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Travis Dwayne Gannon

Kid Crossing Technical Director

Personal Summary

I am strong in developing, directing, training, building and managing teams. I have considerable experience working in a children’s church worship ministry with both church staff and volunteers. Detailed oriented, highly organized and have proven my ability to deliver high productivity and quality improvements through well managed, on-time projects.

Work Experience

2010Present

Technical Director Kid Crossing Children Ministry

Crossroads Community Church, Adrian MI

Oversee all pre-production, post-production and live service technology in an energetic, spontaneous, creative church environment. From graphic and visual media to audio mix and lighting design, setup and tear down, team building, training and pastoring. I am responsible for the technical execution of our children’s weekend services at Crossroads Community Church. I strive for consistent execution and will settle for nothing less than excellence and attention to detail. As technical director I bring technical oversight to our three children’s venues.

2015Present

Warehouse Manager

Red Letter Production, Addison MI 

Organized audio and projection equipment, clean warehouse and company vehicles. 

20072010

Graphic Designer Intern

Crossroads Community Church, Adrian MI

Created clean and readable graphics for projection and printable materials.

20092009

Free2Play and HotRock Freelance Assistant Runner

GrayInstitute, Adrian MI

Provided assistance to one of many videographers that shot footage by supplying them with the necessary technical gear.

20092009

Visual Media Operator

GrayInstitute, Adrian MI

Assisted with operating the computer visual aids for a company wide celebration. 

20092009

Freelance Graphic Designer

Zonya International, Onsted MI

Helped design the company's visual presentation for the series of D. I.E. T. F.R. E.E.

Education

20072007

Visual Communication in Graphic Design/ Applied Science

Jackson Community College, Adrian MI

Staff positions and freelance assignments where you might design product packages, publications, book covers, annual reports, magazines, advertisements, trade publications, and more. You will have to blend creativity and computer savvy with resourcefulness and people skills. Newspaper art departments, art studios, agencies, and magazines are among the employers you could work for. An associate degree can also prepare you for potential
job advancement.

20042007

Diploma

Tecumseh High School, Tecumseh MI

Attend High School and completed four years of schooling to earn my diploma.

Key Skills

Leadership

Leading teams of volunteers in an organization and help establish in the group a clear vision and purpose of why we exist as a group today in this world we live in.

Team Building

Identify and motivate volunteers to join and belong to a team that stays together, works together, achieves together and supports one another.

Administration

Work closely with the Director and Assistant Director of the children's ministry and help with the Ministry's Sunday experience in the environments.

 Training Volunteers

Providing volunteers with the resources and information they need, not
only to do their specific volunteer position and role but also for to the them to
be successful at what they do as individuals.

Environmental Design

Design and create environments that have a WOW factor , transform and  impacts kids, adults and their families.

Hardware Skills
  • Knowledgeable  Digital, Analog Mixing Consoles
  • Audio Systems
  • Lighting Systems
    • Jands Vista
    • Byron
    • Basic Dimmer Systems
  • Macintosh Computer Systems
  • Environmental Projection
  • Staging and Rigging
Computer Skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Indesign
    • Illustrator
    • Premiere
    • Audition
    • Acrobat Pro/Distiller
  • Final Cut
  • Microsoft Office
  •  Wunderlist
  • Nozbe
  • Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  • Planning Center
Media

Design and produce media such as graphics, video, audio and printable material that are appropriate, eye catching and appealing to adults and kids.

Spiritual Gifts

Top Three Gifts

Faith
The Holy Spirit distributes the spiritual gift of faith to some in the church to encourage and build up the church's confidence in God.

Administration
The Holy Spirit enables certain Christians to organize, direct and implement plans to lead others in the various ministries of the Church.

Discernment
The Holy Spirit gives the gift of discernment to enable certain Christians to clearly recognize and distinguish between the influence of God, Satan, the world and the flesh in a given situation.

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