Resume

I am a freelance Producer and Director specializing in Documentary and Reality TV. I believe that story trumps all, and that everyone has a story to tell. I’ve worked in the television industry for a decade, and I would love to work with you!

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Television & Film Credits

    Deadliest Place on Earth (Animal Planet / Red Rock Films) – Producer (2016)

  • Filmed on location throughout Australia on a special about victims of deadly animal attacks, including Great White Sharks, Kangaroos and Box Jellyfish.
  • Produced/directed stories, worked with talent, and operated camera (Canon C300).
    The Incredible Dr. Pol (National Geographic Television) – Field Producer (2013 – 2015)

  • Top rated NatGeo Wild series about a farm veterinarian in Central Michigan.
  • Produced & directed stories on medical emergencies involving farm animals and pets.
  • Worked on Seasons 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9; & “Calling Dr. Pol”, a spin-off on the CW Network.
    American Food Legends (Capp Bros. Productions) – Producer / Director (2015 – 2016)

  • Food reality series pilot. Directed and produced on location in the Midwest for documentary series exploring myths and folklore in America’s restaurant industry.

    The Legend of Sheriff Gus Skinner (A&E / Skip Film) – Field Producer (2012)

  • A&E pilot about a rough-and-tumble Sheriff in rural McCreary County, Kentucky.
  • Field produced on location; filmed cop ridealongs and busts, as well as crime recreations.

    JAIL (Spike) – Field Producer (2012)

  • Series following inmates from their initial booking through their first night in jail. Produced by Langley Productions of “Cops” fame.
  • Produced/directed on location in county jails in Portland, OR and Reno, NV.

    American Underworld (Discovery) – Segment Producer (2011)

  • Discovery Channel series investigating underground and criminal subcultures around the U.S.. Produced by The Incubator.
  • Worked with law enforcement officers and governments to produce segments dealing with illegal activities such as prostitution, drug use and theft.

    Brad Meltzer’s DECODED (History) – Field Producer (2010)

  • History Channel series following a team of investigators solving historical mysteries. Produced by Go Go Luckey Entertainment.
  • Field produced five hour-long episodes and managed shoots in 8 different states.
  • Researched, developed stories, found and booked experts, and worked with talent.

    The Lazy Environmentalist (Sundance) – Associate Producer (2009 – 2010)

  • Environmental series produced by Free Range Media, highlighting easy and cost-effective ways of going green.

    New Horizons Pictures – Web Producer (2009)

  • Built a new online multimedia site for Roger Corman’s library of over 400 films.

    Last Lantern Productions – Producer, Web Developer (2009)

  • Produced various client-based video, photography & web projects.

    Hope For Your Home (TLC) – Segment Producer / Camera Operator (2008)

  • Reality series about the U.S. mortgage crisis, produced by Actual Reality Pictures.

    Flip That House (TLC) – Associate Producer / Camera Operator (2008)

  • Field produced, conducted interviews for TLC’s top rated home renovation series. Produced by Actual Reality Pictures.

    Greenovate (Planet Green) – Associate Producer / Camera Operator (2008)

  • TV series about renovating homes to make them more eco-friendly. Produced, directed and shot segments. Produced by Actual Reality Pictures.

    Date My Ex: Jo & Slade (Bravo) – Production Assistant (2007)

  • Reality TV dating competition produced by Evolution Film & Tape.

    IB Productions – Editor (2007)

  • Lead editor of Ithaca College video admissions campaign: “How I See IC”

    Actual Reality Pictures – Production Assistant (2006)

  • On set, post-production and office intern for Actual Reality Pictures (arp.tv); hired as full-time PA after completing internship.
  • Worked on the following reality tv shows: “Flip That House” (TLC); “Do Or Dice” (Bravo); “The Dave Ramsey Project” (CBS); “126 Rivington” (HBO)

    Out of Pocket Films / Welcome To Paradise – Production Assistant (2006)

  • Independent feature film produced on the Sony Pictures lot. (outofpocket.com)

    Log In Productions – Assistant Editor (2005)

