About

Hello, cool and awesome people of the internets. I grew up here in western Washington, mostly on Whidbey Island, which probably has a lot to do with me being a water baby. I do love the sea life, swimming, and being near bodies of water.

Since I can remember, I’ve always loved horses and drawing horses. I had books to learn, posters everywhere, and when I was older my parents were able to get me into some horse riding lessons and join a horse 4H club.

When we moved to southern Utah, I attended DSU and acquired my Bachelors for Communication in New Media: Digital Film. My final project was to create a documentary about anything. I chose to do one on the current state of wild horses in the area - southern Utah has a few herd management areas by the BLM - and the struggle between ranchers and wild horse advocates. The eight minute documentary can be seen on the video page. Unfortunately, my cat slept on the keyboard one night and somehow deleted my hour-long documentary version. Which is disappointing, because I had spent so many months working on it. Can’t stay mad at the cat, though, he didn’t know what he was doing.

The passion continues to this day, where I volunteer at Save A Forgotten Equine (SAFE) in Redmond. It's a horse rescue and rehab facility where they do such a fantastic job with teaching volunteers, organizing events and of course, taking great care of all the horses that are currently in their care.

Resume

Summary

  • Over 10 years professional experience in design and technology.

  • Self-motivated

  • Video and design skills for broadcast, print, and web sites.

  • Always willing to learn, and takes constructive criticism well.

  • Works well in high-stress and tight deadline situations.

  • Detail-oriented

Skills
Software

  • Adobe Photoshop CC

  • Adobe After Effects CC

  • Final Cut Pro

  • Curious Maps

  • Adobe Premiere CC

  • Adobe Audition

  • HTML, CSS

Work Experience
Zulily Seattle, WA
Product Photo Editor (June 2017 - August 2019)

  • Editing products for events going live on the site as assigned.

  • Color correcting, compositing mannequins, all editing requirements on the product level

  • Updating the Style Guide for the company

Zulily Seattle, WA
Jr. Product Photo Editor (May 2016 - June 2017)

  • Batching and Processing up to 2,400 images per day from our third party vendor

  • Editing product images for next day events

KSTU Fox 13 Salt Lake City, UT
Graphic Designer (Jan. 2011 - Feb. 29, 2016)

  • Responsible for news graphics in various newscasts using Photoshop and After Effects

  • Creating banner ads in Photoshop for fox13now.com fitting web standards and file sizes

  • Using After Effects, Adobe Audition, TONS and Brutus servers to create sponsored Billboards for on-air.

  • Work closely with sales staff, producers, managers.

  • Responsible for taking new employee photos and creating badges.

  • All other duties as assigned, including helping out on the floor during live newscasts.

KCSG-TV St. George, UT
Production Artist & Master Control Operator (March 2010 - Jan. 2011)

  • Responsible for editing video news stories for KCSG.com in Final Cut Pro

  • Creating banner ads in Photoshop for KCSG.com

  • Final Cut used to edit together weekly sponsored "Hometown Happenings" for on-air with graphics

  • Setting up and creating custom banners for KCSG's Business Directory

  • Any other duties as assigned, as well as editing commercials for on-air in Final Cut, then ingesting into the Master Control system

  • Master Control: Taking feeds, making sure station stays on-air, writing the schedule so the system runs, ingesting commercials, infomercials, etc.


KCSG-TV St. George, UT
Graphic Artist (June 2005 - Aug. 2009)

  • Responsible for creating graphics for both live newscasts, including but not limited too: Fullscreens, Over the Shoulders, Phoners, Maps, contest graphics, lower-thirds, sports score graphics and swooshers as needed.

  • Created and updated the KCSG weather page for the local newspaper each day, working closely with the Weather Department for temperatures and forecasts.

  • In charge of updating the on-air look for the News every year or two, creating a complete graphics package.

  • Responsible for creating Press Passes, including taking all the photos, and any print ads as assigned by the PR Department.

  • Other jobs upon request including photography, editing, playback or teleprompter.

Born Free Documentary St. George, UT
Director, Producer, Editor, Graphic Designer (Feb. 2008 - Sept. 2008)

  • Wrote treatment and created film schedule

  • Researched information in regards to Wild Horses

  • Interviewed experts on camera

  • Edited Documentary in Final Cut Pro

  • Designed lower-thirds for the Documentary in Photoshop

Desert Sunshine St. George, UT
Web Designer (July 2007 - Sept. 2007)

  • Worked closely with the client to visualize their ideas on the overall look of the company

  • Created the logo and website design and functionality to best fit web standards and a customer focus

Dixie State University St. George, UT
Assistant Graphic Designer (Jan. 2005 - June 2005)

  • Worked closely with the Graphic Designer for the University by designing certain parts of print media, including their Alumni Magazine

  • Designed ads for the College Bookstore for publication

  • Responsible for the College Graduation Booklet

  • Created College Ads for the local Newspaper as assigned


Education
2004-2008
Dixie State College St. George, UT
Bachelor of Science: Communications in New Media: Digital Film

2002-2004
Everett Community College Everett, WA
Associates in Fine Arts: Multimedia and Web Design

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