Summary

Hardworking, media savy, music loving, travel junky with a camera always in hand. I like to think of myself as a young Tina Fey, but taller.

Credits

9/15 – Current

Assistant Director (Morning News) – WGN-TV

Details
9/15 – Current

• Assist the director and producers with production tasks in the control room for the #1 morning newscast in the 3rd largest television market • Block cameras and graphics throughout newscasts using Opus and Tons software • Main communication between the on air talent and the show producers

7/15 – Current

Talent Wrangler 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards

AXS TV — Award (TV) — Alternative Press Magazine Details
7/15 – Current

• Liaison between the talent and production team • Escorted talent on the red carpet, prepped them for presentations, interviews and performances (ex: PVRIS)

10/13 – Current

Production Assistant (Morning and Midday News) – WGN-TV

Details
10/13 – Current

• Floor direct for the morning, midday, and evening news • Has been involved with 500+ newscasts • Update and distribute daily rundowns to all crewmembers • Floor direct events outside of the studio such as Thanksgiving Day Parade • Work in studio with on-air guests, live performances, and interviews daily

11/12 – Current

Writer – Highlight Magazine

Details
11/12 – Current

• Artist interviews, album reviews, feature stories in print and online, music news • Uses social media to help promote the magazine and interact with readers

5/11 – Current

Still Photographer (Freelance Photographer - Live Events, Sports, Music, Portrait) – Freelance - self/clients

5/11 – Current
10/15 – 10/15

Animal Wrangler Chicago PD (Season 3)

NBC — Scripted (TV) — Animal Talent of Chicago Details
10/15 – 10/15

• Recent work: Animal handler on set of NBC's Chicago PD • Assists onset of commercial and advertisement shoots. Helps to handle dogs, cats, etc.

7/15 – 7/15

Production Assistant Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour

Live / Special Event (TV) — Live Alliance Production Details
7/15 – 7/15

• Worked in the production truck and behind the scenes assisting the Production Manager with any tasks to make the show run smoothly • Was in charge of credentials and radio distribution to crewmembers

9/12 – 5/13

Promotion Assistant – WZND Radio, Illinois State University

Details
9/12 – 5/13

• Promoted the station to gain listenership through social media outlets • Worked with the street team in promoting local business and the station • Planned and organized contest giveaways

Media

  • PSA - Get Some Sleep

Recos

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Education

Illinois State University

Mass Communication - Television Production & Broadcasting

My Gear

  • Canon 5D Mark II
  • Canon Rebel
  • Fujifilm X100T