West Virginia University College of Creative Arts BFA Puppetry, Creative Dramatics & Theatre for Youth, with Minors in Mathematics and English. 4.0 GPA . Morgantown, WV 26506. May 2010
Perform digital puppet character for shows with live components every 20 minutes using a state of the art Digital Puppetry System. Hershey's Chocolate World, 251 Park Blvd, Hershey Pa, 170033 (717) 534-4900 February 2013-Present
Head Puppet Designer/Builder, Puppeteer, Business Manager and Co-Owner
Build and perform puppets for new puppet company, Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theater. Also do voice-over work and script writing. CFO in charge of finances, ticket sales, and gift shop. Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theater, 74 Olde Main St. Saint Albans, WV, 25177 (304)-395-5373 October 2010-December 2012
Theatre Instructor and Junior Boys Counselor
Camp Lohikan, 343 Wallerville Rd. Lake Como, PA 18437 (908) 470-9317 June 2010-August 2010
Bunraku Style Puppeteer
Duties included puppeteering and eudcating children about physical and mental disabilities in over 50 elementary schools in the Greater Fall River area. Kids on the Block Puppets of Greater Fall River, 405 Pleasant Street, Fall River, Ma 02721, (508) 679-0001 May 2007-August 2009
Tiny Tot Child Care and Learning Center, 38 Narrows Road, Assonet, Ma 02702, (508) 644-3101 June 2006-August 2006
Co-Owner/Founder of professional puppet company, Missing Link Puppet Company, Writing and Performing many shows for both live performances and videos
Member of international puppet organizations, UNIMA and Puppeteers of America
Theatre Instructor WVU Community Arts Drama Program and Village Kids Theater Group
2010 WVU Order of the Augusta and Foundation of Outstanding Seniors *Top 8 students of a class of 3,627; selected for scholarship, leadership, and community service.
WVU Academic Excellence Level 1 HERF Scholarship and Creative Arts Scholarship.
Presidents List for 4.0 GPA (8 consecutive Semesters) Graduated Summa Cum Laude
National Society for Collegiate Scholars
2010 Camp Lohikan Counselor of the Year
Pope Pius X Award for Services to St. Bernards Catholic Church's Village Kids Theatre Group
Uechi Karate Black Belt 2005, International Uechi Karate Federation
Salutatorian of Class of 2006, Apponequet Regional High School
Guest Lecturer for National Professional Puppet Organization, Puppeteers of America, Mid-Atlantic/North Eastern Regional Festival in the professional workshop “Puppets and Actors Share the Stage.
Instructor, Puppetry 101, 12 Week Puppet course. The Alban Theater and conference center(Spring 2011)
Instructor/Assistant Director Camp Lohikan Drama Productions of The Disney Review, Robin Hood, The Wizard of Wonderland (writer), and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Instructor, WVU Community Theatre Prep Program 2010 Production of The Jungle Book
Director/Writer, WVU Puppet Mobile production of The Christmas Star. (Fall 2009)
Director, Directing Workshop Wash and Dry by Shel Silversein (Fall 2009)
Director/Instructor, The Village Kids Theatre Company 2009 production of SNOOPY!!! The Musical.
Director/Writer, The Caper of Candy Flats, performed for the WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital Children's Ward. Missing Link Puppet Company. (Spring 2009)
Instructor, WVU Community Theatre Prep Program 2009 Production of Alice in Wonder
Puppet Director, WVU Main Stage Production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht (Spring 2008)
Instructor, WVU Community Theatre Prep Program 2009 Production of Alice in Wonder.
Instructor, WVU Community Theatre Prep Program 2008 Production of The Little Mermaid.
Director/Writer/Instructor, The Village Kids Theatre Company 2005 production of One Small Voice.
Director/Writer/Instructor, The Village Kids Theatre Company 2003 Production of Santons Perfomed for the international creche society.
Digital Puppeteer, 4D show, Hershey's chocolate World
Puppeteer, The Creek Critter's Variety Show, 3 Pigs, Sassafrass Idol, The Creek Critters in Hawaii, Candy Robbery on the Sassafrass Express, Cinderlolly, Dr. T’s Exotic Bird Show, TTV, Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theater (2010-2012)
Master Puppeteer, The Not So Scary Puppet Show, A Very Montana Birthday, The Joyful Puppet Theater (Fall 2010)
Sydney Star, WVU Puppet Mobile, The Christmas Star touring show at Greenbrier Resort and University President's Christmas Party (Fall 2009)
The Sassquatch, Missing Link Puppets Co, The Caper of Candy Flats. WVU Children's Hospital (Spring 2009)
Toyman in The Mirrorman by Brian Way Children's Theatre Touring Production in WV and to the Pittsburgh, PA Children's Museum. (Fall 2008/Spring 2009)
Mark Riley, Melody James, Renaldo Rodriguez and others, Kids on the Block of Greater Fall River (2007-2009)
Master Puppeteer, WVU Puppet Mobile, Wee View Re-View Touring Show at Greenbrier Resort and for West Virginia’s First Lady’s Arts and Culture Series (Spring 2008)
Master Puppeteer, WVU Puppet Mobile, The King and Queen Jellybean Show touring show at Greenbrier Resort, West Virginia, and Northern Kentucky (Spring 2007)
Puppeteer/Special Effects, WVU Main Stage Production and Tamarak Tour, The Ice Wolf (Fall 2006/Spring 2007)
Uncle Max, Apponequet Player's 2006 Production of Rogers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.
Sancho Panza Apponequet Player's 2005 Production of Man of La Mancha
Orin Scrivello, The Village Kid's Theatre Company's 2004 Production of Little Shop of Horrors
Head Puppet Designer/Builder for Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theater. 2010
Head Puppet Designer/Builder for The Joyful Puppet Theater. 2010
Puppet Design/Construction on more than 15 different WVU Puppet Mobile Shows. (2006-2010)
Puppet Design/Construction for more multiple shows with Missing Link Puppet Company (2007-2010)
Stage Manager, The Jungle Book , WVU Community Theatre Prep Program (2010)
Assistant Stage Manager, Alice in Wonder, WVU Community Theatre Prep Program (2009)
Puppet Design/Construction The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht WVU Mainstage Production (Spring 2008)
Assistant Stage Manager/Properties Master Another Part of the Forest, WVU Main Stage Production (Fall 2007)
Production Electrician Mary Rose, WVU Main Stage Production (Fall 2007)
Costume Construction The Philadelphia Story, Vinegar Tom WVU Main Stage Production (Spring 2007)
Set Construction A Flea in Her Ear, Blood Relations, The Ice Wolf WVU Main Stage Production (Fall 2006)