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Heavily involved in the Asheville volunteer and business communities: I am the Chief of BIG at TEDxAsheville, the Design and Technology Discipline Coordinator for HATCH Asheville, Documentary Film Producer and the Field Activities Director & Global Village King at Lake Eden Arts Festival.  Additionally, I am extremely passionate about returning passenger rail to Asheville and documenting the project over the next 5-7 years.

Professionally, I am currently the a Rewards Producer for SCVNGR in Asheville.  My role is to educate and enroll local businesses on the SCVNGR platform and help them create their custom challenges and rewards.  

Formerly, I was Building Performance Project Manager for BuildSmart, an alliance of qualified green building specialists serving builders, architects, developers, and homeowners. My role included maintaining existing business relationships but was more heavily involved in developing new business.

Passionate about solving BIG picture problems through fun, engaging mechanisms such as games, networking, teamwork, I am a visionary who brings skills and experience in Business Development, Marketing, and Planning.  I see multiple concepts, models, methods, technologies and applications working in concert together as I do meaningful work that improves the quality of living for generations to come.

I am best suited for teams whose focus is on the future and agile in practice while at the same time aligned with ethical and sustainable methodologies.

Work experience

Jun 2009Present

Chief of BIG!


Coordinating the efforts of all the different Chiefs that lead all the aspects involved in the production of our many TEDx events. Working closely with former Executive Directors, Jennifer Saylor and Ashley Cooper, to make the event run smoothly. Participant Experience, Stage Management, Livecast Production, Programming and Marketing are some of the major areas in which I engage.


Design & Technology Coordinator

HATCH Asheville

Planning and Coordinating mentors (such as Jane McGonigal, Phil Rosedale, and Lorne Landing) for the Panel Discussions, Workshops and Exhibits.

Mar 2002Present

Production Staff

Lake Eden Arts Festival (seasonal)

I organize, coordinating volunteers, and collaborate with the rest of the festival staff to bring field activities to the Camping Village for the semi-annual family festival known as LEAF.

Nov 2010Present



Working with local businesses, business associations and festivals to introduce the platform of SCVNGR to the marketplace.  Asheville is perfect for such a platform because the businesses represent a large neighborhood that collaborates and influences each other on a daily basis.  Additionally, the residences are savvy with their social engagement and adoption of new technology.  It is a thrill to witness the community's embrace of the game.

Mar 2008Jan 2011

Business Development & Building Performance Project Manager

BuildSmart Alliance

I produced solutions that reduce the consumption of energy in the buildings we dwell. BuildSmart is the sister company of Deltec Homes that performs the installation of Spray Foam Insulation, Machine Finished Siding & Mold & Mildew Preventative known as BluWood. I reviewed plans for projects then produced estimates, scheduled the crew, maintained the relationships with customers and ensured that the work done meets a high level of quality.

Sep 2007May 2008

Team Coach

Warren Wilson Ultimate Team

Officially, the team invited me to coach them in their Spring 2008 season. It is a great joy to see this team develop and to contribute to that growth is a dream!!

Jan 2007Aug 2007

Business Development Executive


Leading the Sales and Marketing team for newest product in the BUILDERadius line of products, CastleKeep. I worked with the team to develop and implement strategies for sales and marketing of CastleKeep.

Jan 1993Jun 1993

Management Internship

Texas Instruments

Performed research and data collection in the Speech Research Laboratory to improve performance of the hardware and software.



BA - Community Leadership

Warren Wilson College

With more than 40 hours of independent study, I learned the dynamics behind influencing a community through my own efforts to introduce new programs and ideas on campus.  Additionally, I founded the Ultimate Frisbee team, formed the Harvest Food Cooperative and discovered art!


Computer Engineering

The University of Texas at Dallas

First year course study in Artificial Intelligence, Assembly Language and Computer Science on track to getting my Computer Engineering degree. Found the UTD Radio Station.


Keith Vallely

Keith's ability to listen, understand and communicate the best possible solutions makes him an asset to any team or client. I enjoy working for Keith, the experience of witnessing him in negotiation reveals his true art. He is always on top of the current information relative to the audience to which he speaks. Mix this awareness with a high level of brilliance and you have a man who exhibits influence with great eloquence. As I continue my career, I have maintained a relationship with Keith calling on him to provide me with insight and feedback on how I can most accurately reach success. When I am at critical moments in decision making, Keith is the first person I call!



Game Design
Built more than 10 games that spanned over 3 months together.
Production Applications
Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Keynote, Outlook & MS Office Suite
Online Application Integration
Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter (Hootsuite, Seesmic, Twitterfall), LinkedIn, ActionMethod, Livestream, UStream, Youtube,, Wordpress, Wiki
Business Development
Business Planning and Design from ground zero to operational.