Passions and Skills

  • Extensive portfolio demonstrating creative storytelling experience
  • Expert-level visual arts communication skills
  • Planning, Organizing, and Executing multiple initiatives under short deadlines
  • Producing and Overseeing video production, PreProduction through Post and Finishing
  • Cine / Film Style Production and Cinematography
  • Creative Brainstorming, Planning, and Solution Delivery with multiple leadership levels
  • Extensive experience managing multiple employees
  • Well versed in video production equipment to include Cine-style, HDSLR production equipment, IMAG and Studio equipment, and ENG equipment
  • Expert Video Editing, Graphic Design, and Motion Graphics Design:
Software knowledge includes Final Cut Studio, AVID, Adobe Creative Suite

Experience

Video and Event Producer, Rackspace; San Antonio, TX 2015-Present

As the video strategy lead for Rackspace, I work with senior management and executives to shape our video presence in the marketplace. I develop content from the ideation stage through to delivery – working with writers, videographers, editors, stakeholders, and legal review to deliver our compelling story and value prop. In addition to leading video production, I also serve as producer for external events including Rackspace::Solve – a global, large-venue conference series designed to cloud users with the expertise and thought leadership they need to best utilize their technology. As producer I develop and oversee the mainstage content including videos and presentations as well as design and direct the audio/video/lighting systems for the events.

Communications Director, CHRIST Church; Irving, TX 2013-2015

As CHRIST Church reinvented itself, it needed someone who understood how to shape a brand through storytelling and technology. I was hired to drive their renaissance. I developed and shaped their brand as well as designed and oversaw technology integration in their new worship space. Often referred to as their “Chief Storyteller”, I developed and delivered cinematic stories of the people of CHRIST Church as well as producing any other print and video content for both internal and external communications. In addition, I oversaw the design and maintenance of any audio, video, or lighting systems, produced their weekend services, and managed media volunteers.

Media Director, Pantego Bible Church; Fort Worth, TX – 2011 to 2013

Pantego Bible Church brought me on board at a critical point; their weekly service production was suffering on both creative and technical fronts. Pantego recognized their need for a heavy-hitter who could bring their dated technology up to current standards, streamline their processes, develop and train their staff and volunteers, and bring a high level of professionalism to their production. I streamlined their staffing and production processes, yet delivered a more visually appealing and technically correct product. Key elements of that success included redesigning their video, lighting, and audio systems and developing better structure, role definition, and training for staff and volunteers on the media team.Video Director, Lake Pointe Church; Rockwall, TX – 2006 to 2011

Video Director, Lake Pointe Church; Rockwall, TX – 2006 to 2011

I was an integral part of the strategic planning and creative vision for services and campaigns in conjunction with senior leadership. I was the primary creative and directly managed multiple content creators for the video and graphic content for services, web/social, and other media outlets and special events. I directly supervised and implemented our staging and lighting design. I directed technicians to ensure IMAG and various other AVL systems stayed running as well as designed and oversaw integration of broadcast level production systems and equipment in multiple venues, including the main 5,000 seat auditorium. I primarily served as producer for live services at the main campus however I routinely worked positions for cameras, graphics, lighting and switching to stay current with production challenges and techniques.

Video Services Director, Imago Dei Media; Matteson, IL – 2003 to 2006

Video Ministry Leader (Volunteer), Reunion Church; Orland Park, IL – 2003 to 2006

Intern, Willow Creek Community Church; South Barrington, IL – Summer 2003

Education

Moody Bible Institute; Chicago, IL – Bachelor of Arts in Communication, 2004

References

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