Relevant Experience:

Executive Director. June 2001 – Present. Manage website, supervise, mentor creative, marketing, and business staffs, produce podcasts, write reviews, blogs, and manuals. Supervise recruitment, technology, and job training, plan meetings, travel calendars, and attend conferences to network with industry associates.  Research and develop basic SEO techniques to deliver content to 2500+ e-list, and social networks.  Create, update cross-referenced database of 4500+ local, international artists’ releases with detailed genre and track listing information.  Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit contributing show producers, review writers, and staff and supervise, instruct and collaborate with a diverse staff of each in the selection, reviewing, formatting, hosting and production of internet radio programing utilizing a variety of methods and software.
  • Design broad syllabus to facilitate creative participation of contributors and interns, and tutor several within diverse areas of the United States and as far away as Argentina and Australia via Skype and phone in audio and video production techniques utilizing a variety of recording tools and software programs.
  • Delegate responsibilities to interns and contributors as they begin to make decisions on their own while making their own unique contributions.
  • Develop basic, but effective SEO techniques promoting independent artists and music to the public through social networks and word-of-mouth marketing of 1400+ international music fans at it’s most popular.
  • Create and regularly update cross-referenced database of 3500+ local and international artists’ musical releases with detailed genre and track listing information.

Farm Assistant. Full Life Community Farm ( January – September 2014. Involved in all aspects of farm from animal chores (except animal slaughter), plant bed work, sales at the local farmer’s market, and building modified cob home, other incidental farm buildings depending upon needs and season. Work closely with farmers, Wwoofers, and on independently assigned tasks.  Key Responsibilities:

  • Field work: seed, transplant, trellis, weed, thin, harvest plant beds.
  • Greenhouse: seed, transplant, water, trellis.
  • Food Preparation: Cold-pack fermentation of fresh vegetables, fruits, and sourdough bread baking.
  • Wash Station: wash, sort, prep eggs, plant bed yields for farmer’s market.
  • Animal care: Clean manure from chicken coup, feed, water chickens.

Mentor/Teach. Multiple Companies. 1986 – 2017. Self-directed teacher/mentor in a variety of sales, classroom, campaign, and A/V production situations where staff and students have required instruction and guidance to become more self-sufficient in their studies and careers.  Track record of successfully tutoring and mentoring interns, employees, and co-workers, virtually and on-site, where results have been essential and must be measured immediately.  Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage high-volume sales calls in deadline, results-driven atmosphere while creating conversational scripts to build rapport and capture attention and mentored, engaged co-workers in best practices for success, including Internet and phone-based research techniques.
  • Mentor small groups of co-workers, employees having difficulty transitioning into new and different inside sales roles, teach each group to develop and improve scripts to reflect a more conversational style and tutor individuals and groups needing additional guidance in personal or company sales policies and techniques.
  • Instruct video production students during studio lab with hands-on video and audio production instruction that later became staff and crew of sports-themed television talk show production.
  • Supervise, instruct diverse staff of 10 production management interns and assistants on low-budget independent feature film and trained and mentor select interns and assistants moved into necessary roles.

Founder/Operations Director. (no longer in operation).  April 2010 – February 2012.  Brainstormed idea with web developer and imagined from a wish to create a meta-search engine for lowest-priced music. Information, Research, and Auction searches were added shortly thereafter.  Once an easy-to-use interface was created, several additional meta-search engines were developed and released.  Key Accomplishments:

  • Supervise staff as they research, test, and add pertinent websites to meta-search sites for music, shopping, tobacco products, event tickets, books, and others.
  • Develop basic, but effective SEO techniques promoting searches through several social networks until advanced SEO is developed.
  • Regularly test each search engine for proper functionality and survey potential search additions.
  • Assess elements of business development through industry news, Internet research, and consultation with technology staff to develop additional meta-search sites.

Television Photojournalist.  WSAV ( and WJCL (, Savannah, GA. 1995-1997. Freelance Videographer, New York City. 1997-2000. Field and Studio Camera and Lighting Grip. KLRU (,  Austin, TX. 2005 – 2006.  Interview subjects, shoot, edit spot news, video essays utilizing raw footage, music.  Collaborate with reporters, producers, news directors to deliver compelling news stories.  Consult key personnel, arrange lights, camera, minor design.  Formats used include MII, BetaSP, DV.  Key Accomplishments:

  • Collaborate with key personnel to create unique video essays for KLRU’s Central TX Gardener, Austin Now, TX Monthly Talks, Special Session.
  • Work 12+ hour days to contribute to WSAV’s successful coverage of chemical fire at Powell-Dufferin plant in March 1995, one month before the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Create WSAV’s two-point lighting design for newsroom, live shots in January 1996.
  • Maintain high-quality standards through breaking news with instantaneous camera, light setups, strikes.
  • Create independent video essays narrated with source music, voice-over interviews.
  • Tutor television news production interns via observation and hands-on experience during daily news operations over several weeks.

