My resumé

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Professional Experience

OwnerSunRain Productions, LLC (1.2007 - Present)
Build websites, photograph events and produce short video projects including PSAs, music videos and wedding videos.

Project Manager & Lead User Experience Developer, The Cherry Hill Company (4.2012 - 10.2015)
Cherry Hill designs and builds websites and web applications for libraries, academia and NGOs.

Training Program Director, Exaltation of Larks (12.2010 - Present)

Develop a training program, as well as run occasional classes. 

Technical SupervisorStand Up To Cancer (2.2008 - 2.2009)
Supervised all technical aspects of the development and maintenance of the Stand Up To Cancer website.

Lead Monitor, USC Student Production Office (9.2004 - 5.2006)
Managed the Student Production resources for USC student films, including access to the various technical and legal elements of pre-production and production. Represented the student body on issues of set safety, filmmaking protocol and interacting with the Physical Production office.

Multimedia CuratorVassar Media Cloisters (6.2001 - 7.2003)
Facilitated and managed digital media project development at Vassar College. Provided instruction to faculty and students in Final Cut Pro, CAD, Web Design and Development, Quicktime Authoring, Gaming, DVD Authoring and Maya. Hired, managed and taught the 16 student employees of the Media Cloisters. Planned programming events for the campus through the Cloisters.

Web & GUI Designer, OpinionWare (6.2000 - 6.2001)
Designed and built the graphical user interface for opinion polling software. Designed custom demos and templates for high profile clients such as 3M, HomeDepot and the United States Government.

Filmmaking Experience

This House, PSA for LAYN
Strange Man, Music Video for Toxic Waste
Underpass, $17K budget, 15 minute short
Secret Agent, $10K budget, 12 minute short
Urban Renewal, $3K budget, 5 minute short

Producer - Feature Length
Mr. Sadman, in post-prod. HD, approx 90 min (

Producer - Short Narrative
Produced numerous USC thesis films, including: 
Honza, 22 minutes, shot on location in Prague
Urban Genesis, $28K budget, 14 minutes
Archer House, 12 minutes
The Orchard, 10 minutes
Thermopylae, 12 minutes

Teaching Experience

Author, Learning Drupal 8: Install, Build, Deploy & Maintain a Customized Drupal Site (O'Reilly, 2015)  
This Learning Drupal 8 training course covers the basic building blocks for creating a customized Drupal website. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no experience with Drupal is required.  

DrupalCon & User Group Presentations (2009 - present)
Presented at multiple User Group meetups, as well as at both DrupalCon San Francisco in 2010 and DrupalCon Chicago in 2011. 

Visiting Instructor, UC Campuses (2010 - present)
Occasionally present one-off classes for Administrators on UC Campuses. Classes have included Web Accessibility, CSS and Drupal-related topics.  

Teaching Assistant, USC Cinematic Arts (1.2006 - 5.2007)
TA'd the intro class for the MFA program and the MFA directing workshop. Worked with Carroll Hodge, Angelo Pacifici, Eugene Lazarev, Jeff Crum.

Maya & Avid Instructor, Palos Verdes on the Net (6-8.2004)
Instructed High School students in the use of Avid for a local, youth-run TV station, and in 3D modeling and animation using Maya.

Adjunct, Ulster County Community College (9.2001 - 5.2002)
Instructor for Introduction to Web Design. Skills taught included HTML, javascript, digital imaging and user interface design/information architecture.

Multimedia Certification Instructor, UMass Lowell (1-8.2001) 
Instructor for Design & Development of Interactive Media, the capstone course required of all students seeking multimedia certification at UML. Skills covered: interactive project planning, information architecture, collaboration, story-boarding, and multimedia tools.


MFA Film Production, USC School of Cinematic Arts (2007)
BA Film w/ Anthropology, Vassar College (2000), Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental & General Honors

Skills & Areas of Interest

Web & Multimedia: Agile Project Management, Web Training, Web Design & Development, Drupal 6, 7 and 8, Bootstrap, Foundation, HTML, PHP, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Film Production: Directing, Set Photography, Line Producing, Assistant Directing, Production Management, Budgeting/Scheduling.

Other: Martial Artist (Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do), Photographer, Gluten-free Cook.

Please contact me for references and/or any additional information.