Tobins Lake Studios 2014 - 2019
Resident scenic artist and backdrop designer at company for 4 1/2 years. Designs and executes all backdrop production, has painted over 45 backdrops, designed 20+ backdrops. Maintains paint shop supplies and safety standards, executes all preparatory work such as stencil and stamp making, testing of treatments, and all backdrop preparation.
JP Cullen Construction 2013
Scenic artist who was a part of a 5 person paint crew located at Epic Systems, Inc to execute an ice cave theme in a large room over approximately 400 linear square feet and 25 painted walls in their Deep Space Auditorium. Experiences included paint treatments of ice formations and animals. Also helped train other less experienced painters to achieve a cohesive look throughout the mural.
Children's Theatre of Madison 2012 - 2013
Scenic Charge for a 5 show season, which runs September thru May. Primary responsibilities include coordinating with outside designers on each show, balancing a small paint budget with allocated hours for each production.
Lexington Children's Theatre 2009-2011
Lead Scenic Artist/Properties Master May 2009 thru May 2011. The position was created for me specifically. I was in charge of all set paint for an 13 show season, which includes paint mixing, budgeting, paint ordering, backdrop painting, hiring personnel, and supervision of up to 4 interns and various volunteers.
Oakland University 2015
Part-time Adjunct Instructor of Scenic Art. Teaching beginning scenic art, along with a small section of advanced scenic techniques for students who are ready for advanced training. Special attention was paid to scenic techniques such as wood grain, stone work, brick, and marble. Advanced students concentrated on learning refined brush work, problem solving, and other advanced art concepts.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology 2014 - 2019
Participated in preparing and implementing several various workshops and painting opportunities. A paint lab which included instructing new and emerging painters on painterly skills, and a workshop to demonstrate various translucent painting techniques for backdrop painting.
Cobalt Studios -2 Year Scenic Artist Training Program Certificate 2009
Oakland University – Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Production 2005
Experience with Lift Equipment
HVLP pneumatic tools
Various marble tools/tool making
References Upon Request.