Doodler by day. Scribbler by night.
Composer & Musician
Online Faculty Instructor for The Los Angeles Film School's Bachelor of Science of Graphic Design program
Bachelor of Arts — Advertising & Public Relations
University of Central Florida (2001)
Bachelor of Arts — Music
Rollins College (2010)
January 2017 - Present
I'm a pointed-pen calligrapher and artist specializing in the Copperplate script. I offer clients fine handwriting, calligraphy, and engraving for live events such as retail promotions as well as addressing envelopes and invitations for galas and special correspondence from retailers to clients worldwide.
Proud Moment: Clients have included Advertising Agencies, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Microsoft, and Kessler Hotels to name a few.
July 2018 - Present
I am currently teaching as an online instructor for the Graphic Design online Bachelor of Science program at The Los Angeles Film School. My courses include Introduction to Advertising, Corporate Identity, Brand Development, and Client Communications. I greatly enjoy mentoring and coaching students to think critically about how they can solve problems through design and communications.
Proud Moment: Several of our students have won ADDYs in the Los Angeles American Advertising Awards competition!
August 2010 - July 2018
ASSOCIATE COURSE DIRECTOR
As an Associate Course Director for the Music Production online Bachelor of Science program at Full Sail University, I taught several online classes in Music Theory, which includes composition topics of timbre, tone, pitch, texture, and harmonic development as well as song form, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, and meter. I also enjoyed writing, designing, and producing interactive video assets to engage students in asynchronous learning. Our classes utilized Logic Pro X and Sibelius to give them a well-rounded education in music production.
Proud Moment: Our students have gone on to land roles in major productions in the field of recording arts and music production.
May 2012 - January 2017
CREATIVE & PR DIRECTOR
As Creative & PR Director for Float for Life, I enjoyed writing and producing annual events and multi-media marketing campaigns that included branding, video, print, and social media. As a bonus, I was also commissioned to compose an original score for our online promotions, which is now part of the album, Invisible.
Proud Moment: Our last event gained enough media attention to help us exceed our objectives for audience engagement. Additionally, we hosted environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau as our keynote speaker to help educate, inspire, and engage our community in protecting Florida's beaches and waterways.
May 2008 - August 2010
I worked with a full-time client on the Autism Spectrum (through the organizations Behavioral Support Services and CDC+) as a respite worker, tutoring the client in piano, music theory, and in mathematics all while attending Rollins College and earning my Music degree.
Proud Moment: My client improved strength, flexibility, and fine motor skills through piano practice. Additionally, she improved her scores in math, and greatly improved tolerance to a wide dynamic range of frequencies, reducing her sensitivity score. Our results were measured by her Music Therapist, Behavioral Therapist, and Occupational Therapist.
May 2006 - May 2008
At The Central Florida Performing Arts Alliance, I helped our organization improve audience attendance to the arts and cultural events across the 7 counties of Central Florida by implementing strategic communication strategies.
Proud Moment: We produced the annual Red Chair Affair, an interactive, live performance designed to intimately advertise and connect artists to patrons as well as raise money for all arts organizations. We also produced United Auditions, an annual event that engaged and empowered all arts organizations to help them unify casting for their upcoming season. Our work helped 690+ nonprofit cultural organizations.
December 2004 - Sept 2005
LABOR LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
At LMG, I supported our show producers by sourcing and hiring all freelance audio, video, and lighting engineers for our corporate shows on the West Coast (Las Vegas, Phoenix, and California). I negotiated pay rates and organized travel logistics for all engineers.
Proud Moment: I staffed shows for notable clients such as NAMM, SXSW, GSK, and AES!
Sept 2001 - December 2004
OFFICE & PRODUCTION MANAGER
At Elite Business Productions, I really enjoyed assisting producers in creative planning and managing corporate shows for clients such as EA Sports (Toronto) and Siemens Medical Solutions (Germany). I supported producers in creating and managing commercial advertising assets for clients such as The Walt Disney Company and PUSH. I managed communications and details including casting entertainment, video pre- and postproduction, hiring engineering talent, gear acquisition, and planning travel logistics for talent and gear.
Proud Moment: We earned 9 Stevie Awards from the American Business Awards for outstanding work!