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Summary

A very talented and multi-faceted program director with hands on experience in both the river and ocean cruise industry. Blends decades of onstage performance with an energetic and warm personality offstage. Comfortable performing, presenting others, giving presentations, and guiding guests through any environment.

Work Experience

20142017

Cruise Manager/Program Director

Various Cruise lines
  • Giving various in-depth presentations on subjects such as history, culture, cuisine
  • giving daily briefings about upcoming ports of calls
  • Giving commentary about local destinations (Wachau Valley, Moselle, Rhein, Main, Danube Rivers, etc.
20042006

Private Voice/Guitar teacher

Harmony  School of Creative Arts
  • giving private lessons to adults and children on proper vocal technique
  • giving private lessons to adults and children in musical theory
  • giving private lessons to adults and children in guitar techniques
20162017

Cruise Manager

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Responsible for ensuring guests receive the cruise outlined to them in their cruise books
  • Presented daily lectures to guests on various topics
  • In charge of transfers of guests and luggage to ship and airport
  • Oversaw and accompanied all shore excursions/events
  • Coordinated with all vendors, guides, and bus drivers
  • Wrote cruise reports and accident/illness reports
  • Provided daily program
  • Managed and delivered vouchers to all vendors
  • Organized and presented onboard entertainment, lectures, presentations, and commentaries
  • Made all onboard announcements and bridge commentaries
  • Managed all deviations of program including ship swaps and tour changes
Jan 2008Present

Headliner

Self-employed Singer/Guitarist/Entertainer/Teacher

Entertained guests by singing and playing guitar as a headline act with many of the world's most famous cruise lines: Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Crystal Cruises, SilverSea, The Yachts of Seabourn, Carnival Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruises, Saga Cruises, and Azamara Cruises.

Oct 2013Aug 2015

Program Director (Cruise Director)

Viking River Cruises
  • Responsible for ensuring guests receive the cruise outlined to them in their cruise books
  • In charge of transfers of guests and luggage to ship and airport
  • Oversaw and accompanied all shore excursions/events
  • Coordinated with all vendors, guides, and bus drivers
  • Wrote cruise reports and accident/illness reports
  • Provided daily program
  • Managed and delivered vouchers to all vendors
  • Organized and presented onboard entertainment, lectures, presentations, and commentaries
  • Made all onboard announcements and bridge commentaries
  • Managed all deviations of program including ship swaps and tour changes
Mar 2006Nov 2007

Assistant Cruise Director

The Yachts of Seabourn
  • Wrote and edited daily program
  • Coordinated and communicated program related issues with other departments
  • Set up daily programs in cooperation with the Hotel Manager
  • Organized and conducted social activities and events with guests
  • Entertained, hosted parties and dinners
  • Coordinated tender operations
  • Co-wrote, produced and performed in three weekly shows
  • Administered, scheduled, and coordinated with guest entertainers and lecturers
May 1991Jan 2006

Free Lance Singer/Entertainer

Dick Foster Productions, Fiesta Texas, Sea World of Texas, Peter Grey Terhune Presents

Performed as lead singer in various production shows on land and sea.

Education

19911995

Bachelor's Degree in Music Studies

University of Texas at San Antonio

Vocal performance major

Interests

music, travel, guitar, opera, photography, foreign culture, sports, health and fitness