Summary

While a student at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt.-Sac) in Walnut, California, I joined the forensics team and began my long involvement with public speaking.  I competed in Debate, Impromptu Speaking  Speech to Entertain, and attended the Phi Rho Pi National Speech Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska.  After moving to San Diego, I enrolled at Gorssmont College and continued my involvement with public discourse.  Later I transferred to San Diego State University, joined their forensics program and was choosen to represent the University at the National Forensics Association Tournament in Eastern Michigan. 

After earning my BA in Speech Communication I began working as a stand-up comic and founded a talent agency called Limelight Entertainment.  Currently, I am a professional humorous speaker with a focus on healthcare.  I have always enjoyed learning and recently earned a Masters of Arts in Strategic Communication from National University.  I have taken courses in Public Relations, Marketing and Persuasion, to name a few.  The program familiarized me with various communication platforms including traditional, electronic and social media.  I have also learned to effectively analyze formulate and present integrated marketing campaigns. Years of practice and fresh theory have given me a unique insight I now wish to share.  My current goal is to teach communication courses and impart my skills and experience to college students. Ultimately, I am seeking a full-time position teaching communication courses and coaching forensics in the Southern California area.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2000 - Present

Talent Agency

Limelight Entertainment

Limelight Entertainment provides comedians and humorous speakers for comedy clubs and corporate events. My responsibilities include soliciting locations for shows and securing performers.  I work directly with professional comedians and their agents.  I also handle the advertising and publicity as well as securing the stage set, lighting and PA system. 

Jan 2004 - Present

Speaking Business

Doc Humor Inc.

Doc humor is a speaking business that focuses on the medical profession.  As the sole proprietor, I deliver humorous presentations to health professionals and their families  I espouse the benefits of laughter, which have been proven to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and generate a sense of happiness and positive emotions.  My presentations are based on real-life stories with valuable lessons, to which we can all relate.

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

Master of Arts

National Unversity

The hands-on curriculum provided me with the knowledge to coalesce theory with practice in the real world.  Courses such as Integrated Marketing Communication, and Campaign and Program Management, provide the skills necessary to succeed in this quickly evolving field.  Understanding marketing models such as SOSTAC, and campaign measurement tools like SWOT, have given me the knowledge to create, evaluate and present successful strategic communication efforts.   

Sep 1995 - May 1998

Bachelor of Arts

San Diego State University

As an undergraduate at San Diego State University I took many theory-based courses in communication.  I studied everything from Rhetorical Theory to Communication Analysis and finished with a solid foundation on which to build.  As a member of the Forensics team I competed in intercollegiate speech competition and was choosen to represent the University at the Nationl Forenics Association Speech Tournament in Estern Michigan.

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