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Accomplished creative, communications, and operational professional
seeking game design and writing opportunities in Austin.

 
Creative Experience
  • Recognized as an innovative educator by the NEA Foundation in 2010 for suggesting ways to integrate smartphones and mobile games into field trips.
  • Designed, executed, and supported marketing, advertising, web, and social media presence for businesses and non-profit organizations from 1994 to present.
  • Authored game supplement articles for Knights of the Dinner Table and HackJournal between 2005 and 2008.
  • Edited articles submitted by freelancers to HackJournal for grammar, tone, and content (game mechanics and story compliance) between 2006 and 2009.
  • Encouraged students with technical talent by offering introductory courses in 3D modeling, raster imaging, desktop publishing, and game design.
 
Communications Experience
  • Taught courses in special needs classrooms between 2002 and 2013.
  • Championed creation of the Massachusetts Virtual Academy, the first online public school in Massachusetts, as an elected school board member in 2009.
  • Networked with community groups to win approval of a ballot question to build a new $66 million public high school in 2012.
  • Drafted formal responses to public policy questions as Chair of a municipal government board from 2010 to 2013.
 
Operational Experience
  • Managed all IT operations for an 80+ user organization from 2005 to 2013.
  • Presided over public meetings of both elected and appointed government boards with combined budgets of more than $90 million from 2010 to 2013.
  • Founded and organized from 1992 to 1998 a hobby gaming convention called “OurCon” that ran until 2010 at UMass Amherst.
  • Organized hobby-themed event programs and convention program books for conventions including Arisia, NJAC, Pi-Con, and 5-Con between 1995 and 2009.
  • Tripled the membership of the UMass Amherst Game Hobbyists’ League between 1993 and 1998 by organizing hobby game events and networking.
 
Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae
Technology Coordinator & Special Needs Teacher
New England Adolescent Research Institute - Holyoke, MA
January 2002 to September 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
December 2000
Marketing Coordinator
University Store - Amherst, MA
October 1997 to September 1999