Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, May 2011
> Bachelor of Applied Arts
Major: Two Dimensional Design, focus on Painting and Drawing
Minor: Art History
Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan, June 2007
> Associate Degree of Applied Science
Major: Motion Picture Direction
Teazer’s Bar and Grill, Grand Rapids, Michigan
> ArtPrize 2013, September to October, 2013
Innovative three-dimensional painting created and displayed for artist’s second year in the most prestigious community art exhibition in Michigan.
Rocky’s Bar and Grille, Grand Rapids, Michigan
> ArtPrize 2012, September to October, 2012
Original multi-media painting prepared and displayed alongside works of other professional artists in significant community art exhibition.
University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
> Bachelor of Applied Arts/Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Graduates Exhibition, July 2011
New paintings made and shown alongside other graduates’ work from the CMU Art and Design Department for the enrichment of Mt. Pleasant community.
> Juried Student Show, 2010
Unique paintings formed and presented for competitive show as judged by top art professionals.
> Foundations Art Show, 2007
Original graphite drawings and plaster of Paris sculpture created and exhibited alongside the work of other up and coming art students.
Kaya Coffee House, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, July 2011 and October 2009
> Diverse set of drawings in multiple media created including graphite, charcoal, and pastels and prints of Photoshop graphic design work installed and displayed for the enjoyment of coffee shop patrons.
The Sunfield Coffee Company, Sunfield, Michigan, July 2010
> Original paintings in oil paint fashioned, installed, and displayed for the delight of cafe customers.
INDEPENDENT FILM WORK
Best Little Ever Productions
> Bomb in a Pie, 2008
Produced for the East Lansing Spring 48/5 Film Festival Competition, East Lansing, Michigan
Production assistant duties accomplished to aid producer and director in the completion of an original short film to fulfill conditions of competition.
Role of cast extra as a member of a crowd portrayed to aid scenes and their verisimilitude.
Rebel Pictures, Lansing, Michigan
> Shadowpuppet, 2008
Audio recorded and boom microphone operated to capture actor dialogue and real world sounds to generate and add to the atmosphere of original short film.
WLNS CHANNEL 6, Lansing, Michigan, September to December 2006
> Commercials for local businesses written, taped, edited and broadcasted by setting up and striking sets; cameras, audio equipment, and lighting gear operated, and footage edited to client specifications to aid local commerce.
Paint Nite Lansing, Lansing, Michigan, November 2013 to present
> Acrylic paint techniques and style instructed for the entertainment of local bar, tavern, and restaurant patrons as well as private corporate parties. Events and services promoted on social media websites and in person for the success of small business. New paintings crafted for the company site’s library for the use of many licensed artists.
The Video Professionals, Lansing, Michigan, October 2005 to September 2006
> East Lansing City Council and Planning Commission meetings recorded and broadcasted by setting up and striking sets as well as operating camera, lights, audio equipment, and broadcast software to aid in local democracy and civil discourse.