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My experience in web and print design, content editing, reporting, photography, marketing and branding gives me extensive insight into all aspects of multimedia solutions.
As a designer and copy editor of both print and online products, I excel at tackling problems and producing smart, practical results especially in deadline situations. I value simple, easy-to-understand content that engages everyday consumers.
As a business owner, I launched my own newspaper at age 20, debuted a popular sports news website in 2006, and founded Nashville Pro Wrestling in 2011. I know what it takes to build a team, work as a team and achieve success as a team.
As a multimedia artist, I'm experienced in a variety of publishing and design applications, including Photoshop, FreeHand, Quark, HTML, CCI and InDesign. Iíve created clean and effective graphics, logos and layouts for newspapers and small businesses.
October 2007 to present :: Graphic designer, Gannett Design Studio, Nashville, Tenn. Includes news and sports page design and content editing for multiple daily newspapers, including The Tennessean, the Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal and Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, in addition to other special projects and publications.
July 2011 to present :: Co-founder and presentation director, Nashville Pro Wrestling LLC, Nashville, Tenn. Responsibilities include oversight of brand engagement with customers, sponsors and media for a company that produces live-action, family friendly pro wrestling events in Middle Tennessee.
September 2006 to April 2012 :: Owner, designer and content editor, SemoSportsWeb.com.
October 2005 to October 2007 :: News & graphics designer, The Tampa Tribune newspaper, Tampa, Fla.
January 2003 to October 2005 :: News editor, The Herald newspaper, Bradenton, Fla.
January 2002 to December 2003 :: Sports editor, Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
September 2000 to January 2002 :: Design & graphics editor, Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
November 1999 to September 2000 :: Designer & copy editor, Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
January 1997 to November 1999 :: Designer & copy editor, News-Journal newspaper, Pensacola, Fla.
August 1995 to December 1996 :: Sports reporter & designer, Southeast Missourian newspaper, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
October 1994 to August 1995 :: Sports editor, The Daily Statesman newspaper, Dexter, Mo.
April 1991 to January 1994 :: Founder & publisher, Midwest Motorsports News newspaper, Sikeston, Mo.
August 1990 to October 1994 :: Assistant sports editor, Standard-Democrat newspaper, Sikeston, Mo.