Senior Media Specialist -– LifeCare Assurance, Woodland Hills, CA

• Carried out tasks within the company Media Department for client companies with regard to conceptualizing and creating Print, Internet, video production and post-production needs.
• Storyboarded and designed visual effects for a video showcasing a new product being offered for a client company.
• Handled all video projects from concept to completion.
Updated websites that included HTML/CSS.


Graphic Design – Driven Racing, Chatsworth, CA

• Graphic Design to include packaging, instructions for products, product releases, product imagery and ads.
• Product Photography which entails setting up of background, lighting and taking pictures of various products.
• Social Media includes Instagram and Facebook updates and interaction with customers.
• Web to include maintenance of site products and all updates.


Graphic Design/IT Support – Coastal Vineyards, INC, Moorpark, CA

• Maintained WordPress sites such as BaconToday.com, GourmetFoodClubs.com and other web sites including Baconfreak.com.
• Updated store inventories and feeds for a number of Yahoo and Amazon storefronts using HTML and CSS.
• Created custom labels that had to be adapted to various products.
• Photographed new products/models and touched up images in photoshop for online stores.
• Created a variety of designs for items to sell in stores such as shirts, magnets and placemats.
• Increased sales by adding two Private label brands on Amazon.com which enabled us to sell our custom baby bouquets and custom t-shirts in the Amazon storefront.


Senior Media Specialist – LifeCare Assurance, Woodland Hills, CA

• Carried out tasks within the company Media Department for client companies with regard to conceptualizing and creating Print, Internet, video production and post-production needs.
• Generated custom layouts and envelopes for client companies and ensured quality control of incoming inventory.
• Adopted a new vendor saving the company 25% on envelopes and stationery.|
• Branded and created conference material for the 2012 International Long Term Care Conference.
• Designed and implemented new designs for LifeCare Assurance’s brochures for 2009 and 2012.


Graphic Designer – The Winning Team, Valencia, CA

• Created custom artwork for clients.
• Coordinated numerous projects under tight deadlines for 32 Nascar Teams, and 314 FLW Pro Fishing Anglers.
• Maintained company website and imagery pertained within.
• Created a custom crew shirt for Dale Earnhardt INC, which resulted in procuring a contract for the 2008 race season, securing an order totaling $480,000.


Jr. Designer – N-Style,  Valencia, CA

• Created and produced motorbike graphic kits for the Motocross industry to include the illustration portion of the Fox 2007 line of graphics.
• Created imagery for the 2008 line of graphics for placement in vendor’s catalogs, to include shooting bikes in the studio and photoshopping graphics on existing images.


Graphic Designer / Webmaster (Intern) – Wella/Sebastian (Procter & Gamble), Woodland Hills, CA

• Effectively Executed changes to the Wella/Sebastian website salondaily.com using Macromedia Dreamweaver.
• Charged with creating custom images for the website through Photoshop and Flash.
• Maintained a customer database of 30,000+ registered users.


US Navy – E-5 Aviation Structural Mechanic (Honorable Discharge), China Lake, CA

• Supervised and delegated tasks to 10-50+ personnel.
• Maintained F/A-18 hornets on a daily basis including the systems of ejection seats, environmental control, fire extinguishing, canopy jettison, bleed air, and oxygen systems.
• Inspected aircraft work as a Quality Assurance representative and a Quality Assurance Safety Officer.
• Certified ejection seats and related systems safe for flight.
• Completed 3 overseas deployments in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
• Naval Security, which involved all aspects of law enforcement.


2014 – Master of Fine Arts

Animation & VFX, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2008 – Bachelors of Science
Visual Communications, Westwood College, Denver, CO

Volunteer Experience
05/2018 – 04/2019
Fire Lookout, Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association

• Hiked to, Staffed, and maintained the lookout tower at Slide Mountain in the Angeles National Forest.

• Assisted the Angeles National Forest by greeting visitors and providing general forest orientation, and assistance.

• Assisted the Angeles National Forest Dispatch/Fire Suppression Staff by providing radio relay, accurate smoke reports, and remote eyes and ears for incident assessment as needed.

02/2013 – 03/2017

Emergency Communications Team Member, City of Santa Clarita

• Included relaying information via radio and coordinating emergency radio traffic. We supported such activities as the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Marathon and emergency events.


Adobe Creative Suite, All of it.
Microsoft Office

  • Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Navy Good Conduct Medal (3 Awards)