Live Events Coordinator/Tour Manager/Booking Agent.
WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED TO DO THIS?
I have been working in the entertainment industry 19 years. I worked for six years as a professional wrestler working for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling franchise. In 2000, I launched my promotions business and began promoting live events including concerts and wrestling events on the east coast.
In 2009, I was engaged by an investor in a project that led to the founding of Awesome Wrestling Entertainment (AWE) a professional entertainment business. AWE produced live events in the Mid-Atlantic and on October 15, 2011 held its first worldwide Live pay-per-view TV broadcast on InDemand, DirecTV, AT&T, Verizon and Bell TV.
Awesome Wrestling Entertainment
Title: Promoter/Executive Producer
Duties: Head of Creative, Marketing, Logistics (travel, accommodations, accounts payable/receivable)
Details: Promoter and Executive Producer of Awesome Wrestling Entertainment. Promoted events aimed at building a foundation for live-TV pay-per-view events on In Demand. Strategized marketing and promotions to gain exposure for the company leading into the PPV, and built a Facebook social media presence of more than 126,000 fans to serve as the base in less than 6 months. I was Executive Producer for the live Pay Per View and the event was a ‘Sold Out’ success.
Ward Family Promotions
Duties: Booking, Promotions, Marketing, Logistics (travel, accommodations)
Details: Promoted wrestling and concert events on the east coast setting attendance records for several venues for the events. Shows were covered in media outlets and magazines across the U.S. and worldwide. Promoted and produced Charity events for the University of Virginia Children's Medical Center raised more than $60,000 for the organization and earned membership into the UVA Rotunda Society as a major contributor.
VARIOUS – PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER
Companies: World Championship Wrestling, Smokey Mt Wrestling, Mid Atlantic
Duties: Professional Wrestler for live events and TV tapings
Details: Was voted #372 out of 500 of the top wrestlers in the world by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 1995.
2007: Bachelor Degree – Arts – Online