Elizabeth Joy Kimes - E-Joy-Life Equine

Resume - elizabeth@ejoylife.com

Objective: Blending time balancing horsemanship, photography and music as an equine trainer, certified equine massage therapist, award winning ranch sorter, photo illustrator and photographer.

Sunshine Dahlia

Professional Skills

Professional Photo Illustrations & Photography, Accelerated Rider Horsemanship, Equine Training, Certified Equine Massage, Ranch Sorting & Working Cow Horse, Viola & Violinist, Information Systems, IT Security, Business Data Management, Financial Analysis, Accounting & Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Graphic Design.

Professional Experience

E-Joy-Life Equine - Training, Massage & Photography (www.ejoylife.com), Waddell, AZ

Owner & Award Winning Photo Illustrator /Photographer, 2004-current

Equine Training, 2013-current

Certified Equine Massage Therapist, 2017-current

Musical Surprise

Strings Ensemble, Viola/Violin, Musical Surprise, Surprise, AZ Oct - Dec, 2017

Reining Horse Foundation

Reining Boot Camp, WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ Oct 10, 2017

Therasage EMC

Equine Massage Certification, Matt Mills Reining Training Facility, Scottsdale, AZ Jun 1-4, 2017

The Mane Event Horse Expo

Equine Media Photographer, WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ May 26-28, 2017

John Lyons Symposiums/Brandi Lyons No Limits Horsemanship Training

John Lyons Horsemanship Demo, South Buckeye Equestrian & Events Center, Buckeye, AZ Jan 10, 2017

John & Brandi Lyons Horsemanship Demo, Brandi Lyons No Limits Equestrian Facility, Scottsdale, AZ Jan 16, 2017

Kent Story Ranch Sorting & Working Cow Horse Training

Ranch Sorting & Working Cow Horse Training, Story Arena, Cave Creek, AZ Nov 2015-Dec 2016

Round Robin Team Sort, Story Arena, Cave Creek, AZ Jan 31, 2016

Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge – New River, AZ

Assist in training yearling Mustang rehabilitation, Jun -Aug 2016

Triple R Horse Rescue – Cave Creek, AZ

Assist in training mini donkeys for forever homes, Jun -Jul 2016

AZ Sorting Productions - Ranch Sorting National Championships

RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Round Robin Levels 3 and below, Cave Creek, AZ Apr 9, 2016

RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Competition, Hogs & Horses Arena, Cave Creek, AZ Feb 6-7, 2016

RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting State Finals & Saddle Shootout Levels 3 and below, Cave Creek, AZ Jan 23, 2016

RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Round Robin Levels 3 and below, Cave Creek, AZ Jan 24, 2016

RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Competition, Cave Creek, AZ December 12-13, 2015

RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Competition, Cave Creek, AZ November 28-29, 2015

RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Competition, Cave Creek, AZ October 24, 2015

Brandi Lyons No Limits Horsemanship Training

Ranch Sorting Clinic, Cave Creek, AZ October 2015

Western State Horse Expo, Sacramento, CA June 2015

Accelerated Program Graduate , Cave Creek, AZ Winter 2015

Colorado Clinic , Parachute, CO August 2014

Accelerated Program Graduate, Glendale, AZ Winter 2013-2014

Hankins Hardware, Inc., Portland , OR

Owner/Board of Directors 1994 - current

Controller, 1994-2005

Maricopa Integrated Health System - ARK Project/EPIC, Phoenix, AZ

IT Security Coordinator, 2012 - August 2015

Justice Brothers Ranch/Arizona Horseriding Adventures, Waddell, AZ

Volunteer Ranch Hand & Special Needs Lessons Assistant, Feb 2013 - Jan 2014

North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)

Board of Trustees, NANPA Foundation 2011-2012

Summit Committee Chair 2005-2008

NANPA Print Exhibit Chair 2009-2010

Member Print Show Chair 2008-2009

Fine Art Exhibit Chair 2005-2007

Marketing Committee 2007-2009

John C. Lincoln Health Network - JCL Connect/EPIC, Phoenix, AZ

Information Systems Analyst, Revenue Cycle/Security, 2011-2012

Physician Network & Real Estate, Data Analyst/Accountant, 2008-2011

Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

Northwest Regional Treasurer, 2005-2007

Parker Furniture, Beaverton , OR

Accounting/Human Resource Manager, 2000-2007

Capital Planning Corporation, Bellevue , WA

Finance & Administration Manager, 1997-1999

Kolp and Lux, Inc. P.S., Bellevue , WA

Office Manager/Accountant/IS Administrator, 1995-1997

Awards and Publications

2016

Qualified for World Finals in Graduated Beginners Level 1 & Rookie Level 2 for Arizona State, RSNC - Fort Worth, TX, June 2016

