Experience
Sep 2019 - Nov 2019






2019+




2019+




2018




2017-2019




2016-2019





2012-2016




2009-2015


Mirada - Hollywood, California
Freelance CG Artist
          • Will be public December-January
          • Developed photo-realistic animation for client
          • Primary tasks: Camera, rigging, animation, shaders, lights

Sound Sculpture Inc - Santa Clarita, California
Asset Manager
          • Overseeing production, creating innovative solutions for collaboration
          • Optimizing workflow


CalArts - Santa Clarita, California
Adjunct Faculty
          • Teaching the Unreal Engine and CG/Game Development. Coursework with a focus on solution-based theoretical approaches to various tasks. 


Walt Disney Imagineering - Glendale, California
Participant in WDI CalArts Educational Initiative
          • One of 16 students selected to participate in an intensive, six-week Blue Sky idea Development process with WDI. Under the mentorship of Imagineers, students worked in groups of four to develop a project from an initial idea to final presentation. 


CalArts Game Makers - Glendale, California
Founder
          • Leading and managing all areas of a 60+ active student membership organization which completed 17 games during 2017 - 2019. Initiated and developed new relationships with industry professionals for collaboration with Microsoft/Xbox, Thatgamecompany, Stanford University, Disney, and more. 


CalArts Community Arts Partnership - Santa Clarita, California
Instructor
          • Teaching middle and high school youth on various stages of digital live-action film and animation production. Mentoring on communication and collaboration. 


V1 Films - Denver, Colorado
Director / Editor
          • Coordinated and collaborated with authors, activists, and political figures to develop a documentary focusing on the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. Currently in distribution. Internationally award winning feature. 


University of Denver - Denver, Colorado
Digital Media Instructor
          • Teaching video and sound software to college students, university faculty and guests as well as providing on call AV and classroom support. 
Education
2019

2014

2012
California Institute of the Arts - Santa Clarita, California
          • Masters in Animation & Film
University of Denver - Denver, Colorado
          • Bachelors in Film Production
Queensland University of Technology - Queensland, Australia
          • Study Abroad
Software
   
Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Prelude, Cinema 4D, Maya, Unreal, Unity, Motive, Motionbuilder, Avid, Pro Tools, Prezi, Terragen, Blender, Zbrush, Nuke, Wordpress, Microsoft Suite, Mac, PC
Passions / Interests
   
Storytelling, Teaching, Problem Solving, Dungeons & Dragons, Karaoke, eSports, Learning, Go Karts, LGBTQ+, Humanitarian Issues, Climate Change, Hiking, Cosplay, History, Puns, Waffles. 
Awards
2019
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2017
2016
2016
Nomination | Princess Grace Foundation Film Grant
Finalist | USA | USA Film Festival
First Place | USA | United Latino International Film Festival
First Place | USA | Cine Miami Fest
Semi-Finalist | USA| Social World Film Festival
Official Selection | Ireland | Belfast Human Rights Film Festival
Official Selection | Canada | Marda Loop Justice Film Festival
Official Selection | USA | Equality International Film Festival
Official Selection | USA | San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Official Selection | USA | I Will Tell International Film Festival
Official Selection | France | Mediterranean Film Festival
Commendation | City of Los Angeles | Hart Park Workshop
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