Results-oriented professional with expert communication skills. Experienced with all stages of the development cycle for web development. Delivers current experience with a wide range of computer software applications and web technologies. Provides experience as an educator with a strong background in information technology with experience in the classroom and in distance e-learning. Highly skilled and creative video editor with experience in video production from conception through final editing. Proficient graphic designer for web graphics, custom products, and print medium.

Education

Baylor University
Bachelor of Business Administration
Waco, TX

BBA in Management Information Systems

  • Business Core GPA: 3.09/4.0
  • MIS GPA: 3.92/4.0

Experience

Star Tec Builders
Technology Director
Temple, TX
– Present
  • Direct and manage information technology operations in the corporate office.
  • Colloborate and manage internal employees to enhance social media and marketing for the company and to boost online sales.
  • Conduct searches such as evaluating competitor websites to incorporate best practice and create marketing strategy to ensure optimal results.
  • Monitor and generate traffic, conversions, keyword rankings and reports to aid in developing and implementing interactive marketing strategies that improve search engine performance, attract users to websites and drive growth.
McLennan Community College
Part-Time Instructor
Waco, TX
– Present
  • Explain challenging concepts using lectures, instructional videos, class discussions, and assignments on web design/development and computer programming for 10-25 students.
  • Develop course materials and assess student mastery of academic skills and competencies as determined by course outcomes.
  • Provide relevant advice to students and provide them with the ability to learn the skills relevant for use in the workforce.
TrowerTech
Web Designer
Jarrell, TX
– Present
  • Design and develop HTML/CSS and WordPress sites for clients in diverse fields specializing in non-profits.
  • Build custom WordPress plugins when specific functionality is required.
  • Optimize sites for usability, search engine optimization, and accessibility.
  • Develop project scope, maintain schedules, and assure on-time delivery of content.
  • Meet with clients to determine their needs, gather requirements, and discuss design options.
Josiesque Designs
Client Services Representative
Austin, TX
  • Communicated with clients to gather requirements for development projects and discuss design options.
  • Provided customer service to existing clients through phone, email, and website technical support.
  • Maintained, updated, and supported existing clients with their HTML/CSS and WordPress websites and email services.
  • Managed and performed website design and development for clients in diverse fields such as non-profits, construction, artists, and working professionals.
  • Coordinated with developers, copywriters, SEO reps, and clients on new website development.
Burnet C.I.S.D.
Substitute Teacher
Burnet, TX
  • Served as on-call substitute teacher and fill in for permanent teachers in 7th through 12th grade.
  • Adhered to the lesson plans provided by the teacher and utilize relevant activities to supplement the lessons.
  • Employed proactive approach to classroom management to motivate, engage, and encourage students to stay focused on the task at hand.
  • Communicated with teachers regarding student behavior and progress, including any disciplinary transgressions.
The Baylor Lariat
Web Editor
Waco, TX
  • Worked with editors from all departments and monitored the wire services, local news sites and social media feeds for story ideas and for news of interest to readers.
  • Maintained website and uploaded new content, daily stories, and multimedia utilizing search engine optimization.
  • Designed online special sections and created interactive graphics.
  • Contributed features and editorials, consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Wrote a four-part investigative report on sexual abuse and rape which included the gathering and verification of factual information through interviews and research.
Resolution Ranch
Direct Care Worker
Cameron, TX
  • Supervised residents dealing with substance abuse and behavioral issues.
  • Communicated with parents to provide regular updates on their sons’ development and progress through the residential treatment program.
  • Provided emotional support and guidance to residents as needed and wrote internal reports.
  • Maintained and updated individual resident records and documents while maintaining confidentiality and security for all residents’ information.
  • Completed med-training and administered medication to residents.
TrowerTech
Learning Consultant
Jarrell, TX
  • Developed online training modules for training of employees, managers, sales representatives, and others for companies including PhilipMorris, ExxonMobil, ClearWire, Covidien, and David Weekley Homes.
  • Communicated with clients and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure goals and deadlines are met and to identify what students need to learn.
  • Structured, revised and rewrote content to shape it for the identified learning needs and to adapt it to online-based training.
  • Developed assessments and activities to assess knowledge retention and to practice new skills.

Volunteer Leadership

North Texas Royal Rangers
Communications Coordinator
Waxahachie, TX
– Present
  • Design all custom products needed for district events, including patches, hats, T-shirts, medallions, and challenge coins.
  • Plan, organize and conduct camps and conferences with participation numbers ranging from 50 to 1,000.
  • Manage video projects from conception to final edit for promotions and events.
  • Maintain social media presence for public relations.
  • Design and layout printed materials, including event packets, magazine pages, flyers, and postcards.
  • Produce an e-newsletter to publicize events and correspond with leaders across 119 counties in Texas.
Waco Section Royal Rangers
Communications and Resource Coordinator
Waco, TX
  • Designed all custom products needed for sectional events.
  • Planned, organized, and conducted camps and events with participation numbers ranging from 50 to 150.
  • Designed and maintained website and social media for public relations.
  • Produced a newsletter to help keep leaders up to date.
North Texas Royal Rangers
Sutler/Promotions Coordinator
Waxahachie, TX
  • Designed and maintained website and social media for public relations.
  • Corresponded with leaders in 119 counties of Texas to promote events.
  • Designed all custom products, including medallions, needed for events.
  • Produced a newsletter to help keep members up to date.