7th fastest run,10th place cow count, Round Robin Team Sort Levels 3 and below, RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Competition, Cave Creek, AZ Apr 9, 2016

7th fastest run, 9th place cow count, Round Robin Team Sort Levels 3 and below, RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Competition, Hogs & Horses Arena, Cave Creek, AZ Feb 7, 2016

6th place, #4 Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Ranch Sorting Competition, Hogs & Horses Arena, Cave Creek, AZ Feb 6, 2016

3rd place, Round Robin Team Sort, Story Arena, Cave Creek, AZ Jan 31, 2016

8th place, Round Robin Team Sort Levels 3 and below, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona January 24

2nd & 3rd place , State Finals, Beginner Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona January 23

3rd & 5th place, State Finals, #4 Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona January 23

8th place , State Finals Saddle Round Robin Team Sort Levels 3 and below, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona January 23

2015

2nd place , State Finals, 2015 Beginner DivisionTeam Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona 2015

2nd & 3rd place , Beginner Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona December 13

1st. 2nd, 8th & 9th place , Beginner Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona December 12

6th & 7th place , #4 Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona December 12

1st & 4th place , Beginner Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona November 29

4th, 6th & 10th place , Beginner Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona November 28

1st, 4th, 8th & 10th place , Beginner Team Sort, RSNC - Arizona Sorting Productions, Cave Creek, Arizona October 24

2010

West Valley Magazine, Joshua Hong DDS Gallery Artist's Reception, March Edition

2009

Arizona Highways, Chihuly: The Nature of Glass Contest, Honorable Mention

NANPA Currents Magazine, North American Nature Photography Association, Summer Edition

Featured Daily Photos - NANPA.org - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May &June

2008

Around the World with TPN, Book by Travel Photographers Network, available at www.blurb.com, Published December 2008

Artist of the Month, Art League West, www.artleaguewest.com, Goodyear, Arizona - December

Featured Artist, West Valley Arts Council, www.westvalleyarts.org, Avondale, Arizona - July

Spring Show, Second Place - Photography, Third & Merit Award - Photo Illustrations (Digital Photography), Arizona Art Alliance, Town & Country, Phoenix, Arizona

Celebration of the Artists, Third Place - Photography Division , Peoria Arts Commission, Peoria, Arizona

Featured Daily Photos - NANPA.org - Jan, Mar, May, July, August & December

2007

NANPA 13th Annual Summit Brochure and Fine Art Exhibit Brochure

Featured Daily Photos - NANPA.org - Jan, Mar, Apr, May, July, August, October & December

2006

NANPA Impressions Publication, North American Nature Photography Association

Featured Daily Photos - NANPA.org - April, May, June, August, September & December

Editor’s Pick – Travel Photographers Network – Travel & Outdoor – May

2005

2005 International Fine Art Photography, Exhibit Publication, The Center for Fine Art Photography

Featured Daily Photos – NANPA.org - May, June, July, August, September & November

Featured Portfolio of the Month – Photoportfolios.net – April

Editor’s Pick – Travel Photographers Network – Weekly Challenge – Photo Art – January, Travel & Outdoor – February

Monthly Pick – MyParkPhotos.com – Waterscapes – January

2004

Editor’s Pick Awards 2004 – Nature Photographers Network – Photo Art – 1st Honorable Mention

Editor’s Pick – Nature Photographers Network – Weekly Challenge - October, Photo Art - July & October

Editor’s Pick – Travel Photographers Network – Travel – September, Weekly Challenge - November

Photograph Published in Portland Community College Newspaper The Mercury – December

Family Category - Honorable Mention – MyStateParkPhotos.com Annual Photo Contest 2004, Photo of Day September 14th, Poem & Photo – Published in Articles section MyStateParkPhotos.com

Outstanding Achievement in Amateur Photography – International Society of Photographers – April

Published in Endless Journeys– International Society of Photographers – September

Published in A Journey into the Imagination – International Society of Photographers – April

2003

Owner’s Choice Award – Trendwest/Worldmark Annual Photo Contest 2003, Published in Destinations Magazine – December

Published in Best of 2003 – International Society of Photographers – December

Published in Images of the Mind – International Society of Photographers – August

2002

Owner’s Choice Award – Trendwest/Worldmark Annual Photo Contest 2003, Published in Destinations Magazine – December

Exhibit & Performance History

2017

Landscapes & Floral Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, Dec - On-going

Ensemble Performance, Viola/Violin, Musical Surprise, Kingswood Place Retirement Home, 15155 W Mondell Rd, Surprise, AZ, Dec 2, 2PM

