CV

current

Rattletrap Productions, White House, TN
Camera Operator, Segment Producer, Still Photographer, Script Supervisor
December 2014—Present

 

education

Master of Fine Arts
Creative Writing, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
MFA Thesis: Distance

Bachelor of Arts
English Literature, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Associate of Science
Film and Video Production, Full Sail University, Orlando, FL

The Meacham Writers’ Workshop, Chattanooga, TN 1996-1998

short story publications

“Remnants” – decomP MagazinE — July 2014

“Undercurrent”15 Views of Orlando 3 (Anthology) — Burrow Press — July 2014

“Static”(Pushcart Nominee) — Burrow Press Review — June 2013

“Pensacola” — Bartelby Snopes— June 2012

“Listing” Fragmentation + Other Stories (Anthology) — Burrow Press — February 2011

“Sundays on the Tennessee” — Clapboard House Literary Journal — Jan. 2011

“Negotiations" — Monkey Bicycle — December 2011

papers

“Writing What You Know and the Narrative Poem” — Pedagogy Panel, AWP 2011

books in progress

Beneath a Murder of Crows, a novel—in Query Land

Heartsong Acres, a novel in progress

volunteer projects/service

AWP Member — 2011-Present

Functionally Literate: A Reading Series, Orlando, FL — Technical Director 2012-201

Page 15: Young Writers Camp, Orlando, FL — Cinematographer 2014

The Sundance Institute June Directors Lab, Sundance, UT — June Labs 2003 - 2007
Crew Chief/Assistant Director/Gaffer
Director projects included: 
Paradise Now by Hany Abu-Assad, 
Cold Souls by Sophie Barthes and Sin Nombre by Cary Fukunaga

Arts Life! Florida First Lady’s Arts Initiative, Scholarship Review Committee — 2006

readings

15 Views of Orlando 3, Orlando, FL — July 2014

FirstThursdays, Orlando Museum of Art — June 6, 2013

There Will Be Quickies: Off-site AWP, The Art Institute, Chicago, IL — March 2, 2012

Culture and Cocktails, Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL — March 2012

There Will Be Words #18, Orlando, FL — December 2012

MFA Reading, Kerouac House, Orlando, FL — April 2011

awards

  • 2005 Best Cinematography, “Stuck” — Festival du Cinema de Paris
  • 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award — Full Sail University
  • 2001 Advanced Achievement — Full Sail University
  • 2001 Course Director’s Award — Full Sail University
  • 1998 Fiction Prize, "52 Paces" short story — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

department chair

Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL, Film Program —  2011 – 2012

teaching

  • Adjunct Instructor, Screenplay Writing
    2016 — The University of Central Florida, Orlando,FL
  • Course Director, Creative Writing for Entertainment
    2012-2014 — Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
  • Course Director, Film Production 1 & 2
    2011-2012 — Full Sail University
  • Associate Course Director, Film Production 1 & 2
  • 2008-2010 — Full Sail University
  • Instructor, Film
    2006-2007 — Seattle Film Institute, Seattle, WA
  • Instructor, Film Production 1 &  2
    2003-2005 — Full Sail University

courses taught

  •  ECW 3111, Literary Genre 1: Comedy and Tragedy
    Online/Campus, 2011-2014, Full Sail University
  • ECW 1715, Creative Writing Research
    Online, 2011, Full Sail University
  • ECW 1410, Visual Thinking and Writing
    Online, 2011, Full Sail University
  • FOFF Fundamentals of Filmmaking with Film
    Fall/Spring 2006/7, Seattle Film Institute
  • FLM 431, Film Production 1
    Campus 2003-2005, 2008 - 2011, Full Sail University
  • FLM 432, Film Production 2
    Campus, 2003-2005, 2008-2011, Full Sail University

other

Exam Evaluator Pearson Educational Measure, Minneapolis, MN — March 2007 - May 2007