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Summary

Passionately enthusiastic about digital media and it's use in education and global communication

Broadcast Radio Producer  and  videographer  with network credits.  Project Manager for Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO ReInvention Stories.  Offering over 10 years of experience in Student Training and Digital Media Production to support your mission. 

Work History

Aug 2014Present

Project Manager

Dayton Youth Radio

Serve as lead instructor and trainer at area high schools to empower teenagers with the tools of digital storytelling. Manage a 100% success rate with all 22 students completing the course.  Wrote and designed syllabus that teaches hands-on field recording, writing for radio and audio editing techniques. Inspire students with self confidence and problem-solving skills through 8-week experience that culminates with the on-air  broadcast of Dayton Youth Radio radio/web stories.

Jan 2014Present

On-Air Radio Host

WYSO FM 91.3 "Behind the Groove"

Produce weekly music show specializing in Soul, R&B and Funk classics from 1960's to modern contemporary hits. Provide research on music  trend demographics and historical background of genre to share with audience. Conduct on-air studio board operation procedures per FCC requirements to coordinate national satellite feeds on schedule.

May 2012Nov 2013

Project Coordinator

ReInvention Stories

Oversaw schedules, planning and  completion of 11 multiplatform radio, film and internet documentaries. Facilitated staff meetings with award winning team of producers. Represented the ReInvention Stories project by giving PowerPoint lectures at local libraries and community centers. Provided training and tech support for each filmmaker as needed. Delivered the final presentation on time as promised to Executive Producers per grant proposal guidelines.

Sep 2009Aug 2012

Digital Media Coordinator

Dayton Technology Design High School

Provided excellence in media arts instruction to over 40 students; designing projects that encouraged critical thinking abilities and creativity.  Implemented schools first digital arts program. Introduced wide variety of teaching methods utilizing multimedia and hands-on training. Taught digital photography, web design and video production in a fun and creative educational environment that fostered learning.

Jan 2004Jan 2013

Media Ministry Director

Omega Baptist Church

Founding member of Christian learning and media production center. Taught ministry team of 7 volunteers on DV camera techniques, audio, field production and lighting  solutions for worship media ministry. Led team members in the creation of church website.  Produced a wide range of high quality audio, video and multimedia projects to enhance the churches online profile within the greater Dayton community.

Education

19911993

Media Arts Major

New Jersey City University

Concentration: Radio/TV Production

Station Manager: WJCS College Radio Station

Skills

Website Design and Creation

Strong knowledge of technologies such as CSS, HTML and Photoshop. Responsible for the creation and development of six (6) current websites as a freelance web designer.

Digital Photography

Organize photography shoots, color correct and retouch  images in post-production. Set up and use studio lighting. Portfolio demonstrates  a keen eye for great photos.  Shoot own photos for most of self produced stories on WYSO website.

Video Production

Purchased and own full video production suite. Shot and produced over 40 hours of broadcast corporate and commercial credits. Clients  include Huffy Bicycle, ThinkTV Dayton and Ohio for Barack Obama Committee.

Audio Production

Ohio AP Award Winner Best Radio Documentary for audio production of Boogie Nights: The History of Funk Music in Dayton. Handle audio production chores daily as WYSO Community Voices producer.

Post Production Certifications

Certifications:  Intro to Dreamweaver, AVID Composer, Final Cut Pro and Hindenburg Audio

Portfolio

Certifications

2003

Teacher's Certification

Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools