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Summary

Owner of Moon Maker Designs and Master Model Maker with over 17 years of experience in four different industries; Special Effects, Aerospace, Prototypes, Trade show Exhibits, and Jewelry Design.

  •  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

2016 Present

Owner

Moon Maker Designs

I'm using my tools and talents to create some of the best custom jewelry the world has ever seen.

20152016

Project manager 

Freeman XP

This job involved 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 20122014

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 2009May 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 2008Dec 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 1998Mar 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

Sep 1996Jun 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 1991Jun 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

Special Effects Models and Jewelry

Aerospace Models

Trade show exhibits

These are a few of exhibits that I managed the execution of.

Custom Jewelry

More of my Jewelry