I am a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a degree in Communication Studies – Broadcasting. Through both my education and employment history, I have experience working with all aspects of the audio visual industry, including lighting, sound, and video production.
Currently, I am an Audio Visual Technician for Design Productions, where I setup Drapery, Lights, Audio and Sound for special events and wedding. Design Productions specializes in lighting and drapery for weddings, but also provides sound, lighting, and video productions for corporate and other events. I was brought on to setup and operate equipment for events that use cameras, projectors, and sound systems. I also help setup and strike drapery and lighting for events each weekend. I am responsible for loading and driving the company’s box truck to and from event locations.
Recently I have been the Director of Audio Visual Services at the Birmingham Hilton, where I provided, coordinated, and managed the delivery of audio visual services to clients and guests at the Birmingham Hilton. As the director, I was responsible for setting up & maintaining audio visual equipment for use by hotel guests during corporate and social event. I was available to assist with any technical difficulties that might arise and operate the equipment when requested. In addition, I assisted other departments in ensuring that all guests’ needs are met.
During the season, I am also part of the Birmingham Barons Production team, where I am able to fill several roles, including camera operator, graphics, and video switcher.
In college, I started working for a local production company, ProCAT Audio Video, where I began as a camera operator before quickly moving into assistant director and then my final position as a head director within the company. As a director, I was responsible for the management of a crew throughout setup, operation, and teardown of equipment onsite during a live production. These events were recorded and produced live using a mobile switch rack. Often, these events at remote locations meant 18+ hour workdays, making the management of a crew a unique challenge. During this time, I have gained real world experience working with a team and creating a quality, finished product.
During my time at UAB, I became heavily involved with the organization Campus Crusade, where I served as the technical leader before becoming the president during my junior and senior year. As the technical leader, I managed the setup and operation of the audio visual equipment, including the sound system, lights, and graphics. The next year, I was asked to be the president and student director for the ministry at UAB, where I served with other student leaders to coordinate events, meetings, and discipleship groups. Throughout my time at CRU, I created videos for meetings and to be displayed on social media.
My experience in event production and team management skills can be a valuable addition, and I would love the opportunity to meet with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.
I have been in the industry since 2008.