Creative Producer / Marketing Consultant
RECESSION PROOF MEDIA
Bring big ideas to life under budget & ahead of schedule; develop multi-channel brand communications; organize events, produce content and ideate engaging brand strategies (B2B & B2C) in crowded marketplaces.
Associate Producer / Production Coordinator
BEAN LABS, LLC
Produce and/or coordinate the production of various scripted and unscripted projects in NYC and Copenhagen. Hire crews, set schedules, plan transportation, ensure Safe Sets COVID compliance and determine budgets.
Long-Term Substitute Teacher
NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Recruited by Troops to Teachers to fill teaching vacancies throughout the City of New York. Specializing in Art (K-12), English (K-12), Social Studies (5-12), Intro to Business (9-12) and mentoring pre-college AP students interested in continued study in creative disciplines.
Senior Manager : Creative Projects
BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Manage internal and external creative teams; Quality Control 11 distinctly different brands; including the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, Brooklyn Boxing and Barclays Center. Collaboratively streamlined workflow and manage public-facing print/digital communications.
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 masks.
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. Cultivated relationships with journalists, media and influencers to increase brand awareness and revenue. Officially recognized at CEDIA.
Social Media Marketing Manager
THE LIVELY GROUP
Worked closely with Chief Marketing Officer to developed a unified SMO strategy for the company and its many subsidiaries; created Best Practices brand guidelines to be implemented company wide.
Brand Strategist & Creative Producer
Ideation/execution of cross-platform 360 marketing strategies (digital, social, traditional, stunt, mobile & experimental), and coordinate post-production projects for popular reality TV. Multiple projects of varied scopes and sizes happened simultaneously in NYC, LA and Dublin.
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. Class screened their finished 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 a Key PA within the camera department.
As the creative project manager I organized print, digital and audio/video projects for clients. Managing creative teams, budgets and ensuring the technically specifications were met efficiently. Clients included UFC, Nickelodeon and Johnson & Johnson.
THE CREATIVE GROUP
At the time, Creative Group was Fangoria’s parent company. While producing Fangoria Radio (starring Dee Snider & Debbie Rochon) 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.
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.
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.
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 & Beverly Hills in Los Angeles). This was my "day job" as I first started getting into stand-up comedy.
Special Events Coordinator
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
Remember cassette tapes, CDs and DVDs? My first job, fresh out of the Army. Assistant to the Regional Manager 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.
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. Trained in the Joint Readiness Training Center, at Mount Peak, and on the Leadership Reaction Courses; I was part of the technologically advanced Land Warrior program.