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Visual Media Creator & Manager

Summary

A dynamic, experienced, and talented visual educator, photographer, media creator, and social media manager well versed in industry-standard commercial production techniques as well historical photographic/film processes and fine art approaches.

Work History

20172018

Assistant Director of Marketing & Coordinator of Social Media

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
  • Developed, implemented, and managed successful social media marketing campaigns for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat
  • Consolidated Northwestern's social media accounts to increase viewership 
  • Videographed and photographed campus events, classes, sporting events, and special assignments to promote the universities marketing and branding, including mass email, prospective student view books, billboards, television campaigns, and other marketing materials
  • Created engaging graphics for internal and external marketing
  • Utilized high end DSLR cameras, video cameras, drones, and other equipment
  • Generated, modified, and updated content on multiple websites, including the campus calendar
20162017

Research Photographer

CoStar Group
  • Primary photographer for over 150 square miles of northern San Francisco bay commercial real estate
  • Photograph the interior and exterior of commercial real estate utilizing high end DSLR cameras, drones, and 3 dimensional scanners
  • Collect and analyze visual data from multiple buildings per day
  • Professionally and efficiently edit multiple photos per hour utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Utilize Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut to edit video tours
20162016

Adjunct Professor of Journalism

Knox College, Galesburg, IL
  • Developed and implemented syllabi for introductory and intermediate level video production courses utilizing industry standard techniques
  • Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials Created engaging, real-world lectures and assignments that challenged students conceptual and theoretical understanding of course materials
  • Engaged students by connecting materials to broader themes and current trends
  • Aided students in developing strong visual and aesthetic communication tools
  • Managed over $30,000 of high end equipment, including cameras, lights, sound, and studio facilities along with a post-production computer lab
20142016

Visual Media Coordinator

Knox College, Galesburg, IL
  • Photographed and videographed campus events, classes, sporting events, and special assignments to promote the college's marketing and branding, including mass email, prospective student view books, and other publications
  • Streamlined the video production process, producing over 30 videos every year for use on the college website
  • Created student photo and video teams consisting of more than 30 students Oversaw the on-campus photo\ video studio with over $30,000 worth of equipment and multiple high-end editing computers
  • Managed a photo database consisting of over 300, 000 images and created a database for over 500 videos
  • Developed and implemented successful social media campaigns for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Tumblr
20122014

Instructor of Photography, Photojournalism, and Entrepreneurship

Santa Barbara High School-Multimedia Arts and Design Academy, Santa Barbara, CA 
  • Developed and implemented syllabi for introductory photography, advanced photography, photojournalism, and entrepreneurship classes at the high school level
  • Planned, evaluated and revised course content and materials Wrote, administered and graded midterm and final examinations
  • Created engaging, real-world lectures and assignments that got students out of the classroom and into the community
  • Coached students on public speaking and presentation skills
20112014

General Education and Photography Tutor

Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Tutored undergraduate students in core liberal arts subjects and photography
  • Developed 10 study skill workshops, handouts, and tools to help students succeed in their classes
  • Worked with faculty, staff, and advisors to ensure student success
  • Guided students in using technology to support research
  • Setup progress monitoring tools to help the college track the progress of struggling students
  • Proctored tests and quizzes
20112012

Graphic Designer

Parsons Corporation, Sacramento, CA
  • Created a database of project characteristics and implemented project summary datasheets for over 100 engineering and construction projects throughout northern California
20082008

Photographer

Parsons Corporation, Sacramento, CA
  • Photographed day to day operations of 20 hydroelectric power stations throughout the mountains of northern California for publication on the web, newsletters, and marketing materials.

Education

Jun. 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications

Knox College, Galesburg, IL
  • Minor in Journalism
  • Honors in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism