I'm a sharp-minded technology guy and a natural communicator. I have a passion for excellence and witty banter. I am a perfection connoisseur who comes equipped with mind-bending energy, above-average creative prowess, and a passion for people. Other than that... I’m a father of 5 sons, husband of 1 wife, acquaintance of 2 cats, and an accomplished fun-haver.
NOV 2022 - PRESENT SYSTEM DESIGN ENGINEER | Aspen Custom Electronics - Stillwater, OK Create AV system designs for a variety of projects. Work with clients to create the correct system and design for their project. Produce accurate line drawings, rack elevations and installation documentation. Provide final touch system setup and customer training. Work with install team to ensure correct hardware installa- tion and setup. Handle all sound tuning, system commissioning and minor programming. Handle all Q-SYS and Biamp Tesira DSP programming and system design. Work with budgets, develop price quotes and bids, keep accurate records. Provide system service and support for existing system installations.
DEC 2021 - NOV 2022 ASSISTANT VP OF CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES|Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, OK
Provide leadership for the Creative Media and Community Experiences teams to create a culture of service, hospitality and excellence by fulfilling marketing and media needs, event production, and community engagement. Oversee classroom/event space technology design, maintenance, and updates in 70+ rooms. Tasked with maintaining, designing, and operating multiple event/concert spaces including audio, video (projection and LED wall), lighting, and production design. Oversee photo and video production for all event and marketing needs. Charged with managing various budgets and multiple teams to service the university with a high level of professionalism and excellence.
JAN 2018 - DEC 2021 DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY & CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS|Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, OK
Manage the university HelpDesk and Creative Media teams to create a culture of service and excellence by fulfilling campus technology, marketing, and media needs. Oversee classroom/event space technology maintenance and updates in 70+ rooms. Tasked with maintaining and servicing multi-million dollar concert and event spaces. Oversee photo and video production for all event and marketing needs. Responsible for 600+ staff and faculty computing devices across the entire campus. Charged with managing various budgets and multiple employees to service the university with a high level of professionalism and excellence.
JUL 2016 - JAN 2018 DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL DIGITAL MEDIA|Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, OK
Lead the university transition from MoodleRooms to Canvas LMS through training, communication, and technical support. Managed a team to produce online education video lectures and educational content. Managed timelines and production schedules to produce multiple online courses simultaneously. Worked to maintain overall production quality and increase production output. Oversaw all post-production and finishing into various formats and platforms for final content delivery.
SEP 2015 - JUL 2016 INSTRUCTIONAL DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER |Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, OK Produced video elements for all online courses. Production types ranged from green screen studio production to on-location multi-camera production. Setup, maintained and operated various video, audio, and lighting equipment including Blackmagic/JVC/Canon production cameras, Arri lighting, and various audio recording systems. Handled post-production of all video elements from general editing and green screen processing to final color grading and graphics to increase student comprehension and retention.
AUG 2014 - SEP 2015 VIDEO PRODUCTION COORDINATOR|Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, OK Worked as the campus videographer under the marketing and communication department producing all video elements required for marketing, advertising, social media and event coverage for the university. Managed a crew of student workers to produce a weekly multi-camera live stream of chapel services and events. Maintained and repaired a wide range of A/V equipment from switching and routing to general cabling and video field equipment.
JUL 2008 - DEC 2010|NOV 2013 - FEB 2015 DESIGN MANAGER / PROJECT CONSULTANT|King Kopy & Printing - Norman, OK In house graphic designer and print project consultant. Handled customers, job quoting, advertising and physical printing and finishing of various print and media projects. Design projects ranged from traditional print brochures, business cards, and logo designs to screen printing, large format vinyl, and vehicle wraps.
JAN 2009 - SEP 2014 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / OWNER|C2 Production - Ada, OK Owned and operated a small video production and graphic design company. Produced freelance graphic design work for various clients around the nation including advertising, magazines, billboard designs and vehicle wraps. Video productions included numerous wedding videos, TV commercials and multi-camera dirt track race videos for Oklahoma Sports Park as the resident race videographer for many years.
MAR 2012 - JUL 2014 SHOP FOREMAN / TECHNOLOGY MANAGER|Buck Creek Granite - Ada, OK Managed technology and equipment for a granite fabrication shop. Oversaw project management and job scheduling to optimize production output. Handled all technology from minor robotic saws and CNC router programming to internal servers and website.
