Education

M.F.A.Directing, Regent University, Spring 2012

B.S.Media Studies Production Technology with a minor in Spanish, Radford University, December 2006; Highest Distinction in General Scholarship (summa cum laude), Honors Academy Graduate

B.A.Music with a concentration in Classical Guitar, Radford University, December 2006; Highest Distinction in General Scholarship (summa cum laude)

 

Academic Honors and Awards

Beazley Endowed Scholarship Recipient, Regent University

(full tuition scholarship)

Celia Whitt Presidential Scholarship Recipient, Radford University

(full tuition, room, and board for four years) 

Outstanding Sophomore of the Year Award, Radford University (2002-2003)

Highlander Scholar, Radford University 

Membership in the Honor Societies of: Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Radford University Honors Academy

 

Teaching Fields

Directing; Production Sound Recording; Post-Production Sound Mixing and Editing; Film Aesthetics; Psychology of Cinema and Television; Electronic News Gathering Production; Scheduling and Budgeting; Screenwriting; Personal Communication Devices; Compositional and Critical Writing; Music Theory.

 

Teaching And Administrative Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2010-Present

Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

·       Teach four sections each semester of equipment workshop as the primary professor (FA 2010/SP 2011)

·       Assist students in four undergraduate classes as a technical advisor for class productions

·       Grade blackboard posts and provide students with feedback and guidance for improvement

 

Dean’s Graduate Assistant, 2010-2011

Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

·       Developed and implemented advertising and logistics for school events and guest speakers

·       Coordinated schedules for guests to the school and escorted guests on campus

·       Created media including videos as needed by the office

·       Conducted research on various programs in the dean’s office

 

Youth Minister, 2007-2010

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Virginia Beach, VA

·       Facilitated trips of up to 50 youth and adults to Honduras, Georgia, Ohio, and Virginia encompassing all logistical details including advertising, recruitment, fundraising, transportation, meals and housing, registration, releases, scheduling, and overseeing up to 40 minors at a time

·       Coordinated national and local guest speakers including clergy and religious

·       Worked on a team to bring national recording artists to the region for annual events with 500+ attendees

·       Oversaw and led high school student teams in leading weekend retreats for up to 60 of their peers

·       Developed and implemented creative catechetical curriculum

·       Regularly delivered talks at weekly meetings and retreats

·       Responsible for organizing speakers, worship, and games for weekly youth group meetings

·       Organized and ran leadership, worship rehearsal, and parents meetings

·       Mentored youth in spiritual, personal, and leadership development

·       Coordinated special activities, fundraisers, retreats, missions trips, and social events 

 

Co-founder and Crisis Pregnancy Counselor, 2008-2009

Our Lady of Life Ministries, Virginia Beach, VA

·       Developed and helped launch a non-profit women’s outreach counseling organization including

registering for non-profit status, establishing relationships with lawyers and business people,

recruitment of new members, and training volunteers  

·       Counseled women and men in crisis pregnancy situations

·       Developed media for use by the organization

 

Peer Computer Instructor, 2004-2005

Technology Assistance Center, Radford University, Radford, VA

·       Helped students and faculty to utilize the wireless network and tablet PCs

·       Troubleshot new technology problems

 

            Quest Assistant and Peer Instructor, 2003-2004

New Student Programs, Radford University, Radford, VA

·       Responsible for guiding groups of new freshmen through academic advising, orientation, and registration

·       Worked with a team to prepare for Quest freshmen orientation weekends, including producing an hour-long skit/musical production

·       Taught a 10-week class for new students with a faculty partner