Education

University of Missouri (2006-2010) – Bachelor of Journalism

Skills

  • Videography: Canon & Nikon DSLRs, professional Sony cameras, Marantz recorders, Sennheiser & Audio Technica microphones, miscellaneous consumer cameras and recorders
  • Video Editing: Non-linear editing systems (see Technical)
  • Photography: Canon & Nikon DSLRs, smartphone shooting for social media
  • Writing: Articles, broadcast scripts, blog posts, marketing copy
  • Social Media: Produce media and customize content for different social media sites

Technical

  • Video: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer
  • Image: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge
  • Sound: Adobe Audition, Audacity
  • Web: Dreamweaver, TextWrangler, WordPress
  • Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  • Coding: some HTML, some CSS

Experience

Brass Engine Productions
Columbia, Missouri
July 2012-Present

  • Lead film editor (and some videography) on short films, webseries episodes, and event videos.
  • Assistant director and script supervisor experience. Created and kept track of shotlists, scripts, and actors for the director.
  • Social media manager for the group on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other sites. I create content and engage with over 12,000 followers across multiple platforms.

Freelance
August 2014-Present

Select Brands, Inc. (small appliances manufacturer)
Lenexa, Kansas
August 2015-January 2017

  • Managed the Amazon account: doubled sales from the previous year from $1 million to $2 million through expanded catalog offerings and Amazon marketing campaigns.
  • Expanded our catalog offerings: In order to comply with Amazon’s requirements for adding items to our catalog, I compiled product information for each item from various databases, measured and weighed each item, and if necessary took photos of them. I also wrote marketing blurbs for product descriptions.

Indiana Public Media (NPR & PBS affiliates)
Bloomington, Indiana
September 2013-June 2014

  • Reported, produced, and edited video news stories for broadcast on WTIU. These were featured weekly as lead stories on Indiana Newsdesk. Topics ranged from HPV vaccines, to same-sex marriage, to school shootings.
  • Reported and produced radio news stories for broadcast on WFIU during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
  • Anchored local newscasts during All Things Considered.
  • Posted and maintained news stories online through WordPress.

Missouri Governor’s Office of Communications
Jefferson City, Missouri
May 2010-August 2013

  • Created and edited videos, photos, blog posts, and social media posts for the governor, MO.gov, and various state departments.
  • I reported, shot and edited each video project. Topics ranged from record-breaking soybean farmers, to the governor’s press conferences, to foster dogs in prisons. I shot extensively in the field, but also shot in our in-house production studio, including green screen work.
  • Helped manage MO.gov social media campaigns, such as #100MoMiles and MoGov Minute.
  • Wrote online copy for specialized websites such as Storm Aware and the Joplin Tornado Challenge.

University of Missouri College of Engineering
Columbia, Missouri
May 2009-May 2010

  • Shot and edited videos and photos for the College of Engineering website.
  • Shot and edited videos and photos for student competition teams, including formula car, concrete canoe, steel bridge, and hydrogen car.
  • Reported articles for Mizzou Engineer magazine.
  • Wrote and edited copy on engineering department web pages.

KBIA (NPR affiliate)
Columbia, Missouri
August 2008-May 2010

  • Reported and produced radio stories for daily newscasts.
  • Advised and edited underclassmen’s radio stories.
  • Audio board and camera operator for Views of the News, a weekly 30-minute webcast.

The Missourian (city newspaper)
Columbia, Missouri
January-May 2010

  • Designed and produced infographics in Adobe Illustrator for publication in the paper. Infographics included maps, graphs, and scientific diagrams.

Olympic News Service
Beijing, China
July-August 2008

  • Flash quotes reporter – I interviewed athletes immediately after their events for the wire service.
  • English-speaking media liaison for news photographers covering the Olympics.