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Bryan Bardin

Troublemaker at Large

My name is Bryan Bardin, I am the eldest of three children, born to Peter and Kathy Bardin. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, before going to school at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Since then I have spent the last decade exploring the intersection of faith and life -- with children, youth and adults -- through story-telling and game-playing. I have worked with people of faith, through camp ministries, hospital chaplaincy, and in the parish, to nurture and nourish their journey with God. I am fascinated with technology and the way we can use technology to change our world and I would love to help you tell your story in this digital age through website design, engaging videos, or social media marketing.

I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR TROUBLE!

I would love to help with your next project! Whatever story you are trying to tell, I can help you tell it!

PREVIOUSLY

EXPERIENCE

  • Fall 2010 - Winter 2016

    Pleasantville Presbyterain Church

    Director ofChristian Education

    Responsibilities included creating and implementing educational programs; recruiting, training and managing volunteers; designing and producing communications for programs; providing first line of defense support for  inter-office technology, including PCs, a Windows Server, PBX (Astrix) Phone System, network system; designing and implementing a social media strategy for outreach.

  • Summer 2015 - Winter 2016

    Film's on Purpose

    Founding Member

    Films on Purpose is a community-run series showing films on environmental and social issues of our time. Responsibilities included creating, designing and managing digital marketing including, Facebook, email and paper campaigns.

  • Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

    Wolfson's Children's Center

    Chaplain Extern

    The Chaplain Extern program is part of the hospital's Clinical Pastoral Education Program. CPE Externs were responsible to serve as the floor chaplain 6hrs a week, being the on call chaplain once every other week, attending verbatim discussions and small group conferences. I worked with in and out patient juvenile behavioral health wards leading Spiritual Journey groups, as well as working as a floor chaplain in the Children's Hospital.

  • Spring 2008 - Spring 2010

    Alachua County Department of Health

    Crisis Center Counselor and Care Team Associate

    The Crisis Center at the Alachua County Department of Health was part of the National Suicide Talkline as well as a local resource to the community. As Phone Counsleor, duties include counseling individuals in a crisis situation throughout Alachua County, answering and counseling individuals who call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK, assessing suicidality over the phone, extending local services when appropriate. As a Care Team Associate, duties include face to face counseling, serving as liason between law enforcement offices, the crisis center, and members of the community, as well as further mobilizing resources. We also offered Crisis Intervention Training to local area law enforcement officers as part of their continuing education program.

  • Fall 2005 - Fall 2009

    Architecture and Fine Arts Library at UF

    Library Assistant

    I worked through college at the Architecture and Fine Arts Library at the University of Florida as a Student Library Assistant. My primary duties included, assisting patrons locate information both online and in the building, shelving materials used by patrons, assisting with course reserve materials.

  • Summer 2005 - Present

    Cedarkirk Center, Montgomery Presbyterian, and Camp Holmes

    Camp Staff / Volunteer

    Beginning in 2005, I worked at Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center as a summer camp counselor, and I caught the camp bug BAD! Since then I have worked at several other camps, in a variety of positions, including, Counselor, Intern, Challenge Course Manager, Canoe Instructor, Boat Captain, Team Building Facilitator, Retreat Leader, tractor driver, and more.

EDUCATION

  • Fall 2005 - Spring 2010

    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

    Bachelor of Science

    Studied Psychology, focusing on Suicidology. Active volunteer with the Crisis Center at the Alachua County Department of Health, T.A. with Psychology of Suicide. Volunteer through First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville with youth and college ministries, worked with Interfaith Hospitality Network homeless ministry. Worked and volunteered at Cedarkirk and Montgomery Camp and Conference Centers.

  • FALL 2001 - SPRING 2005

    CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

    LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

    Graduated with distinctions; member of National Honor Society, French Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. Finalist at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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