I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Whether I am golfing, playing music, snowboarding, or skydiving it is always the company that I am with that makes the experience great.
I am a communications specialist with a strong project management and production background. I have spent the past 15 years developing my customer relations skills and the past decade refining my production and project management abilities. I am a strong leader and believe that a significant part of that is my willingness to listen to my team and genuinely consider their ideas and opinions. In addition, I am comfortable making difficult decisions and will investigate which options will best serve the organization. I am well organized and have a knack for being resourceful and creative in order to ensure that the job gets done on time and to the highest standards.
Aug 2004 - Present
Director of Operations
Audio visuals is a unique field that requires both strong customer relations skills and a high technical aptitude. Being able to understand a clients vision and turn it into a reality within a hotel environment and with limited budgets requires strong communication skills, exceptional competence for creative problem solving, resourcefulness, and an ability to work side by side with people of all backgrounds. My past clients include everyone from CEO's of Fortune 100 companies to administrative assistants at small independent firms, from brain surgeons to auto mechanics, and from technological leaders to pharmaceutical companies. I am extremely successful at delivering a high production value while in a hospitality environment because I have the ability to quickly decipher a persons wants, needs, and motivations and adapt accordingly. As a director, I understand the importance of being flexible with my communication style and operational schedule on a daily basis. Below are a few of the responsibilities and accomplishments from my time in the audio visual industry.
~ Lead a team of sales people, creative designers, and technicians.
~ Successfully oversaw hundreds of projects and productions from inception through completion.
~ Simultaneously managed multiple projects while ensuring the integrity of each event.
~ Directed day to day operations for a $2 million a year business.
~ Developed and maintained relationships with clientele
~ Maintained the highest profitability level out of over 350 locations for 3 consecutive years.
2000 - 2007
Producer / Director / Camera Operator / Editor
Freelance Video Production
Freelance production work goes far beyond just understanding the technical side of the field. In order to succeed in this field it was imperative that I be a strong organizer, have excellent attention to detail, and be able to react quickly with creative solutions. I worked both in studio and on location doing a large variety of productions. Below are a few examples of the productions that I have been a part of:
~ San Diego Gulls - Producer / Camera Operator / Editor / Graphics Operator
~ San Diego Sockers - Producer / Editor
~ L.A. Lakers - Camera Operator / Graphics Operator
~ Freestyle Motocross - Camera Operator / Editor
~ KUSI News - Camera Operator / Floor Director / Master Controller
~ Holiday Inn Commercial - Camera Operator
~ Harley Davidson Commercial - Camera Operator
~ Walk for Recovery Promotional Video - Camera Operator / Editor
~ Numerous Wedding Videos - Director / Camera Operator / Editor
~ Numerous Original Productions - Producer / Director / Camera Operator / Editor
1994 - 2000
Card Dealer / Waiter / Bartender / Front Desk Agent
Developing a strong understanding of how to treat clientele, how to meet their needs while maintaining the integrity of your organization, and how to deal with an upset client are all key skills in any work environment. There is no better arena to learn these skills than in the customer service industry. During this time I worked in the following roles:
~ Caesars Tahoe - Card Dealer - Black Jack / Pai Gow Poker / Baccarat / Caribbean Stud / Let It Ride
~ Olive Garden - Bartender
~ Inn By The Lake - Front Desk Agent
~ Forest Inn Suites - Front Desk Agent
~ Timber Cove Lodge - Waiter / Bartender
~ Zephyr Cove Paddle Wheel Boat - Waiter
Feb 2010 - Feb 2011
Master of Arts
During this program I strengthened my communications abilities through researching and analyzing communication techniques, technologies, and strategies. These studies include an in-depth look at:
~ Marketing and Advertising Campaign Development
~ Marketing and Advertising Campaign Budgeting
~ International Communications
~ Crisis Management
~ Public Relations
~ Creative Management
~ Communications law
Aug 2001 - Jun 2003
Bachelor of Arts
During my time at UCSD I focused my studies on understanding communications theory and developing my competency as a leader. This is also where I received my first formal training in the video production field.
Jan 1997 - Jun 1999
Associate of Arts
Lake Tahoe Community College
My time at LTCC was spent understanding what makes people tick. Starting with the study of society in a series of humanities classes and then moving on to psychology and sociology gave me a great basis for my future education in the communications field.