Objective:

To use my knowledge of theatrical design and production to teach others in the art of taking their designs from paper to a fully realized scenic or lighting design. 

 

Qualifications:

For the past 25 years I have worked in all aspects of theatre, lighting design, scenic design, sound engineer, technical direction, stage management, and others.  In this time, I have gained knowledge from working in the industry as well as working in the academic field.

 

Relevant Employment:

Wofford College Technical Director

Oklahoma Baptist University Assistant Professor of Technical Theatre and Design 2012-present

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts Technical Director 2006- 2012

Wilson Events Stage Manager 2006- 2014

Humboldt State University Master Electrician 2009-2012

Ferndale Repertory Theater Technical Director 2006

Walt Disney World Relief Crew chief and stage tech 2005

 

Education:

Enterprise High School, Redding, Ca. 1993 

Shasta College, Redding, Ca. May 2003. AA in General Education

Chico State University, Chico, Ca. May 2005.  BA in Theatre

Humboldt State University, Arcata, Ca. May 2012 MFA in Scenography 

 

Courses Taught:

THEA 3813 Scenic Design                                                                  Oklahoma Baptist University

Study of scenic design techniques for the theatre, focusing on various scenic styles with application

in rendering, drafting, and construction.

                                                                         

THEA 3623 Lighting Design                                                               Oklahoma Baptist University

Study of lighting design for the theatre and television including an examination of various design

styles and appropriate equipment.

                                                                       

THEA 2613 Make up Design                                                              Oklahoma Baptist University

This course will introduce the student to basic application techniques of stage makeup and will

cover advanced techniques including quick change applications, three-dimensional prosthetics.

                       

THEA 2603 Costume Design                                                              Oklahoma Baptist University

Study of costume design for the theatre, including varied design styles, rendering techniques, and

construction methods.

                       

THEA 1183 Foundations of Theatre                                                    Oklahoma Baptist University

Introduction to principles of dramatic art; through analysis of design basic and performance

study.

           

THEA 4753 Advanced design                                                               Oklahoma Baptist University

The student will explore advanced techniques in scenic, lighting, makeup and/or costume design.                                                

THEA 1201 Intro to Design                                                                   Oklahoma Baptist University

An introduction to the principles of design with an emphasis in theatrical design. Through lecture, discussion, and projects, the functions of design, basic color theory, basic drawing skills, and design vocabulary provide students with an understanding of design principles in an effort to prepare them for more advanced theatrical design courses.     

                                                                 

THEA 3633 Play Writing                                                                      Oklahoma Baptist University

A study of the fundamentals of script writing for stage and screen. While designed for the beginning student, the exercises and assignments challenge a writer on any level. Heavy emphasis is placed on developing creativity, understanding process, and creating a safe creative environment. Through exercises, presentations, discussion, writing assignments, readings, and individual instruction, students develop and understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic writing and begin developing a unique writing voice. Writing assignments begin with short scenes and progress to a final ten-minute play.                                                                                                    

THEA 1513 Stage Craft                                                                        Oklahoma Baptist University

Introduction to the art and skill of stage craft. At the completion of the course, students will be able to identify the tolls, materials, and vocabulary used in technical theatre; demonstrate and understanding of basic safety procedures; and demonstrate an understanding of the basic skills needed to physically realize stage, set, and lighting design plans. Along with technical skills, emphasis is placed on the communication skills required to successfully collaborate with designers, technical directors, electricians, and laborers.

                                                           

THEA 3803 Scene Painting                                                                 Oklahoma Baptist University

A study of scene painting for the theatre including an examination of various techniques, tools and

supplies.

                                               

COMM 1092 Intro to Speech Communication                                 Oklahoma Baptist University

Fundamentals of preparation and delivery of speeches; listening skills; basics of small-group

communication

 

TA 107 Dramatic Writing                                                                    Humboldt state University

Basic principles including structure, dramatic action, and characterization. Exercise and writing projects in writing for stage and film.

