Education

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)

Work Experience

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.

 

Extracurricular Experience

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

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

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)