Summary

Project manager/Master Model Maker with over 17 years of experience in four different industries; Special Effects, Aerospace, Prototypes and Trade show Exhibits

  •  Experience building whatever the client has envisioned using whatever material necessary
  •  Ability to make anything appear aesthetically appealing
  •  Good communicator who can work with designers to bring their ideas to visually stunning  conclusions

Mantra: Nothing is impossible once you set your mind to it with enthusiasm and persistence. I live by this in my everyday life as well as bringing it to the work environment.

Work History

Work History
2015 - Present

Freeman XP

Project Manager

This job involves a lot of coordination, communication between design, production, other Freeman Branches, and outside vendors, purchasing material, troubleshooting issues, ensuring production is on task, and keeping track of all the details that make a project successful.

Jun 2012 - 2014

Contract - Model Maker

MNFX
  • Master Model Maker for the special effects industry
  • Lead technician, on-set 
  • Prop Master for the Art Department
  • Set Rigger
Jan 2009 - May 2012

Model Maker

Prototype Solutions Group
  • Lead Model Maker for product, medical and military prototypes
  • Final inspector of finished prototypes
  • Head project photographer and photo manager
Apr 2008 - Dec 2009

Model Maker

Cirrus Aircraft
  • Model Maker for Advanced Development Group  
  • Lead for Marketing and Non-Flying Prototype Projects
  • Lead for all rapid prototyping projects
  • Lead OSHA safety liaison
  • Head project photographer and photo manager
May 1998 - Mar 2008

Model Maker

MNFX
  •  Master Model Maker for the special effects industry
  •  Lead Advertising Industry sales contact 
  •  Lead Project estimator
  •  Lead on-set technician
  •  Head project photographer and photo manager

Education

Education
Sep 1996 - Jun 1998

BS Model Design

Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University is one of the only 4 year liberal arts colleges in the nation that offers a degree in Model Design. You can select from many areas of emphasis (special effects, architecture, trade show exhibit design, just to name a few) I chose Special Effects. Since I already had a Liberal Arts degree from Gustavus, I was able to go through the 4 year program in just over 2 years, and finished with a 4.0 GPA. It's easy to excel at something that you are passionate about.

Sep 1991 - Jun 1995

BA

Gustavus Adolphus College

When I started at Gustavus, a degree in Environmental Studies was not offered. With the help of our career counselors, two of my friends and I came up with a three tiered approach. You choose three different areas of emphasis (I chose Geography, Geology and English) then you essentially complete a minor in each of these fields to build a Major. That was how the Environmental Studies degree at Gustavus was born. 

Portfolio

Aerospace Models

Trade show exhibits