Resume

Most of my experience as a media professional has come from working at TV stations and non-profits.  I find the non-profits more rewarding.

Experience

Media Specialist
State Office of Risk Management
February 2012 – Current
Austin, TX

    • Produces safety videos and campaigns that enable the State of Texas to lower injured worker claims.
    • Project manager for the relaunch of the SORM website.
    • Authors content of website and maintains an up-to-date narrative of safety-related issues.
    • Provides support for all education and information initiatives both internal and external to the agency.
Head Honcho
Robot Monster Creative
November 2010 – Current
Austin, TX

  • Produces video content including product reviews, commercials, long-form productions, niche programming, and promotional campaigns on various digital platforms.
Media Relations Coordinator
Washburn University AmeriCorps VISTA Program
November 2009-November 2010
Topeka, KS

  • Created promotional videos, connected with local media outlets, wrote press releases, built websites and lead AmeriCorps VISTA marketing initiatives in Northeast Kansas.
Production Coordinator
Conway Corporation
June 2007-October 2009
Conway, AR

  • Produced local programming, promos, and commercials for Conway’s cable system.
  • Responsible for weekly production of “Channel 5 Kids Club with Cadet Kelsie,” high school sporting events, city council meetings, televised specials and the talk show “Common Ground.”
  • Managed part-time videographers and producers for Channel 5 productions.
Production Technician
AETN-TV
January 2007-June 2007
Conway, AR

  • Videographer/Steadycam operator for public television documentary “In Their Words.”
  • Interviewed World War II vets and curated their stories for interactive website www.InTheirWords.org.
Creative Services Director
KMSB-TV/KTTU-TV
July 2005-October 2006
Tucson, AZ

  • Responsible for all marketing and advertising for two commercial television stations.
  • Produced, wrote, shot and edited brand building on-air promotion for stations and website.
  • Coordinated on-air inventory to maximize reach and effectiveness of marketing strategies.
  • Managed department budget.
  • Created and coordinated live events that generated brand awareness.
Brand Manager
KWTV-TV
August 2002-July 2005
Oklahoma City, OK

  • Responsible for all marketing for 6pm and 10pm newscasts.
  • Produced, wrote, shot and edited brand building on-air promotion.
  • Coordinated nightly on-air inventory to maximize reach and effectiveness of marketing strategies.
Education

The University of Kansas
1996-2000
Lawrence, KS

  • Graduate with two B.S. degrees in journalism (Broadcast News and Broadcast Management)
Special Skills

  • Skilled writer with the ability to communicate in a number of different styles
  • Proficiency editing digital video with non-linear systems such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Avid, Discreet Logic, and Sony Vegas
  • Experience using Adobe programs such as Photoshop, After Effects and Dreamweaver
  • Trained to shoot video on a variety of formats including DSLR’s
  • Experienced coding in HTML and Linux
  • Ability to create interactive multipurpose DVD’s
  • Skilled using Microsoft Office programs
  • Understanding of personnel management and relationship building
  • Experienced outside media buyer
Volunteer Work

  • Think Big Topeka – Created public awareness campaign to lure Google Fiber to the capital city of Kansas.
  • Friends of the Faulkner County Animal Welfare Unit – Works dog adoption drives and special events.
  • CASA of Pulaski County – Produced training DVD for volunteer in-service program.
  • Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Abuse – Charter member of Men’s Anti-Violence Partnership board.
  • Christmas Connection, Oklahoma City – Shot promotional video to help raise funds for program.
  • Pets and People, Oklahoma City – Worked dog adoption booth numerous Saturdays.