Multimedia Jack of Many Trades

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Desired position type: Any
Location: Palm Springs California, United States

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I am looking to obtain a position that allows me to use my abilities to facilitate creativity and foster growth.


California State University-Dominguez Hills, 2006
Graduate work in Master’s Degree program: Humanities
1000 E. Victoria Street • Carson, California 90747 • (310) 243-3696

Western Washington University, 2002
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts
Bellingham, WA 98225 • (360) 650-3430


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Multimedia Manager
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
June 2008 – Present (4 years 11 months) Palm Springs, CA
• Created customized content management system based on open source CMS coding platform
• Utilized social and multimedia tools and platforms to create and distribute media with viral potential
• Created and managed successful cross-platform compatible ongoing e-newsletter and social media release marketing campaigns including video and the use of digital camcorders and non-linear editing
• Created aggressive and cutting edge marketing strategies
• Provided expert analysis of marketing campaigns and new technologies
• Oversaw and trained IT personnel
• Oversaw major server upgrades from OSX 10.4.11 to 10.7, including consolidation and restructuring of data storage onto Promise Pegasus thunderbolt arrays
• Oversaw and implemented overhaul of outdated Retrospect local client backups to in-house and cloud backups utilizing CrashPlan Pro and Drobo FS
• Executed two website migrations (Verio and Rackspace) with over 14GB of files and 6 databases

Production Director
DGT Design
2007 – 2008 (1 year) La Quinta, CA
• Managed major website projects including corporate extranet and corporate site (News-Press and Gazette Company)
• Helped manage seven leading local television news stations (websites) in small to medium sized markets across the country including creation and development of rich media tools (WorldNow affiliates)
• Helped build and launch rich media website for major Southern California real estate television program (

Art Design & Layout, Co-Owner
Todo y Algo Mas (“Everything and Something More”)
February 2007 – October 2007 (9 months) Coachella Valley, CA
• Designed, launched, and managed popular Spanish language digest (Highly praised on local radio station “La Poderosa” 96.7)
• Designed and launched popular companion website and advertising campaign for digest

Director & Technical Director
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry
August 2006 – March 2007 (8 months) Thousand Palms, CA
• Supervised and trained new production employees
• Primary director of weekend news and directed morning show/weekday show/entertainment show
• Graphics and media operator (CG’s and video playback)

Technical Director & Faculty Member
College of the Desert
Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry
August 2004 – August 2006 (2 years 1 month) Palm Desert, CA
• Technical Director overseeing major productions and numerous concerts and presentations
• Created comprehensive equipment inventories after years of neglect and obfuscation
• Created and implemented multifaceted working safety protocols
• Created technical production and design program which was incorporated into Theatre AA
• Managed and worked within tight production budgets to ensure fiscal success
• Served as Facilities Manager overseeing, maintaining, and improving theatrical facilities
• Overseeing, directing, and training house management and box office staff

Director & Technical Director
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry
September 2002 – August 2004 (2 years) Palm Desert, CA
• Supervised and trained new production and operations employees
• Worked with production team to update graphics database and station brand
• Supervised and directed multiple Spanish language newscasts
• Experienced with ENG camcorders (manual and robotic), shading, audio, editing, tuning satellite feeds and “live shots”

Tech Crew
Western Washington University
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry
September 2000 – June 2002 (1 year 10 months) Bellingham, WA
• Assisted with lighting hang and focus
• Worked on fly rail during shows and loading weight as part of load-in

Teacher & Computer Technician
Congregation Beth Israel
September 1999 – June 2002 (2 years 10 months) Bellingham, WA
• Teaching elementary school level children (3rd and 5th) and assisting with high school level
• Repairing, upgrading, and maintaining a number of Windows based computers

Assistant Stage Manager
“Dance Under the Stars” Choreography Festival
1998 – 1998 (less than a year) Palm Desert, CA
• The first, of the now annual events

:: Special Achievements & Certifications ::
• Makeup Design Finalist (Region 7) in the American College Theater Festival (33rd): 2001 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.: Design of Angels in America: Parts 1 and 2, by Tony Kushner
• California Basic Educational Skills Test Passed: 2004
• Directed, wrote and produced the short film Malevaje: 2004
A successful short film shown at the / Tribeca film festival online
• Properties management and design for Uniforms: 1999
A successful full length independent film produced in Bellingham, WA
• Certificate of Training in Business Computers via Regional Occupation Program: 1996

:: Media Experience Directing ::

:: Media Experience Master Electrician ::

:: Media Experience Properties Management & Design ::

:: Media Experience Makeup Design ::
• The Kentucky Cycle (Parts 1 and 2) by Robert Schenkkan at Western Washington University: 9/01 – 6/02
• The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh at Western Washington University: 9/00 – 6/01
• Angels in America (Parts 1 and 2) by Tony Kushner at Western Washington University: 9/00 – 6/01
• Angels in America (Part 1) by Tony Kushner: (Assistant) at Western Washington University: 9/99 – 6/00
• Anagrammatica by Cory Calhoun, Plays 4 Us at Western Washington University: 9/99 – 6/00
• Pentecost by David Edgar: (Crew) at Western Washington University: 9/99 – 6/00

:: Acting portfolio available online @ ::


  • :: Advanced knowledge in video editing and graphic design including ::
  • Final Cut
  • Avid
  • Adobe CS Products
  • :: Experienced with DVD authoring, audio editing and encoding software ::
  • Audacity
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • Sonic DVD It
  • TMPGEnc.
  • TMPGEnc. DVD
  • :: Advanced computer knowledge including ::
  • Experience with Actionscript, Smarty, PHP, Javascript, XML, CSS, HTML and other major web technologies
  • PC and Mac hardware, operating systems, and Office productivity suites
  • Audio and visual technology
  • :: Portfolio of general design and code work available online @ ::
  • Graphic illustrations, photography, drawing and more

Groups & Associations

    International Academy of Web Television, Social media for CMS Made Simple

Spoken Languages


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