EDUCATION

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON
Masters of Fine Art | 2012 | Digital Art
Bloomington, Indiana (USA)

BEREA COLLEGE
Bachelors | 2008 |
Berea, Kentucky (USA)
 

SKILLS

SOFTWARE
PureData/Pduino, Max/MSP/Jitter, Processing, Java, ActionScript 3.0, Javascript, HTML, HTML5, iPad/iPod SDK, , C/C++/C#, CSS, Python, Ruby, Android Programming. Expertise in database construction, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Lightroom, Final Cut Pro Suite, DVD Studio Pro, MPEG Streamclip, Avid Editing Systems, Sony Vegas, Quantel EQ Editing Systems, MadMapper, Modul8, ProTools, Digital Performer, Garage Band, Microsoft Office Products, Filemaker Pro, Apple iWork, Google Sketchup, Google Earth Pro, Mapbox/TileMill, data visualization.

HARDWARE
Trained in Physical Computing, Arduino/LilyPad, Electronics. Expertise in many industry-standard cameras, microphones, and lighting systems. Also professional creative experience in: Wet Darkroom Photography, Drawing, Rendering, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Wood/Carpentry, Welding (MIG, TIG), Soldering, Mold-Making, Ceramics, Stonecarving. Experience with 3D Printing, Some experience in Fibers.

ADDITIONALLY
Technologist, seasoned grant writer, trained and skilled in leadership and communications, translator.
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Filmmaker/Story Developer/Post Production - Belkofski Tribe Oral History Project Documentary
In Association with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association

2014 – Present
Storytelling/writing, interviewing, and oral history gathering/editing for the forthcoming Belkofski Tribe Oral History Project Documentary.  Additional cinematography in King Cove, Alaska and Belkofski, Alaska.

Independent Grant Writer
2008 – Present
Independent grant writer specializing in cultural, fine art, and media production grants, with experience also spanning science and governmental grant writing. Currently over 4.5 million dollars in successful grants acquisition for clients nationally and internationally.

Multimedia Producer: Thesthetics LLC
2012 – Present
Co-founder, co-owner, and multimedia producer at Thesthetics, a new media curatorship, collaboration, exhibition, and consulting group based in NYC. Projects range from new media curatorship, to collaboration with artists and musicians to create new media installations and immersive multimedia projects at the cutting edge of art, media, and technology.

Media Manger/Researcher: OVOW Productions & Apple Records
2012 – 2013
Responsible for film analysis and digitization, and new story development for OVOW Productions/Apple Records documentary film about The Beatles called The Beatles Live! Project.

Affiliated Filmmaker & Photographer/Sound Recordist: The Smithsonian Folkways Institute
2011 – Present
Media production and documentary sound recording of language, music, and cultures globally.

Media Production - National Geographic Television, Explorer Division
2011
Story development, research, translation, media, and communication for broadcast documentaries.


Independent Multimedia Producer/Designer, and Filmmaker
2004–Present
Independent producer of media. Work ranges from developing web-based streaming content to independent documentary and feature film production. Work as a cinematographer, sound recordist, story developer, screenwriter, and web/media artist and designer for apps and more. Film and video experience ranging from international and nationally-broadcast grant-funded documentaries, to independent narrative projects.

Assistant to the Head of the Library: Stag Film Specialist
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
2011 – 2012
Responsible for handling of moving image media in the Kinsey Collection. Built and expanded existing database of digital media content. Provided film digitization and video file transcoding and management as needed, particularly for the Kinsey Institute Stag Film Collection. Directly assisted researchers seeking media sources. Liaised between staff and visiting researchers. 

Graduate Intern in Art, Artifacts, and Photography:
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

2010 – 2011
Responsible for managing and archiving media, media research, and media digitization. Built a database and accompanying metadata of art and media content for the Kinsey Institute’s annual juried art exhibition. Managed a all time-based media to archive quality formats. Handled art, artifacts, and photographs as needed. Assisted in setting up exhibitions and multimedia displays of collections.

Contributing Art Editor: Dialogist Magazine (http://dialogist.org/)
2012 – 2014
Founding Art Editor for Dialogist, a juried quarterly journal of poetry and visual art. Responsible for managing communications between artists and sourcing of visual art featured in the publication.

TEACHING

INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON

2013 –    Adjunct Professor of Digital Art and Multimedia

D210: Digital Art, Survey & Practice (digital imaging, web design, multimedia)
D310/D510: Advanced Computer Graphics and Modeling Levels I & II
(interim position)
(3D animation and 3D modeling at mixed graduate/undergraduate levels)

2009 – 2012, Associate Instructor of Digital Art and Multimedia

D210: Digital Art, Survey & Practice (digital imaging, web design, multimedia)
N130: Digital Imaging for Nonmajors (introductory digital imaging, GA position)
 

SELECTED HONORS, GRANTS

2014 Inaugural Weight of Mountains Filmmaking Program (Skagaströnd, Iceland)
2014 Grant of Support, Electronic Music Foundation & Ear to the Earth (NY, NY)

2012 Pegram Harrison Memorial Fund Recipient for MFA Thesis
2011 Grant of Support, The Alaska State Crime Lab (Anchorage, AK)
2011 Indiana University Grant in Aid of MFA Project in New Media
2010 Fine Art Fellowship at Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
2009 Digital Video Editing Apprenticeship and Fellowship (Dallas, TX)
2008 Berea College Special Grant Recipient for Humanitarian Media
2008 Grant of Support, The MEA Foundation (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
2008 Berea College President Larry D. Shinn Personal Grant Recipient for Media
2007, 2008 John B Stephenson Award for Non-Western Study and Research
2007, 2008 1st Place Winner: May B. Smith Award in Creative Nonfiction
2007 Berea College Special Grant Winner for Documentary Media
2007 Class of 1942 Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Berea, KY)
2007 Special Grant Recipient for Fine Art study in Italy

2006, 2007, 2008 Elsie Drukker Memorial Music Scholarship
2006-present Sigma Tau Delta Member (National English Writing Honor Society)
2006 Jerome W. Hughes Humanities Enrichment Award for Video (Berea, KY)
2004-2008 Berea College Dean’s List of Academic Excellence (4 years)
2004-2008 Discovery Grant Recipient (4 years)
2004 Berea College Scholarship