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Professional Experience

Oct 2016Present

Video Technician 

NextGen Reporting, Philadelphia, PA
  •  Provide on hand video monitoring & support of legal depositions
Mar 2016Present

Wedding/Event Videographer 

Complete Weddings + Events, Creve Couer, MO
  • Conduct Pre-Call with Bride & Groom to go over itinerary 
  • Record all elements of the day (Bridal Party prep, first look, photo sessions, ceremony, reception, BP intros, cake, spotlight dances, garter/bouquet).
  • Submit footage to office for editing
Jan 2010Nov 2010

Production Assistant

Telepictures, Chicago, IL
  • Judge Mathis 
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro
Sep 2009Feb 2016

Camera Operator

Video Pro Productions, Cincinnati, OH
  • Camera Operator for  Professional/Amatuer ballroom dancesport competitions
  • Set up & strike cameras and recorders
  • Liaison between camera crew and Event Coordinators
  • Assist customers will order forms/paperwork
  • Handle payment transactions (cash and credit)

Aug 2013Sep 2014

Field Manager

21st Century Game Films, Carol Stream, IL
  • Set-up & strike cameras for video crew at multiple locations
  • Provide relief & support to video crew
  • Assist with video crew training
  • Assist with crew meetings (developing & implementing content)
  • Promoted to Operations Manager
Jan 2011Jul 2014

Education Coordinator

Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Lombard, IL
  • Track and monitor student academic progress
  • Facilitate course curriculum and lesson plans
  • Responsible for increasing/maintaning Student Retention rates (#1 out of 7 campuses)
  • Initiate Student Academic Reviews
  • Assist Admissions Dept with with pre-screening of student applicants
  • Create and implement action plans to assist students with academic progress
  • Assist students with the Internship process
  • Recruit Instructors
  • Recruit, hire, and train Graduate Assistants
  • Schedule extra-curricular seminars and Guest Speakers
  • Supervise Video Production Unit
  • Coordinate graduation ceremonies
  • Faculty advisor for "Converations with Glenbard" series & V-SPANN series
Jun 2009Jul 2014

Content Producer/Remote Field Producer

SportsTownChicago.com, Lombard, IL

2012, 2013, & 2014 Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament

  • Recruit and select Broadcast Team
  • Produce live remote broadcast for SportsTownChicago.com
  • Supervise a 2-3 man broadcast team
  • Research fighter, club, and coaching background
  • Conduct video interviews for website
  • Booked fighter/coaches/trainers for live pre and/or post fight interviews

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  • Producer for web series "Coaches Corner"
  • Produce and create video content for website
  • Camera Operator/Videographer for High School Girl's All=Star Volleyball Game
  • Camera Operator for Rumble At The Roundhouse 2
Jun 2009Jan 2011

Video Production Manager

Illinois Center for Broadcasting, Lombard, IL
  • Executive Producer for community television program "Conversations with Glenbard"
  • Coordinate crew and resources for video production
  • Provide technical support to students and faculty
  • Supervise/Direct students on remote productions
  • Provide video support to three (3) campus Internet Radio Stations
  • Supervise/Direct students on remote productions
  • Maintain and monitor equipment inventory
  • Create and submit weekly reports to track department progress
  • Facilitate and schedule use of school equipment, studios, and resources

Production Assistant/Editor

Freelance Assignments, Chicago, IL
  • So You Think You Can Dance auditions
  • The First 48: Missing Persons
  • Sophisticate's Black Hair Magazine, Proud Lady Beauty Show
  • A Silver Lining Foundation
  • Urban Ministries
Sep 2009Oct 2009

Videographer

City Lights Gospel Productions, Fairview Heights, IL
  • Magic City Football Classic Weekend, Birmingham, AL
  • Atlanta Football Classic Weekend, Atlanta, GA
  • Southern Heritage Football Classic Weekend, Memphis, TN
  • U.S. Army "Diversity" Photo Shoot, Fort Knox, KY
Dec 2008Jun 2009

Production Assistant

The Steve Wilkos Show (NBC Universal), Chicago, IL
  • •Pitch story ideas and book guests for show
  • •Coordinate guest’s travel, accommodations, schedule, and appointments
  • •Identify & solve production/guest concerns
  • •Generate and maintain show files for each guest per show
  • •Shoot guest’s vignettes for show
  • • Supervise show interns
May 2009Dec 2009

Production Assistant

Batavia Access Television, Batavia, IL
  • Assist with pre-production, taping, and post-production of government meetings and community activities (church services, high school athletics, etc)
  • Input programming schedule.
  • Maintain Community Announcements pages.
  • Maintain tape library database
  • Assist Station Manager and Program Director with video productions and day-to-day operations of BATV including office duties and equipment inventory.

Education

Sep 2008May 2009

Technical Diploma

Illinois Center for Broadcasting (Illinois Media School)
  • Graduated 1st out 25 with 3.89 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Recognized as Outstanding Broadcast Intern
  • Recognized with Highest Studio/Intern Hours Award (then record 1100+ hours)