Accomplished creative, communications, and
seeking game design and writing opportunities in Austin.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Technology Coordinator & Special Needs
New England Adolescent Research Institute - Holyoke,
January 2002 to
Arts in Anthropology
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University Store - Amherst, MA
October 1997 to