Work History

Work History
Apr 2014 - Present

Creative Arts & Tech Director

Salem Alliance Church

A combination of a/v, media content creation, and IT.

Sep 2002 - Mar 2014

New Media and Communications

Morning Star Community Church

My current position is a unique and complex combination of jobs:

I.T. Manager

  • Maintenance and administration of Windows Small Business Servers
  • Administration of user accounts, and user software distribution
  • Maintenance of wired and wireless network security, firewall and antivirus.
  • Purchase, configuration, asset management, and support of a combination of 45+ desktops and laptops
  • Research and implementation of new techologies

Web Design

  • Traditional and CMS web design and implementation
  • Content creation (Flash, video, audio, graphics)
  • Web 2.0, social networking, and media leverage
  • Research and implementation

Graphic Design

  • Logo and branding work
  • Large and small format trans media design (screen/web/print/video)
  • Print publication (posters, brochures, business cards, packaging, CD Artwork)

Pre/Post/Live Media Production

  • Sound production, editing, mixing, mastering
  • Video production, editing, mixing, multi-format delivery
  • Record production
  • Live sound mixing and production

Communications

  • Telecommunications systems
  • Email and Marketing systems maintanance and implementation
  • Branding supervision
  • Research and implementation

Major Accomplishments (things i'm especially proud of)

  • Recording, producing, editing, mixing, mastering and package design for two live albums, and a full length studio album and assorted EP's
  • 100+ short form video advertisements and expositionals
  • Design and implementation of multitrack recording setup with intergrated in ear monitoring
  • Spearheaded new church logo and branding package, branding implementation guide, churchwide publications branding push.
  • Research and implementation of Connection Power, a decentralized ASP model church management system and migration from previous SQL based local system.
  • Implementation of churchwide email marketing system
  • Transition and migration from local POP3 based email soution to Google Applications
Jan 2002 - Present

Freelance

Freelance

Worked as a freelance agent from 2002 to present in I.T., audio-engineering, and design.  A short list of projects follows.  Samples can be found in the portfolio.

  • Produced, Mixed, Mastered, Engineered, and designed artwork for local artist Bradford Benjamin on a 7 song EP titled “1000 Hours”
  • Recorded 4 song demo for local band Blame It On John
  • Remix for UK artist Frou Frou.
  • Custom built/repaired computers for individual public users, and consulted on design projects for several different clients
  • Graphic design, layout, map creation, trans media file creation of a client mailer, for American Express Tigard Office
  • Graphic Design and Media Consultant for 3 local independent music artists. This included web design, poster and show flyers, CD Artwork, and Internet mp3 music distribution.
  • Full length album for Eastpark Church, including production, tracking, editing and mixing
  • Network mapping, and reinforcement project for Salem First Church of the Nazarene. Project included creative crawlspace wiring in a 80-year old building, server reconfiguration, hub replacements, switch installation, and POE wireless access point placements.
Mar 2003 - Sep 2003

Customer Care Representative

T-Mobile USA Inc.

After production training, I worked at a call center for T-Mobile. Responsibilites included resolving billing issues, handset function walkthroughs, and general inquiries.

2000 - 2002

Information Services Deskside Support 2

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/index.wss

Complete End-to-end Hardware and Software support for any and all manner of Desktop and Laptop computers, and peripherals such as PIMs, Scanners, Printers, etc. This covers everything from the smallest program to the largest, rolling out new PCs, computer assembly, hardware testing and fitness, retirement of old assets, and everything in-between. Serviced 1600+ users in a campus of 8 buildings.Basic Windows NT and DYNIX/PTX Unix administration, including user database updates, ManageNow™ interface for Tivoli Service Desk, Lyris© mailing list administration, password reset/aging, domain machine account creations, and user profile management.Notable Accomplishments:

  • Ethernet Conversion Project: Over the space of 3 weeks, I personally converted more than 90 laptops running Token Ring protocol to a dual hardware configuration capable of running Ethernet as well.
  • Intranet Web Project I: Worked with local Site Operations group to develop an internal web version of a site wide safety manual.
  • Intranet Web Project II: Flowcharted, consolidated and reformatted a large grouping of internal request forms (75+ pages)  to meet strict Web IBM standards. Developed a replacement process as a successor to an older process that was being retired and co-authored an interactive PERL script request form template for directing specific requests.
  • Primary contact and point manager for PC Asset Retirement Program to assess, catalogue, label and ship out old PC assets to be retired.
  • Built a standard PC image file for rapid deployment of 40+ PC’s.
  • Assisted in programming and deployment of a localized Wireless Ethernet Project across the campus.
Jan 1996 - Dec 2000

Team Manager

Stream Services, Inc

Began as a customer care representative working under notable accounts like Netscape, AOL, and Merill-Lynch, walking customers through software installs, configuration, and troubleshooting. Promoted to managerial position taking some calls, but mostly doing assists, manager calls,  QA call monitoring on other CCR's, and doing recursive training sessions.

Education

Education
Jan 2003 - Feb 2003

The Recording Workshop

The Recording Engineering and Music Production Program

The Studio Maintenance and Troubleshooting Program

The Advanced Recording Engineering and Music Production Program

The NewTech Production Program

  • Received 336 hours of training in music recording, mixing and commercial production, with an emphasis on in-studio experience. This was backed up by classroom study of a broad range of music industry topics.
  • Worked on 9 separate 24-track music projects
  • Completed A/V media projects involving MIDI and SMTPE production techniques. Practiced in depth Digital Editing (SparkXL, Digidesign Pro Tools, MOTU Digital Performer), Audio Mastering, 2” analog tape machine and ADAT cleaning and alignments, soldering and system troubleshooting.