1994 1996 &
1999 2001 Columbia Intl University
Also majored in Communication with a focus in Video Production. Some of the Communication classes included: Writing for the Media, Integrated Marketing Communication, Broadcast Management, Introduction to & Advanced Video Production, Computer Animation, and Web Development.
In June 2001, gathered
footage for a missions/evangelical video among the Yanomamo Indians in the Venezuelan
rainforest. Also directed, edited, and co-produced the project. The finished
Never Go Back: A Shamans Story, (the testimony of former shaman Chief
Shoefoot) has sold hundreds of copies since its completion and release in March
2002. Profits support the Yanomamo church.
During my senior year of
college, I was station manager for the on-campus radio
station. I was responsible for hiring volunteer staff and for program scheduling.
I was also the talent for the morning show.
Recently, I acted as co-producer
of an hour-long video parody
of 'The Lord of the Rings.' It was completed in November 2003.
1988 - 2000. I volunteered
my time at Silver Birch Ranch,
a summer camp. I worked my way up from a support staff worker to crew supervisor
(1995, 1996) and finally to staff director (1998). Directed, shot, and/or edited
promotional videos for them (1992, 1994, 1995, & 2000).
Media Conversion Corp. Glen Ellyn, IL
Part time. Performed various tasks with computers including optical text scanning, editing, diskette duplication, and file management.
Morning Son Productions Glen Ellyn, IL
Part-time. Apprenticeship in a small recording studio. Involved in set-up of microphones and recording to 16 track analog reel-to-reel tape. Engineered the recording of a weekly ten-minute radio program.
CIU, A/V Services Columbia, SC
Part time. Live sound reinforcement for school events and chapel services. (Also worked the same position 1999-2001.)
CIU, Columbia Extension
Part time/contract. Camera operator for four different IDL (Independent Distant Learning) courses. Two of the courses received national recognition. (Also worked the same position 1999-2002.)
Boca Raton Community Church/Bibletown
Boca Raton, FL
Full time. Supervised the sound reinforcement, video, and lighting for weekly church services, the Bible conferences, and concerts. Also chief technician for large stage productions including the annual Easter Pageant.
Silver Birch Ranch White Lake,
Support Staff Director
Supervised and directly managed the summer volunteer support staff. This involved living with the male staff members, resolving conflicts, planning and organizing weekly staff outings, and offering counsel for spiritual needs.
Full time. While living in Wisconsin I worked at a production facility and also a restaurant while saving for college. I was promoted into leadership roles in both positions.
Sound & Images Columbia, SC
Audio Visual Technician
Full time. Responsible for delivery, set-up, and operation of audio/visual equipment for corporate and political events (including Vice President Dick Cheney, US House Speaker Dennis Hastert, and several state officials of SC). Also responsible for the installation of audio/visual equipment in conference rooms, museums, and houses of worship.
Stream International Beaverton, OR
Customer Service Representative
Full time/Temporary. Tech-support via e-mail and chat for tax filing software.
Promoted to handling 40 to 60 incoming customer service phone calls per day for publishing software.
Dee Thomason Ford Gladstone, OR
Sales & Leasing Consultant
Full time. Assisted customers with the purchase of new or pre-owned vehicles. This included communication via telephone, inventory awareness, and accumulating a vast amount of product knowledge.
Best Buy Clackamas, OR
Seasonal. Assisted customers with the purchase of digital cameras and camcorders. This included communication with customers in the store and via telephone. I had to accumulate a large amount of product knowledge in a short amount of time. Also, acted as cashier for most transactions I was involved with.
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