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Work experience

Jan 2010Present



As a self-Employed Contractor, I've been doing small jobs in and around Philadelphia. I also traveled to upstate New York where I built an outdoor Sauna out of old ship-lap Clear Cedar that was pulled off a large Cruise ship in the 1970's.

Other jobs included a brand new Kitchen designed by the owner, a dance floor for a Flamenco dance company, a couple of PT back yard gate doors, a large decorative fence with two 8' wide double gate doors and 3' gate, and various other projects including Door and Window installations.

Feb 2009Dec 2009

Lead Carpenter/ On-site Manager

Complete Renovation 2944 West Cambridge

In 2008 a 3 story row home at 2944 West Cambridge incurred a massive fire that lead to a complete renovation. The owner of this house, Charles Melon, own various properties in and around the Philadelphia region. Charles hired me as an on-site carpenter to which I soon became the lead carpenter there after.  At times I was the only one working on the job, while other times I lead a crew of up to 5 people, as well as managing and scheduling the Electric, HVAC, and Plumbing sub-contractors. 

The entire back wall of the house needed complete renovation, including brick repair, framing, sheething, siding, and some roofing. All new windows and doors.

The inside of the house required all removal and reconstruction of interior walls designed by an architect.

There were many modifications made to the design during the build process, which included two staircases.  I built these staircases into each other with a built in cabinet with large linen drawers designed and built by me. The lower of the two staircases was originally built by another sub-contractor, to which I modified a bit as the job continued per the instruction of Charles Mellon.

The new product has new floors, ceiling and floor joists, all new plumbing, and central air, three new bathrooms, a new Kitchen, 2 new stair cases, most new windows and doors, and an alarm system. We also exposed the brick on the entire east side and sealed it with a clear sealer.

There are SOME pictures of this project before paint in the video slide to the right. However, pics of the finishing product will be up soon.

Please call Charles Mellon (contact info found to the right) for a reference to this project.  He would be delighted to talk to you.

Dec 2007Jul 2008


Mill Creek Design

Responsibilities included:

  • General renovation
  • Framing
  • Trim Carpentry
  • Cabinet installation
  • Sheetrocking
  • Mud/Taping
  • Painting
  • Siding
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Ability to work on projects without supervision
  • Keeping the site clean
  • Keeping a good rapport with customers
Jun 2004Apr 2008


High Output, Inc.

Duties Include:

  • Traveling to various theaters throughout New England
  • Theater rigging
  •  Includes the installation of counter weight systems, running lines, dead-hang lines, pipe battens, fire curtains, smoke hatches, grids, stage curtains, and scrims
Mar 2007Dec 2007

Lead Carpenter

Highland Innovations


  • Managing a 1-4 person crew on various construction/renovation jobs in the greater Philadelphia region
  • Consulting with customers
  • Updating employer consistently throughout the day
  • Maintaining a professional atmosphere
  • Fine/trim carpentry, including framing, installations, and general renovation
Dec 2005Aug 2006

Fine/trim carpenter

Michael Harr Renovations

  Duties included but were not limited to:

  • General Construction
  • Trim carpentry
  • Siding
  • Custom indoor/outdoor furniture
  • Custom furniture design
  • Updating and communicating with the customer
  • Making sure the cusomer is always happy
  • Calculating materials needed
  • Shopping for materials
  • Leading other carpenters to complete specific tasks
  • Keeping site clean and organized    
Jun 1999Nov 2005

Lighting Technician/Scenic Carpenter

Berkshire Production Resources

I worked with BPR mostly during the summer theater seasons as a lighting technician/crew boss/scenic carpenter for this company.  BPR would higher out local talent to prepare theaters such as Berkshire Opera Company, Berkshire Public Theater, Barrington Stage Company, Jacobs Pillow, and others for incoming productions.

These duties would include

  • Load in/load out
  • Light hang/focus
  • Any necessary rigging
  • Scenic build/installation
  • Tech week


May 2008Present

Culture, Science and Technology

With a 4.0 GPA at CCP, I have completed the following classes:

  Anatomy and Physiology 1

  Anatomy and Physiology 2

  Chemistry 110

  Bio Chemistry 118

  Developmental Psycology




May 2010Sep 2010


Thomas Jefferson University

I started a one-year accelerated Nursing program to attain a BSN. After sustaining a knee injury I was unable to complete the program due to my inability to attend clinicals. However, Thomas Jefferson University did let me finish my classes for the summer quarter of which I received a cumulative GPA of 3.96.

These classes include:

  Medical Calculations

  Intro to Professional Nursing

  Pathophysiology I

  Pharmacology I

  Health Assessment

Sep 2000May 2005

Bachelor's Degree

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sep 1995May 1999

High School Diploma

Lenox Memorial High School


Work place skills include:

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing work environment
  • Quality customer service and social skills
  • A good work ethic with a desire to create a quality product equal to or greater than cost value
  • Ability to maintain a professional even-keeled temper under stressful situations.
  • Taking verbal/written instruction well
  • Can maintain a good rapport with customers and colleagues
  • Ability to multitask
  • Keeping things light and fun while working hard

Carpentry skills include:

  • Understanding of materials
  • Can read most blueprint drawings
  • Have researched and priced materials needed for specific jobs
  • Indoor/Outdoor trim packages
  • Indoor/Outdoor furniture
  • Hanging doors
  • Cabinet installations
  • Sheetrocking and proficiency in spackling/mudding
  • Stairs, Railings, and Moldings
  • Framing
  • Tiling
  • Light plumbing and Electric

Writing skills include:

  • Editor of High School magazine
  • Edith Wharton writing award for creative short story, 1998
  • Can type approximately 30 words per minute