Seasoned Photojournalist bringing extensive knowledge of media production, messaging, communications and dissemination techniques and methods.
Captured over 20,000 images and over 40 hours of video for publications, training briefs, ship's operations, command events, social media transmission and command personnel achievements. Help create and design various prints for event programs, posters and invitations at a 100% satisfaction rate. Formatted and updated the commands daily newsletter which was received by over 50,000 military personnel and government contractors.
Laborer - Texture Finisher. Accompanied drywall hangers, finishers and texture sprayers on multiple job sites, assisting personnel in daily workloads and deliveries. Preformed maintenance and cleanliness of company equipment, office spaces and on site work spaces. Performed numerous finishing work of "knock-down" textured spray jobs. Experience in using pressure washer and various drywall hand tools. Daily driving of company vehicles (Pick-up Trucks and Work Van) for pick-ups and deliveries of materials and transportation to work sites.
Maintained maintenance and cleanliness of the ship's interior and exterior spaces. Assisted in line handling details and duties during ship's movement in and out of port. Acted as a Signal Man during ship's Replenishment at Sea detail. Cargo and Supply handler. Operated JLG lift equipment while restoring the paint on ship's hull. Member of ship's security team and active shipboard watch stander.
Studied Still Photography. Learned the basics of photography. How to shoot, develop and print black & white film. Shoot color film and color correct for print. Portrait photography and lighting techniques.
Studied Machine Tool Technology. Learn how to run a Lathe, Milling Machine, Band Saw and CNC Machines.
U.S. Navy - Deck Seaman to First Class Petty Officer. Active duty service from Sept.1997 to 2005; Nov. 2008-2012; Nov. 2013-2014.
Served as a Deck Seaman aboard the USS Ross (DD-71) from Feb 1999 to July 2000; Attended Defense Information School in July 2000 to study Still Photography, graduated Oct 2000. Served as a Photographer's Mate aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) from Jan 2001 to Sept 2005. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves as Mass Communication Specialist from Oct. 2007 to present. Experienced in MS Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Mac OSX, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Nikon and Canon digital camera bodies, Sony and Canon video camcorders. Maintained a secret clearance. Small Arms weapons qualified in M9 pistol, M16/M4 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun. Shipboard firefighter qualified. Shipboard watch-stander qualified. Maintained excellent health and physically fitness.
Public Relations, Photojournalism, Graphic Design, Customer Service
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