JAN 2004 - MAR 2014 GRAPHIC DESIGNER / ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE|Ada Evening News - Ada, OK Designed general newspaper print advertising for clients. Helped create and launch the quarterly Ada Magazine that focused on the people of the Ada community. Worked as an advertising sales rep with various national and local accounts.
JUL 2003 - APR 2005 CAMERA OPERATOR / TECHNICAL ASSISTANT|Shaugnessy Group - Shawnee, OK Worked as a camera operator and tech assistant on multi-camera high school athletic event shoots for local cable television. Assisted in setup and breakdown of all production equipment at various athletic locations.
Q-SYS LEVEL 1 | QSC Certification valid through January 13, 2026
Q-SYS VIDEO 101 | QSC Certification valid through February 13, 2026
Tesira 101: Core Concepts | Biamp Certification completed in 2023
TesiraFORTE’| Biamp Certification completed in 2023
MAR 2015 - PRESENT LIFEKIDS - KONNECT EMCEE|Life.Church Shawnee - Shawnee, OK I serve as a the Konnect (1st-4th grade) emcee at two services each Sunday. I get to work with a team of 4-10 other leaders as we get to lead, teach and listen to kids from all walks of life. I also get to help create the room energy and get the kids engaged in the content each weekend by keeping discipline and fun in a good balance.
MAR 2008 - JAN 2009 MEDIA DIRECTOR|Lifeway Church - Norman, OK Helped launch a new church in Norman, OK as the media director. Created a marketing and promotional campaign to build community engagement. Created all video elements for weekly services, advertising, social media marketing as well as weekly multi-camera services.
AUG 2003 - MAY 2007 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE|MASS COMMUNICATION | East Central University - Ada, OK Concentration in Video Production with a minor in Speech Communication. National honors society member. 3.79 GPA
AUG 2000 - MAY 2003 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA|HOME SCHOOL - Ada, OK Graduated at age 17 with 4.0 GPA and full-ride college scholarship to East Central University
GENERAL SKILLS Speaking, writing, critical thinking and problem solving. Work well under pressure and on tight deadlines. Passion for excellence and professionalism. Highly skilled at customer service and communication in a variety of circumstances.
LARGE VENUE AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEMS Experienced in design, repair and troubleshooting of any large venue audio/video/lighting system. Including projection, LED walls, and advanced video signal routing, scaling, and processing.
AV TECHNOLOGY Experienced in AV technology repair, troubleshooting, design and installation including 70V audio systems, Crestron, Q-SYS, Biamp and other DSP and control systems.
CUSTOMER SERVICE/HOSPITALITY Highly experienced in customer service in a variety of roles. Able to work quickly and effectively with anyone by utilizing professionalism, patience, excellence, and empathy.
AV SYSTEM DESIGN Proficient in designing complex AV systems containing audio, video, lighting, and control. Experienced in creating technical drawings, wiring diagrams, rack elevations and more.
MANAGEMENT Team building, leadership, scheduling, interpersonal communication, conflict management, team efficiency, budget management, employee management.
VIDEOGRAPHY Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premier editing systems. Experienced with a variety of video, audio and lighting equipment. Multiple years of experience with 4K work flows and data management and storage. 10+ years of professional experience.
GRAPHIC DESIGN Adobe Creative Suite design applications. Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. 10+ years of professional experience as a freelance and in-house graphic designer.
COMPUTERS Advanced Apple and Microsoft system operation, troubleshooting and repair. Microsoft Office suite of applications. Office365 administration and usage.
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) MANAGEMENT Transitioned OBU from previous LMS to Canvas. This process included faculty support, training, data migration. Provided 2nd tier Canvas support for an 1800+ student university.
TIER I AND II DESKTOP SUPPORT Lead the OBU HelpDesk in supporting 600+ employee workstations plus mobile devices. Experienced with both Mac and PC platforms as well as various related applications.
GENERAL ELECTRONIC AND A/V TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR Soldering, component replacement and troubleshooting, electrical system wiring analysis and repair of televisions, projectors, cameras, computers, industrial machinery, arcade systems, class- room technology, lighting and audio systems and more.
BONUS SKILLS Unicyclist, arcade game enthusiast, juggler, first-born, Star Wars expert, dessert baker, DisDad #807