Communications executive with more than thirteen years' experience in television production and project management. Managed numerous TV shows from innovative initial concept, through development to final delivery. Confident with live, studio and location programming, as well as event planning.
Documented record of successful live productions, development of new programming, and revitalization of existing projects. Skilled leader of large teams, production crews, and celebrities. Known for managing numerous complex projects and reacting quickly to new situations and tight deadlines.
Music From Penn State: Music Theatre Spotlight, Winner, Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award, Best
Entertainment, 2009, 2012
Music From Penn State: Music Theatre Spotlight, Nominee, Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award, Best
Entertainment, 2013, 2014
Our Town series, Nominee, Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award, Community Service
Programming, 2014, 2015
PBS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2013
03/2007 to 09/2015
STAGE MANAGER (Freelance)ESPN, Big Ten Network, ABC － State College, PA
Produced on-air talent in booth during live sports broadcasts on Big Ten Network, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN U.
Dressed sets, set and strike equipment before and after broadcasts.
Arranged on camera interviews with athletes and coaches during games.
10/2005 to 09/2015
SENIOR PRODUCER/DIRECTORWPSU-TV Penn State Public Broadcasting (PBS) － University Park, PA
Produced video for broadcast on WPSU-TV and PSU marketing videos.
Managed studio and field video productions from concept to completion.
Developed and supervised creative design and aesthetic treatment of projects, including graphics, set design, location, camera direction, lighting, music, etc.
Created project content including scripts, treatments, program topics, interview questions, guests, hosting talent, etc.
Managed clients, talent, and production crew.
Directed studio/field crew during pre-production, shoots, and post-production.
Created timelines, budgets, and communicated with team as projects progressed.
Appeared on camera during live and live-to-tape programs.
Conducted interviews in the field and in studio.
Planned project media strategy including print, broadcast, and online promotion.
Served as media spokesperson for projects, pitched stories, wrote press releases.
Established and managed social media presence for projects.
Planned and hosted regional events for community outreach projects and live productions with audience members, which involved managing recruitment of audience and event attendees.
Mentored student interns and junior producing staff.
Supervised crewmembers including videographers, audio engineers, broadcast operators, camera operators, technical directors, and editors.
Produced a monthly talk show, broadcast statewide, for two consecutive Penn State presidents.
Produced and directed, selected topics, guests, wrote scripts and questions for weekly live talk shows.
Served as associate producer, emcee, set designer, stage manager, and conducted interviews for the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award winning series, Music From Penn State: Music Theatre Spotlight for nine years.
Produced more than thirty 60-minute programs for the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award nominated Our Town series.
Produced and edited original promotional spots, including sizzle reels, program promos, image spots, new branding campaigns, and testimonials for twelve years.
10/2005 to 10/2007
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERWPSU-TV Penn State Public Broadcasting (PBS) － University Park, PA
Created on-air promotional spots for local events and programming.
Managed relationships and scheduled talent and program guests.
Scheduled crew and equipment for productions.
Produced/directed and hosted live studio breaks for on-air fundraising programs.
Produced non-broadcast, promotional video projects for university clients.
08/2003 to 10/2005
SENIOR PROMOTIONS ASSOCIATE/EVENT PLANNERWPSU-TV Penn State Public Broadcasting (PBS) － University Park, PA
Major donor and community events planner as well as public relations representative for WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM.
Initiated, organized and produced station development and community events.
Directed community volunteers and committees.
Designed décor, arranged talent, entertainment, and secured venues for events.
Wrote and developed promotion for events including media releases, print collateral, advertisements, and website content.
Composed and edited event scripts for senior level management.
02/2002 to 08/2003
DONOR SERVICES COORDINATORWPSU-TV Penn State Public Broadcasting (PBS) － University Park, PA
01/2001 to 02/2002
ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVETHE BARASH GROUP － State College, PA
Bachelor of Arts: CommunicationsTHE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY － University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts: FrenchThe Pennsylvania State University － University Park, PA
Video Production, Project Management, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Broadcast Television, Budgeting, Client Management, Directing, Event Planning, Fundraising, InDesign, Management, Media Relations, On Camera Hosting, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Recruitment, Research, Script Writing, Social Media, Video Editing