Ensemble Performance, Viola/Violin, Musical Surprise, West Valley Arts Gallery,16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, Oct 28, 2PM

Solo Viola Performance, Musical Surprise, Block Party/4th Annual Surprise Invitational Opening Reception, West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ - Oct 19 5-9pm

4th Annual Surprise Invitational, West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ - Oct 19 - Dec 20

Illustrations Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ - Aug 28 - Nov 2

6th Annual Floral & Botanical, Group Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ - Mar 9-Apr 21

Arts HQ Boutique, Group Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council Headquarters, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, Feb 18 - On-going

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, Apr - Dec

2016

3rd Annual Surprise Invitational, Group Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ - Nov 3-Dec 16

Solo Exhibit, Westmarc - Western Maricopa Coalition, 14100 N 83rd Ave, Ste 150, Peoria, AZ, Sept-TBD

Arts HQ Boutique, Group Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council Headquarters, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, Feb 18 - On-going

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, Apr - On-going

Tails, Scales & Feathers, Group Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ - June 2 - July 14

Group Exhibit, Surprise Civic Center City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, May22 - August

Solo Exhibit, Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ, May - Aug

Group Exhibit, Avondale Civic Center City Hall, 11465 W Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ, Apr - Aug

5th Annual Floral & Botanical Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, Arts HQ, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ Feb 18-Mar 24

Feathers & Fur, Group Exhibit, Gallery Glendale at Westgate, 9380 W Westgate Blvd., Suite D-102, Glendale, AZ 85305, Jan 1-30, 2016

2015

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, On-going

Group Exhibit, Avondale City Hall, 11465 Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ, Jan 30 - Mar 27 2015

Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes, Group Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council Headquarters, 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, Jan 9 2015 - Feb 8 2015

Group Exhibit, Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

2014

Group Exhibit, Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

Solo Exhibit, Ground Control, 4860 N Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ, Feb-Aug 2014

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, On-going

2013

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, On-going

2012

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, On-going

Solo Exhibit, Ground Control, 21067 West Main Street, Buckeye, AZ, On-going

2011

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, On-going

Solo Exhibit, Ground Control, 21067 West Main Street, Buckeye, AZ, On-going

2010

Solo Exhibit, Joshua Hong DDS Gallery, Goodyear, AZ, January - On-going 2010

Group Exhibit, Twilight Gallery, West Valley Arts Council, Citadelle Plaza, 19420 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308, Every Wednesday 4pm-7pm, November 4, 2009 - May 2010

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, Goodyear, AZ, July 2009 - On-going 2010

Exhibit Chair, NANPA Member Print Exhibit, Golden Nuggett, Reno, Neveda - February 15-19

2009

Home Art Studio Tour Preview Party, West Valley Arts Council, Citadelle Plaza, 19420 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308, Saturday December 5, 2009

Solo Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, Avondale Civic Center, 11465 West Civic Center Drive, Avondale, Arizona - September 21 - November 5

Desert Botanical Gardens, Chihuly & Macro Photography, Speaking Engagement & Demostration - Art League West, 16280 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, Arizona - September 16th

Group Exhibit, West Valley Executive Suites, 2990 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395 - July 8 - January 2010

Home & Garden Expo, Art League West Group Exhibit, 8606 W Ludlow Drive, Peoria, Arizona - March - August

West Valley National Bank, 12725 West Indian School Road, Ste 108C , Avondale, Arizona - January - September

Art League West Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, Avondale Civic Center, 11465 West Civic Center Drive, Avondale, Arizona, May 26 - July 2

Art at the Chamber, Art Exhibit & Demostration - "Turing Your Beloved Photograph into a Photo Illustration", Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona - February 28th

NANPA Member Print Show, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico - February 18-21

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona - December 2008 - February 2009

2008

European Market, Promenade at Fulton Ranch, Chandler Heights & Alma School Road, Chandler, Arizona - November 1st, 10am - 3pm

Home Art Studio Tour, West Valley Arts Council, Avondale, Arizona - October 25th 11am - 5pm

2008 World Fest Night Time Marketplace and Bazaar, Art League West, Avondale City Hall, Arizona - September 20th 6pm-10pm

Ground Control, Solo Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, April 20 - June 20, 2008

Crohn's and Colitis Fundraiser, Arizona Art Alliance, University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona - May 10

Spring Show, Group Exhibit, Arizona Art Alliance, Town & Country, Phoenix, Arizona - April 18 - April 20

Celebration of the Artists, Group Exhibit, Peoria Arts Commission, Peoria, Arizona - March 10 - March 20

