University of North Carolina at Charlotte December 2015
Masters of Arts, Liberal Studies
Self constructed educational program with a focus on the past, present, and future of storytelling in several mediums.
Created a treatment for a multimedia haunted themed entertainment experience with the advising of two industry creators.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 8th, 2014
Bachelors of Arts, English (Major), Film Studies (Minor)
Attractions Attendant February 2016 - Current
Universal Orlando Resort
Working with the Skull Island: Reign of Kong Opening Team and E.T. Adventure Team as an Attractions Attendant with a focus on safety, guest service, operations, and thematic interactions.
Trained in product knowledge several areas in the venues to ensure the safe operation of the attractions.
Provides accommodations and thematics to provide excellent guest service to every single guest who experiences the attraction.
Freelance Social Media Consultant
Super 78 Studios and The Walt Disney Birthplace Restoration Project December 2015 - Current
Providing social media consulting services for Los Angeles, CA based Super 78 Studios.
Gives guidance and planning for the marketing of studio projects as well as The Walt Disney Birthplace Restoration, O-Zell Soda, and CECCI through mediums such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Plans and researches content to be shared throughout each week, provides analytics and number reports to the studio, and engages with audience comments and feedback.
Marketing Communications Intern
Auxiliary and Business Services at UNC Charlotte June 2014 - January 2016
Worked to create new video and blog content for the Auxiliary Services department.
Planned storyboards, wrote, filmed, and edited video content in collaboration with Marketing Director.
Assisted with blog and social media content for the department related to various services and events offered.
Took photographs for related events, marketing, and references for production.
Presented video content and spoke to new students during Freshman Student and Transfer Student orientation programs.
Office Assistant, Student Niner Media January 2013 - April 2014
Assisted advisors in administrative tasks for student media group at UNC Charlotte.
Responsibilities included preparing necessary paperwork, checking out equipment for student use, mailing printed advertisements to clients, and assisting departments in any needed task.
Screamster, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company August - October 2013
Performed at the annual Scarowinds Halloween Haunt event at the Carowinds Amusement Park.
Stationed as a character on select nights in one of the established Scare Zone areas in the streets of the park. Developed backstory, dialogue, and movements to remain a part of the story and experience at all times.
Extensively trained in performance and scaring techniques while following safety procedures.
Merchandise Host, Disney College Program - Disney’s Hollywood Studios May 2011 - January 2012
Assisted Guests purchasing merchandise, as well as the rental of strollers and accessibility vehicles.
Specially trained to work at the park’s Package Pick Up service and Money Room operations.
Earned a “Ducktorate Degree” certification by completing the Creativity and Innovation: Gaining the Edge.
IAAPA Show Ambassador November 2015
Served as one of approximately thirty ambassadors assisting in the operation of the 2015 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, FL.
One of two social media ambassadors that reported the latest expo information and highlights from the show floor through the Twitter platform.
Assisted the ambassador team with operations, preparation, and other essential tasks when needed.
President - Film Club at UNC Charlotte May 2014 - June 2015
Supervised the operation and programming of the Film at UNC Charlotte student organization.
Coordinated with the Executive Board of Film Club officers to create and plan meetings, marketing, and events.
Communicated meetings with the Faculty Advisor supporting the organization and Film Studies department.
Served as the Student Festival Director for the 2nd Annual Gold Reel Student Film Festival.
Crafted the submission rules as well as the mission and vision statements for the program.
Assisted in the construction of the Film Festivals: Theory and Practice course with the Film Studies department to work with students in the planning and operation of the festival.
Creator, Executive Producer, and Writer - Web Series Production Class January 2013 - May 2014
Assisted in the development and operation of two Web Series production classes.
Lead a writer’s room and two production teams that worked on an existing web series.
Provided feedback and guided students in the creation of their own web series.
Created, wrote, and produced two web series pilots, show bibles, and directed the production of episodes.
Oversaw the editing and production of pilot rough cuts and episodes to pitch the shows to two local producers.
Peer Advising Leader (P.A.L.) - Emerging Leaders August 2012 - April 2014
Served as a mentor to first year students in the Emerging Leaders programs from 2012 to 2014.
Assisted the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership Development, P.A.L. Coordinator and other P.A.L.s with marketing, selection, facilitation, photography, and planning.
Creator, Writer, Head Writer and Co-Executive Producer - Print Error March 2011 - October 2012
Worked with a team to create the concept for web series sitcom, Print Error.
Co-wrote, with Writers Room, the pilot episode for the series and wrote two episodes of the first season.
Developed episode concept and assisted the Executive Producer with the finalizing of all scripts
Became an Executive Producer during the production of season two.
Managed the production team in the filming of and releasing of remaining episodes.
Producer - Gourmet with Gabe January - September 2012
Organized show program for student based cooking show, Gourmet with Gabe.
Met with production team and host weekly to discuss monthly show programming and content.
Directed each episode and coordinated with production team in pre-production and post-production.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Best Screenplay Nomination, Sphereion (Gold Reel Student Film Festival) - May 2015
Best Supporting Actor Nomination (Gold Reel Student Film Festival) - May 2015
Distinguished Leaders Medal - May 2014
Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities - February 2014
Leadershape Institute, Completion of Program - June 2013
Narrative Short Film Gold Award, The Closest Friends I’ll Ever Have - May 2013
Best Documentary Nomination, Motion - May 2013
NinerOnline.com, Most Valuable Staffer - May 2012
Magical Merchant Quarterly Award - September 2011
Certified Leader P.I.L.O.T. Certification - May 2011
Emerging Leaders, Program Completion - May 2011
Adobe InDesign CS6 (Working Knowledge), Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Working Knowledge), Adobe After Effects CC (Working Knowledge), Adobe Premiere CC. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Celtx, Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie, iWork 09’, Microsoft Office, WordPress, Squarespace 7, Hootsuite (Working Knowledge)