RÉSUMÉ

PROFILE               

 

  • Communications professional capable of creating, writing, designing, filming, editing and presenting refined material to clients

  • Equally adept at working on Mac or Windows

  • Highly experienced working with the full Adobe Suite, especially After Effects, Premier, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, and Encoder

  • Equally proficient with Microsoft Suite and Apple Pro Training Series, especially counterparts  Word & Pages, and PowerPoint & Keynote

  • Results-driven and organized project manager, skilled at envisioning finished product while identifying tasks to facilitate on-time and cost-efficient completion 

  • Twenty years  of experience in marketing, advertising, and public relations, and eleven years experience in video production for the services of education, awareness, and marketing

NATIONAL AWARD WINNER

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Produced, wrote, and directed award winning films in broadcast rotation on statewide PBS and other networks nationwide, all disseminated to West Virginia schools and public libraries and sold as DVDs at museums

  •  Films have received exceptional reviews and were grouped and shown at A Night with David Marcum, an event of the South Charleston Film Series

  • Attracted coverage from Washington Post while operating as Crisis Communications Expert for FEMA for recovery in Gulf of Mexico region for hurricanes Katrina and Rita

  • Developed and organized unique “working press conference” for renowned choreographer Twyla  Tharp with Philadelphia media that resulted in reversing previously bad reviews and changing the course of the show’s run to greater success

  • Actor and voiceover artist for Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers in Brussels, Belgium 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Multimedia Specialist                                           

West Virginia Department of Transportation

November 1998 – Present 

Charleston, West Virginia

Appointed to position by Governor Cecil Underwood, November 1998.  Reappointed by Governor

Bob Wise, January 2001; Governor Joe Manchin, III, January 2005; Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, January 2011; Governor Jim Justice, January 2017

 

  • Write and direct educational and training films for five stage agencies, viewed on statewide  

  • PBS and issued in DVD form to all libraries and all middle schools in the state

  • Perform all aspects of film production:  producer, writer, director, videographer, and editor

  • Act as press secretary and exclusive public relations contact for Regional Airport Concept and

  • develop copy and graphics for website

  • Produced segments for WV on the Dot television program

  • Write and develop effective marketing strategy for projects used by Governor

  • Design handouts, booklets, brochures, trade booths, posters, and other collateral material

  • Create and execute Governor Underwood’s litter campaign for children, Litter Free Because of Me, which created a media push for reduced waste

Assistant Director                                    

Warner Brothers Studios/Wonderland Productions

April 2006 – October 2006                                                                   

Los Angeles, California

Worked as Assistant Director on documentary, Return of the Thundering Herd, which was broadcast

on the A&E network in December 2006 (and is currently sold on DVD) to promote the theatrical

release of the Warner Brothers film We Are Marshall starring Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox,

and Anthony Mackie.

Public Information Officer                                        

Federal Emergency Management Agency

September 2005 – September 2006

Washington, D.C.

Appointed to Presidential will-and-pleasure position to assist in disaster relief in Austin, Texas after

hurricanes Katrina and Rita; Acted on-call as a Disaster Assistance Employee to produce video

segments for FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Channel; wrote press releases and news features; created collateral material concerning disaster recovery.

Assistant to Artistic Director                                              

Dance Celebration at U. Penn's Annenberg Center

August 1996 – August 1997                                                               Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Produced 1997 Next Move Dance Festival, generating a fourteen percent increase in ticket sales   from previous year

  • Generated sold-out box offices through use of  press events for visiting dance luminaries including Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, and Trinity Irish Dance Company

  • Negotiated cross-promotions with Philadelphia Phillies MLB, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce  and the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Ed Rendell

PERSONAL ENDEAVORS

Multimedia Creator/Writer                                           

TransMontaine Media

November 2011-Present

Weston, Connecticut

  • Create documentaries, family history films and commercial properties

  • Perform all aspects of film production:  producer, writer, director, videographer and editor

  • Develop websites and create content for them

  • Provide all follow up to projects with effective marketing strategy

Writer                                       

The Naked Truth Magazine

June 2016 - June 2017

Arlington, Texas

Columnist and blogger for political & entertainment magazine. 

EDUCATION

Studied Film and Video Production and Marketing,

Art Institute of Seattle

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing,

Marshall University

Minors:   English, Journalism, Theatre

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SKILLS

 

FILMMAKING:

Directing

Writing

Editing

Videography

LAYOUT & DESIGN

WRITING

SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING

PUBLC MEETINGS PLANNING

 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

I work at high proficiency on both Mac & Windows with these computer programs:

 

ADOBE SUITE

MICROSOFT SUITE

Technically advanced  working with the Adobe Suite, primarily these five programs most often. 

 

APPLE PRO

TRAINING SERIES

COREL 7

INTERNET

MEDIA SITES

SOCIAL MEDIA

THE MEETING OF TWO PERSONALITIES IS LIKE THE CONTACT OF TWO CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES; IF THERE IS ANY REACTION, BOTH ARE TRANSFORMED

-Carl Jung

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