Resume

EDUCATION

Southern Utah University

2018-2020

Concentrations: Arts Administration & Education

  • Interdisciplinary degree designed for theatre education in the professional theatre and secondary school settings.

  • Developed theatre curriculum for under-qualified teachers, online distance learning, and seasoned professionals looking for new resources.

  • Interned at the Utah Shakespeare Festival under the direction of Michael Bahr

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Southern Utah University

2008-2013

Emphasis in Directing, Minor in Broadcast Communication

  • Founding Artistic Director for Second Studio, the student-produced theatre group on campus.

  • Awarded "Best Theatre Production" two years in a row:

    • Edgar Allan Poe's: Nevermore, 2013​

    • Rabbit Hole, 2012

  • Field Reporter for SUTV News, 2011-2013

Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts

Salt Lake Community College

2017-2018

Theatre (6-12) Endorsement

Secondary Teaching License

EMPLOYMENT

Iron Stage Theatrical

2011-2022

Producing Artistic Director & Founder

  • Established a professional/community theatre hybrid that utilizes the talents of career, local, and student artists to provide quality performances while offering training, mentorship, and development opportunities.

  • Responsible for casting, hiring directors/designers, and mentoring acting interns.

  • Created and maintained budgets for production, marketing, and public relations.

Salem Hills High School

2021-Present

Activity Director & Theatre Arts Teacher

  • Served on the school's leadership team.

  • Managed the theatre space by maintaining equipment, organizing inventory, doing renovations, and supervising its use by outside organizations.

  • Updated, purchased, and installed new lighting, sound, and stage technology to make the high school a place where students could gain a competitive advantage in college and career through access to and training on industry standard equipment.

  • Teaching assignments include: 3 levels of acting, 2 levels of technical theatre, film history, musical theatre, and concurrent enrollment THEA 1013 & 1023.

  • Cast and coordinated designers and crew members for multiple events including choir, band, and orchestra concerts, dance recitals, 3 plays, and 2 musicals each year.

  • Competed in 4 theatre competitions per year.

Cedar City High School

2014-2021

Director of Theatre/Film & Student Government Advisor

Teaching Highlights​

  • Teaching assignments include: 3 levels of acting, stagecraft, technical design, 2 levels of film, broadcasting, and musical theatre

  • Prioritized literacy education and incorporated reading, writing, and communication exercises into every lesson and project.

  • Instructed Concurrent Enrollment “Survey of Theatre” course through SUU.

  • Created Theatre Club, the Studio Reds, with the purpose of creating camaraderie within the Theatre classes and the recruitment of others into the program.

  • Consistently adapting, altering, and improving lessons and teaching strategies to accommodate for each class and student’s needs to provide them a unique learning experience.

  • Ensured fiscal responsibility by recouping costs and/or profiting from every single theatrical production produced under my tenure (22 in total).

  • Coordinated teams for productions and 5 theatre and film competitions each year.  Provided coaching, mentorship, direction, and motivation to encourage students to present their best work.

  • Managed the CHS Theatre program, growing it from approximately 55 students to more than 180 students taking acting/theatre classes within 3 years.

  • Facilitated up to 10 new play workshops every year and produced 1 fully-realized new work each year.  Of these new works, 9 have placed at competitions in the past 7 years.

  • Increased the average audience size at CHS productions from less than 100 per performance to house capacity of 950 in 3 years.

Leadership & Additional Assignments​​

  • UHSAA 4A Theatre State Representative, 2019-2021

  • Organized activities, events, and fundraisers earning more than $25,000 in 2019.

  • Represented the arts classes at the 2020 Iron School District Curriculum Fair to provide transparency to the community and stakeholders about the materials and resources that are used in the classroom.

  • Produced online graduation ceremony for the high school featuring 3-camera speaker segments, highlight videos, graphic design, and student walk through.

  • Served as a member of the “Standards-Based Learning” committee to develop a new grading rubric to measure knowledge and growth in theatre & film classes.

  • Supervised Student Government officers and guided planning of spirit activities, dances, fundraisers, assemblies, and supporting other groups at the school.

  • Developed “Reds United,” a school unity event where every student received spirit memorabilia and handwritten notes from their peers.

  • Coordinated the Homecoming Parade that featured floats from 3 dozen clubs, teams, and classes from the school.

Neil Simon Festival

2014-2016

Interim Artistic Associate

  • Served on the artistic management team and directed one play each season.

  • Founded the Second Stage initiative where shows are produced with an emphasis on acting and storytelling.

  • Advised casting, selection of directors, and maintained contracts and housing.

  • Researched and prepared production info for playbills and pre-show discussions.

  • Mentored Stage Management and Props Master Interns.

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTING CREDITS

Iron Stage Theatrical

  • WINTER WONDERETTES, Roger Bean, 2021

  • XANADU, Douglas Carter Beane, 2021

  • WINTER WONDERETTES, Roger Bean, 2020

  • WHITE CHRISTMAS, Irving Berlin, 2019

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, William Shakespeare, 2018

  • WHO SHOT JUANITO BANDITO, TJ Davis, 2013

  • EDGAR ALLAN POE'S: NEVERMORE, Matt Conner, 2012

  • WHO SHOT JUANITO BANDITO, TJ Davis, 2012

  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Daniel Frezza, 2011

Utah Shakespeare Festival

  • LES MISERABLES, Claude-Michel Schönberg, 2012 (Assistant Director)

  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Christopher Sergel, 2012 (Assistant Director)

  • EVERY BRILLIANT THING, Duncan Macmillan, 2019 (Props Build Team)

Neil Simon Festival

  • CHAPTER TWO, Neil Simon, 2015

  • GREATER TUNA, Williams, Sears, Howard, 2014

  • YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Clark Gesner, 2014 (Assistant Director)

  • RUMORS, Neil Simon, 2011 (Stage Manager)

  • THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Neil Simon, 2015 (Scenic Designer)

  • THE NERD, Larry Shue, 2011 (Properties Master)

Other Theatres

  • OKLAHOMA!, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cedar Valley Community Theatre, 2014

  • ANNIE, Thomas Meehan, Cedar Valley Community Theatre, 2013

  • GOD OF CARNAGE, Yazmina Reza, Second Studio, 2013

  • RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire, Second Studio, 2012

  • BLACK COMEDY, Peter Shaffer, Second Studio, 2010

  • KING LEAR, William Shakespeare, Southern Utah University, 2011

  • VAGINA MONOLOGUES, Eve Ensler, Southern Utah University, 2011