AWARDS

AWARDS

 The Emmy • International Film and Video Festival, Gold Camera •

The Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence

The Telly • ITVA International Golden Reel & Silver Reel • CINE, Gold Eagle • The Owl

The United Way • New York Film and Video Festival Gold Medal

Alaska Press Club, Sporstcaster of the Year

Summary

                                                                          EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

                                                                      WRITER PRODUCER DIRECTOR

·      Acclaimed Screenplay/Script Writer, Producer, Director and Creative Consultant, uniquely equipped to lead multi-disciplinary teams of creative and technical professionals to develop and transform concepts into compelling, dynamic video, television, radio, new media, and print projects.

·      Seasoned and highly accomplished Communications Director, passionate in advancing the cause of altruistic human rights and environmental organizations through communications strategies that maximize effectiveness and reach of message, provoke thought, and stimulate response / call to action.

·      Experienced and well connected Project Manager, leveraging substantial network of talented professionals as well as exceptional knowledge and hands-on expertise in editing, camera operation, graphics, and set / prop design to save clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in production costs.

  Creative Consulting • Client Needs Assessment • Communications Strategy Educational / Interactive Training Videos • Commercials • Public Service Announcements  Marketing / Promotional Videos • Electronic Press Kits • Video News Releases Broadcast Media Training • Mentoring • Internal / External Communications

Work History

Work History

Anchor, Reporter, Producer, Actor, Talent

Broadcast Televison & Radio

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Writer / Producer / Camera • MOB Productions, Charlotte, North Carolina

Training Coordinator / Instructor • Carolina School of Broadcasting, Charlotte, North Carolina

Creative Director / Production Manager • KYBY-TV, Anchorage, Alaska

Host / Producer • KSKA-FM, Anchorage, Alaska

Sports Anchor / Reporter/ Play x Play • KIMO-TV, Anchorage, Alaska

Sports Commentator / Anchor • KENI-AM / Mind’s I Productions, Anchorage, Alaska

Sports Director / Anchor • KTUU-TV, Anchorage Alaska

Disc Jockey •  KKLV-FM,  KGOT-FM, KHAR-AM

· Created, produced, directed, and edited commercials, public service announcements, promotional campaigns, weekly television programs, and specials. Managed technical, freelance, and contract staff.

· Designed and delivered curricula focused on teleprompter training, electronic news gathering, linear editing, live studio, and electronic field production.

·  Anchored, produced, shot, and edited award-winning sportscasts and programs.

Apr 2008 - Present

President & Communications Director

Human Dimensions TV , LLC
  • Creative Consultant, (Writer, Producer, Director) to government agencies, non-profit agencies and international non-governmental organizations in need of advancing their missions to advance human rights and / or the environment. through creative factual and fictional story telling.
  • Leverage strong creative abilities in directing, acting, storytelling, crafting messages, and social marketing to develop an effective, multifaceted communications strategies that fits within client’s budget.
  • Expertly manage all aspects of video production, post production, and distribution.
  • Directed, coached, cajoled and choreographed  45 professional actors in 70 dramatizations, and 114  scenes for an educational DVD series.
  • Led a team of 12 creative and technical professionals for 6 days of intensive 3 camera studio taping.
  • Conducted casting sessions.
  • Client list includes: The Teaching Company, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Transportation Security Administration, Partnership for Palliative Care, EarthRights  International, the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, The Teaching Company.

 Career Note: As an independent contractor through MOB Productions, Washington, D.C. (2001-Present), wrote, produced, directed  short-form videos to educate, promote, or recruit volunteers for various organizations / causes. Client list has included Habitat for Humanity, Chicago Marathon, Suquamish Tribe, SUBWAY, and the Irish band Flook, and wrote the feature film screenplays - "Heart" and "Into the Light."

Apr 2007 - Jul 2008

Freelance Producer Director Writer

Maslow Media Group
  • Designed and developed a template for an interactive training simulator program.
  •  Wrote, directed, and produced Judgment Pistol Simulator – 45 interactive, reality-based scenarios used at Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers by the Department of Homeland Security for training in U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Created realistic scenarios by selecting sites and auditioning / supervising actors, weapons experts, and stunt coordinators as well as on-location technical and creative professionals.
  • Provided sufficient preparation, leadership, and supervision of a crew of 25-30 to ensure that filming in the 110-degree desert Southwest was managed quickly, safely, and efficiently.
  • Shepherded project through post production stage and into computer programming.
Sep 1988 - Jan 2007

Executive Producer

AARP

Executive Producer / Television Project Manager / Senior Writer/Producer

  • Broadcast  lead on numerous multimillion-dollar initiatives / campaigns in the areas of public policy, health, and finance by  writing and producing documentaries and biographies; educational, training, marketing, and promotional videos; commercials and public service announcements; video news releases and electronic press kits; and satellite and live shows for television broadcast and/or Internet streaming.
  • Guided teams of AARP media professionals all across America in developing publicity “tool kits” and delivering a unified message while saturating national and local TV markets with AARP press releases, op-eds, and video news releases.
  • Polished and refined the professional public image of AARP and it’s representatives with on camera media and teleprompter training to AARP’s CEO, President, Board of Directors and  any company representative who appeared before the media.
  • Hired, supervised, and effectively coordinated teams of writers, media reps, publishers, editors, videographers, composers, animators, artists, set designers, and actors while directing field and studio productions. 
  • Developed and successfully met simultaneous project time lines and budgets. Saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in production costs by applying technical skills in editing, camera operation, graphics, and set and prop design.

Education

Education
1973 - 1975

BA

George Mason University

Skills

Skills

Television Production

  SPECIALIZED / TECHNICAL SKILLS   Non Linear Editing (Final Cut Pro, AVID Media Composer, AVID NewsCutter, Adobe Premiere) Software (Screenwriter, TPEX logging system, Motion, Anime Studio 6, Pixelmator, DVD Authoring) Audio (Soundtrack Pro, Audacity) • Acting, Voice Overs (Scene Study, Character Development, Improvisation) Cameras (SONY PDW 530 XDCam, SONY HVR-Z1U, SONY DSR-PD150, Panasonic P200, Ikegami HLV 55) Storyboards  Puppetry  Mask making  Props