WORK EXPERIENCE
Various
New York, NY

Freelance Designer/Technical Director/Draftsman/Carpenter
2014-Present
  • Acted as designer, technical director, draftsman, carpenter, or combination of any of the above for a variety of different individuals and companies in the creation of shows, interior renderings, furniture drawings, and store displays. Companies included:
    • Barnard College: Prop Supervisor, 2018
    • Metropolitan Opera: Carpenter, 2017
    • Center for Performance Research: Designer/Technical Director 2016
    • Avatar Studio: Draftsman/Renderer, 2016
    • Spaeth Designs: Carpenter, 2016
    • Hudson Scenic Studios: Carpenter, 2014
    City University of New York, City Tech
    Brooklyn, NY

    Technical Director/Assistant Professor
    2014 to 2016
  • Responsible for management of students and staff during show construction, load-in, and strike as well as engineering, drafting, and some design of shows
  • Instructor for technical classes
  • Work in Vectorworks, Sketchup, Adobe, and AutoCAD and others
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
    Louisville, KY

    Technical Director
    Summer 2013
  • Drafted, engineered, and oversaw the budget, calendar, and crew for the construction and installation of a large outdoor theatrical production
  • Hanover College
    Hanover, IN

    Production Manager/Technical Director/Instructor
    2010 to 2014
  • Designed and technical directed four departmental productions per year
  • Oversaw and scheduled a group of over 20 students
  • Managed departmental budget and calendar
  • Repaired and maintained tools, equipment, and storage areas
  • Prepared drawings and designs in Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Qlab, and Audacity
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
    Louisville, KY

    General Artisan
    2005 to 2010
  • Participated in the creation of furniture, hand props, and special effects for a LORT B regional theatre
  • Acted as property master for select shows; responsible for budgets, purchasing, construction, and crew management
  • Worked with plastics, metal, wood, electronics, pneumatics, pyrotechnics, paint, and other special effects
  • Designed props and show-specific graphics as needed
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre
    Indianapolis, IN

    Carpenter
    1998 to 2001
  • Worked on construction and installation of large-scale scenic elements for a LORT C regional theatre
  • Types of construction included welding, woodworking (standard theatrical and interior and finish), rigging, pneumatics, hydraulics and plastics
  • Indiana University Opera Theatre
    Bloomington, IN

    Property Master
    1993 to 1996
  • Managed crew, budget, purchasing, and maintenance for the properties department of a large-scale opera house
  • Served as primary properties carpenter, shopper, and painter
  • Responsible for research, design, construction, and organization
  • EDUCATION
    Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
    MFA, Production Design and Technology
    2007

    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    BS, General Studies
    Minor: English
    1997

    Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana
    AS, Stagecraft Technology
    1995