Studio Manager, barre3 | 2018-2021

Co-Founder + Designer, Nurtured Spaces | 2016-2019

Founder + Sewing Instructor, The Bicycling Seamstress | 2012-2018

Kindergarten Teacher, KairosPDX Learning Academy | 2015-2016

Kindergarten Teacher, Childswork Learning Center | 2013-2015

Pre-K Teacher, Opal School | Spring 2013

Pre-K Teacher, Childswork Learning Center | 2012-2013

Art Teacher, Honey Hollow Camp, Catlin Gabel School | 2012-2013

Kindergarten Apprentice Teacher, Catlin Gabel School | 2011-2012

School Garden Coordinator, Growing Gardens | 2009-2010

Art Teacher, Multnomah Art Center | 2009-2010

Art Teacher, Mt. Scott Community Center | 2009-2010

Summer Parks Activity Staff, Portland Parks & Rec | 2009-2010

Visiting Artist, Alameda Elementary School | Spring 2009

Visiting Artist, East Gresham Elementary School | Spring 2009

Founder + Jewelry Designer, colleencatherine | 2004-2009

Content Coordinator, Children’s Literacy Initiative | 2006-2009

Freelance Costume Designer, LiveArts Fringe Festival | 2006-2009

Art Teacher, Fleisher Art Memorial | 2006-2008

Art Teacher, Philadelphia Art Museum | 2006-2008

Art Teacher, U. C. Arts League | 2005-2008

Visiting Artist, Khemissett Artisan School, Morocco | 2007

After-School Arts Coordinator, U. C. Arts League | 2005-2006

Gallery Assistant, Ubu Gallery | 2004-2005


Master of Arts in Teaching, Lewis & Clark College
Reading Endorsement, Lewis & Clark College
Opal School’s Center for Children’s Learning Mentorship Program
First Steps in Mathematics Training, Portland State University

Post Baccalaureate Elementary Education, Portland Community College

Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Minor in International Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Study Abroad in Rome, Italy for Art History and Sculpture, Temple University


2018 | Paths and Patterns: Art by Colleen Connolly and Shannon Johnson, Portland, OR

2010 | Faculty Exhibition, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR

2009 | Faculty Exhibition, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR

2009 | Bicycle People Ideas in Motion Exhibition, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2008 | Bike Part Art Show (collaboration w/ Steve Bozzone), Neighborhood Bike Works, Philadelphia, PA

2007 | Bike Part Art Show, Neighborhood Bike Works, Philadelphia, PA

2006 | Faculty Exhibition, U. C. Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

2006 | Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA


Hurricane Katrina Documentary Film Project, Partnership w/Philly Independent Media

Volunteer & Exhibition Coordinator, The Rita Project, NYC

Gallery Assistant Internship, Max Protetch Gallery + Staley-Wise Gallery, NYC

Museum Art Historian Fellowship, The Museum of the Great Plains, Oklahoma