Resume of Kathleen Ely


Montana Senate
The great privilege of working for Senator Jim Elliott as the Committee Secretary for Taxation, 2005

Montana House of Representatives
Committee Secretary for Taxation, Natural Resources, and Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 2003.

Participated in successful pilot project to videotape committee hearings.

Internet Navigating
Owner, 1995-Present

Teaching tomorrow's technology today. Web architecture, maintenance and marketing. Internet setup and training. Former WebScout reporter on Reference. Former PSP Expert.

Selection of site designs:

Helena Independent Record
Web Diva, 1998-2000
Developed the Helena Independent Record's web site, as well as the Montana Standard. Won the Microsoft FrontPage Site of the Month in 1999. Also supervised daily updating.

Helena College of Technology
Instructor, 1998-2001
Taught a variety of Internet-related courses, including site building, basic Internet skills, and an advanced webmastering class after developing a grant to provide funding for the course. Also developed their current web site (althought it is maintained by students).

Web designer, 1996-1997
Developed a number of web sites and managed customer contacts.

Career Training Institute
Computer Instructor, 1994-1995
Taught DOS, Windows, WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.1, Quattro Pro, and Internet skills to AFDC and food stamp recipients.

May Technical College
Computer Instructor, 1994
Taught D-Base IV.

University of Wyoming, Teaching Assistant, 1990-1991
Taught Freshman Composition

Idaho State University, Teaching Assistant, 1992-1993; Adjunct Faculty, 1993
Taught Writing the Research Paper (On the Internet) and Freshman Composition

Rocky Mountain College, Adjunct Faculty, 1993
Fundamentals of Poetry, Literature of Sports, Literature of the Fantastic, Critical Reading and Writing, served as faculty advisor for student newspaper, taught GRE prep course

Montana State University-Billings Campus, Adjunct Faculty, 1993-1994
Writing the Research Paper (On the Internet)

Dr. Lewis Dabney
Researcher, 1990-1992
Used a variety of computer databases to research and compile the glossary for The Sixties: The Last Journal, 1960-1972 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993).

While this resume highlights my teaching experience, I have also had a variety of other jobs, including:

  • Seven years as a projectionist at the Crystal Theatre
  • Attache to the Montana Senate for two sessions in the positions of Assistant Journal Clerk and Status Input Technician
  • Legal secretary for a variety of attorneys
  • Parish office coordinator of a large Catholic parish
  • Worked for the Montana Department of Transportation as a conference organizer and general gopher.
  • A year as a VISTA Volunteer working with Hmong and Laotian refugees.


Idaho State University
Coursework in D.A., English
Completed 24 graduate credits towards the Doctor of Arts. Taught freshman composition on the Internet; summer adjunct faculty teaching "Writing the Research Paper (On the Internet).

University of Wyoming
M.A., English, Pending
Completed all coursework for degree and defended thesis; final draft not completed. Chapter Two of thesis on Church Universal and Triumphant published in Popular Arthurian Traditions (Popular Culture Press, 1993). Received campus poetry award.

Rocky Mountain College
B.A., English and Paralegal Studies, 1990
Worked in campus bookstore; Arts Coordinator for ASRMC; English tutoring for special needs students; internship in Crow Tribal Court.

University of Montana
Studied Creative Writing, 1976-1986
Teachers included Raymond Carver, James Crumley, Rick DeMarinis, Earl Ganz, Richard Hugo, William Kittredge, Steven Krauzer, Naomi Lazard. Student Senate, 1979-1981.

Goddard College
Studied Creative Writing, 1980
Teachers included Andre Dubus, Stephen Dobyns, Ellen Bryant Voight.


  • Research skills using a variety of tools, including text and computer resources
  • Committed to quality product, in both form and content
  • Extensive Internet experience, as well as practical computer background with both hardware and software in a variety of applications
  • Able to work effectively with a broad range of people, from beginning to advanced Internet users

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