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Summary

I recently returned to Spokane from Portland and am hoping to join a passionate team that I can be proud of. I have worked in a number of challenging and dynamic fields as a freelancer, and am now looking for the right workplace to put down roots. I consider myself to be well-rounded, as an analytical, creative, and friendly human being. I enjoy problem solving, improvisation, and team-building.

Passions

Food Justice, Nutrition, Mental Health Advocacy, Radio Broadcasting, Video Production, Improv Comedy, Song-Writing, and Permaculture.

Work experience

Sep 2018Present

Bartender/Server

The Grain Shed

● Selling bread and beer made with local grains

● Close and clean business at end of day 

● Booking and Hosting live music events 

April 2018Present

Creative Director/Educator/Entertainer

Power 2 the Poetry

● Public Speaking and Poetry Performance for crowds of 600+ people. Recent TEDx Talk

● Producing animations, merchandise, and posters 

● Teaching workshops and classes for all ages

Jan 2012Present

Owner

Stress Free Digital- www.stressfreedigital.com

● Designs and illustrations for business cards, social media, and print.

● Squarespace website production

● Video Content, Animation, and Interactive Art Installations

Apr 2018Sep 2018

Multimedia Specialist

Kauffman and Associates, Inc

● Audio/Video editing of webinars and meetings 

● Managing and maintaining library of digital assets 

● Designing animations for public health videos

● Facilitating and Hosting online meetings and webinars

June 2014Sep 2018

Union Contractor - Craft Services, Special Effects Tech

IATSE Local 488 - Spokane and Portland

Running fog machines and fire effects 

Managing relationships between multiple departments 

● Shopping for food for 150+ people (with various dietary restrictions)

● Maintaining a positive attitude and friendly disposition, regardless of long hours or tough weather conditions

● Managing several assistants in serving up to 300 people a day in multiple locations

● Holding top-secret knowledge of celebrity comfort foods

October 2014March 2015

Fascilities Assistant

Laika Studios

● Shopping for and stocking 3 kitchens for 400+ employees

● Designing and building party tables of meat, cheese, and fruit trays

Jan 2011Jun 2012

Designer/Developer

Seven2 Interactive

● 3D Modeling and Animation for Unity Games

● Flash Animation and Interactive Programming with ActionScript 

● Project Management for online advertising campaigns

Mar 2010May 2011

MARS Lab Consultant

Eastern Washington University

● Assisted customers in use of multimedia software, cameras, and microphones

● Large format and custom printing

● Creation of promotional materials and campaigns

Education

Sep 2008Jun 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

Eastern Washington University

Graduated Cum Laude

Dean's List

Minor in Visual Communication Design

Sep 2006Jun 2008

Associates Degree

Wenatchee Valley College

Completed during attendance at Cashmere High School

Member of National Honor Society

Jan 2017April 2017

Health Coaching Certificate

Dr. Sears Wellness Institute

Certified health coach for families and pregnant women

Skills

Agile Developement

Evangelist of agile/scrum principles and methodology. Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment. Addressed problems through risk management and contingency planning.

Leadership

Trained in nonviolent communication and community building. Confident and calm with challenging situations and personality types. Inclusive and compassionate understanding of trauma and stress. Studied coaching, public speaking, and mentorship.

Team Management

Managed teams of artists for multiple performances and interactive art installations. Worked with XChurch and Laboratory Spokane on VR and AR projects. Protected development team from outside distractions, impediments, or team conflicts, and maintain focus on product backlog project timeline. Managed project scope to ensure delivery was compliant with scope commitment.

Digital Graphics
Technically, I've been an illustrator since I was 3 years old, but I started receiving training in 2006 at Wenatchee Valley College. I've grown over the years and am now adept at character design and storytelling through art.   Skilled with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash, as well as traditional mediums such as pen & ink, and watercolor painting.