City of Salem, Virginia - Communications Specialist June 2011 - Current
Developing and maintaining city internal and external websites. Ensuring a consistent look and feel across all media with design and promotion of the City in both print and electronic form. Also developing, designing and editing the Salem Magazine distributed to every citizen in the City and surrounding area.
Independent Graphic Designer Oct. 2009 - Current
Designing ads, t-shirts, banners, logos, posters and schedules for the Marketing and Promotions Department for Virginia Tech Athletics, the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund (Hokie Club), IMG College, IMG College clients and Wood Brothers Racing.
NASCAR on NBC - Lead Camera Spotter Jun. 2008 - Current
Serving as a NASCAR race spotter for the director for NBC Sports' coverage of America's most popular form of auto racing. This position includes staying focused on the race leader coverage to always show lead changes on television. Also keeping track of the abundance of in-car cameras so they are used fluently during the broadcast.
NASCAR Productions - Digital Archive Coordinator Jan. 2008 - June 2011
Coordinated NASCAR's video archive, both historical still photography and video owned by NASCAR Productions. Also shot, edited and produced for corporate projects for NASCAR.com and television shows airing on NBC Sports Network and Fox Sports 1.
Lynchburg News & Advance - Sports Copy Editor/Designer May 2007 - Jan. 2008
Designed layout for a 30,000-circulation daily sports section, including information boxes, photo captions, headlines, and story & photo placement. Also edited local sports stories and participated in daily budget meetings with news staff on stories pertaining to Central Virginia.
WDBJ7-TV - Intern & Statistician Aug. 2005 - Dec. 2015
Writing and graphic designing for the deadline-driven, fast-paced Friday Football Extra highlight program. Also wrote, edited and shot local sports stories to air on WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA.
Indesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Slideshow Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CSS, HTML, PHP, Java, DNN
Mac and PC Proficient, Still Photography, Video Photography, Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Project Management, Presentation Skills, Meeting Deadlines.
Graduate of Virginia Tech
Major - Communication: GPA 3.2/4.0
Honor Graduate of Lord Botetourt HS
- 2007 First place, Mid-sized Sports Page, Virginia Press Association
- Boy Scouts - Eagle Scout
- Boy Scouts Adult Leader
- National Honor Society member
- Ruritan Medal of Honor Recipient
- Ruritan Club member
- Red Cross Volunteer
- WDBJ7 & Lions Club Volunteer Award
- NASCAR Day Volunteer pin recipient
City of Salem Communications Director
114 N. Broad St., Salem, VA 24153
VT Athletic Marketing & Promotions
Cassell Colisum, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA, 24061
Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
250 South Main Street, Suite 224, Blacksburg, VA, 24060