Resume

Additional Information

I Create Solutions With:

Web Technologies: HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, PHP, Cold Fusion, MySQL, MS-SQL, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, ExpressionEngine

Graphics Technologies: Adobe: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects; Apple: Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro; Auto Desk: Maya, 3Ds Max, AutoCAD; Photography; Videography

Extensive Server & Client operating system experience: Windows, OS X, Linux, Free BSD, NetBSD, Irix

Professional Honors:

  • 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service – Director of Web/Database Team
  • 2008 Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – Best Web Site, Honorable Mention
  • 2007 NAA ACME Awards – Online sports news coverage
  • 2006 D. Tennant Bryan Award – (Innovative interactive media news coverage)
  • 2005 Multiple Regional Addy Awards
  • 2004 Tennessee Press Association – Best Website
  • 2001 Multiple Regional Addy Awards – Grand Prize

Current Websites:

Interests:

Martial Arts Instructor
Horseback Riding Instructor
Woodworking
Photography
Cooking
Sustainability
Mountain biking
Snowboarding
Hiking
Tennis

Certifications:

Alias|Wavefront Maya Level 1
Bill “Superfoot” Wallace Certified Instructor

Summary

A results-producing marketing and online strategy director with experience in leading, executing, and evolving successful online operations.

My primarily focus has been in developing and leading the day to day operations of online and interactive operations through innovation and new business development in the interactive space.

Project/Team Manger and web developer with experience in PHP / MySQL / Apache (WAMP/LAMP) environments as well as Coldfusion / IIS environments. Special experience with online media, particularly in content management systems development. Focus on web standards design and implementation. Well versed in Agile / Scrum project management.

Specialties:

Strategic planning, problem solving, information and online systems development, product & content development, analytics, marketing, social media, search engine optimization (SEO); web design / development, rich media, digital video, online communities, & web systems.

Experience

  • Director of Interactive

    Keathley Advertising

    Aug 2010 — Present ()

    Responsible for leading interactive operations, business analysis, and strategic planning.

  • SWVA / TN Director of Digital Media

    Media General

    (Public Company; MEG; Broadcast Media industry)

    2009 — Aug 2010 (1 year )

    Responsible for leading interactive operations, business analysis, strategic planning, and new business growth and development for an online media news and information network of websites for Media General’s southeast region.

    Day-to-day responsibilities included online / interactive product development, business analysis, advertising, sales, marketing, promotion, content creation/development, SEO/SEM, audience growth, web systems / CMS, general management / maintenance of websites, leadership of web development teams and initiatives, HR, and brand development for online network of websites.

    Additionally, as a member of the regional executive team, I worked with partners in broadcast and publishing as the region’s Director of Digital Media to design, develop and implement customer strategies that consisted of online, print, and television products.

    – Served as a market executive to coordinate synergies of traditional media (TV & Print) and new media (online & mobile) to generate new products and services (in an agency-like approach termed convergence.)

    – Developed and built new online websites, television segments & shows, print publications, and overall new content development across multiple media platforms.

  • Production Coordinator/Manager

    Media General

    (Public Company; MEG; Broadcast Media industry)

    February 2003 — Aug 2010 (8 years )

    Manager responsible for overseeing a small team responsible for managing the online technical & and content areas of numerous TV stations and newspapers.

    Responsabible for all online branding and marketing as well as ad design for the online media presence of the TV stations and newpapers within my region. Oversite of ad design and website design for commercial clients.

    Coordinated the onsite technical operations of various remote and breaking news situations for Media General. (Virginal Tech Shooting, Katrina, etc…)

    Coordinated numerous departments – facilitating the web delivery of content to various news websites throughout Media General.

    Oversaw the deployment of numerous CMS systems for online news outlets. Developed and managed ColdFusion & SQL server applications responsible for day to day operations.

  • Web Standards and Usability – Adjunct Faculty

    East Tennessee State University

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education industry)

    August 2006 — April 2007 (9 months)

    Instructor for Web Design and Web Standards and Usability classes. Focused on Usability Standards and Clean Design. Tableless & CSS based design and standards compliance.

  • Senior Interactive Designer / Systems Administrator

    XTN.net

    (Computer & Network Security industry)

    May 2002 — February 2003 (9 months )

    Designed and developed eCommerce and online advertising / marketing solutions for business organizations. Oversaw content, design, and development for twelve online newspaper publications. Assisted in web site promotions, marketing, and in communicating online concepts (content, marketing, & selling strategies) to traditional media staff members adopting to Internet.

    Designed, purchased, deployed and administrated Linux based LVS system with automatic redundant failover of web, database, email, and FTP services. Web load balancers, Linux web servers, Windows web / SQL servers, DNS, mySQL, redundant fileservers, email servers, Sun Solaris DB servers.

    Assisted in deploying a wireless 802.11 system for providing wireless internet to rural areas for a regional ISP.

    Provided IT support for ~40 Windows 2000 user desktops and SAMBA file server.

  • Interactive Designer / Systems Administrator

    n-tara Interactive

    (Privately Held; Marketing and Advertising industry)

    1999 —2002 (3 years )

    Multimedia designer working within an interactive production house and ad agency. Developed highly graphical and technically cutting edge Websites / CD’s / DVD’s / eLreaning / eCommerce materials.

  • Oversaw a 50 computer network with 20 users and render farm. Linux Firewall, Windows 2000 Active Directory controller, Exchange Server 2000, Development ASP / MSSQL server, 20 computer 2D/2D render farm, 20 user desktops and video editing stations (Win2k and Mac 9 / OS X)
  • SGI Irix / NT Systems Administrator

    East Tennessee State University

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education industry)

    1998 — 2001 (3 years )

    Oversaw 3 graphics design labs and faculty computers

    Oversaw multiple complete hardware replacements and software roll outs.

  • Project Manager

    General Electric

    (Public Company; GE; Financial Insurance Industry)

    1997 — 1999 (2 years )

    IMLP – Part of GE’s management training program; 20 candidates are selected each year, worldwide, for training in project management and leadership roles.

    Intranet development project manager, managing 2 development teams on GE’s corporate intranet (ASP & Visual Basic / HP-UX).

Education

  • East Tennessee State University

    MS, BS, Design Graphics Technology , 1998—2003

    Activities and Societies:
    ACM-SIG Graphics – President, Vice-President
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Computer Science 1997—1998

    Activities and Societies:
    ACM – Officer/Systems Administrator
  • Hargrave Military Academy

    1993—1997
    Graduated Cum Laude (3rd in class)