EDUCATION

 Eastern Washington University  I  Cheney, WA  I  2011 – 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Film  I  Honors Program

Overall GPA: 3.81  I   Dean’s List, all quarters  I   Ad Valorem & Magna Cum Laude Honors

  • Frances B. Huston Medallion Award
  • Edmund G. Yarwood Excellence Award
  • Steve Dahlen Film Scholarship
  • Academic Honors Scholarship

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL FILM EXPERIENCE

Crookedwood House | Mullingar, Ireland – March 2016 | Producer/Editor | Cooking Videos: Crookedwood House Kitchen Essentials

 Red Leaf Vintage Clothing | Spokane, WA – March 2016 | Producer/ Editor | Promotional Video Series: Winter Fashion Line

Better Dressed Productions | Spokane, WA – Spring 2016 | Producer, 1st AD | Short Film: The Illusion of Talent

The Boondogglers LLC | Spokane, WA – Spring 2016 | 1st AD | Short Film: The Boondogglers

Chase Ogden Films | Spokane, WA – March 2016 | Casting Director | Short Film: Pie and Whiskey

GGTV | Spokane / Los Angeles – Spring 2016 | Editor | Web Series: GGTV Episode: Sunday Los Angeles

Purple Crayon Pictures | Spokane, WA – November 2015 | Writer/Producer | Short Film: A Christmas Chaos

North By Northwest | Spokane, WA – Summer 2015 | Editor | Television Series: Washington Grown

North By Northwest | Spokane, WA – July 2015  | Location Production Assistant | Music Video: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown

Ladybug House | Seattle, WA – March 2015 | Director/Editor | Charity Fundraising Film: Let’s Build a Home

Quality Music I  Spokane, WA – January 2015 I 2nd 2nd AD  I  Music Video: Wildcard - Lucky Devil

Quality Music I  Spokane, WA – January 2015I 1st AD  I  Music Video: Wildcard - Red Looking Glass

World Famous I  Seattle, WA – October 2014  I 2nd AD  I  Commercial: Microsoft - Why We Built It

Society Inc. I  Seattle, WA – October 2014  I 2nd 2nd AD  I  Commercial: Goldieblox

North by Northwest  I  Spokane, WA – September – October 2014  I  APOC  I  Television Production: Z Nation

Electric City Entertainment  I  Seattle, WA – Summer 2014  I  Production Assistant   I   Feature Film: Captain Fantastic (Sundance & Cannes 2016 Premiere)

EWU Film  I  Spokane, WA – April 2014  I Writer/Director  I  Short Film: Michelle

Fleur De Film I Spokane, WA – April 2014  I  Editor  I  Short Film: In Tandem

EWU Film  I  Spokane, WA – February 2014  I  Writer/Director  I  Short Film: Serenade

Kinetic Energy Productions  I  Spokane, WA – January 2014  I  2nd AD I  Web-series: Transolar Galactica

EWU Film  I  Spokane, WA – November 2013  I  Writer/Director  I  Short Film: The Petersons

Northwest Independent Film & Video Entertainment Society  I  Spokane, WA – June 2013  I  1st AD  I  Film: Root Bound

EWU Film  I  Spokane, WA – April 2013  I  Writer/Director  I Short Film: The Park Bench

Different Drummers LLC  I  Spokane, WA – October - November 2012  I  Set InternI  Feature Film: Different Drummers

 RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Spokane International Film Festival: Assistant Director  I  2013 – Present

  • Filmmaker Services: Coordinate with filmmakers to acquire film’s digital and promotional materials, arrange filmmaker welcome packets, cultivate relationships during the festival including, but not limited to, showing them around the city, introducing them to fellow traveling filmmakers, answering questions, and accommodating last minute requests
  • Coordinate all festival parties, receptions and special events including, but not limited to: opening reception, opening gala, Posterize! art gallery, and closing party
  • Screen and program a variety of short and feature films for a 10-day international film festival
  • Serve as a representative of SpIFF at other international film festivals to forge relationships with filmmakers, patrons, festival employees, and board members
  • Meet with potential sponsors and partners to discuss possible sponsorships
  • Create all festival advertisements, both for print and web, in the months leading up to the festival
  • Update and arrange festival design assets including, but not limited to: official festival programs, badges, tickets, awards, step-and-repeats, etc.
  • Arrange all pre-show slideshows and sponsor slides
  • Correspond with sponsors to acquire, format, and incorporate their design assets such as logos, advertisements, slides, etc.
  • Assist in updating and monitoring festival's website, social media sites, and email blasts
  • Delegate tasks to interns and volunteers
  • As a Board Member, contribute to improving the festival by voting on certain measures
  • Work various positions during the festival including, but not limited to, venue set-up, box office, and customer service 

optimalCX Solutions, LLC: Senior Graphic Designer  I  2009 – Present

  • Design and produce both print and digital pieces for a variety of clients
  •  Work closely and collaboratively with clients/artistic staffs on all creative projects to cater to their vision and needs
  •  Responsible for seeing all projects through from concept, design, production, completion and delivery
  •  Present design work at various stages for review, fine-tunes and final approvals
  • Communicate with printers and various external vendors to ensure delivery
  • CVHS Theatre Department Client:
    •  Responsible for designing artwork for all promotional posters, programs for theatre productions
    • Design and continuously update all graphics for cvtheatre.com
    • Created and maintain all social media sites affiliated with the CVHS Theatre Department
    •  Establish a yearly marketing calendar and assist in its execution
    • Produce short films and visual projections for on-stage productions 

