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Highly qualified theater expert in various areas of the business. Professional stage manager with extensive knowledge in technical theater, business management, budgeting and staff management and development.
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts concentrating in Theater, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts, Health Service Administration, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Rising Stars Dance Academy, North Providence, Rhode Island 2005-Present
Resident Stage Manager/Technical Director/Stage Manager
Remotely organized, coordinated and scheduled all materials and personnel needed for the end of year dance recital. Communicated all technical needs to the resident technical director several months before the event, ensuring an efficient load in process. Implemented and maintained all safety rules and regulations of the performance venue and dance studio in order to maintain the welfare of the 150 dancers involved in the production. Designed the lighting plot for the entire production, executed all lighting cues, called all sound and rail cues throughout the performance.
LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT, Glen Allen, Virginia
Loss Prevention and Operations Support Director 2016-Present
Analyze data to improve inventory shrink and asset protection strategies for 110 stores throughout the region. Maintain and improve safety standards within the stores to provide a safe working/shopping environment for associates and customers. Support continuous training and development for all Loss Prevention and Operations Support Managers within the region. Assist in hiring and recruiting store level loss prevention managers and specialist throughout the Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and DC markets. Build relationships with local law enforcement agencies and other retailers to prevent organized retail crime throughout the region and company. Work closely with the Vice President of Loss Prevention, Operations and Safety as well as the Vice President of Store Operations to ensure functional plans are aligned to the overall company purpose and strategies.
LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT, Glen Allen, Virginia
Regional Director of Operations, 2012-2016
Managed expenses and margin for 109 stores through a team of eight Area Operations Managers within the Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky areas. Ensured all assigned stores operated within the established company policies and procedures. Scheduled all operational reviews to be conducted by the Area Operations Manager in each assigned store on a yearly basis. Analyzed reporting to deliver results in margin, expense leverage, customer experience and operational excellence. Trained and developed the Area Operations Managers through positive and constructive feedback on job performance and leadership skills. Worked closely with the Vice President of Store Operations and regional partners to ensure functional plans were aligned to the overall company’s strategic focuses.
Standing Room Only, LLC, Lincoln, Rhode Island 2010-2012
Developed a curriculum around auditioning and interviewing techniques for high school students looking to be accepted into a theater program. Created individual portfolios for each student which incorporated head shots, audition materials, musical selections, resumes and interviewing tips. Prepared each student by scheduling rehearsal time to go over the audition materials, providing feedback on the performance, reviewing resumes, and conducting mock interviews. Collaborated with competitive dance studios throughout the area to develop acting techniques to enhance each dancers performance.
Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 2006-2012
Chairman of the Board
Major contributor in reinventing the non-profit organizations mission statement in order to improve the fundraising and marketing strategies within the community. Collaborated with leaders in the community to help establish the organizations commitment to providing quality theater performances and education. Held various roles within the organization including producer, director and lighting designer for several productions. Directed the Motif Magazine award winning musical “West Side Story”-Best Community Theater Production.
BalletMet, Columbus, Ohio 2001
Production Stage Manager-“Dracula”
Maintained the prompt book for the production which included all blocking notes, production meeting notes, rehearsal schedule and all technical cues. Recorded and communicated any changes made throughout the rehearsal process to all producers, designers and crew. Called all technical cues throughout the production. Served as a liaison between the production staff and cast. Maintained all union rules and regulations throughout the entire process.
Ballet Theater of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania 1994-2000
Production Stage Manager/Technical Director
Maintained the rehearsal schedule for all full length ballets: “Swan Lake”, “La Sylphide”, “Carmen”, “Esmeralda”, “Cinderella” and “Jewels”-a compilation of 9 major ballets. Scheduled all production meetings with the artistic director and designers. Organized and created the cue sheets for each production. Called all technical cues throughout the performance. Maintained all union rules and regulations throughout the entire production. Also worked as the lighting designer for the annual presentation of “The Nutcracker”.
Artspower National Touring Theater, Cedar Grove, New Jersey 1996-1997
Production Stage Manager-“Fourscore and Seven Years Ago”
Maintained the rehearsal schedule and executed all pre-recorded music cues for each performance. Organized all load in and load out times for each venue and communicated the needs of the production with each union house. Upheld all union rules for the cast while on tour maintaining a safe environment when driving the company van. Led a weekly meeting with the cast and communicated any concerns to the producer. Documented and logged all expenses necessary to the production.
Off Broadway Production, New York, New York 1996-1997
Production Stage Manager-“Sweatshop”
Written and Directed by Louis LaRusso II. Responsible for organizing the prompt book for the production. Maintained the rehearsal schedule and led rehearsals in the absence of the director. Communicated all cast concerns to the producers throughout the process. Enforced all union rules for the cast as well as the facility used for the performance. Designed the music and lighting during the workshop stages of the production.
- • Increasing Customer Satisfaction
- • Project Management
- • Staff Management and Development
- • Vendor Management
- • Network Management
- • Strategic Planning
- • Change Management
- • Building Employee Morale
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