I have experience not only as production manager for television and SVOD platforms, but also with productions for various government, non-profit, religious, and corporate entities. I also bring over 20 years of experience with independent productions. I have the knowledge and associations to bring your project to fruition.
I studied educational psychology at Loyola University in New Orleans and have been an Apple certified master trainer for their professional applications for over 15 years. Along with experience teaching a variety of courses on a variety of media production subjects for universities, national organizations, broadcast stations, government/military organizations, and more.
I have taught post-production at LSU as well as lead their Summer Teen Filmmaking Bootcamp, was the post-Katrina video production trainer for New Orleans Video Access Center, and have been a guest trainer at New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, with experience teaching numerous courses for major corporations, broadcasters, and universities across the US.
Before this I was an IT professional for 15 years and successfully taught a wide variety of technical courses for local businesses and national corporations, to both technicians and end-users alike, as well as being a national junior project manager for NCR.
I come from a long family line of professional educators and feel teaching is in my blood.
I’ve consulted, trained, and produced for and with clients such as US Central Command Tampa, Southern Methodist University, Louisiana State University, Progressive Insurance, Burns & McDonnel Engineering, Louisiana FastStart, OnSite Software, American Institute of Architects, National Association of Broadcasters, Univision, Discovery Channel, Acadiana Open Channel, Deaf Talk Services, CNN, ComCast, Ochsner Hospital, Homeland Security, Delgado College, Future Media Concepts, EF Tours, WLAE New Orleans, Alabama Farmers Federation, Mississippi State University, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Phyxware Inc, macProVideo, Go4Cast, Johnson County Community College,The Orchard Solutions, Business Rules Inc, and more.
Over the years in my current profession and from my former IT career I’ve improved and enhanced both the personnel and technical aspects involved with every employment position and contract job I’ve held.
Also: Composer, Dog Trainer, Woodworker, Farmer
Coming from a long line of professional educators I find myself a life-long learner. I love to always be learning something new. I have been a member of MasterClass.com, Editmentor.com, macPro Video, Udemy, and several others for quite some time now. Here are some of the courses I’ve completed online over the years.
I’ve also designed and taught in-person and online courses in filmmaking, video editing, color grading, graphic design, sound design, and mobile media production.
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