Assessment/Research and Information Referral Specialist. Red Cross September 11th Recovery Program(Program closed 2007). New York City.  January 2002 – December 2004. Examine walk-in and telephone clients affected by the Disaster at the World Trade Center and provide referrals based upon program guidelines and immediate and long-term needs. Scrutinize documentation against each client’s eligibility criteria and recommend financial assistance on a case-by-case basis. Probe potential fraud cases and dig into business and hospital records to analyze claims and documentation. Key Accomplishments:

  • Daily assist 15-20 walk-in clients out of a waiting pool of 500+ as a member of a service center staff of 50+ employees and volunteers.
  • Provide referrals to 1000+ clients and distributed over $50,000 in aid.
  • Create and maintained Red Cross Internet resource database of 165+ subject, subtopic areas utilizing Internet and phone-based research techniques and developed research guide to engage call center and staff of 100+ caseworkers in best practices to access.
  • Save Program over $100,000 in possible losses through investigative background checks of potential fraud clients, return clients attempting a “duplication of benefits.”

Freelance Consultant/Music Supervisor/Publicist. January 2000 – December 2004.  New York City, NY. Consult with film directors for appropriate music and artists for film projects.  Research and verify ownership of musical and non-musical written works.  Conduct publicity campaigns for small tours and follow up with local and regional media for airplay and coverage.  Write artist bios and features. Key Accomplishments:

  • Consult appropriate database to select music based upon each project’s needs and requirements.
  • Prepare and negotiate artist contracts for ‘The Message,’ Roy Nowlin Jr’s short film project and “A Second Chance: The Songs of Ted Shen,” Ted Shen’s musical project.
  • Conduct local publicity campaigns for composer Peter Dizozza’s solo shows and musical plays
  • Publicist for Joie/Dead Blonde Girlfriend’s (January 1999 – December 2000) solo shows and Raven Open Stage (January 2000 – December 2001), and Just About To Burn’s tour of the Southeast United States in July 2004.
  • Research and evaluate artists and write bios, features, and/or press releases (1999-2004) for Peter Dizozza, Joie/Dead Blonde Girlfriend, Diane Cluck, and others.

Film Production Manager and Film Production Coordinator. Final Round, Hold the Door, and Six Chicks in a Kitchen (New York City independent film projects). January – December 1997. Assess appropriate crews, equipment, vehicles, and meals based upon production needs, previous vendor and crew relationships, and budgetary requirements.  Consult senior production staff and evaluate daily production and financial needs.  Supervise production staff and assistants of 20+ and oversee daily production activities. Key Accomplishments:

  • Utilize budget worksheets to keep daily expenses under $300.00 for last minute needs and emergencies.
  • Canvass local vendors for quality and cost comparisons to keep crews happy, productive and projects under budget.
  • Supervise, instructed diverse staff of 10 production management interns and assistants on low-budget independent feature film and trained, mentored select interns and assistants who were moved into necessary roles.

Deputy Field Director. John Lazar For Assembly Primary Campaign (Turlock, CA). October  – December 1989. Supervise 25 – 50 local political volunteers, assessing and overseeing activities, scripts for phone banks and direct promotional and marketing propaganda designed to assure maximum communication effectiveness throughout and up to election day activities and to promote John Lazar as the best choice to represent local assembly district citizens in Sacramento, CA.  Key Accomplishments:

  • Supervise volunteers during office mailing preparation to assure timely delivery prior to the election.
  • Direct volunteers during fieldwork activity to assure best communication approaches to residents throughout each door-to-door canvassing campaign.
  • Lead volunteers during phone canvassing campaigns to assure maximum effectiveness throughout get-out-the-vote activities, election day and night prior and during the election.

Producer/Director/Lab Teaching Assistant. San Diego State University. September 1985 – May 1989. Mentor and instruct video production students during studio lab with hands-on video and audio production instruction that later became staff and crew of sports-themed television talk show production. Key Accomplishments:

  • •Instruct 10-25 students as lab teaching assistant, studio field director, and producer.
  • Taught students effective and creative use of video cameras, switchers, audio production boards, and video editing equipment.
  • As students showed independence, enthusiasm, and improvement, they were individually and collectively mentored and tutored through increased responsibility and creative control in a deadline-driven environment.

Education (Selected Courses Attended):

Attended Classes in Journalism, Speech Communications. Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA. September 1982 – May 1985.

B.A. Film and Television Production, Minor Political Science. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, September 1985 – May 1989.

Attended Classes in Sociology, Psychology. University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia.  August 2012 – May 2014.

M.A. Transformative Social Change (Psychology) Saybrook University. San Francisco, CA. August 2016 – 2019 (Graduated).