Complete Work Experienceme

 

Universal Orlando Resort, Coordinator, Show Quality- Orlando, FL

September 2022-Present

  • Supporting ongoing efforts related to documenting and preserving the original creative intent of the resort.

  • Leading reviews and audits with executive management and generating subsequent reports and work plans.

  • Creating and maintaining digital and physical libraries of historical assets related to show documentation. 

  • Researching, compiling, and distributing show quality standards in partnership with Universal Creative.

  • Producing, editing, and updating archival photos and videos for all existing and future attractions and lands.

Walt Disney World, Painter Show Finisher- Orlando, FL

January 2022-September 2022

  • Producing and maintaining animated figures, props, themed show sets, and characters overnight around both Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom Park using paint, silicone, latex, epoxy, fiberglass, fur, feathers, etc. 

  • Material and color matching to ensure show elements match original documentation.

 

Walt Disney Imagineering- Orlando, FL & Glendale, CA 

Project Coordinator, Temporary Assignment in CA 2018-2020 (Tokyo Disneyland Expansion & Fantasy Springs)

  • Managed all props for a major expansion project including documentation/photography, shipping, tracking, and installation. Responsible for bid packages, scope lists, deliverables, invoices, and customs approvals.

  • Acted as the point of contact for asset acquisition and storage, organized and maximized usability of the WDI prop warehouse facility, and assisted with construction and strike of show set mock-ups.
    Partnered closely with project managers and planners to identify key schedule milestones, locating opportunities for advancement and mitigating potential risks.

  • Organized show engineering design reviews, project-wide progress updates, production integration meetings, and creative buy-offs while handling space requirements, catering, and video teleconferencing.

  • Compiled and distributed review notes to associated Disney partners and external vendors.

  • Served as a vendor liaison by handling introduction meetings, setting up IP protection training, network and on-site access requests, and conducting milestone meetings/executive reviews.

  • Managed all props for a major expansion project including documentation/photography, shipping, tracking, and installation. Responsible for bid packages, scope lists, deliverables, invoices, and customs approvals.

  • Acted as the point of contact for asset acquisition and storage, organized and maximized usability of the WDI prop warehouse facility, and assisted with construction and strike of show set mock-ups.

  • Partnered closely with project managers and planners to identify key schedule milestones, locating opportunities for advancement and mitigating potential risks.

  • Organized show engineering design reviews, project-wide progress updates, production integration meetings, and creative buy-offs while handling space requirements, catering, and video teleconferencing. -Compiled and distributed review notes to associated Disney partners and external vendors. -Served as a vendor liaison by handling introduction meetings, setting up IP protection training, network and on-site access requests, and conducting milestone meetings/executive reviews.

Production Designer/Dimensional Designer, Internship in FL 2014-2015, Temporary Assignment in CA July-October 2018

  • Sculpting field reference models/maquettes and concrete rockwork samples for future projects.

  • Designing props and show elements for use in the Disney Parks.

  • Mold making for large-scale stamps and decorative architectural elements.

  • Modeling/styling artificial foliage and carving/stamping artificial wood out of epoxy and concrete.

  • Assisting art directors with Show Quality and support with current projects.

  • Attending design meetings, vendor visits, and running errands around Disney Property/Orlando.

  • Photographing, documenting, organizing, and cataloguing stamps, skins, trims, hardscape samples, tools, materials, and assets as well as project progression for department reference in Digital Docs and PowerPoint presentations.

  • Completing Photoshop concept renderings for proposed show elements and refurbishments.

  • Worked with the WDI Dimensional Design department in creating scale models and miniatures for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Zootopia, the Disneyland Paris expansion, and Arendelle for Hong Kong Disneyland.

 

Project Controls Planner, Temporary Assignment in CA February 2018-October 2018

  • Developing highly integrated project life cycle and production schedules for show set pieces and show action equipment. 

  • Working with suppliers and subcontractors to influence schedule plans, mitigation, and acceleration.

  • Contributing in project leadership meetings and serving as a trusted source of information and reliable analysis to project and studio leadership.

  • Statusing activities, assigning codes, and loading resources in master p6 schedule. 

Cockram Scenario, Scenic Artist: Disneyland Frontierland Expansion- Anaheim, CA

Contract from January-July 2017

  • Working under the direction of Walt Disney Imagineering to create realistic environments using paint finishes and techniques for the Frontierland Expansion project.

  • Use of and basic maintenance and repairs of equipment such as paint application devices, generators, and pressure washers.

  • AWP (Aerial Work Platform) certified through Sun Belt Rentals.

Disney Consumer Products- Disney Store Stagehand- Glendale, CA

Part Time/Seasonal, September 2016-February 2018

  • Initiating positive and memorable experiences for guests of all ages and leading in-store special events at the Glendale Galleria Disney Store.

