varney Studios at Khrys Varney Studios

Experience Details

Owner of Khrys Varney Studios

Administration

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

I started my own business in October of 2002 to make extended use of my training and experience. My business is multi-faceted allowing me to do murals, business cards, framed artwork, prints, crafts, folk art, religious art and to tailor make art to suit individual client needs.

Art and Craft Fairs
2002
I participated in several art and craft fairs which allowed me to gain both experience in the world of crafts and to make business contacts. I was invited to attend several craft fairs, including the Hatfield-McCoy Fair hosted by the Pike County Tourism Commission.

Berea Arts Council Show of Hands Art Project
November 2002
I was invited to participate in the Show of Hands Art Project sponsored by the Berea Arts Council and numerous businesses throughout the state. Certain artists were invited to submit designs and I was honored to be one of them.


Company Details

Khrys Varney Studios

United States

1-10 employees

Arts and Crafts

N/A

Oct 2002 to present (14 years 2 months)
Illustrator at Khrys Varney Studios

Experience Details

Illustrator

Creative/Design/Art

Experienced (Non-Manager)

I recently completed an front book cover illustration for a book which is now a number one best seller on Amazon and I am currently doing illustrations for another book


Company Details

Khrys Varney Studios

Prestonsburg, United States

1-10 employees

Fine Art

N/A

Jan 2015 to Aug 2016 (1 year 7 months)
Disaster Recovery Case Manager at Big Sandy ADD

Experience Details

Disaster Recovery Case Manager

Project/Program Management

Experienced (Non-Manager)

I worked as a Disaster Recovery Case Manager for Big Sandy Area and Development District in Region IV
I assisted victims of last year's tornadoes to rebuild and repair not only their homes but their lives by finding resources to assist them and connecting them with organizations, individuals and volunteers who can assist them.
I cased manage 100 cases in Martin and Menifee Counties and assisted with other counties affected by the tornadoes.


Company Details

Big Sandy ADD

United States

11-50 employees

Business Services - Other

N/A

May 2013 to Feb 2014 (9 months)
Arts Education Director at Mountain Arts Center

Experience Details

Arts Education Director

Administration

Manager

Served as the Arts Education Director for the Mountain Arts Center. My position involved administrative work such as overseeing instructors and teachers in the Arts Education Program and the Private Instruction Program. I was responsible for booking into the Center educational acts for our School Matinees Series. I also arranged class schedules, collect tuition that is due, find funding for the program such as grants, speak at various conferences, teachers meetings, etc. promoting and explain the programs; design and maintain a budget for the program; design and institute new programs for the Arts Education Department; and overseen enrollment into the programs. I was involved in set-up of rooms for the educational programs at the Mountain Arts Center and acted as a liaison between parents and instructors as well as members of the staff. Furthermore, I facilitated professional development and seminars for educators regarding integration of the arts into the classroom curriculum and develop all educational materials such as Study Guides for the MAC.

Additionally, I wrote all grants for the Mountain Arts Center as well as provide marketing assistance through creation of brochures and advertisements. And I oversaw the concessions for the MAC. I ordered all supplies, hired personnel and oversaw them and handled the money for concessions. I report directly to the Executive Director.


Company Details

Mountain Arts Center

Prestonsburg, United States

11-50 employees

Performing and Fine Arts

www.macarts.com

Mar 2003 to Oct 2012 (9 years 7 months)
Kentucky Highland Folk Festival Director (volunteer) at Kentucky Highland Folk Festival

Experience Details

Kentucky Highland Folk Festival Director (volunteer)

Project/Program Management

Manager

Took over as Director of the Annual Folk Festival in 2007. Instituted a “School Day” where students from across the region come to the festival to receive instruction about the traditions, music, arts and crafts, history and culture of the region, watch hands-on demonstrations from master artisans and engage in hands-on activities. Over 1100 students and educators attended the event in 2008. Responsible for organization of the festival, design and implementation of programs related to the festival, oversee activities, create educational materials for the festival, oversee meetings of the Festival Board and Committee and marketing of festival including brochures and advertisement.