Avondale Civic Center, Group Exhibit, West Valley Arts Council, Avondale, Arizona - February 19 - March 30

2007

Black & White, Group Exhibit, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado - July 20th - August 18th

Environmental Photography Invitational, Art Wolfe Gallery, Seattle, Washington - May 18th - June 30th

Vendor Days, Group exhibit, Parker Furniture, Beaverton, Oregon - May 17th

NANPA 2nd Annual Fine Art Exhibit, Group Exhibit Curator, Wyndham Hotel, Palm Springs, California - January 16-21

2006

Holiday Open House, Group exhibit, Gallery International, Portland, Oregon 97225 - Nov 24 - 26

Visual Delights, Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, Oregon - October 31-December 14

Village of Willamette Arts Festival, Juried Solo Booth Exhibit, West Linn, Oregon - September 16th & 17th

Art in the Orchard, Solo Booth Exhibit, Beaverton, Oregon - August 4th - 6th

Kimes Family exhibit, Brassfield Gallery, Tillamook, Oregon - July 1st - August 31st

Environmental Photography Invitational, Art Wolfe Gallery, Seattle, Washington - May 19th - June 30th

Vendor Days, Group exhibit, Parker Furniture, Beaverton, Oregon - May 25th

Group exhibit, Gallery International, Portland, Oregon - 2005-2006

Women In the Arts, Gallery International, Group Exhibit, Beaverton, Oregon - March 11th - 31st

NANPA Fine Art Print Exhibit, Group Exhibit, American Mountaineering Center, Golden, Colorado - February 7th - 18th

Fresh Eyes, Group Exhibit, Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona - January 14th - April 15th

Group exhibit, AK Gallery Seaside, Oregon - 2005-2007

Limited Edition Triptych, Entry Window, Parker Furniture, Beaverton, Oregon - On-going

NOW Gallery, Group exhibition, Parker Furniture, Beaverton , Oregon - On-going

Parkside Deli, So lo exh ib it, Beaverton , Oregon - 2006-2007

2005

2005 International Fine Art Photography, Group Exhibit, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado - November 4th - December 23rd

2005 SPENW Juried Exhibition, Group Exhibit, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington - October 28th - 30th Fort Collins, Colorado - November 4 - December 23

Audubon Wild Arts Festival 2005, Juried Solo Booth Exhibit, Portland, Oregon - November 25th - 27th

Gallery International, Solo Exhibit, Beaverton, Oregon - October 15th - November 18th

Village of Willamette Arts Festival, Juried Solo Booth Exhibit, West Linn, Oregon - September 17th & 18th

Trendwest Resort, Solo Exhibit, Seaside, Oregon - August 20th

2005 Craft Biennial: A Biennial Review of NW Art & Craft, Group exhibition, Hoffman Gallery - Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon - July 14th - August 28th

Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, Solo Exhibit, Cannon Beach, Oregon - July 24th

Just Beachy, Group exhibition, AK Gallery , Seaside, Oregon - July 2nd-30th

Patterns, Rhythms & Cycles, Group exhibition, Mt. Scott Art Center, Portland, Oregon - May 31st-July 29th

Valerie Mace Memorial Photographer's Showcase, Group exhibition, Chamber of Commerce, Cannon Beach, Oregon - March 5th

Group exhibition, Alley Katz Gallery, Seaside, Oregon - 2005-2007

Summer in Winter, Group exhibition, Mt. Scott Art Center , Portland , Oregon

Contemporary Gallery, Group exhibition, Parker Furniture, Beaverton , Oregon

Vendor Days, Group exhibition, Parker Furniture, Beaverton , Oregon - May 19th

2004

NOW Contemporary Gallery Opening, Group exhibition, Parker Furniture, Beaverton , Oregon

Baker Gallery Opening, Group exhibition, Parker Furniture, Beaverton , Oregon

Lauren Gallery Opening, Group exhibition, Parker Furniture, Beaverton , Oregon

Vendor Days, Group exhibition, Parker Furniture, Beaverton , Oregon

Education

University of Washington, Seattle , WA – Bachelor’s of Arts, 1993 – Major – International Economics

City University , Bellevue , WA – Graduate and Undergraduate Classes in Human Resources and Accounting, 1995-1999

Portland Communi ty College , Portland , OR – Courses in Art, 2004

Photography College Northwest, Seattle, WA - Course on Marketing Photography, Mary Virginia Swanson, 2005

Professional Organizations

RNSC - Ranch Sorting National Championships, AZ Sorting Productions, North American Nature Photography Association, Nature Photographers Network, Travel Photographers Network, Arizona Art Alliance, West Valley Arts Council

Reference Available Upon Request