I have had the honor of working in many different fields with one constant, technology. I have been a communications expert in Tikrit, Iraq and a Chief Engineer of a television station in Bend, Oregon, with many interesting jobs in between. This has granted me the opportunity to learn a wide range of skill sets.
Some of those skill sets are, IT management, front and backend web development, video and graphics editing, radio and electronic repair, most of these I have taught myself or had limited instruction from which to work with, so my research skills are exceptional.
I spend the majority of my free time with my wife and two children adventuring through beautiful Bend, Oregon usually chasing our dog. Otherwise, you can find me keeping up to date on the latest technology news and trends...or playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Remote Server Technician
Responsible for maintenance and periodic updates to satellite system hardware on an on call basis. Includes documenting tasks performed, maintaining test equipment and hand tools.
MAY 2014 - PRESENT
Digital Marketing Strategist
Spooky Dawson Marketing Group
NOVEMBER 2012 - FEBUARY 2014
Chief Engineer and Production Editor
Chambers Communications KOHD-TV
Analyzed current broadcast and office systems, recommend reconfiguration and updates to existing systems. Managed all local technical operations, equipment and network systems. Responsible for daily engineering operations of technical, administrative and sales staff for two regional sites. Liaison for clients and multiple departments providing IT solutions. Installed and maintained telephony, data, and video equipment. Maintained and configured office computers and servers. Researched and reported cost analysis of hardware, software, and digital equipment. Trained staff to understand IT applications, social media, and Internet-related metrics. Created, developed, and maintained social media campaigns with new and engaging content for all social media platforms. Produced online and broadcast content including, logos, 2 dimensional QR barcodes, video graphics, design, video capture, editing, and script writing. Researched new and engaging Internet strategies to increase value of online assets. Integral part of creating QR bar code within broadcast video, bridging the gap between television and mobile devices.
MAY 2010 - NOVEMBER 2012
Social Media Manager
Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College
Created, developed and managed online marketing campaigns, effectively driving brand awareness, engagement, and traffic to website and social media accounts. Researched and reported cost analysis of advertising and digital assets. Created, developed, and maintained Bond Measure 97-3, "COCC Yes!" campaign resulting in the procurement of a $56.3 million dollar bond for Central Oregon Community College.
SEPTEMBER 2008 - APRIL 2011
United States Army
Signal Support Systems Specialist (31U)
Stationed in Kansas, Bosnia, Texas and Iraq
Installed, troubleshot and performed unit level maintenance on manual and automated signal support systems and terminal equipment. Provided technical assistance in implementing information systems. Deployed and operated dedicated computer systems and managed tactical internet. Managed and trained user-level soldiers on maintenance and basic troubleshooting techniques. Supervised logistical support including supply, equipment and security devices Installed, maintained, and operated FBCB2 system.
PR INK Inc.
The Social Business
Created design elements, created social media intagrational structure and contributed to wordpress website creation.
HTML5 and CSS