An experienced visual storyteller with the creative vision and technical skills to produce visually compelling pieces. Proven track record of creating exceptional, on-brand visual designs and videos that grow brand awareness and attract new customers.  Awarded “Marketing Campaign of the Year” in 2012 for producing 30 second spot that grew viewership in target market.  A strong work ethic and scrupulous attention to detail combined with excellent communication and time management skills make me an asset to creative teams.

Work History
Work History
Aug 2015 - Present
Co-Owner
Git'er Done Girls

Git'er Done Girls was started to help older folks tackle their to-do list.  We offer technical and computer help, organization, clearing out, digital media and device education and whatever else our clients need from us.  In my role as co-owner, I work with my partner to develop marketing strategies, promotional materials, grow our client base and track our finances.

Sep 2015 - Present
Owner/ Photographer
Brand west media

I offer professional photography, video and design services to the business and people of the West.   My projects have included logo design, photo editing, brand development and photography.  Currently, I'm editing video for a non-profit medical group operating in Cambodia.  The end product will be a 5 minute video introducing viewers to the company, their work and the people they serve.

Sep 2012 - Oct 2014
Bartender
Beartree Tavern, Centennial, WY 82055

My duties as a bartender included the basics of taking orders, making drinks and serving food however this job required excellent customer service and communication skills as well as the ability to think on my feet, juggle multiple tasks and requests and problem solve on the fly all while making sure everyone felt welcome and had a good experience.

Apr 2010 - Sep 2012
Promotions Producer
KRCR News Channel 7

As the Promotions Producer for KRCR News Channel 7, I was responsible for every aspect of our visual branding.  I was in charge of producing, designing and executing on brand videos, graphics and promotional pieces for broadcast, online and print.  My responsibilities included:

  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Photography and Photo Editing
  • Sound Recording and Editing
  • Facilitating communication between newsroom personalities and outside clients
  • Meeting tight deadlines
  • Producing excellent work quickly
  • Bringing consistency to all promotional materials across multiple platforms
  • Working on multiple projects at once
  • Scrupulous attention to detail

During my tenure as the Promotions Producer, we grew our viewership by approximately 10% and won Marketing Campaign of the Year 2012 for a spot I produced.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
Co-Owner & Marketing Manager
Cutting Edge Colt Starting

At Cutting Edge Colts I was in charge of branding the business cross multiple platforms as well as growing our client base.  In addition to creating a social media presence for Cutting Edge Colts by building a Youtube Channel and a Facebook page,  I was responsible for:

  • Graphic design of online and printed materials
  • Logo Design
  • Video  production
  • Video editing
  • Email campaign and design
  • Updating and maintaining social media sites
  • Creating content to publish both online and in print 

During my time with this business, Cutting Edge Colts doubled in size and added clients from all over northern California and southern Oregon.  

Sep 2009 - Apr 2010
Video Editor
KRCR News Channel 7

In my role as Digital Video Editor for the evening news broadcasts at KRCR News Channel 7, I was responsible for gathering and editing all the images and sound that would accompany the evening news broadcasts.  My responsibilities included:

  • Taking video clips from different feeds
  • Ingesting video from tapes
  • Importing and editing still images
  • Importing and editing sound clips
  • Converting video files to specified formats
  • Exporting finished files to both digital and analog formats
  • Meeting nightly deadlines and working under pressure
  • Communicating clearly with producers and newsroom staff
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving on the fly
Education
Education
Aug 2009 - Apr 2012
Web and Graphic Design
Shasta College - Redding, CA

Took continuing education classes in:

  • Graphic design using Photoshop, In Design, and Illustrator 
  • HTML/CSS
  • Web Design using Dreamweaver
Oct 2007 - Oct 2008
Visual Journalism
Brooks Institute of Photography - Ventura, CA

Completed one and a half years of the visual journalism program.  Courses included:  

  • Digital photography & videography
  • Video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Sound design
  • Multimedia production
Sep 1992 - Dec 1997
Bachelor of Arts Humanities
Fort Lewis College - Durango, CO
  • BA Humanities:  Philosophy, English and Spanish
  • Graduated with honors 
  • Magna Cum Laude

Profile

I am a visual story-teller.  I have the creative ability and technical skills to create high quality, compelling visual pieces that drive a response from viewers and produce results for my employers.  High standards, an eye for detail, a strong work ethic and excellent communications skills make me an asset to creative teams.

Skills
Skills
Video Editing

Highly experienced in all aspects of video editing from ingesting raw footage to creating a rough cut to producing a final edit and exporting to the appropriate format. Fluent in Mac, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Audition, After Effects and Photoshop.

Photography
I am highly skilled at all aspects of shooting still images from lighting and shooting to editing and managing digital assets.
Graphic Design
Experienced with creation of graphics, motion graphics and designs using After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign. Strong understanding of composition, color and layout.
Media and Design Software

Adobe Creative Suite - Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Audition

Final Cut Pro 

Camtasia

Office Productivity Software

PC and Mac versatile Microsoft Office Suite,              Apple iWork Suite and  Apache Open Office

Spanish
Highly conversant in Spanish

Awards

  • Marketing Campaign of the Year 2012 -California Broadcasting for Tornado Proof of Performance Spot
  • First Place News Photo - NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest 2008 for this image.
  • Best Paper College Wide - Fort Lewis College 1998



References
References
Cara Doyle Wright - News Producer KMBC TV

She was the News Director at KRCR News Channel 7 and my manager.

cdoyle@hearst.com

913-375-5541

Kerry Loring - Executive Producer at KGO-TV

She was the News Director at KRCR News Channel 7 and my manager.

kerry.loring@abc.com

 (415) 954-7547

Lisa Drafall - Account Exec at KLGR Radio

She was the Marketing Manager at KRCR News Channel 7 and my manager.

lisadrafall@gmail.com

530 917 6434