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Aug 2006May 2009


Major: Arts Technology (with a focus in music)

Minor: Cinema Studies

Organizational Involvement: University Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Band Program

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

GPA: 3.85/ 4.0

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

IT Assistant

Dohrn Transfer Company / Sedona Group
  • I first obtained this position as temp through the Sedona Group, but have been retained as a full-time, Dohrn employee
  • Work within the IT department to perform daily functions of a locally owned, Midwestern transfer company
  • Monitor shipments to ensure on time delivery reporting
  • Edit and report daily invoices to customers through EDI feed
  • Organize the sending of monthly, weekly, and daily service reports to a number of customers
  • Help coworkers and outside customers with troubleshooting hardware and software issues
  • Assist in the development of new and more efficient services within the IT department
  • Maintain and repair driver cell phones
Sep 2009Mar 2011

Wonderful Wednesday Coordinator

Preemption United Methodist Church
  • Organized media elements for a weekly worship service, including music, videos, guest speakers, and other features
  • Provided support for various subcommittees for each acitivity (including weekly meal site, youth group, and the worship service)
  • Promoted ministry efforts in the local community on the web via a Facebook fan page and YouTube, in the newspaper, road signs, and other means of advertising
  • Developed new methods of encouraging visitors to the program, as well as ways of enhancing the experience of those who currently attend.
Jun 2009Aug 2009

Summer Technology Crew Member

Sherrard Community Unit #200
  • Removed old hardware, prepared the items for district sale and resale back to Apple Computers
  • Installed new hardware for district personnel and student use
  • Erased and rebuilt hard drives
  • Set up new computers with software to be used by K-12 students throughout the district.
Aug 2008May 2009

Audiovisual Student Assistant

Illinois State University College of Education
  • Worked on projects as directed by the Director of Technology Services for the College
  • Captured high definition video from camera to computer for archival and further development
  • Edited and produced video and audio presentations for different people within the College
  • Worked with others to obtain footage, record voice overs, select music, and find other elements for the production of the final product.
  • Multimedia work ultimately was distributed to guest speakers and alumni, placed on the College's website, kept for use within the college, or put to other use.
Mar 2007May 2009

Digital Media Student Assistant

Illinois State University Milner Library
  • Worked in the Digitization Center of Milner Library
  • Digitized materials for use by both the Library and the entire University
  • Scanned and Photoshopped 35mm slides for use by the art department on their online Ilstudia project
  • Scanned and cataloged children's art from the library's collection to help fulfill state grants
    • Link to the Children's Art Project can be found in contact information section.
  • Digitized book articles for professors across the University to have for their students
  • Performed organizational and creative tasks for Teaching with Primary Sources staff when needed
May 2008Aug 2008

Corporate Communications Intern

  • Gained valuable insight into event planning and execution, large scale organization, media, and educational program development.
  • Daily exposure to public relations and communication projects in a professional setting
  • Worked on completion and evaluation of the Best Foot Forward Program, a community project in local elementary schools to promote the benefits of walking
  • Helped with planning and follow through of Trinity's sponsorship of the John Deere Classic PGA Golf Tournament
  • Retrieved newspaper articles from local newspapers, where I scanned and cataloged data on the article for use by the Media Relations Coordinator and the news archives
  • Wrote talking points for a doctor's talk show
  • Developed press releases and news articles for use by the public and the employee newsletter.

Corporate Writing for Trinity



  • Mercer County Community Band
  • ISU Symphonic Band
  • ISU University Band
  • ISU Documentary Project Documentary Film Festival
  • Marketing Intern, Humane Society of Scott County


My goal, once hired to work within your corporation, is to help broaden and perfect your company through outside media in today's changing world and help fulfill the media needs within your workforce. I have skills in digital imaging, organization, digital music and design, experience with multimedia on a variety of platforms, and a variety of other areas of expertise that would be an asset to your company's future projects.

Academic Achievement and Awards

  • Honors Program
  • Graduated with honors - Magna Cum Laude
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
  • ISU Friends of the Arts Grant - 2008
  • ISU Arts Technology Scholarship - 2007
  • DHCU Community Scholarship - 2006
  • Tom Swegle Musical Scholarship - 2006
  • Gilmore Band Award - 2006
  • Class Top Ten - 2002 -2006
  • Illinois State Scholar - 2005
  • Illinois Girls State Delegate - 2005
  • Quad City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy - 2004


Because Arts Technology is such a unique and broad field, the multitude of skills I have developed can be hard to explain to others. A good description of this emerging field comes from the department'shomepage at Illinois State University ( :

" Our students explore the borders of disciplines made blurry by digital technologies.

Often Arts Technology students have interests across the Arts and see the computer as a way to bridge those interests. Some of our best student work has been created by students who are strong musicians, but discover a new way to meld sound, visuals, and interactivity in a web project, or is created by students who are primarily focused on the visual arts but discover that working with digital audio opens up new horizons for them."

Some of the skills I have gained through my personal, professional, and academic experiences include:

  • Development and editing of digital images, sound, video, and other materials
  • Use of software on both PC and Mac platforms
  • Enhanced ability to work in teams to achieve a desired result
  • An understanding of multiple arts, including film, art, and music
  • Creative problem solving using digital technology
  • A strong creative mind
  • Organizational skills

Favorite Quotations

"Where words fail, music speaks"  - Hans Christian Andersen

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."  - Mark Twain

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent"  - Victor Hugo

"Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes."  - Bill Cosby

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for"

- Professor Keating (Robin Williams) in "Dead Poet's Society"