Accomplished supervisor, administrator, performer, executive with the ability to think creatively and organizationally. Skilled in administration and leadership with strong creative and motivational skills.
Training and Development
Professional Recording Artist
Produced and Directed over 20 full scale Musical Productions with casts ranging in size from 50-250.
Helped to create and supervise a Music Academy - for ages 4 and up.
Launched an instrumental program (orchestra) of church volunteers that grew from 0-100 participants in 2 years.
2004 Minnesota Idol Winner
In 2005, named one of Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans
Recorded nine full length albums and one live concert DVD.
As member of group, Tenore, traveled all over Canada, U.S., Rome, Vatican City, Uganda and won 4 Covenant Awards.
Survived Head-On Collision with a drunk driver in 2001 - multiple surgeries and 2 months in the hospital - Inspirational Speaker
The Vocal CoachMurfreesboro, TNVocal Coach02/2016 to Current
Teach Voice Lessons in person or via skype.
Give Vocal Assessments as requested.
Answer 'Ask the Vocal Coach' questions on Facebook and on the website.
Skilled in Teaching/Coaching Pop, Broadway, Country, and Classical.
Direct and Coach Choirs and Ensembles as requested.
Share experience as a performer and session singer
Share experience as a songwriter and recording artist
Theater Resume available upon request
Studio Session SingerNashville, TNSinger06/2016 to Current
Choral Print Music - WORD Music, Lifeway Music, Brentwood-Benson Publishing, Daywind Music
TV - 'Fargo' Theme Song
Film - YAMAHA
TenoreVictoria, British ColumbiaSinger / Music Librarian / Tour Manager01/2009 to 07/2017
Tenore - a 'popera' trio in the style of Josh Groban, Il Divo, and Andrea Bocelli that toured all over North America and the world.
Nominated for 9 Covenant Awards and winner of 4.
Recorded 3 fully orchestrated albums.
Executive Produced Broadway themed album, The Impossible Dream, in 2016.
Wrote title track to Christmas album, 'Christmas With You' and recorded with Grammy and Tony Winner, Heather Headley.
Assisted in tour management for 60 city U.S. tour October 2016- May 2017.
Oversaw the library of music (charts, tracks, arrangements)
Toured and performed in Uganda, Rome, Vatican City and across Canada and U.S.
North Heights Lutheran ChurchArden Hills, MNSenior Director of Arts and Outreach07/2006 to 02/2016
July 2006 - May 2007 Interim Choir Director
Directed Praise and Worship Choir - weekly choir
May 2007 - May 2009 Director of Worship
Led Worship - Scheduled band and singers, chose music, worked closely with Senior Pastor on service flow, rehearsed the team and ensured excellence of worship. Directed Praise and Worship Choir, small ensemble, and oversaw music directors (Handbells, Children's Choir, Youth Choir, and Traditional Choir).
May 2009- February 2013 Director of Arts
Responsibilities of Director of Worship continued with added responsibilities of Producing and Directing 3 major musical productions a year (Easter, Christmas and 4th of July). Productions consisted of casts as large as 250 with indoor ice skating, flying angels, choirs, dancers and actors. Oversaw a Production Team (publicity, costumes, set design, hospitality, security, props) and ensured excellence of the productions.
February 2013 - April 2015 Executive Director of Weekend Services
Responsibilities of Director of Arts and added responsibilities of total worship oversight at both campuses (9 services). Main task was keeping all involved in the weekend services on the same page and moving forward in the same direction. Implemented Planning Center Online (PCO), a worship organization tool that housed all musicians, singers and choir in one database to create an ease of scheduling for all services.
April 2015 - February 2016 Senior Director of Arts and Outreach
Responsibilities of Executive Director of Weekend Services with added responsibility of worship leading and total oversight of all Arts and Outreach Programs. One of 3 Executive Directors in the church during an Interim Senior Pastor season.
Self EmployedMinneapolis, MNVocal Coach / Singer02/2003 to 05/2007
Recruited, scheduled, and coached a studio of singers
All ages - (8 - 70)
Coached worship teams at various churches
Sang in various churches throughout the state of Minnesota
Guest performer in numerous church musicals
Performed National Anthem for Minnesota Timberwolves and Nasvhille Predators
Education and Training
Vocal Performance and Musical TheaterNorthwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Bachelor of Arts:Commercial Music1998Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USAGraduated Cum Laude
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Studio Session Singer
North Heights Lutheran Church
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Singer / Music Librarian / Tour Manager
Senior Director of Arts and Outreach
Vocal Coach / Singer
Vocal Performance and Musical Theater Bachelor of Arts : Commercial Music 1998
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