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"We Must Have Equality in Health, Education, Job and Salary Opportunity, and Marriage " Diane Knaus

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Diane Knaus

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Diane is available as a Motivational Speaker, Inspirational, Political Commentator,Copy Writer, Womens Issues, Journalist, Environmental Issues,Corporate Consulting, Corporate Functions and Conventions, Photographer, Emcee, and Host.

Based in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Previous Experience includes:Community leadership roles in Toastmasters, Unitarian Church of Annapolis,MCC Baltimore, Webmaster of www.911info.net,and www.dianeknaus.com

Performance Credits Include:

. Director Review 2002 fundraiser MCC church

. Poetry reading Review 2002

. Coordinator financial seminar at MCC Baltimore 2002

. Coordinator of a Regional Speak Off for the Toastmaster’s International Organization

. MC for The Cafe at UUCA 1.5 years

. Part of Nora in Auntie Mame for the Metropolitan Community church of Baltimore, Md.

. Part of Sarah -the maid in The Man Who Came to Dinner MCC

. Part of First Hairdresser, The Dowager and Mrs. Watts in The Women MCC

. Previous community theatre experience set design, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told- The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre Baltimore, Maryland 2001

Volunteer Positions in Organizations:

Belvedere Community Association Vice President (Elected)

Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Vice President (Elected)

Toastmaster’s International Speakers Association Vice President (Elected)

Anne Arundel County Writer’s Association membership

Member of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission for two terms (Elected)1995-1997

Chairperson of the Renovation Committee for the Unitarian Church Annapolis, Maryland 2000-2001 Project $450,000.00

Member of the Board of Trustees for the Metropolitan Community Church two terms. (Elected) and Fundraising for the church. 2001-2004

Community Liaison for the Metropolitan Community Church in Windsor, Ontario 2005-2006

Member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals 2004<

Member of the Windsor Film Club 2005-2006 Ontario Canada

Bio:

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Diane began her career in the publishing field as the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief of the premier issue of the health related “FEELING GREAT” newspaper. She produced the layout and design/graphics, as well as advertising sales, and published 20,000 copies monthly throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The paper was recognized by the Governor William Donald Schaeffer,local health department and community leaders. Since then Diane has worked for such newspapers as The Severna Park Voice, Bay Times, and Chesapeake Children. Dianes’ photographs have accompanied many of her front page articles for all of these papers, plus the front cover for “What’s Up” a regional magazine. She has also worked in advertising sales for all of these newspapers. She produced four One Woman Photography Shows in two years in the Annapolis, Maryland. Diane completed her first self published volume of poetry in 2001 “Rainbow of Thoughts”, as well as a play “Rose and Elle ”in 2002.

She is currently a consultant to the internet services community in project management (2002-2006). She has worked with Author Vincent Leggett on his book "Blacks of The Chesapeake" as a design consultant. She has sold advertising, done retail sales, and worked in the trade show environment as well as publishing project management.

Diane continues to work in publishing in various capacities as a photojournalist, photographer, graphic designer / artist, advertising copywriter,screenplay author, and publishing consultant. Diane provides Graphic Designs for many projects. As web master she has designed and produces the crisis information web site http://www.911info.net since 2002.

As an appointee to the Annapolis Human Rights Commission she served two terms. Diane has also served n cvic leadership positions in her local chamber of commerce, and local community associations as well as Toastmsaters Intenational oganization, and church leadership.

Recent Published Credits Include:

. Four one woman photography exhibits within two years 1994-1996

. Official photographer for the Anne Arundel County Fine Arts Foundation 4th July celebration 1998.

. Cover photographs for The New Bay Times, and What’s Up magazine 1998.

. Assignment for What’s Up Magazine for May 1999-Antiques and Quilts article and photographs

. Photography for several book authors for their book jackets

. Articles published by The City Times Newspaper Windsor ,Ontario May 2005

. Public Relations Press Releases for the Metropolitan Community Church of Windsor,Ontario 2005

. Coordinator and photographer, art show with the Pelissier St. Art Collective at Artspeak July 2005

. Still photographer Mr. Brightside feature film screenplay, by the Windsor Film club Ontario Canada 2006

. Co-Writer/Producer Mr. Brightside feature film screenplay, by the Windsor Film club Ontario Canada 2006 to Premier on November 30,2007 in Windsor,Ontario

. Two screenplays written in 2006

. Freelance writer for The Scoop Newspaper in Windsor, Ontario 2004-2006

. Old Autos newspaper in Ontario

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