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Summary

I am a strong and talented Director/Producer. I am great with crew and talent and can adjust on the fly. I am very well rounded, creative and great with story. I am experienced in the field and post. I also manage a team well under pressure.

Credits

8/14 – Current

Field Producer (Segment Director) Dr. Phil

CBS — Talk Show (TV) — CBS Paramount Details
8/14 – Current

Field packages

4/14 – 6/14

Field Producer (Field Director) The Collective Powered by Vevo 1

NUVO — Scripted (TV) — Nuvo TV Details
4/14 – 6/14

Wrote and directed several comedic sketches in addition to producing and directing several one-on-one interviwes all music related.

4/13 – 12/13

Field Producer (Field Director ) Welcome To Sweetie Pie's 2

OWN — Reality/Doc (TV) — Pilgrim Studios Details
4/13 – 12/13

Directed camera and talent in the field. Tracked and adjusted story. Wrote Network Hot Sheets

8/11 – 4/13

Story Producer (GH 9) Ghost Hunters 9

SYFY — Reality/Doc (TV) — Pilgrim Studios Details
8/11 – 4/13

Research story, Creative writing, Create storyline, Pitch story, Write network pitch, Create field script, Book locations, Interview witnesses, Prepare field interviews, Find and clear all historical elements related, View rough cuts for story accuracies, Maintain publicity control until episode is aired. Among other duties.

3/11 – 4/11

Story Producer (Field Story Producer) Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling 1

TRU — Reality/Doc (TV) — Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment Details
3/11 – 4/11

Worked with Hulk Hogan as he mentored a team of micro wrestlers. Helped to create story, track story and produce creative tasks for the cast to partake. Additionally, directed talent in reality situations and during specific events. Kept and delivered story notes to the post dept in LA.

6/10 – 12/10

Field Producer (Story, Logistics, Directing) Kimora: Life In the Fab Lane 4

STYLE — Reality/Doc (TV) — Left/Right Inc. Details
6/10 – 12/10

Booked locations, Created story, Directed talent, produced trade-out deals and tracked story for a fast paced show traveling from Ny to LA, Hawaii to SD.

5/10 – 6/10

Camera Operator (Sony Z7U) Born On A Bad Day 1

TLC — Scripted (TV) — Mike Mathis Productions Details
5/10 – 6/10

Shot second cam on a re-enactment show for TLC

4/10 – 4/10

Field Producer Cupcake Wars 1

FOOD — Reality/Doc (TV) — Super Delicious Details
4/10 – 4/10

Field directed several home packages at contestants bakeries. Also worked as floating producer on stage shoots.

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Education

Class of '01

Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

Associates Communication
Class of '00

Michigan State University

AAGS

My Gear

  • Cannon 7D

Affiliations

  • AFTRA
  • ASCAP

Skills

  • Audio Engineering
  • Avid
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Broadcast Television
  • Camera Operation
  • Comedy
  • Directing
  • Entertainment
  • Field Producing
  • Film
  • Film Production
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Final Draft
  • HD Video
  • Post Production
  • Pre-production
  • Producing
  • Production Managment
  • Reality
  • Short Films
  • Sound
  • Talent Management
  • Television
  • Television Producing
  • Video Production