Media and Design Professional with 15+ years of experience in:


• Multimedia Production                   • Creative Programming                   • Photography/Videography        

• Education/Training                         • Intercultural Communication        • Idea Generation 

• Writing and Story Development    • Budget Management




Wordless Picture Books and Animation Research                                                                                                           Spring 2014

Digital Humanities, Immersive Poem                                                                                                                                     Fall 2013

Gamification of Education - Research and Design Project                                                                                            Spring 2013

Hunt Library 360 Degree Video Project                                                                                                                                   Fall 2012




Digital Video Producer / Code+Art Content Curator - James B. Hunt Jr. Library Video Walls                                   2013-2015

Digital Library Initiative, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC

•  Produced student contest and formatted content for presentation on Videos Walls at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library


Project Manager - Winklebeans: Tangible Storytelling                                                                                                               2014

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, Los Angeles, CA 

•  Developed and implemented plan for creative prototyping of storytelling app and accompanying sensor-based toy


Exhibit Coordinator - Special Exhibit on Governor Hunt                                                                                                          2013

Special Collections Exhibits, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC

•  Researched and facilitated collection and organization of exhibit related materials, video and photography


Print and New Media Account Executive                                                                                                                                     2012

Visual Marketing Partners, New York, NY        

•  Oversaw the development and production of print and new media advertising for luxury and entertainment brands

•  Researched and implemented new technologies for the creation of augmented reality campaigns


Web-Series Director/Co-Producer  & Business Development Manager                                                                       2010-2011   reDefine, Lackey + Casey Studios, LLC, Durham, NC, New York, NY

•  Developed, produced and directed innovative web-series focused on work/life balance and technology

•   Designed creative sales plan for consumer book and DVD edutainment series

•  Established strategic retail opportunities through outreach and market research


Videographer/Project  Consultant

Inside Morocco, NextGen Film Project, JDC Global Tour, Casablanca & Marrakesh, Morocco                                            2010

•  Developed story ideas and served as sole videographer for location-based reality film/web project serving to educate         young adult generations about humanitarian work being done in Morocco


Producer                                                                                                                                                                                             2009

Prom Queen: The Homecoming, Big Fantastic/Vuguru/Tornante, Los Angeles, CA

•  Oversaw production of episodic web series consisting of 22 episodes plus meta-videos for continuing franchise

•  Guided a creative team of 4 individual directors shooting simultaneously throughout each day

•  Managed $600K budget, negotiated contracts for and supervised acquisition of cast, crew, locations and equipment

•  Liaised with financier/distributor to uphold and actualize branded sponsorship commitments with Verizon


Associate Producer                                                                                                                                                                2007-2008

Defiance, Paramount Vantage/Bedford Falls, Feature Film, Los Angeles, CA, Vilnius, Lithuania

•  Key production facilitator directly consulting with and servicing Producer, Director, Financier, Distributor, Cast and            Crew in all aspects of production and delivery of independently financed $32M feature film

•  Researched, recommended and secured artistic story elements including music, film footage, literature

•  Consulted on distribution marketing campaign and development of website and educational supplements

•  Facilitator at community events to promote the film and demonstrate supplemental educational materials


Director of Production                                                                                                                                                           2006-2007

UNITY Productions/Capitol  Films, Los Angeles, CA

•  Oversaw development, production and delivery for a yearly slate of 8-12 feature films

•  Liaised with writers, agents and creative producers to develop and enhance screenplays

•  Hired and supervised interns to assist with office operations


Executive Assistant to Producer                                                                                                                                           2005-2006

Miami Vice, Universal Studios/Forward Pass, Feature Film, LA, Miami, Santo Domingo, Montevideo

•  Supervised logistical production for $150M feature film including cast/crew negotiations and contracts, scheduling,           character research and visas while traveling on location for 10 months with production

•  Gatekeeper and liaison for director, producer and all production departments to handle delicate situations during a             hurricane season which devastated Miami and our production resources


Creative Advertising Coordinator                                                                                                                                        2004-2005

Fox Searchlight/J&A Advertising, Los Angeles, CA

•  Participated in brainstorming sessions and conducted market research for effectiveness of campaign strategies

•  Managed the daily production of print, audio/visual and web materials for film marketing campaigns including the             production of TV spots, film trailers, newspaper ads, one sheets and special publications

•  Liaison for filmmakers, vendors and the Senior Vice President of Creative Advertising


Assistant to the Director/Producer                                                                                                                                      2002-2004

The Clearing, Fox Searchlight, Feature Film, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Pittsburgh, PA

•  Researched & evaluated screenplays on behalf of director, providing script coverage of potential new projects

•  Managed daily support to feature film director throughout the development, pre-production, production and post-             production stages of the filmmaking process

•  Interfaced with key personnel to arrange casting of actors and hiring of crew, factual/artistic research, traveled to                 shooting locations, coordinated 2nd unit shoots/ADR sessions, arranged film screenings


Feature Film Programmer                                                                                                                                                     2000-2002

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, CA

•  Managed and determined film and educational community programming including film entries, selection                          committees, feature film jury, interns and volunteers

•  Worked in tandem with Executive Director and Board to resolve challenges and build a strong festival program amidst       a difficult financial crisis

•  Maintained all aspects of filmmaker relations, schedules, guest lists, award announcements, film projections

•  Fundraised, increased and retained Cinema Society membership and programmed screenings and speakers

•  Promoted event and scouted for films via networking at other leading international film festivals




Arts Educator, Durham Public Schools; Presenter, Duke Gardens; Juror, Edinburgh International Film Festival; Publicity Assistant, Cannes International Film Festival; Programmer, Israel Film Festival; Guest Relations, Lake Placid Film Forum;




Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Photography and Videography (DSLR, RED, Go Pro), Audio Recording and Editing, Camtasia, Basic: XML, Arduino, Interviewing, Copywriting, Scriptwriting, Working with children.




North Carolina State University                                                                                                                                                       2015

Masters of Art+Design: New Media and Interaction Design, GPA 3.8


University of California, San Diego                                                                                                                                                 1999

B.A. Visual Arts: Media, minor in Education, San Diego, CA, GPA 3.75


Film Academy of Prague (FAMU), American University, World Capitols Program                                                                 1998

Directors Program, Prague, Czech Republic, Recipient: Betty Tate Scholarship




Shakerag Workshops                                                                                                                                                                         2013

Crafting with Electricity, Arduino and circuity workshop with MIT's Leah Buechley, Sewanee, TN


Stills: Edinburgh Center for Photography                                                                                                                                      2010

Fashion and experimental photography workshops, Edinburgh, Scotland


Tel Aviv University (Los Angeles/Tel Aviv Partnership)                                                                                                              2004

Master Class in Creative Producing, Tel Aviv, Israel


International Center for Photography                                                                                                                                           2002

Available light workshop with Bobbie Lane, New York, NY




Panelist - SXSW Interactive 2015 - Panel on Storytelling with New Screens

Panelist - Association of Children's Museums Conference 2015 - Panel on Technology in Museums

STEAM Communications Fellow - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences




Themed Entertainment Association - Next Gen

Association of Children's Muesums