Education

Lindenwood University

  • 2011 Master of Arts – Teaching
  • 2010 D.E.S.E. Missouri Secondary Social Studies Teaching Certification
  • 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Communications – Radio

Experience

City of O’Fallon Communications | 100 Main Street, O’Fallon, MO, 63366

Video Production April 1, 2011 – present

  • Camera Operator, Audio Technician, Technical Director, Editor, On-Air Talent

 

KRBK-HDTV | 1701 S. Enterprise, Ste 103, Springfield, MO, 65804

St. Louis Rams Correspondent August 2011 – present

  • Producer, Host, and Editor for KRBK’s St. Louis Rams Preseason Halftime Insider Report.  Writer of the segments, and ran camera on the field, as well.  Also performed voice-overs and standups for KRBK special projects.

 

Missouri Sports Magazine | 2 City Place Drive – Suite 200, Saint Louis, MO, 63141

Special Contributor/Insider July 2011 – present

  • Reported on St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and various local teams/exhibitions – in print, and on video and radio appearances.  Currently, a consultant.

 

Lindenwood University | 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO, 63301

Graduate Assistant August 2007 – June 2011

  • Assistant to Station Manager, Operations Director and Production Manager.  Post-Production Supervisor (2010), producer/host/editor for several shows and documentaries, copy writer and editor, anchor/reporter (news, weather, and sports), live presentation host (2008 and 2010 Elections, and other special events), play-by-play for several sports, and much more.  Developed superior camera skills, directed/technical directed news/sports/full programs, and assisted the Operations Director in maintaining the studio, crewing productions, and off-site prep.

 

ACE Learning Centers | 209 St. Louis St., St. Louis, MO, 63031

Teacher February 2010 – July 2010

  • Worked with at-risk teens, always finding ways to reach them.  Enhanced the skills of many students, raising their grades, and getting them into college.  Started as a student teacher, and was kept on for summer classes as full-time teacher.

 

Home Design Alternatives, Inc. |944 Anglum Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63042

Sales Administrator January 2004 – January 2007

  • Hired as material handler and received multiple promotions leading to the position of sales administrator, maintaining good relations with publishers and clients.

 

Missouri River Otters Pro Hockey |2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO, 63303

Director of Media/Public/Community Relations and Broadcasting May 2003 – September 2003

  • Wrote press releases/media guide, made appearances on television and radio, and more.  Prior to this, performed duties as the team’s color-commentator, pre/postgame host, and intermission host (paid internship, then full-time employee).

 

St. Louis Community College – KCFV |3400 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO, 63135

Sports Director/Assistant to General Manager Fall 1999 – May 2001

  • Assisted GM in everyday duties.  Hosted/Produced two-hour live weekly sports show.  While Sports Director, our station went from covering no sports live to covering everything Flo-Valley had, including the 2000 NJCAA Women’s National Soccer Tournament – performed play-by-play for all games in that tournament.  Served as night supervisor.

 

Author Fog of Glory (2007), In the Eyes of the Gods (2003)

  • Wrote two full length novels in between jobs; not yet commercially viable.  Developed excellent writing, researching, and editing skills.  Became a compelling story-teller as a result.

 

Skills

  • Production (co-creator of two shows, writing, promo creation, research, crewing, etc.)
  • Editing (Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro)
  • Videography (Panasonic P2 HPX170P, JVC DV-5100U, Hitachi SK-HD1000)
  • Graphics (Avid Deko 1000/Hybrid)
  • Directing/Technical Directing (Kayak Grass Valley Switcher)
  • Audio (Yamaha Digital Mixing Console, Adobe Soundbooth, SHURE Mixer)
  • iNews
  • On-Air Talent (full programs, news, sports, and politics – live and recorded)

 

Awards/Other Accomplishments

  • 2011 Lindy Award Best of Show, for Outstanding Performance and Exceptional Commitment to Teamwork
  • 2011 Lindy Award Best Graduate Talent, “Mixed Media”
  • 2010 Lindy Award Best Editing, “Political Reason”
  • 2010 Lindy Award Best Talent (Graduate), “Political Reason”
  • 2010 Lindy Award Best Talk Program (Full Program), “Political Reason”
  • 2010 Lindy Award Best Promo/Commercial/PSA, “Political Reason: Kung Fu Joe”
  • 2009 Lindy Award Best Talk Program (Full Program), “Political Reason”
  • 2009 Lindy Awards for Best Talent (Full Program), “Political Reason”
  • 2000-2001 STLCC-Florissant Valley Broadcasting Student of the Year
  • 2000-2001 STLCC-Florissant Valley Rising/Soaring Broadcasting Award
  • April 27, 2001 – STLCC-Florissant Valley Certificate of Recognition, For Outstanding Achievement in KCFV
  • 2001 Honorable Mention, MBEA Media Awards Sports Audio, “Full Contact Sports Show”
  • 2000 Runner-up, MBEA Best Sports Radio Promo, “Full Contact Sports Show”
  • Hosted Education Conference with U.S. Sec. of Education, Richard Riley, at Florissant Valley College (2000)