Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Owner/Operator

Tpod Audioworks

I perform, compose and record/produce music for a variety of sources including commercials, film, and individual audio/video projects

2005 - Present

Owner/Operator

Absolute PC

I build/repair PC's in my spare time under the name Absolute PC.

2005 - Present

Owner/Operator

www.mountaineerexpress.com

I have designed and built a classifieds website which is currently for sale.

Dec 2009 - Present

Head Technician

Woodward Video

I am currently the head technician at Woodward Video, a company that owns and operates hundreds of video lottery machines on dozens of virtual private networks.  My responsibilities include maintaining, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing of lottery machines, networks and network components. I work with fiber optic connections, as well as different wireless products.  I am certified with IGT, a major lottery machine and parts provider, and am licensed with the WV Lottery.  I personally upkeep over 30 networks and over 150 machines spanning a travel distance of over 200 miles.  I frequently meet with state officials to resolve issues pertaining to lottery malfunctions, etc..  I am also responsible for the training of new technicians.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2008

General Manager

Allburghers Appalachian Pub
2000 - 2007

Bassist/Live sound engineer

Davisson Bros. Band

I was the bassist/live sound engineer for the popular local country/rock band Davisson Bros. Band for a number of years, on and off from 2000 - 2007.  Lots of fun!

Mar 2003 - Jan 2004

Internet Technician

Client Logic

I was an internet tech support specialist at Client Logic working for Bellsouth dial up/dsl.  I answered tech support calls in a busy call center environment. I received training for all Windows/Mac operating systems pertaining to internet/network connectivity issues.

Education

Education
Feb 1993 - Jun 1993

Audio Engineering

National Recording Workshop
1990

Diploma

Doddridge County High School

Skills

Skills

Lottery/Gambling Technician

I am currently the head technician at Woodward Video, a company that owns and operates hundreds of video lottery machines on dozens of virtual private networks.  My responsibilities include maintaining, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing of lottery machines, networks and network components. I work with fiber optic connections, as well as different wireless products.  I am certified with IGT, a major lottery machine and parts provider, and am licensed with the WV Lottery.  I personally upkeep over 30 networks and over 150 machines spanning a travel distance of over 200 miles.  I frequently meet with state officials to resolve issues pertaining to lottery malfunctions, etc..  I am also responsible for the training of new technicians.

Restaraunt Manager

  ·  Ran all operations in front and back of house ·  Cooked, bartended, did payroll, inventory, and hiring/training          ·  Designed menu items and cooked pub/bistro type cuisine ·  Hired and trained cooks and bartenders ·  Thorough knowledge of many types of cuisine preparation including American, Asian, Mexican, and Italian dishes ·  Catering for up to 60 people  

Audio/Video/Multimedia

  ·  Thorough knowledge of studio recording and mixing techniques, MIDI recording and editing techniques, microphones, mixing and monitoring consoles, Drive Rack applications, remote recording,  power amps, compressor/eq, dynamic and time based effects and processors, speakers ·  Expert knowledge of recording and editing software such as Pro Tools, Cubase SX3, Reason 3.0, Wavelab, Steinberg Virtual Instruments, Native Instruments, and Sonic Foundry and Adobe video editing software ·  Expert knowledge of audio mastering and mastering software such as Waves Mastering plug ins, Wavelab, T-Racks 24 Bit, and Isotope Ozone to enhance and prepare audio for final production ·  Through years of musical training, I have developed the ability to create and compose music on the spot, any style/instrument, appropriate for media being scored ·  Have mixed and/or recorded wide variety of musical styles including rock, country, jazz, bluegrass, hip hop, folk, classical, speeches, theater  

Computer/Office skills

  ·  Thorough knowledge of Adobe graphics programs such as Photoshop CS2, InDesign, Go Live, Illustrator 10, After Effects, Dreamweaver, etc., knowledge of page layout and design for newsprint media ·  Thorough knowledge of many types of computer issues related to technical support, networking, and building high performance systems ·  Office skills include knowledge of Microsoft Office software and hardware, type 40 WPM, printers, fax, copiers, photography, taking calls  

Summary

My current goal is to obtain the best possible employment situation for my skill set and interests!

Interest

In my spare time I enjoy golf, cooking, building computers, performing music, nature, and video games.I have spent the last several years as a full time professional musician with bands such as East Run, The Recipe and Davisson Brothers Band.I play and teach contemporary guitar and bass, largely through the WV Jazz Society.I also compose and record music for commercial and film in my studio, Tpod Audioworks.