Professional Membership

Association of Information Technology Professionals
AITP Member
Member of the Education Special Interest Group
World Organization of Webmasters
WoW Member

Computer Skills

Software
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Notepad++, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Working Knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Audtion, and Adobe Photoshop.
Languages
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL, MSSQL
  • Java (Beginner)
  • Visual Basic (Beginner)
  • JavaScript (Beginner)
Web Software
  • WordPress
  • osTicket
  • Trac
  • Subversion
  • MediaWiki

Courses Taught

McLennan Community College
Spring 2018 Semester
Waco, TX
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)
Fall 2017 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Intro to Visual Basic Programming (ITSE 1331)
Summer 2017 Semester
  • Business Computer Applications Laboratory (BCISL 1305/COSCL 1301)
Spring 2017 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)
Fall 2016 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Intro to Visual Basic Programming (ITSE 1331)
Summer 2016 Semester
  • Business Computer Applications Laboratory (BCISL 1305/COSCL 1301)
Spring 2016 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)
Fall 2015 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Intro to Visual Basic Programming (ITSE 1331)
Summer 2015 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316)
Spring 2015 Semester
  • Web Design I (IMED 1316) and Web Design II (IMED 2315)

Presentations

McLennan Community College
Social Media and the Classroom
Waco, TX

A one-hour class on how to incorporate social media into the classroom. The class covered various social media platforms and ways to use them in class. Class taught at the Spring 2017 Professional Development Day.

Your Social Media Presence

A one-hour class on tips to use social media to present yourself to potential employers. Also discussed was tips and pitfalls to avoid in your online and social media platforms that can cost you a job. Class taught as a breakout session for the Business Programs and Health Professions McLennan Community College 50th Anniversary Lecture Event.

Social Media and the Classroom

A one-hour class on how to incorporate social media into the classroom. The class covered various social media platforms and ways to use them in class. Class taught as a professional development class for the Business and Technology division at McLennan Community College.

Royal Rangers
Why Have Gender-Specific Ministries
United States

A 20-minute group discussion on why churches should have gender-specific ministries. Discussion held during North Texas District Church Leadership Conference.

How to Design Patches, Medallions, and Challenge Coins

A two-hour class on the elements and components of patches, medallions, and challenge coins covering what to watch for in terms of the manufacturing process. Class taught at South Central Region Royal Rangers Regional Conference.

Why Have Gender-Specific Ministries

A 20-minute group discussion on why churches should have gender-specific ministries. Discussion held during North Texas District Church Leadership Conference.

Challenges and Issues of Today’s Boys

A two-hour class on the challenges and issues that boys today are facing in school, at home, and in the community. Covered topics including suicide, sexual abuse, learning difficulties, and societal issues. Class taught at South Central Region Royal Rangers Regional Conference.

Challenges and Issues of Today’s Boys

A two-hour class on the challenges and issues that boys today are facing in school, at home, and in the community. Covered topics including suicide, sexual abuse, learning difficulties, and societal issues. Class taught at North Texas Royal Rangers Commander’s Conference.

Using Social Media in Royal Rangers

A one-hour class on using social media platforms in Royal Rangers at the local outpost level to communicate and interact with boys, parents, and church leaders. Class taught at North Texas Royal Rangers Commander’s Conference.

Marketing Rangers

A one-hour class on how to market Royal Rangers at the local level. Class taught at North Texas Royal Rangers Commander’s Conference.

Professional Development

McLennan Community College
Intro to Desire 2 Learn
Waco, TX
Zoom
McLennan Community College Adjunct Academy
Fall 2015
Effective Online Instruction
Summer 2015
ADA and Universal Design
Lone Star PHP
Lone Star PHP Conference
Addison, TX

Publications

The Baylor Lariat
Sex, Violation, Power: “Nothing will be done that the survivor does not agree to.”
Waco, TX
Sex, Violation, Power: “If we don’t know about it, we can’t do anything about it.”
Sex, Violation, Power: “Our society says ‘it’s on you, you’re a guy, you should have stopped this.’”
Sex, Violation, Power: “Monsters don’t always sleep under the bed. Sometimes they live down the hall.”

Awards

The President’s Volunteer Service Award
Gold Level, President’s Volunteer Service Award (2016)
Gold Level, President’s Volunteer Service Award (2015)
Gold Level, President’s Volunteer Service Award (2014)
Gold Level, President’s Volunteer Service Award (2013)
College Media Association
Third Place, 2014 Pinnacle Award for Best Online Infographic
Second Place, 2014 David L. Adams Apple Award in Best Homepage
Houston Press Club
First Place, 2014 Lone Star Awards in Student Print News or Feature Story
Society of Professional Journalists, Ft. Worth Professional Chapter
First Amendment Award in Student Work (2014)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education – District IV
Honorable Mention, Writing/News (2014)
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
First Place, Best Interactivity (2014)
First Place, Best Web Site Navigation (2014)
Second Place, Best Multimedia Package (2014)
Second Place, Best Interactive Graphic (2014)
Honorable Mention, In-Depth Reporting (2014)
Society of Professional Journalists – Region 8
First Place, 2013 Mark of Excellence in Best Use of Multimedia
First Place, 2013 Mark of Excellence in Best Affiliated Web Site
Finalist, 2013 Mark of Excellence in In-Depth Reporting (Large)
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Second Place, 2014 Scholastic Gold Circle Award in News Online Design Web Site
Royal Rangers
Gold Medal of Achievement (2009)

Theatrical Productions

Baylor University
Doctor Faustus
Waco, Texas
December 2-7, 2003
  • Makeup Crew
Little Shop of Horrors
October 30-31; November 1-2, 4-9, 2003
  • Makeup Crew
Earth and Sky
April 3-6, 8-13, 2003
  • Costumes Crew
Arcadia
February 20-23, 25-28; March 1-2, 2003
  • Costumes Crew
The Winter’s Tale
November 21-24; December 3-8, 2002
  • Set Crew
The Three Sisters
October 2002
  • Russian Linguist Advisor
  • Set Crew
She Loves Me
September 26-29; October 4-6, 2002
  • Set Crew