Objective

My career goal is to become a lucrative business woman in the entertainment/music field. As an Afro-American female, I want to break the stereotypes and partake in fields not expected to be mastered by a black woman. I'm fortunate to have recognized that experience and education are key for the career field I wish to enter. While there’s no room for inconsistency in the entertainment field, the rewards are high. I want to be remembered as a person who was tenacious, innovative, and continually a learner of life. I firmly believe that if the drive and the passion are there, any goal is attainable.

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Present

Journalism, B.A.

University of Nevada, Reno

I have recently transferred into the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism. This is an extensive 4-year program that covers all facets of media from television to newspaper reporting. I expect to complete the program in two years instead of four utilizing the various instructors and resources available around the UNR campus.

Aug 2008 - Jul 2010

Associate of Arts

College of Southern Nevada- Cheyenne Campus

I completed my senior year of high school and concurrently obtained my Associate of Arts Degree. I consider myself fortunate to have been selected from a large pool of students to participate in the College of Southern Nevada High School dual credit program. It was quite apparent that few individuals are able to take advantage of programs such as this.

Aug 2008 - Jun 2010

High School Diploma

College of Southern Nevada High School- East

College of Southern Nevada High School is a unique program in that students have the privilege to take college courses as well as completing their last two years of high school. Students entering the program must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and maintain this average throughout their last two years of high school. The program pays for up to 12 credits per semester.  For most students, they are able to graduate with an Associates Degree and their high school diploma if not, the following college semester.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Sound & Lights Technician

University of Nevada, Reno ASUN Sound & Lights

ASUN Sound & Lights employees are responsible for the set-up and handling of equipment used for live events. We cover everything from live concerts, guest speakers, dances and DJ set-ups. Equipment needed is booked by ticket basis and we utilized a first-come first-serve policy for the different clubs whom we provided services for.

Duties include:

-Set up of mics, amps, subwoofers, audio console and monitors

-Expandable trusses. track lights, and par cans used for various lighting set-ups

-JBL®, Shure®, Yamaha®, and Mackie® equipment used

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Office of Techonology Services Student Worker

College of Southern Nevada

Office of Technology Services (OTS) requires workers to be responsible for the handling and maintenance of the valuable equipment used on a daily basis. Our goal was to create an orderly, efficient presentation every time an individual walks onstage or in front of a classroom.

Duties include:

-Maintenance of: computers (PC & MAC), projectors, switchers, and any other technological needs around campus

- Monitor campus classrooms equipped with the latest Extron® Equipment as well as NEC® projectors, Sympodium® monitors and SmartBoards®

- Respond to calls from teachers seeking help with minor technological isssues including DVD/VHS players, wireless mice, & laptop presentations

- Provide audio/visual equipment for special events such as concerts, campus fairs, expos, guest speakers, or presentations including mic set up, mixers, and PA systems

-Tandberg® teleconference systems used

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Bob Bailey Radio Intern

KCEP Power 88.1 FM

Upon entering the Bob Bailey internship program, we were informed of the struggles of establishing a black radio station in Las Vegas. The station was intended to be an educational radio station urging all who wish to learn the ins and outs of radio to walk through their doors.

Interns first are required to go through a rigorous four-week course covering all the aspects of music business, commercial vs. non-com radio stations, as well as how music is selected.

We also were exposed to the many duties of an on-air personality. Throughout the course, interns are allowed to create on-air personalities, mock-ads, and operate the station equipment first hand.

For the remaining 4 weeks of the internship, interns are allowed to focus on their strongest interest and perform in the radio station.

Duties include:

- Handling and maintenance of live audio mixers, and phone switchboards

- Assisting live on-air personalities with show segments including sending cues for interviewers/ interviewees, making sure the station ID and commercials play at designated times of the hour, and cuing music for the daily play lists

- Sample and Edit audio clips with Samplitude® software for promos

Jun 2003 - Apr 2009

Youth Leader & Audio/Visual Technician

Canyon Ridge Christian Church

I began volunteering in 2003 as keyboardist for the youth ministry band of Canyon Ridge Christian Church. I later became interested in the production side of the services. I wanted to attain knowledge of all aspects of what goes into a smooth church service.

Duties include:

- Setup and breakdown of band equipment on stage

- Operating Pro-Presenter® and PowerPoint® to display videos and text during services

-Light and sound consoles

I also served as one of four “producers”. We were volunteers that attended the church 5+ years and have extensive knowledge of the sound and light consoles, as well as set up and breakdown of stage equipment. We were required to coach the younger volunteers who were learning how to run the services. This proved to be a very rewarding position that allowed me to extensively learn more as well as share my knowledge with those who are just entering this craft.

Skills

Skills

Pianist

I have been trained as a classical pianist, yet have extensive experience playing in jazz groups, rock/alternative and R&B. Also, I've written and composed some of my own songs and hold experience teaching piano to teens and young adults.

DJ

I own a set of Technics MK2's, a 2 channel Numark Mixer and can provide my own speakers for live events and parties. My sound choice is expansive including Reggaeton, Electro, House, Top 40, Old School Hip-Hop and more!