  • Independent documentary production company in Spencer, NY. (logtv.com)
  • Assistant editor for feature-length documentaries: “Borderline”, “The Legacy of Jedwabne”, “Portraits of Emotion”, “Eco-Village”

Education

    Ithaca College – Bachelor of Science, Television & Radio (May, 2007)

  • Concentration in Video Production; Minors in Screenwriting & Audio Production
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.85 – Magna Cum Laude
  • Recipient of the Park Scholarship – full ride to Roy H. Park School of Communications.
  • Produced “The Race” for Ithaca College Television – Award winning student version of The Amazing Race; Directed a crew of 70 & edited 200 hours of footage into 10 hour-long episodes. Received national press and viewed by tens of thousands of online fans.
  • Teacher’s Assistant (2006 – 2007) – Instructed students and aided professors in Nonfiction Production and Experimental Video courses at Ithaca College.

    Owego Free Academy – High School Diploma with Honors (May, 2003)

  • Salutatorian of OFA Class of 2003.

Other Experience

    Reality Rush, LLC – Owner and Founder (realityrush.com)

  • Event planning company I co-founded in 2008. We run custom events based on popular Reality TV formats like Survivor, The Amazing Race, Big Brother and The Mole, ranging from 10 to 300 participants.
  • Specializing in both public (“Urban Hunt”) and private events (parties, corporate retreats).

    Web Developer – Freelance, 1998 – Present

  • Developer and designer of over 30 websites for a wide range of clients. For examples of my
    work, please see my web portfolio.
  • Capabilities: HTML, XML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, JQuery; Web 2.0 & Social marketing
  • Specialties: WordPress development; eCommerce sites; Amazon Storefronts

    Volunteer Work

      Mongol Rally (2011) & Mototaxi Junket (2014)

    • Competed in charity rallies organized by The Adventurists; Raised more than $10,000 for S.O.S. Children’s Villages, The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and Cool Earth.

      Educational Media Institute – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2006)

    • Volunteer instructor and video producer for the Ethiopian public education agency.
    • Trained Ethiopian video producers on the use of production equipment.
    • Produced a short documentary about EMA, which aired over Ethiopian satellite TV.

Skills

Video Production

  • I am a “Preditor” and jack-of-all-trades when it comes to film and television, comfortable with the creative, social and technical elements of production. I can plan, shoot and edit as a one-man-band, or direct and lead an entire crew.
  • Video cameras: Canon C300, C100, XF100, 5D & 7D – video and still photography; Sony EX3, PD150 V1U; Panasonic HVX & DVX; JVC GY Series.
  • Video editing software: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro (7 & X), Vegas Video, Avid, Avid Express DV
  • Television Studio: Grass Valley Kayak switcher, Chyron CG, studio audio & cameras
  • Screenwriting: Experience writing scripted television, features and Reality TV scripts.

Computer

  • Web Design: PHP, HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS, Perl, Flash
  • Graphics software: Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, Illustrator, Lightroom
  • Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign

Travel & Language

  • Produced television shoots in sixteen different U.S. States. Willing to travel for work.
  • Extensive international travel experience, including travel to more than 40 countries.
  • Speak basic level Spanish; 6 years of training.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 – Completed Mototaxi Junket (mototaxi.therubberduckies.com)
  • 2011 – Completed Mongol Rally (therubberduckies.com)
  • 2008 – College Broadcasters Inc. Award for “Best Special Broadcast” (The Race)
  • 2007 – Ithaca College Television-Radio Dept. “Senior of the Year”
  • 2007 – ICTV “Senior of the Year” and “Outstanding Commitment”
  • 2007 – Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership
  • 2006 – Inducted to Phi Kappa Phi & Lambda Pi Eta communications honor societies
  • 2005 – College Broadcasters Inc. Award for “Best Student Media Website” (ictv.org)
  • 2003 – Ithaca College Park Scholar Award (full ride scholarship to Ithaca College)
  • 2003 – Eagle Scout Rank, Boy Scouts of America
  • 2003 – Salutatorian of Owego Free Academy high school class of 2003.