Reader's Digest Version of My Career

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April King, M.Ed., CAPS
 

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Along the Way I’ve earned two degrees and numerous certifications.

Highlights:

  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, National Association of Home Builders

  • Residential Interiors Certificate, University of Alberta

  • Certified True Color Expert™  Maria Killam

  • Trauma Stress Studies Certification, Justice Resource Institute with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • Elemental Space Clearing®, Denise Linn

  • Instructional Design Certificate, ATD

  • Professional in Human Resources, (PHR: 2011-2017)

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

  • Master of Education, University of Texas at Austin

Fun Facts

  • Assisted with the plan & build process of the first ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) constructed house built by Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe, NM

  • Appeared on The Discovery Channels “Home Matters”

  • Interviewed by GlobalTV - Edmonton

  • ProBono Interior Design Consultant for

    • Women’s shelter 

    • Junior League of Edmonton: Home’s for the Holidays Tour (2 years)

  • Nominated for six year appointment by the governor to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention

  • Worked on set in the art department of student & independent movies

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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Education & HR career included 

  • Administration of several grant programs for special needs

  • A principalship for a culturally focused charter school

  • COO & HR leadership for restoration construction start up

  • Consulting for a town council

Real Estate Broker & Landlord opportunities

  • Supported a real estate developers condo project

  • Held long term & vacation rentals

 

Interior Design, Professional Organizing & Special Events

  • Owned and operated design, organizing & events businesses in Florida, New Mexico, California, Edmonton (Canada)

  • Owner of franchise for children’s etiquette courses

To date, my career has evolved in two countries: ten states, two provinces and one island, as a result of multiple relocations undertaken for family & educational priorities. 

 

Each move has allowed me to continue to do what I do best: create and prescribe strategic and thoughtful solutions for individuals, families, corporations & non-profits.

 

For the last several years I've combined my design, real estate, special needs, education and leadership experiences into an exciting venture focused on identifying home improvement strategies to preserve autonomy and independence for those who want to remain at home as they age aka 'Age at Home' and 'Aging-in-Place'.