I, A Woman
“Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination. For our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable.” (Gabriel García Márque)
owned residences: Bustins Island ME (Jeannette Harris Scranton); Maple Street, Johnson City TN (Jeannette Gerlach Marion); Richmond VA (Jeannette Harris Howes); 626 N.Edison Street, Arlington VA (Jeannette Harris Howes); Route 3 Box 186, Luray VA (Jeannette Harris)
QUALIFICATIONS 2016 Summary Update:
Professional experience in multi-media art, on-line publishing, website design, recruitment, programming, management, payroll and accounting systems, sales, general office equipment, technical, commercial and creative writing, business and system design, management and ownership.
By its 501 (C)(3) TN Charter ACRInc exists "To encourage contemporary arts [see http://acountryrag.org/caveframe.html] and tourism in Appalachia [see http://acountryrag.org/mbhomelinks.html], with special emphasis on the endeavors of women and minorities [see http://acountryrag.org/river3.html]." A Country Rag Inc.'s website is upgraded and updated throughout for 2015 -- access its multiply-evolving super/sections from one of ten "gateways" at http://acountryrag.org/superplain.html and through Americana Travel Tours at http://acountryrag.org/attvisite.html — Jonesborough, TN.Designed "An Appalachian Country Rag," the now-quarterly regional Internet site which went on-line April 1996, and managed its growth in coding, regional coverage and artistic contributions. In 1997, Encyclopedia Britannica selected it for their Guide to the Internet as one of the best websites (then "O Shenandoah! Country Rag")worldwide, and in 1998 for inclusion in their eBlast search engine and britannica.com as a recommended site and the one best representative of Appalachia (and its poetry). It has also received many other awards for excellence in design and content. Technical manager, programmer, socio-psychological clinician for adults and children, and office worker.
1996-present: Chairperson/Publisher of what is now incorporated as A Country Rag, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation established in Jonesborough TN. Developed, edited, managed and published on-line websites and award-winning site (originally commercial advertising-supported and now a non-profit federally and in Tennessee since 10/07) of regional arts, history and culture. Writer in all genre (published on-line in many sites and occasionally in print, an unpublished anthology entitled ADANTA of poetry and short stories and a novel entitled TAPESTRY, an on-line historical and hyper-linked autobiography entitled CHAMELEON, and three out-of-print chapbooks entitled SENEDO SEASONS, CHRYSOS and GIFTS) and graphic artist. HTML design and coding, animation and multimedia applications, Windows, Word and WordPerfect. (see ACRInc SuperPlane QuickLoad for current book publication/distribution list).
1984-1996: Co-owner, CJPaint, Luray VA.
Management, hiring and supervision, billing and collections, advertising, accounting, bid configuration and negotiation, field assistance for successfully popular and well-regarded self-created regional commercial and private contract painting company.
1990-1991: Supervisor, Shen-Paco Industries, Luray VA.
1976-1984: Programmer/Analyst/Manager, American Managements Systems, Inc., Fairfax VA.
1975-1976: Tutor, Monroe Clinic, Richmond VA.
1972-1974: Administrative Assistant, Office of the Attorney General, Richmond VA.
(self-funded in time and expenses)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children [foster-care staff aide], Quaker Friends Service Outreach [ghetto renovation/refurbishment], Salvation Army [bell-ringer], Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC) [gofer, mascot], Democratic Party [local staff aide] (TN Eugene McCarthy, VA Jerry Brown & Henry Howell, TN Gore-Leiberman and NC Obama-Biden campaigns), Friends of the Jonesborough Washington County Museum [Cultural Events Chair] and Library, Washington County Environmental Action Group, Green Party of Tennessee [Co-Chair 2001-2003], Jonesborough World Music and Storytelling Festivals [sales assistant], Friends of the Nolichucky River, Washington County TN-VA Heritage Alliance, public radio advocate [clerical aide], Jonesborough Fine Arts Foundation gallery [exhibiting artist member, Facebook Developer/Admin, Promotions Chair], Democratic Women's Leadership Council 2011-2012 [cheerleader], A Country Rag Inc 1996-now [founder/architect, all-purpose grunt], G.O.P. 2016-2017 [Contributing Affiliate], Massachusetts Historical Society [contributing member]
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Personal and professional references: Zipora Brown (VA), Molinda Ellis (OH), Margaret Gregg (VA), David Ensor Utz(NC), Dr. Jonathan David Farley (MD), Florence Gerlach (CN), Dr. Frances Lamberts (TN), Susan Lachmann (TN), John Darnton (NY), Kimberly Upton(KY), John Charles(TN), Steve Bluestein (CA), Michael J. Lipton (MA), Dr. Gwen Y. Fortune (FL), Kathleen Dameron (TN)
Spices: Ron Marion, Dayton, OH (1964-1968); Bob Howes, Washington DC (1969-1984); Charles Henry, Hollywood FL (1986-1996)
Updated from 2009 for 2016
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c. Jeannette Harris, 2017. Jonesborough Tennessee. Revised Spring's New Leaf 2016.