Company Details

Kentucky Highland Folk Festival

Prestonsburg, United States

1-10 employees

Arts and Crafts

N/A

Sep 2007 to Sep 2010 (3 years)
Art Teacher at Floyd County Schools

Experience Details

Art Teacher

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Taught Arts and Humanities to elementary students (K-8).
Developed Art Appreciation program for McDowell Elementary (93-98).
This program assisted McDowell Elementary to place 3rd overall in the state in the KIRIS Testing cycle for the school year 95-96.
Aligned Art Curriculum for McDowell Elementary and Osborne Elementary (93-01).
Participated in County Wide Art Exhibits and helped in the planning, organization and implementation of these art exhibits.
Painted murals for McDowell Elementary campus and buildings.
Responsible for supervision of school age children.
Participated in ExecuTrain technology training for teachers. This training equipped teachers with a working knowledge of Microsoft, Excel, Power Point and the Internet.


Company Details

Floyd County Schools

Prestonsburg, United States

More then 1000 employees

Education

N/A

Aug 1992 to Jun 2001 (8 years 10 months)
Member (volunteer) at Model School Project Floyd COunty Schools

Experience Details

Member (volunteer)

Education/Teaching, Training/Instructor

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Part of an eight team member from McDowell Elementary. We were selected from schools across the state to participate in an experimental project dealing with classroom management and school wide discipline. The project dealt with proactive rather than reactive approaches to discipline and other related issues. Our team learned how to effectively deal with behavioral problems and school safety.


Company Details

Model School Project Floyd COunty Schools

United States

1-10 employees

Education

N/A

Aug 1996 to Aug 1998 (2 years)

Education

Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Education Details

Master's Degree

Early Childhood Education

Morehead State University, United States

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

I had worked as an art education director after leaving the teaching field and did not finish my masters which I plan to do so within the next couple of years

Morehead State University
1996 - 2016
Ba Art Education in Education (art K-12)

Education Details

Ba Art Education

Education (art K-12)

Pikeville College, United States

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Already had Bachelors Degree so all I needed was educational courses and to perform my student teaching.

N/A

Pikeville College
1988 - 1990
BA Studio Art in Studio Art

Education Details

BA Studio Art

Studio Art

Berea College, United States

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Core subjects to earn bachelors degree and specific subjects such as drawing, painting, ceramics, design and graphic designs to earn college degree.

Member of the Vincit Qui Patitur Honor Society and Dean's List honor Student Every Semester. Planned and executed my Senior Art Exhibit and Reception.

Berea College
1983 - 1987
High School - American diploma

High School Details

American diploma

Virgie High School

United States

1983

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

I was Valedictorian of My Senior Class with a 4.0 GPA. I was member of the BETA CLUB, FTA and other organizations. I was assistant editor of my High School Yearbook as well as its Art Director.

Virgie High School
1983

Certifications

Certificate details

Provisional Teaching Certicate

May 1992

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kentucky Department of Education

This was my teaching certificate which has since expired

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

ExecuTraining

Mar 2000

Floyd County Schools

Participated in ExecuTrain technology training for teachers. This training equipped teachers with a working knowledge of Microsoft, Excel, Power Point and the Internet.

Training/Course Details

Leadership Training

May 2008

Floyd County Chamber of Commerce

I successfully completed the adult leadership program offered by the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce which promotes ad develops formed and dynamic business and community leaders by promoting an inside view of Floyd County. Program goals were teamwork, problem solving, creating awareness of county issues, bringing together people and resources, facilitate participation in community service and developing a network of leaders.

Training/Course Details

Disaster Recovery Training

May 2014

FEMA

Training for Disaster Recovery for my job as Case Manager for Big Sandy ADD

Training/Course Details

Volunteer Training

Oct 2013

American Red Cross

Training for my job as a Disaster Recovery Case Manager and Red Cross Volunteer

Training/Course Details

Life coaching

Jan 2016

Experts 29

Training to be a life coach to people interested in mentoring to achieve life goals. I received training in social media and life skills as well as coaching people around the world.

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Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Internet

Internet

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Art Media

Art Media

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

: Advanced

: Medium

:

5-7 years

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Email

Email

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Social Media

Social Media

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

: Intermediate

: High

:

3-5 years

Skype

Skype

: Intermediate

: Extreme - I love it!

:

1-3 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

5-7 years

Fields of Expertise

Teaching

Teaching

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Grant Writing

Grant Writing

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Art

Art

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Writing

Writing

: Advanced

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Humanities

Humanities

: Intermediate

: High

:

More than 7 years

Key Skills

Leader, Planner, Presenter, Creative, Organizer

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