Resume

Summary of Qualifications

Over 15 years of cutting edge digital media experience, with emphasis on creation of media and research and development of strategies, products, and solutions. More than 17 years of television and video production experience, including feature length independent films and videos for the Office of the President of the United States and the U.S. Congress. 11 years of management experience including executive level responsibilities.  Professional work ethic that focuses on meeting deliverables on schedule and on/under budget and with the required level of quality even in high pressure situations.

Patents

US Pat. 8069094 - November 29th, 2011 US Pat. 7942276 - May 17th, 2011

Professional Experience

EonEntertainment Inc, Knoxville, TN, CEO 6/2010 – Present Produce both long and short format video for DVD and online distribution. Oversee production in Burbank, CA to ensure production levels meet expectations for post production. Maintain budgets for all aspects each project, from production all the way through DVD manufacturing to ensure the highest possible ROI. Designed and oversee the analog to digital conversion of special effects photo and video archives for such films as Ghostbusters, Spiderman 2, Fright Night and more. Opened the DigitalTrailers.com division and designed the workflow that converts feature films and trailers to the digital cinema (DCP) standard.

Jewelry Television (JTV), Knoxville, TN, Manager of Digital Media Research 6/2004 – 10/2012

Responsibilities include management of all company endeavors and assets in digital media including live webcasts and video on demand (VOD); interfacing with executive management, interpreting their vision and translating the technical jargon into brief summaries for presentation; remaining on the bleeding edge of digital media technologies, codecs, and trends; and, maintaining organizational budgets.  Achievements include:

  • Creating four new video technologies that led to the first patented intellectual properties for Jewelry Television

  • Optimizing live webcasts and increasing the audience 600% over 1.5 years

  • Growing the web video presence and increasing the conversion rate from 4% to 20% per item

  • Expanding and growing JTV’s streaming infrastructure into multiple load balanced and geographically distributed data centers

  • Saving $98,000 per year by redesigning the online media distribution infrastructure

  • Developing two systems to automate video capture of product into a loop-able video (without editing) for on air playback and the web

  • Building and managing the video conversion system and converting 1000+ videos per week for broadcast, the web, and mobile devices (as of Q1 2011, there were in excess of 60,000 videos online)

  • Assisting executive management in the decision making process regarding the acquisition of two related companies

  • Designing HD capture system that allows for the re-purposing of the “best of show” clips from the live broadcast for use on air and on the web

Leakynews.com, Senior Staff and Video Gallery Manager 3/2006 – 12/2012

Responsibilities include assisting in the establishment of the video gallery by collecting and transcoding hundreds of videos; incorporating a content management system in order for the gallery administrators to manage when and where videos are placed and create tags and keywords to enhance users’ searches. As of Q1 2011, there are over 2000 videos and approximately 12 million video views. Achievements include:
  • Developing an iPhone and Android phone app for Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter that is fully featured and available for sale in both Apple’s App Store and the Android Market.

Digital Color Inc, Knoxville, TN, Art Director/Systems Integrator 9/2003 - 7/2004

Responsibilities included working with Mac and PC-based systems to design graphics, copy and layout for various projects.  Manage other graphic designers to ensure photography, colors, layout and printed materials met the client requirements.

Eonstreams Inc, Knoxville, TN, Founder and CEO 5/1999 - 10/2002

Founded Eonstreams, a streaming media company, in 1999.  Incorporated the company in 2000.  Responsibilities encompassed: organizing and directing video shoots and audio recordings; marketing and selling the services of Eonstreams; representing the  company at trade shows and conventions; managing a staff of 24; and , digitizing, editing, and encoding audio and video segments.  Achievements included:

  • Negotiating bandwidth expenses down from $86k per month to $15k per month

  • Producing an online concert for Brian McKnight

  • Producing many online programs for Gaylord Entertainment

  • Producing online program for Daytona Bikeweek

  • Selling the company for ~$46M

Home and Garden Television (HGTV), Knoxville, TN, New Technology Specialist 7/1998 - 3/2000

Responsibilities included: leading the effort for HGTV in the convergence of television content and the Internet; project management for testing convergence technology such as Intercast, Wink, WebTV and DirectTV; converting on air content for distribution on the Internet; editing video content for web streaming; creating graphics and new media productions; and, evaluating new technology. Achievements included:

  • Launching a new division online known as HG Radio, a precursor to podcasting

  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining streaming media servers

  • Assisting (online) in the launch of a new sister network called Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

  • Designing media storage system for graphics arts department

Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, Multimedia/Videographer 4/1995 - 5/1998

Responsibilities included: performing various photographic duties including photography, scanning and digital image manipulation with Photoshop; video production including pre-production, production and post production; maintaining Metals and Ceramics (M&C) Division website; installing and maintaining NT Servers, NT workstations, Windows 95, and MAC workstations. Achievements included:

  • Creating an animation specifically for the President of the United States

  • Creating video and assisting in the design of a web site for Vice-President Al Gore's visit to ORNL

  • Designing and implementing digital, non-linear video editing suite

  • Converting the Photographic Imaging Group from conventional photography to digital

  • Creating a multimedia CD, web site and video for the Department of Transportation and Ford Motor Company that was was shown on the Discovery Channel, CNN, and local news stations

  • Creating two multimedia CDs for the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML)

  • Creating database system for cataloging hundreds of thousands of images

  • Testing and creating some of the Internet’s first streaming media with Progressive Networks (now Real Networks / Real Media)

Skills Summary

  • Streaming media (video and audio)

  • Multimedia development

  • Video production and post-production

  • Mobile development (iPhone, iPad and Android)

  • ROKU Development

  • Windows and Mac use troubleshooting

  • IP Networking

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Microsoft Office

  • PHP

  • MySQL

Education

  • Pellissippi State, Knoxville, TN (1992 - 1994) - Video Production Technologies. Studies included all aspects of video production including concept development techniques, script writing, pre-production, production, and post production elements. GPA 3.6

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (1991 - 1992) - Liberal Arts

  • Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN (1987 - 1991)

References

Available upon request.