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I'm a well rounded media producer. I look forward to work in the morning, knowing that everyday will bring new challenges and learning opportunities. 

Work History

January 2016Present

Creative Services Producer


I currently produce promotional and commercial material for WQAD. To achieve my assigned duties, I utilize the Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.

May 2012January 2016



My daily duties included recording and editing video with audio for nightly newscasts. I Produce graphics when necessary, especially for video or subjective subject matter.  Working with a reporter, I was responsible for accumulating and selecting images which enhance and aid storytelling.

Jun 2012Present

Board Member

Heritage Documentaries

Heritage Documentaries is a non-profit organization devoted to creating multimedia which showcases subjects of local history. I am currently working on our 3rd documentary production "Pike: The Forgotten Explorer." My duties include: shooting video, recording audio, editing and mastering sound.

Dec 2010May 2012

Web Producer


My primary responsibilities included producing up‐ to‐ date content for WQAD's 14 community websites. My average was 2.6 stories per site per day. I also managed a series of bloggers who help provide additional content, such as video or photos. My secondary responsibilities include providing content for the main site, training my fellow employees to use the CMS, troubleshooting issues, and page building.

Oct 2010Dec 2010

Production Assistant/editor


I had a variety of responsibilities including: operating the studio cameras, posting web content, editing video for both web and broadcast, working with the studio lights, occasionally shoot sporting events, and recording audio.

Oct 20092010

Technician and Designer

The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL

My responsibilities were the care and maintenance of all the lighting, projection and camera equipment at the venue. Upon the request of the musicians, I would create different set ups, which would include rearranging equipment, changing gels, preprogramming the smart lights, assembling an LED wall or dance stage, and setting up camera's and projectors both for recording and presenting performances.

Oct 2006May 2008

Laboratory Assistant

Madigan Labs, University of Illinois

Worked as a Video photographer in documenting experiments. I would record video of subjects, then run it through specialized software for analysis and turn it into workable data to be scrutinized by doctoral candidates.



B.S. in Film Studies

University of Illinois

This program focused on a theoretical approach to Cinema. To supplement my education, I took several film production courses , which included shooting, editing and graphics. To strengthen my writing I also enrolled in many English and Comparative World Literature Courses.



Canon DSLRs, Sony PXW-X320, Sony PMWEX3, Zoom H4N, Parrot AR Drone


Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator


Farming and canning on my 10 acre mixed landscape, Amateur electrician, lighting design, beer brewing, sewing, running, volleyball, and pickle ball.


Erik Shaffer

Creative Service Producer - WQAD


Jordan Martinez

Graphics Designer - WQAD