Johnathan Wentz

Freelance Sports Videographer & Wedding Photographer

Location:United States
2 Skills
I am searching for a job change that will provide a better way of life for myself and my growing family. I love the outdoors, being independent, and I am open to new opportunities. I have developed many skill sets and am determined. I am looking for a long time stable job/career change. If further education is required I am willing to continue.


2012-2015 Youth Service Agency of PA Resident Worker

2014- now Mountain Mike Construction Construction worker- seasonal
2004- 2015 Freelance Photographer Blue Ridge Communication, Service Electric, Clark Media, JWPhotography
2007-2010 Sous Chef/Executive Chef Pike Peak Resorts and Ramada Inn Rt. 476

Youth Service Agency of PA
• Guard/worker with juvenile youth (JY) ages 10-24 both in the facility and at their educational environment setting.
• Assisting JY with behavioral management control- working independently and in group setting, taking directions, setting up disciplinary actions and rewards system
• Organizing outdoors activities-hiking, environmental activities, creating field trips, trade opportunities
• Accolades: Only person who has lasted 3 years in the Jim Thorpe Camp; was asked to take the supervisor position many times but declined
• Looking for a much needed change from this burn out environment

Mountain Mike Construction
• Construction work
• Accolades: went from helping as a fill in sub to a regular part-time work

Sous Chef/Executive Chef
• Maintain full and complete operations of all kitchen functions
• Created menus to utilize diverse food products within the constraints of a budget
• Responsible for the outcome of the food orders to ensure satisfaction of customers and restaurant owners
• Maintain kitchen reports, ordering food, pre-planning for upcoming events, made necessary changes to accommodate for sufficient coverage of needed staffing
• Hire, train, discipline and discharge of staff
• Research and testing of recipes for creativity
• Accolades: past all state inspections with high marks, created my own signature sauces, increased sales
• Left when restaurants closed or changed ownerships (this happened 4 times)

2004/2015 Freelance Camera Operator Blue Ridge Communications, Service-Electric, Clark Media, JWPhotography
• Set up, shooting, editing, kept close time restraints,
• Sports videographer/cameraman covering athletic events for Pocono Region area schools and colleges (BRC)
• Independent photographer/videographer for community events coverage of local interest stories, live broadcast, weddings, personal photo shoots, family reunions (BRC, SE, Clarks, JWPhotography)
• Responsible for editing film and photos, set up and breakdown of ENG truck (BRC, JWPhotography)
• Studio camera operator covering evening news; set up of studio: lighting, camera operations, teleprompter (BRC)
• Accolades: Music fest/Community events; Moravian Concert Moravian College, Bethlehem 2005 recognition as Chief Photographer sold documentary rights to NBC, CBS, and ABC; Videographer/Camera Operator, WBRC TV13 Victory Lane Program 2007 and TV coverage photographer for local area schools and colleges sports
• Created my own business JWPhotography
• Left as only part time positions, low pay position with no benefits, family is growing

2003-2004 Full Sail College, Orlando, FL. Production Camera Operator
Accolades: 2 short films “The Patron” and “Tear’s Stain”
1996-2002 Snowboard Instructor-Class 4 Ski Liberty Fairfield, PA

2004 Graduate Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL. Associates Arts Specialized Degree Film
2002 Attended Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA Computer Web Design
2000 Graduate SouthWestern High School, Hanover, PA