Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production Technology,
The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD
2011- Present Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – Technical Supervisor
Responsibilities include supervising a professional shop staff, graduate students, work study, and student workers; realizing student and professional designer ideas for a 10+ show season; creating construction drawings using AutoCad 2D and 3D; and managing a $75K budget.
2016- Present Chicago Flyhouse Inc., Chicago, IL – Consultant: Project Manager/Draftsman
Responsibilities include site visit for field verification of measurements. Designing connections for acoustical lapendary sound panels. Drafting submittal package and updates throughout the process.
2010 – 2011 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – Assistant Properties Supervisor
Responsibilities included supervising graduate, work studies, and student workers; researching, procuring, designing, building, painting and upholstering properties
2010 Fall Sem. Dominican University, River Forest, IL – Assistant Technical Director/Scenic Designer
Responsibilities included building, painting and supervising work study and student workers for the fall semester build of The Wiz and designing scenery for The Women of Lockerby, their Spring Semester production.
2009-2010 The Public Theater, Lewiston, ME – Assistant Technical Director/Scenic Designer
Responsibilities included building and painting for a six show season; hanging and focusing lights; and assisting properties artisans and guest designers and designing the set of one show.
2009 Summer St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT – Properties Master/Scenic Designer
Supervised interns; researched, procured, designed, built, painted and upholstered properties for a four show season; assisted shop and electrics when needed and led workshop for interns.
2008-2009 Coffeeloft.org, Vermillion, SD – Co-Director
Raised non-profit funding; wrote grants; managed facilities; engineered sound for worship services and concert series; and coordinated ministry for undergraduate students.
2005-2008 The Black Hills Playhouse Custer, SD
Summers Scenic Designer and Web/Publicity Consultant, Properties Master, Master Carpenter
Designed scenery; set construction; painting; consulted on website design and layout, designed, constructed and painted properties for a 5 show season; supervised undergraduate students during shop hours. As master carpenter I supervised three shop carpenters and student workers.
2007-2008 The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI – Scenic Design Intern
Designed scenery and lighting; designed and constructed properties; painted. Instructed students (Grades 3-12) in painting and properties.
2004-2007 The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD – Graduate Assistant in the Scenic Studio
Designed scenery and lighting; designed and constructed properties; painted; technical direction; supervised undergraduate students in shop and classroom settings; teaching assistant.
2002-2004 The Daily Republic, Mitchell, SD – Production Manager/Graphic Designer
Supervised eight full-time and one part-time employee; designed ads for daily and weekly newspapers; managed departmental budget; monitored and cleaned paper and film developing machines.
Scenic Design Hand rendering, digital rendering (Photoshop), white and finished model building, and scenic painting
Lighting Design Design, light maintenance, wiring, hanging, and focusing
Sound Design Design, digital manipulation, and live sound reinforcement for musical theatre and concerts
Drafting Hand, AutoCAD 2D &3D and Vectorworks
Metalwork Welding including Mig., stick, and oxy-acetylene
Other Stage Rigging, Maya and 3D studio Max
AutoCAD 2016 2D & 3D, Revit, Maya and 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, Vectorworks, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)