Pure Barre Spokane: Assistant Manager of Social Media and Marketing I  2016 – Present

  • Build client relationships through outstanding customer service
  • Connect with potential clients through networking, grassroots marketing and word of mouth to drive them into the studio
  • Effectively market and promote Pure Barre brand throughout great Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area
  • Proactively plan, create and execute social media, marketing, and PR campaigns
  • Create and distribute public advertisements
  • Generate original social media content
  • Boost social media followings
  • Assist with publishing local e-newsletter
  • Assist with planning and executing studio events
  • Maintain in-studio communication platforms, including chalkboards, sidewalk sign, chalk wall, whiteboard, desk and bathroom flyers, signup sheets etc.
  • Assist with celebrating and recording "Club" inductions
  •  Assist with managing Client Accounts and Contact Logs

Spokane Falls Community College: Adjunct Instructor, Intro to Film Production (Photo 247- HDSLR Filmmaking) I Spring 2015 & 2016 | Planned, prepared, and conducted curriculum for introductory course on filmmaking for Photo and Digital Media students.      

  • Wrote original course curriculum that serves as an introduction to all aspects of film production, including, but not limited to: screenwriting, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution
  • Delivered comprehensive lectures and facilitated hands-on lab instruction
  • Coordinated and scheduled with multiple industry professionals to guest speak
  • Maintained student records, attendance, and documentation
  • Continually evaluated students’ progress through assignments, quizzes, and projects
  •  Encouraged and mentored students to achieve their educational and professional goals through open communication, positive feedback, and support

KEWU Jazz 89.5: Assistant to Program Director I October 2015 - July 2016

  • Responsible for pledge tracking and donor premium disbursement during station’s semi-annual Pledge Drive
  •   Coordinated a station-wide transition from paper to a digital Pledge Drive input system
  •  Provide excellent customer service to loyal listeners who frequently reach out to station for requests, pledges, and questions
  • Continuously catalog and organize music library
  • Monitor all station's social media platforms
  • Assist in developing and implementing creative concepts for fundraising

Eastern Washington University Department of Theatre & Film: Secretary | 2015

  •  Served as primary point of contact for faculty, current students, and prospective students regarding scheduling, events, university paperwork, tours etc.
  • Cultivated working relationships with staff and students - ensuring a welcoming and comfortable environment for the department
  • Serve as liaison between the department and the Dean’s Office
  • Assist in the coordination of the activities for department projects and programs
  • Developed grant proposals that received funds for annual student film screening events
  • Managed department website and social media pages
  • Perform other administrative duties regarding Theatre, Film, and the KEWU Radio Station

Spokane Film Project: Board Member  I  2013 – 2016

  • Youngest member to serve on board of the non-profit collaborative group
  • Group works to promote the development of the film community along with other artistic mediums in the Spokane area
  • Teach and encourage young teens to pursue filmmaking
  • Create and discuss ideas for the group’s future films and community projects

Eastern Washington University Bookstore: Graphic Designer, Videographer/Editor, and Marketing Assistant  I  2011 – 2013

  • Created all graphics and advertisements for both print and web, Bookstore promotions, and sales
  • Created in-store signage
  •  Responsible for marketing strategies and promotional events
  • Managed Bookstore website and social media site
  • Filmed, produced, and edited monthly promotional videos for the EWU Bookstore’s YouTube page
  • Filmed, produced, and edited official EWU Bookstore commercials that screened during prominent University event 

FILM SCREENINGS & AWARDS

  • Volunteer of the Year, 2016, Spokane International Film Festival
  • Served on Judges Panel, 2016 Klink's Resort Summer Film Festival 
  • Best Director Award, EWU Film Department
  • Best Feature-Length Screenplay Award, EWU Department
  • Top 10 finalist for DGA’s Student Film Awards, Women Division 
  • Chase Youth Award, Diversity/Broadcast Media

Serenade, Short Film, 2014

  • Official Selection of Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Film Program
  • Official Selection of National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)
  • Silver SpIFFy Award for Best Northwest Short at the Spokane International Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award at Seattle Shorts Film Festival
  • Best Actor Award at Seattle Shorts Film Festival 
  • Official Selection of Local Sighting Film Festival in Seattle, WA
  • Official Selection of EWU’s Student Research and Creative Works Symposium

Michelle, Short Film, 2015

  • Official Selection of Seattle Shorts Film Festival
  • Official Selection of National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)

The Petersons, Short Film, 2013

  • Silver SpIFFy Award for Best Northwest Short at the Spokane International Film Festival

The Park Bench, Short Film, 2013

  • Official Selection of PBS's KCTS 9 Reel NW
  • Official Selection of Spokane International Film Festival
  • Official Selection of Local Sighting Film Festival in Seattle, WA