I am a graduate of Oregon State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Digital Communication Arts. Prior to transferring to OSU to continue my education, I attended Linn-Benton Community College, where I was on staff at the school's student-run newspaper, The Commuter. While I was there, I contributed content on a weekly basis in the form of articles and photos. In addition to writing for The Commuter, I also freelanced for The Albany Democrat-Herald, Jefferson Review, Albany Civic Theater, 10News (San Diego ABC Affiliate), and more. In my free time, I enjoy dabbling in photography and spending time with my wife and children.
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Digital Communication Arts • June 2016
Classes include video production involving all steps of production (preproduction, field production, post production, studio production), media ethics, writing for media, and more. Contributed to The Daily Barometer and KBVR-TV's Beaver News. Worked as production staff for Beaver News in all positions. GPA: 3.83.
Associate of Arts: Oregon Transfer, Associate of General Studies • June 2014
Classes included core learning requirements. Also completed Journalism/Mass Communication program. Journalism courses included Feature Writing, News Reporting, Photojournalism, Media and Society, and more. Contributed to and worked as Managing and Photo Editor for The Commuter.
Operations Supervisor • June 2013 - Present
• Serve as member of management, assisting with day-to-day operations including: manage employee schedule, coordinate vehicle maintenance with Benton County Public Works, assist dispatch office with tasks, monitor time clock software for discrepancies and make corrections as needed, run monthly reports, and more. • Perform Human Resources duties including: provide feedback on applicants, guide employees through new-hire process, ensure all forms are filled out correctly (W-4, I-9, etc), conduct criminal and driving record checks. • Act as primary contact for Corvallis School District contract and perform other District-related duties including: manage student transportation, arrange routes to ensure all students get to school on time, communicate with schools and transportation office when issues arise, compile and invoice detailed monthly billing report. • Communicate with county partners in relation to contracted services, assist with planning and coordinating new services and modifying existing services as needed. • Other operations tasks including: build and maintain company websites and social media profiles, transport clients as needed, assist safety manager, and other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Production Staff, Assistant • September 2014 - June 2015
Production Staff - Assist director and producer in production of weekly news show. Positions include: Lighting technician, audio technician, teleprompter operator, camera operator, clip operator, reporter, and editor. Assistant - Oversee completion of virtual training materials including writing, editing, formatting, and obtaining visual aids. Train other staff when necessary
Managing and Photo Editor • March 2012 - June 2014
you Write and edit articles and photos for weekly issue of The Commuter, LBCC’s student-run newspaper. Photograph and report on community and campus related events. Post stories to website. Assign stories to reporters and follow up to ensure deadlines are met.
Having an education in media, my skills are quite broad and ever-expanding. If I don't know something, I'm always willing to learn it. Below are just some.
Video news package regarding bicyclists disobeying the law on campus. Filmed entirely on an iPhoneiPhone, Mobile Reporting
A creative video assignment in which the task was to convey a mood in the form of video using aesthetics.Video, Creativity
Award-winning print news story detailing the Linn County Sheriff's decision to write a letter to the Vice President regarding a proposed bill.Print News, National
The sun setting over the fields of South Corvallis on Memorial Day 2015.1/8000s • ƒ/1.8 • ISO 100 • 50mmPhotography
Nighttime photo of the Seattle Skyline as seen from the Queen Anne district.3.2s • ƒ/2.2 • ISO 100 • 50mmNighttime Photography, Skylines
A long exposure shot of lightning from Washburn Heights in Brownsville, OR. 30s • ƒ/5.0 • ISO 100 • 46mmPhotography, Long Exposure
A suspect broke into a local pawn shop, stole some guns, and fired some shots. I was on the scene to capture photos.Breaking News, Photojournalism
Filmed and edited a 30-second PSA for the City of Corvallis as a class assignment.Promotional, Video
Best Feature Photo (3rd Place) – 2013 ONPA Awards
Best Headline Writing (3rd Place) – 2013 ONPA Awards
General Excellence (3rd Place) – 2013 & 2014 ONPA Awards
Honor Roll – Oregon State University– Linn-Benton Community College
Employee of the Month (x2) – Benton County Dial-A-Bus
Award for Excellence (Newscast) – 2015 NATAS NW
Graduated Magna Cum Laude – Oregon State University