AETN Arkansas Educational Television Network/PBS Jan 2019 - Present
Executive Producer of Special Projects that supervises and coordinates productions, editing, and deliveries. Works within brand guidelines to create projects including deliverables, milestones, resource needs, and budgets, in consultation with creative, business, and strategy leads. Coordinates and manages pitches, treatments, budgets, and project schedules.
Director of Production that supervises 15 members of the production staff. Collaborates with senior management to develop and execute an evolving content strategy while leading the team of creative professionals in field and studio productions in a variety of genres, including documentaries, digital-first media, broadcast series, and live sports.
P. Allen Smith Oct 2017 - Dec 2018
Producer of the PBS show P Allen Smith Garden Home and the syndicated show P Allen SmithGarden Style. Write scripts, conduct interviews, create video content, set up camera/audioequipment, create schedules, supervise show edits, and meet show deadlines. Produced P. Allen Smith’s on-air sales presentation for selling flowers at HSN. Created video content forArkansas Parks and Tourism through collaboration with P. Allen Smith.
5 Star Productions Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
Freelance Producer that coordinates shoots and location logistics, books talent/crew, works with client and director to oversee execution of various video projects.
Mad Possum Productions Dec 2016
Freelance Production Manager for the Step Into: Miss Laura’s film. Worked behind the scenes to ensure that the production ran smoothly and helped coordinate key elements during production.
Great Healthworks/New You Creative Sept 2015 - May2016
Producer responsible for producing creative elements that generate and boost sales through all forms of media. Conceptualize and develop video packages, edit video, audio and graphic materials, maintaining the company overall brand and image.
Fusion April 2015 – Sept 2015
Associate Producer for the prime time pop culture TV series Come Here and Say That with Alicia Menendez. Produced commentary show segments. Collaborated with Segment Producer and writing team to conceptualize show segments. Gathered video elements to edit and created SOTs, VOs, and Full Screens in Avid. Organized scripts and placed host cues in iNews/teleprompter. Reviewed scripts to check for errors, graphics, and OTS hits. Ordered any custom animations, full screens, and opens from graphics department. Loaded Full Screens/Viz elements in iNews. Reviewed any script concerns with standards/legal.
WPBT2 South Florida Public Media/PBS April 2015
Freelance Producer for KidVision VPK that produced educational and entertaining virtual field trips that established meaningful learning opportunities for the classroom through hands-on lesson plans. Coordinated/produced field shoots, supervised editing, directed children and adults.
HSN – Home Shopping Network Dec 2012 – Jan 2014
Assistant Live Show Producer that assisted with prime time live-show hours and events. Partnered with the On-Air Producer and Supervising Producer to maintain the creative vision of the live show and ensured the execution of the creative sales content and production support. Previewed show support and communicated show changes to hosts and producers and reviewed with each host any production elements along with talking points. Met with guests and partners to review the item presentations, production support, key talking points, and reviewed their products and organized the steps they needed to take prior to the live presentation; connected them to other teams as necessary. Coordinated the host and the guest meetings to discuss product demonstrations. Created condensed scripts for crew and partners. Reported any feedback on the show notes and recapped the live show hours in form of a report for television and leadership teams. Participated in all pre-production meetings and coordinated with the Producer and crew for any rehearsals and led these meetings when the Producer can’t be there. Worked closely with the On-Air Producer during the live show to ensure all show needs are met. Produced spotlights/promotions for the weekly show Beauty Report.
MPB – Mississippi Public Broadcasting/PBS Aug 2008 – Nov 2012
Producer/Director that created, produced, directed, or assisted in all pre and post-production activities for assigned MPB projects that ranged from documentaries, children’s programs, weekly show segments, live show events, and several web series. Performed special duties as necessary for the Director of Education Outreach and or Director of Education Services, made creative and efficient use of assigned resources, exercised creative judgment, and led creative team through production process in studio or on location. Supervised interns and editing of video projects. Created the Ed Said concept and project and its traveling live performance show, designed storyboards for animations, collaborated in set design, wrote promo scripts and songs. Assisted in live productions with MPB’s mobile production unit such as the 2008 Presidential Debate in Oxford, MHSAA Football and Basketball Championship Games, and the state Spelling Bee. First Responder Radio Producer and a member of the First Responder Television Crew for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s coverage during Hurricane Gustav.
University of Southern Mississippi Broadcast Productions Aug 2007 – Aug 2008
Executive Director of the student produced television news magazine. Supervised the fifteen student crew, directed the shows live-to-tape, managed pre and post editing in Final Cut Pro, created graphics in Motion, edited audio in Pro Tools, digitized analog video, and created DVDs for distribution.
University of Southern Mississippi
BA: Radio and Television Production 2008
"Most Outstanding Radio-Television Production Senior" Award 2008.