Brian Newhouse

Freelance Video Editor & Website Designer

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Location:Patten, Maine, United States
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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
PEACE CORPS, ASSOMADA, CAPE VERDE
PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER, SEPTEMBER 2007 – SEPTEMBER 2009
HIGH SCHOOL MECHANICAL DRAFTING TEACHER (PRIMARY PROJECT), SEPTEMBER 2007 – SEPTEMBER 2009
• Taught 140+ Junior and Senior high school students for 36 weeks how to draft a custom designed home using floor, roof, foundation, cut, elevation and perspective drawings to scale 1:100 (posted at peacecorpswiki.org/High_School_Drafting_Course)
• Printed a spiral bound manual complete with detailed lesson plans, example drafts and exceptional student drafts
o Submitted manual to Peace Corps Cape Verde to be used for training purposes
• Developed extensive classroom wall materials including maps, 1:20 example drafting plans, exemplary student plans and solar still/solar oven design plans

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT COORDINATOR (SECONDARY PROJECT), SEPTEMBER 2007 – SEPTEMBER 2009
• Designed and presented a national renewable energy implementation plan to the Ministry of Energy and Industry (posted at peacecorpswiki.org/desol)
• Registered a renewable energy import company called Desol (business plan at link above)
• Co-Designed and presented renewable energy curriculum to Ministry of Education upon their request
• Diagrammed a People-to-Water Cycle (posted at peacecorpswiki.org/people_to_water_cycle), a diagram that visualizes man’s relationship to water through simple energy conservation projects
• Built, with colleagues and students at technical school, three advancing prototypes of a small-scale solar desalination unit as plausible resolution to dangerously arid climate (posted at peacecorpswiki.org/Assomada_Solar_Desalination_Project)
• Filmed and edited three short films related to renewable energy/agriculture (during service produced 24 films including themes on microfinance, hiphop music, and general Capeverdean culture, 13 films are posted at www.youtube.com/globetrottr):
o SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION – Sarah Mendelsohn, Andrew Vernaza, Hortelão. (5:07). About a PCPP project to install solar panels in a village that has never had electricity
o DOMINGOS – Alex Alper, Serra Malagueta. (3:57). About an innovative farmer that has drip irrigation, fog nets and humidifying bottles
o SOLAR STILL PHASE I – Nicholas Hanson, Assomada. (5:36). About solar desalination and phase I (of III) a solar desalination project at the technical school in Assomada

NEW ZEALAND, AUGUST 2005 – MAY 2006
• Bicycled 3200km around country on NZ$35 bicycle over 97 days
• Filmed and edited a 58-minute documentary about bicycle trip titled ‘Bananadog’
• Self-published a 88-page book on New Zealand experience, also titled ‘Bananadog’
• Started personal blog, www.globetrottr.com

WIND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
GRANITE SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, UNITED STATES
TECHNICAL ADVISOR (TA), APRIL 2010 – PRESENT
• Earned Wind Technician Certificate at the Northwest Renewable Energy Institute, GPA 3.99
• Performed Installation Inspection Procedure (IIP) with customer and contractor representatives
• Observed top out and base/mid/ rotor crane construction
• Inspected and repaired tower components prior to ********
• Performed Generator Alignment Verification

EDUCATION
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Bachelor of Science, Project Management, May 2005
• GPA: 3.28/4.0, Major GPA: 3.33/4.0, with honors
Coursework: Project Management I/II, Construction Law, Cost Estimating, Scheduling, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Construction Technology I/II, Fundamentals of Design I/II, Construction Contracting, Economics, Construction Cost Management, Construction Mechanics, Pricniples of Management, Real Estate and Construction Finance, Financial Management, Building Structural Analysis, Construction Marketing, Value Engineering, International Business

SKILLS
• Building newpeacecorps.com, an online platform to illustrate some of the proposed initiatives of the Peace Corps Director
• Built peacecorpsprojects.org, an online platform for PCV projects
• Proficient in Portuguese (skill level 4/5), Spanish (skill level 3/5) and Capeverdean Criole (skill level 5/5)
• Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Primavera, Outlook and Final Cut Express
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Website Design