PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creative Marketing Consultant 

RECESSION PROOF MEDIA

My LLC; where I bring big ideas to life under budget & ahead of schedule; I create original content, manage projects, organize events, and develop engaging brand strategies (B2B & B2C) for small to medium sized businesses, wellness brands, realtors and production companies.

COVID Compliance Officer

BEAN LABS, LLC

As productions started to resume in NYC I was already obsessed with keeping myself safe, becoming the producer who ensured we were Safe Set compliant was a natural transition.

Long-Term Substitute Teacher

NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Recruited by Troops to Teachers to fill teaching vacancies in underserved communities. Specializing in Art (K-12), English (K-12), Language Arts (5-12), Social Studies (5-12), Intro to Business (9-12) and mentoring pre-college AP students interested in creative fields.

Senior Manager : Creative Projects 

BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Instrumental in streamlining workflow, reducing production costs and project management of the creative process for the global marketing efforts of 11 distinctly different brands; including the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, Brooklyn Boxing and Barclays Center.

Teaching Artist

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

Assist the professors of Special FX Make-Up and Advanced Special FX Make-Up in teaching students the art of make-up effects. Students started with basic contouring and work their way to more advanced special effects.

Vice President : Sales & Marketing 

SERIOUS AUDIO VIDEO

Recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 industry influencer (twice) for content driven multi-platform B2B/B2C marketing strategies and partnership branding efforts; increasing brand awareness as well as revenue exponentially. Officially recognized at CEDIA Expo.

Social Media Marketing Manager 

THE LIVELY GROUP

When Lively Group bought Motive I was offered a short term position building the company's social media presence. Working closely with Chief Marketing Officer, we developed a unified SMO strategy for the company and it's subsidiaries.

Brand Strategist & Creative Producer

MOTIVE NYC

Created/executed cross-platform integrated marketing strategies (digital, social, traditional, stunt, mobile & experimental), and oversee post-production projects for broadcast and cinema. Multiple projects of varied scopes and sizes happened simultaneously.

Instructor : Filmmaking

IMPROV OLYMPIC (LA) & THE P.I.T. (NYC)

Teach the 10 Week D.I.Y No Budget Filmmaking Workshop. The classes (10-15 learners per class) collectively wrote, produced and directed a short film in 10 weeks. The workshop's goal was to show aspiring filmmakers that smart writing and pre-production helped keep short films inexpensive to produce. At the end, each class would screen films for invited guests.

Key Production Assistant

VIACOM / MTV

I started by assisting in the production of an LA based reality TV show (The Hills) visiting New York City; providing location assistance, planning travel around traffic patterns, assisting gear check out and returns. When one of the characters got a spin off in NYC (The City) I was brought on as the Key PA.

Project Manager

MANTRA DESIGN

As the creative project manager I organized print, digital and audio/video projects for clients; managing creative teams and budgets ensuring the clients needs were met efficiently. Clients included UFC, Nickelodeon and Johnson & Johnson.

Production Coordinator 

THE CREATIVE GROUP

At the time, Creative Group was Fangoria’s parent company. While producing Fangoria Radio I began assisting various productions at other companies within Creative Group. Coordinating projects at various stages of production became my primary responsibility; always managing several projects concurrently. Known for being budget conscious, my nickname became the name of my LLC; Recession Proof.

On-Air Producer

FANGORIA

I started with Fangoria as an intern and was hired as an associate producer at the end of the term. When they started a radio show on Sirius I was promoted to on-air producer and produced 100 episodes of Fangoria Radio w/ Dee Snider & Debbie Rochon. At the forefront of social media, I led efforts to foster brand loyalty on MySpace and Friendster as print media struggled.

Theater Manager 

THE PEOPLE'S IMPROV THEATER

I managed the nightly operations of a busy improv & comedy theater in New York City. Worked directly with the founder (Ali Farahnakian) to hire/train staff, promote shows with rising stars and promote comedy classes at The PIT's improv training center.

Sales Manager

LOUIS VUITTON, LACOSTÉ  & LUCKY BRAND

Manage the day to day operations, training employees and helping to build a local clientele for stores in famously high trafficked shopping areas (SoHo in NYC & Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills). This was my "day job" as I first started getting into stand-up comedy.

Special Events Coordinator

NA MARKETING

Promotional Manager and On-Site Coordinator; specialized in venue and event marketing for NYC's super clubs (Sound Factory, Exit, The Tunnel, Limelight) and smaller venues (Webster Hall, NV).

Assistant Store Manager

Sam Goody

Remember cassette tapes, CDs and DVDs? My first job, fresh out of the Army, was assisting in the management of two Sam Goody stores in New Jersey Malls; Wayne Hills Mall and Garden State Plaza. The only way to be more Nineties was to work in a Blockbuster.

Infantry Soldier 

UNITED STATES ARMY

A team leader in the 3rd Infantry Division, I was in one of the most rapidly deployable units in the United States military. An expert marksman in the mechanized infantry, I was trained to drive, shoot & dismount from a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Because of my efforts,at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Mount Peak, Battalion Command hand selected me for Leadership Reaction Courses at The School of The Americas & the Land Warrior program.