EDUCATION

Bachelor of Media Arts
Mass Communication
2005
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
While attending the University of St. Francis, I experienced an in-depth program that covers a wide range of topics including graphic design, web design, photography, typography, identities and publications.  The program stresses individual work as well as teamwork preparing students for the corporate world.
 

CONCENTRATIONS

Web & Graphic Design,
Illustration & Photography

Having a strong grasp in these three fields provides a well rounded ability to understand the necessary concepts needed to excel in graphic/web design, marketing and communication roles.

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

Laser Products Industries
Director of Marketing
2008 – Present
  • Product photography, branding and packaging
  • Website design, development and maintenance
  • Production of marketing materials (catalogs, flyers and trade show booths)
  • Filming and editing promotional and training videos
  • Customer relations
  • Coordinating national and international sales and marketing strategies
  • Creating print advertising for national and international industry magazines
  • Sending monthly email newsletters to over 13,000 recipients
 
Laser Products Industries
Technology Coordinator
2007 – Present
  • Managing internal network and computer systems
  • Product support
  • Customer training
  • Software design, testing and deployment
 
Laser Products Industries
Specialized Projects
2004 – Present
  • Led technology integration and localization team to market, sell, support laser templating systems throughout Europe and China
  • Moved all promotional and training video filming, editing and production in house
  • Moved all product labeling and packaging design and production in house
  • Designed and developed the graphical user interface for the LT-2D3D and LT-55 XL
  • Laser Templator software application. This is used to digitally template counter tops and cabinet bases to produce digital CAD/CAM CNC files. Currently used by over 3200 companies worldwide

VOLUNTEER
EXPERIENCE

Eyes to the Skies Festival
Web & Technology Chair
2009 – Present
EyesToTheSkies.org
  • A 501(c)3 organization that donates all proceeds to the six affiliate members (Lisle Chamber of Commerce, Partners for Parks, Lions Club, Education Foundation, Kiwanis and Rotary)
  • Work closely with a committee of 20+ members to plan and execute the festival
  • Design, develop and update the festival website, Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Perform SEO and marketing tasks to drive visitors to the festival
  • Photographer responsible for capturing all events at the festival including the hot air balloons, bands performing on two stages, fireworks, and all other activities
 
Team Rubicon
Disaster Relief Volunteer
2013 – Present
TeamRubiconUSA.org
  • A 501(c)3 organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams regionally, nationally and throughout the world
  • Volunteer for disaster relief throughout FEMA Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin)

FREELANCE
EXPERIENCE

Website Design, Development and SEO
2008 – Present

TECHNICAL
EXPERTISE

OS/Software Proficiencies
  • Windows and OSX
  • WordPress, PHP, MySQL, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Encore, Acrobat Professional, Final Cut Studio, Audacity, Microsoft Office