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Location: Durham, NC, USA
School: The New School
Major: TESOL

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Zac Davison
C O N T A C T
5438 Reese Rd, Durham, NC 27712 |------------ |zkdavison@gmail.com
S UMMA R Y
VALUES
+ Lifelong learning and teaching; dedication; integrity
CAREER OBJECTIVE
+ Grow to become an ecological forester who is equipped to:
o practice forest management and ecological restoration
o conduct research to inform management and restoration practices
o convey knowledge of pertinent issues and processes to both the general
public, forest managers, and eventually forestry students
E D U C A T I O N
2014 MASTER OF ARTS – The New School university | New York, NY
+ MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
+ GPA : 3.83
2011 BACHELOR OF ARTS- University of Arkansas | Fayetteville, AR
+ BA Communication
+ GPA : 3.9
+ Senior Scholar
C E R T I F I C A T IO N S
01/2019 FIRST AID TRAINING – Lee’s Summit Fire Department, MO
10/2018 – 10/2021 TREE CLIMBER SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION – Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
02/2018 – 02/2021 GROUND OPERATIONS SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION– TCIA, Tree Care Academy
02/2018 – 02/2021 AERIAL RESCUE CERTIFICATION – TCIA, Tree Care Academy
E M P L O Y M E N T
05/2016 - 03/2019 ARBORIST- Ryan Lawn & Tree| Kansas City, MO
+ Identified species of native trees as well as those commonly cultivated
+ Communicated with customers about pruning work
+ Pruned trees in accordance with best management practices with the use of
chainsaws, pole saws, pole loppers, hand saws, and hand pruners
+ Removed entire trees with use of rigging and felling techniques
+ Ascended trees with use of ropes in order to prune aloft
+ Operated aerial lifts to assist with pruning or removal
+ Operated skid steer loader to assist with removal of brush
+ Operated wood chipper to process brush and logs
+ Safely conducted tree work in accordance with ANSI standards
05/2014 - 05/2016 ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR- Language Consultants International | Parkville, MO
+ Taught English as a second language (ESL) for academic purposes (EAP) at an
intensive university preparation language program
+ Designed curriculum for classes
+ Prepared daily lesson plans to achieve curriculum objectives and goals
+ Assessed learners’ proficiency with both formative and summative assessments
01/2014 - 05/2014 SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR- Independence, MO School District | Kansas City, MO
+ Taught ESL for adult education to immigrants and refugees
+ Implemented and expounded upon full-time instructor’s lesson plan
12/2012 - 05/2013 ASSEMBLY & SHIPMENT SPECIALIST - Pro-Link, Inc. | Tontitown, AR
+ Assembled parts for agricultural hay spears
+ Packaged and shipped hay spears
+ Maintained building
04/2012 - 12/2012 CARPENTER- Dedicated Carpentry | Springdale, AR
+ Remodeled kitchens and bathrooms including floors, lighting, walls, and cabinets
07/2011 - 03/2012 WEB CONTENT SPECIALIST- Acumen Brands, Inc. | Fayetteville, AR
+ Organized product data for an e-commerce company using Microsoft Excel
+ Input product information into company’s commerce website
E X P E R I E N C E
09/2018 - 12/2018 GLADE RESTORATION PROJECT | Reeds Spring, MO
+ Designed ecological restoration study and implemented restoration plan of a
derelict glade
09/2018 ASH LEAVES ISOTOPES COLLECTION- University of Kansas| Lawrence, KS
+ Collected autumn leaves from a university plot of White Ash trees that were later
tested by the university lab to analyze how the trees are responding to climate
change
05/2018 PRAIRIE SOIL STUDY – University of Kansas | Anderson County Prairie Preserve, KS
+ Planted two species of prairie forbs in control and treated soils for the investigator
to later analyze the effects of the treatment
03/2018 TREES FOR KCMO – Heartland Tree Alliance | Kansas City, MO
+ Planted street trees for Kansas City citizens
03/2018 WATERSHED LITTER CLEAN-UP – Bridging the Gap | Kansas City, MO
+ Removed litter from an urban stream watershed
09/2016 HIGH COUNTRY CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT- Glacier National Park| West Glacier, MT
+ Observed and recorded sightings and signs of both Mountain Goats and Pikas to
help the park monitor the health of the species in light of climate change
02/2009 - 09/2013 CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH TUTOR – Spring Int’l Language Center | Fayetteville, AR
+ Conversed with English language learners (international students) to help them
develop their speaking and listening skills
M E M B E R S H I P S
2016 – present MISSOURI FORESTKEEPERS NETWORK
+ Organization that enlists volunteers to help monitor the health of the state’s forests
+ Observe and record information such as species, DBH, and health indicators on a
yearly basis from 21 trees in a forest plot

Arborist, teacher