 

Scenic Design:

The Music Man                                                                        2015                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Annabella in Blue                                                                    2015                            New Rock Opera (in process)

Glass Menagerie                                                                      2015                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Radium Girls                                                                            2015                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Much Ado About Nothing                                                     2014                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Tartuffe                                                                                     2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Evening of Southern Charm                                                 2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Street Scene                                                                              2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

School House Rock Live!                                                        2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Diary of Anne Frank                                                               2012                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Brigadoon                                                                                  2011                            Humboldt State University

Gravity Defied                                                                          2011                            Humboldt State University

Cinderella                                                                                  2006                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum        2006                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

 

 

 

Lighting Design:

Jane Austen’s Emma                                                               2016                            Oklahoma Baptist University

The Music Man                                                                        2015                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Doubt                                                                                         2014                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Tartuffe                                                                                     2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Evening of Southern Charm                                                 2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Street Scene                                                                             2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

School House Rock Live!                                                       2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Diary of Anne Frank                                                              2012                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Much Ado About Nothing                                                     2012                            North Coast Repertory Theatre

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts                               2006 -2012

The Homecoming                                                                    2011                            Humboldt State University

An Evening with Rumi                                                           2012                            Humboldt State University

The Nutcracker                                                                       2006-2012                   North Coast Dance

The Mystery of Irma Vep                                                      2009                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

Chico Dance Theater                                                             2002                            Laxson Auditorium

 

Assistant Scenic Design:

An Evening with Rumi                                                          2011                            Humboldt State University

The Mystery of Irma Vep                                                     2006                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

Rocky Horror Show                                                               2002                            Shasta College

 

Set construction:

Emma                                                                                      2016                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Oedipus                                                                                   2016                            Oklahoma Baptist University

The Music Man                                                                      2015                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Glass Menagerie                                                                    2015                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Radium girls                                                                           2015                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Much Ado About Nothing                                                    2014                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Doubt                                                                                        2014                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat         2014                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Tartuffe                                                                                   2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Evening of Southern Charm                                               2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Street Scene                                                                            2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

School House Rock Live                                                       2013                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Diary of Anne Frank                                                             2012                            Oklahoma Baptist University

Evening with Rumi                                                               2012                            Humboldt State University

Brigadoon                                                                               2011                            Humboldt State University 

The Homecoming                                                                  2011                            Humboldt State University

Cinderella                                                                               2006                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

The Mystery of Irma Vep                                                     2006                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

A Funny thing Happened on the way to the Forum       2006                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

The Secret Garden                                                                2006                            Ferndale Repertory Theater

Once Upon a Mattress                                                         2005                            Chico State University

Something Wicked This Way Comes                                2004                            Chico State University

Man of La Mancha                                                               2004                            Chico State University

Proof                                                                                       2004                            Chico State University

Gross Indecency                                                                   2004                            Chico State University

Hello Again                                                                           2003                            Chico State University

Crimes of the Heart                                                             2003                            Chico State University

Arcadia                                                                                   2003                            Chico State University

Rocky Horror Show                                                             2002                            Shasta College

 

Master Electrician:

Oklahoma Baptist University                                            2012-Present

Humboldt State University                                                2009-2012

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts                            2006-2012

Ferndale Repertory Theater                                               2006-2009

 

Stage Manager:

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts                            2006-2012                  

Wilson Events                                                                      2007-2015

Walt Disney World, Crew Chief                                        2005

 

Technical Director:

Oklahoma Baptist University                                            2012- Present               All Shows

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts                            2006- 2012                  All Shows

Ferndale Repertory Theater                                               2007                            Season shows

 

Sound Engineer:

Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee, Ok.                   2012 - present

Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista, Fl.                        2005

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts Eureka, Ca.      2006- 2012

Bethel Church, Redding Ca.                                               1994-2003

The Edge Touring                                                                 1990

Enterprise High School Redding, Ca.                               1990-1993

Parsons Junior High Redding Ca.                                      1987-1989

 

Fly Capitan:

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma                                                2016                            Summer Season

Oklahoma Baptist University                                            2012- Present               All Shows

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts                            2006- 2012                  All Shows

Walt Disney World                                                              2005                            Tarzan Rocks

Chico State University                                                        2003-2005                   As Needed                                          

Event Production:

Walt Disney World                                                              2005

Wilson Events                                                                      2007-2015                   On Going

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts                           2006-2012

Security National Servicing Company                           2007-2012

 

 

Professional Affiliations:

 

USITT Member since 2011

KCACTF

 

Awards:

 

KCACTF Excellence in design for scenic design for Much Ado About Nothing

KCACTF award of Merit: scenic design for Brigadoon

KCACTF award of Merit: lighting design for An Evening with Rumi

KCACTF award of Merit: lighting design for The Homecoming

 

References: Available on request

 

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