I am a creative individual with 25 years of experience in performing and visual arts, including theater, music and multi-media. I am an excellent communicator in all formats, and I enjoy working with people. I excel in all aspects of planning, producing and promoting various performing arts events. I am looking for a position where I can use my creativity and experience in a positive atmosphere conducive to growth and financial gain.
Bachelor of Science in Communications Ohio University, Athens, Ohio Graduated 1999
Media Studies focus, Corollaries in Music & Theater
Musician 1989 – present
As a musician, I have performed in many venues as a solo artist, and as part of a band. I write lyrics,
music and play multiple instruments. Have performed for both profit and for charity.
Guitar Instructor, Self Employed 1999 – present
As a guitar instructor, I have taught students of all ages and abilities. Have taught students who became
professional musicians and achieved national acclaim. Lessons were offered in a one-on-one format.
Chef, Melvin’s Brick Oven Wooster, Ohio 2006 – 2010
As a chef, I have worked in high pressure, high stress environments while maintaining
my composure and the ability to lead my team. Created unique weekly specials that proved delicious
and popular. Introduced new menu items and recipes.
Independent Contractor, House Painting 1996 – 2006
Lead teams to complete jobs in a timely efficient manner, providing a quality service that resulted in
customer satisfaction. Won the Colorworld Painting crew trip to King’s Island for the most productive
crew of the summer 1997.
Cook, Red Lobster Wooster, Ohio 2003 – 2005
As a cook, I worked as part of a kitchen team to produce a high quality product in a fast and efficient
Holistic Reader, Harcourt-Brace 2004
Reviewed the written portions of educational standardized testing from multiple states. Graded based
on the States' educational standards. Required detailed focus and specific understanding of criteria set by
various states’ education boards.
Organizer, Greengrass 2000 Music and Arts Festival 2000
I conceived, planned, organized, promoted, produced, and participated in this music festival held in Wooster,
OH at Beck’s Family Campground. I sought investors, sold tickets, booked bands, and managed the stage. 13
bands, 5 DJs (local & national acts), artists & food vendors. Over 1000 people attended. This festival yielded
a handsome profit and positive local media exposure for the musicians and artists involved.
Experienced in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Aldus Pro-Tools, Performer, HTML, MIDI
Expressive in words, music, art, comedy and drama
Experienced in photography, silk-screening, and lithography
Able to prioritize multiple tasks and work in a high stress environment while maintaining composure
Creative at problem solver
Able to work independently, as part of a team, or to lead and motive others
Outgoing and personable