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Summary

    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.  

Work experience

Sep 2015Present

Owner/ Photographer         

Brand West Photography

I offer professional photography, video and design services to businesses and people of the West.   My services include photography, video production and editing, logo design and social media marketing. Currently editing footage for a non-profit medical group operating in Cambodia.  The end product will be a five minute video introducing viewers to the company, their work and the people they serve.

Sep 2012Oct 2014

Bartender

Beartree Tavern, Centennial, WY 

My duties as a bartender included the basics of taking orders, making drinks and serving food while providing excellent customer service.  I hate to say it, but I was quite good at this job as I have excellent communication skillls as well as the ability to think on my feet, juggle multiple tasks and problem solve on the fly all while making sure everyone felt welcome and had a good experience.

Apr 2010Sep 2012

Promotions Producer

KRCR News Channel 7, Redding, CA

As the Promotions Producer for KRCR News Channel 7, I was responsible for every aspect of our visual branding.  My job was to design, produce and execute on brand videos, graphics and promotional pieces for broadcast, online and print.  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 2009Jan 2011

Co-Owner & Marketing Manager

Cutting Edge Colts 

At Cutting Edge Colts I was in charge of branding the business across 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 2009Apr 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 accompanied 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

Skills

Video Production and Editing

Highly experienced in all aspects of video production from pre production to post including script writing, shooting, lighting and sound as well as color correction, motion graphics, text and music to create the final product and export to the appropriate format. 

Photography

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, 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

Education

Aug 2009Apr 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 2007Oct 2008

Visual Journalism

Brooks Institute of Photography - Ventura, CA

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

  • Digital photography and videography
  • Video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Sound design
  • Multimedia production
Sep 1992Dec 1997

Bachelor of Arts Humanities

Fort Lewis College - Durango, CO
  • BA Humanities:  Philosophy, English and Spanish
  • Graduated with honors 
  • Magna Cum Laude

 

References

Cara Doyle Wright - News Producer KMBC TV

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

[email protected]  913-375-5541

Kerry Loring - Executive Producer at KGO-TV

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

[email protected]  (415) 954-7547

Lisa Drafall - Account Exec at KLGR Radio

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

[email protected] 530 917 6434