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Job Experience

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.

Teaching Experience

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

Related Skills

Stage management                             

Lighting design                                


Basic carpentry                                                    

Experience with Lift Equipment       

HVLP pneumatic tools                      

Stencil making                                    

Perspective Drawing

Backdrop layout/sizing  

Wood grain




Various marble tools/tool making

Faux Marble

References Upon Request.

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