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Versatile skill set that is well-developed through a variety of professional experience that is adaptable.  Holds work to a high standard, utilizing skills of organization, and self and time management for successful completion of projects and tasks. Takes initiative to expand knowledge and apply it to relevant work.

Highly detailed-oriented with a strong work ethic, technical proficiency and appreciation for creativity liberty.   Works comfortably in teams, cross-collaboration and under time limits.  Kind, diligent and reliable with a sensible, yet open approach to projects, tasks and objectives.  

Work Experience

Oct 2017Present

English Teacher

EF English FIrst
  • Planning and delivering lessons to students through the online learning platform
  • Using electronic media and EF-developed courseware to teach English efficiently and effectively
  • Evaluating student progress and providing on-going guidance for improvement
Feb 2016May 2017

Substitute Teacher

Kelly Educational Staffing
  • Implement existing lesson plans in a manner that ensures the integrity of academic time and motivates students to learn and participate
  • Instruct students regarding a variety of classroom topics and courses of instruction
  • Follow lesson plans as required by school and Kelly Services policy
  • Develop lesson plans when necessary, or for long-term assignments
  • Assign reasonable tasks and homework to students in accordance with the lesson plans
  • Address the various learning styles of students 
  • Model correct use of spoken and written English language
  • Demonstrate professional practices in teaching
  • Be flexible to adjust to the needs of the assigned school
  • Classroom management
Jan 20150ct 2015

Digital Marketing Photography Intern

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
  • To provide quality nature, wildlife and event photography for print and digital use
  • Complete photo assignments that reflect the Lowry Park Zoo brand
  • Work together with the Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator and Special Events Manager
  • Assist the Wildlife Photographer as needed with photo projects
Sep 2014Dec 2014

Video Editing and Recording Intern

The Dali Museum
  • Edit video recordings for the Dali Museum YouTube Channel
  • Assist the Social Media Manager with video uploads
  • Assist museum curators and staff members through various technical avenues
  • Collaborate with the Event Service Manager and the Events Team  for special event video concepts
  • Develop and execute creative plans for video projects
  • Maintain the museum's digital archive
Jan 2014Present

Photographer, Photo Editor, and Videographer

Freelance
  • Develop photography projects to visually articulate a client's vision
  • Edit/ Retouch photos for web, digital, and print
  • Organize and conduct photo sessions
  • Work with outside parties for the successful completion of photography projects and tasks
May 2010Present

AV Technical Lead, Creative Media Specialist, and Team Leader

Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church 
  • Supervise and direct media, sound and video teams during live worship service and events
  • Develop digital media to be use for the church and ministry mission
  • Edit digital and printed material to be used for the church and ministry mission
  • Facilitate the worship service through technology
  • Working in multiple facets to see to the needs of musicians, choirs and speakers (preachers/ hosts)
  • Organize schedules and budgets related to the Media and Technology Ministry
  • Work in conjunction with the Church Clerk and Church Administrator regarding the church calendar, special events and church business
  • Take initiative to stay studied on new advances in sound technology and media software
  • Train a team of volunteers to productively work live worship services and church events: (1) Media Team is trained to run Pro Presenter to assist in visual presentations; (2) Sound Team is trained to operate  an analog, 32 channel mixer; and, (3) Video Team is trained to utilize remote cameras with a video switcher during live recordings

Vacation Bible School Art Director

Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church
  • Create lesson plans for the daily teaching focus
  • Develop arts and crafts related to themes for vacation bible school (VBS)
  • Supervise the various classes that circulate through VBS Arts and Crafts

Education

May 2016Present

Digital Media/ Multimedia: Production  CCC

Hillsborough Community College
Aug 2011Aug 2014

Classics- Latin/ Greek B.A.

University of South Florida

Skills

Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Photoshop CC
Pro-Presenter
Premiere Pro CC

References

Mario Bermeo

Online Operations Manager, PD Kids and Teens, E1 China at EF English First

Mrs. Alison Crews

AT&T Senior Technical Director

Ms. Pam Whiteaker

Co-Director of Visitor Experience at The Dali Museum