  • Assisting with store displays and show sets on a seasonal basis.

The Tam O' Shanter Inn, Pastry Cook- Los Angeles, CA

Part Time, November 2016-March 2020

  • Prepping, mixing, baking, desserts and savory pastries in a high-volume kitchen. 

  • Working with Sous Chef to perfect existing recipes and develop new desserts. 

Walt Disney World, Chocolatier at The Ganachery at Disney Springs-Orlando, FL

Full Time, December 2015-September 2016

  • Mixing, tempering, molding, enrobing, and decorating artisanal ganache squares and other chocolate products.

  • Sculpting and painting seasonal chocolate display pieces for the shop.

  • Working with high-end equipment including pressure cookers and tempering/enrobing machines, and performing upkeep and routine maintenance as needed.

  • Initiating chocolate tastings leading to positive guest interactions and sales transactions.

 

Universal Orlando Resort, Seasonal Events Performer and Animated Street Star-Orlando, FL

Seasonal 2014-2017, August 2021-January 2022

  • Performed in an IP-based soundstage house and original scarezones at Halloween Horror Nights 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2021, various roles in the 2014 and 2021 Macy's/Universal Holiday Parade, and New Orleans Backpack for Mardi Gras 2016, delivering high-energy, responsive, and safe interactions with fellow Team Members for event guests.

  • Meeting with hundreds of Universal Studios Florida guests while performing in meet and greets and parades as several of Universal's most beloved characters from movies, TV series, and cartoons.  

  • Responsible for being to set and step-off locations on time, and managing and maintaining costume pieces. 

  • Communicating and working with Stage Managers, Assistant Stage Managers, Technical Directors, Staging Specialists, and other Team Members to deliver the best experiences possible for the guests as well as the cast.

 

Sea World Orlando Zoological Operations, Educator III- Orlando, FL

Seasonal June-December 2015

  • Conducted fact-based presentations at animal exhibits, feedings, and encounters around SeaWorld Orlando.

  • Initiated interactions with guests of all ages and answers questions about both the animals around the park and about park attractions and offerings.

  • Monitored guest and animal safety at animal encounters and exhibits.

 

Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Art Design Intern- Kissimmee, FL

Disney Professional Internship ​Program January 2013-June 2013

  • Completed design projects such as props, logos, activity sheets and puzzles, awards, and posters for use in Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, and internal communications/presentations.

  • Scanned, photographed, digitally catalogued, archived, and managed parade, show, and event concept art, media, and historical/confidential material from the 1970s to the present in the Creative Entertainment Art Research Library.

  • Researched and compiled information for new projects and presentations.

  • Collaborated with and assisted multiple designers, producers, and art directors on projects and events around Disney Property.

  • Delivered products to show locations and communicated with vendors and show directors about new projects and materials.

 

Walt Disney World Entertainment, Character Performer- Orlando, FL

Seasonal 2011-2014

  • Met with hundreds of Walt Disney World guests daily while performing as several of the world-famous Disney Characters at indoor and outdoor meet and greet locations around all four Walt Disney World parks and various resorts.

  • Managed own costume and equipment and reported to set locations in a timely manner.

 

Go Concessions at the Phoenix Zoo, Concessions Host and Trainer- Phoenix, AZ

Seasonal 2009-2014 ​

  • Rotated between taking orders, preparing food/popping kettle corn, serving food to guests and working a cash register.

  • Trained new hires on operating procedures and supervised employee performance.

  • Ensured that food booths met health and safety standards and reported concerns to managers and park rangers.

  • Prepared various food items in an industrial kitchen as well as in smaller booth venues.

  • Responsible for upkeep, routine maintenance, and basic repairs on various food preparation equipment such as ovens, freezers, warmers, blenders, dispensers, and cash registers.

  • Set up booths around zoo property for daily operation.

  • Cash collection and drop-off at closing.

  • Informed guests about menu items and zoo events and offerings.

 

Walt Disney World, Attractions Host/Crowd Control/Food Service- Orlando, FL

Spring Advantage College Program, 2011, Seasonal 2015

  • Supervised various safety-critical positions in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure Playground at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (Spring 2011)

  • Loaded show arena and assisted Guests at Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (Spring 2011)

  • Ensured that guests had safe and happy flights to a galaxy far far away on Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2015)

  • Communicated attraction rules and park information to Guests.

  • Responsible for reporting concerns to fellow Cast Members, managers, security, custodial, and first aid.

  • Periodically managed crowd control and parade/event traffic at all 4 Disney parks.

  • Currently trained in basic Food and Beverage handling, frequently picking up filler, busser, and counter shifts around several Walt Disney World parks and resorts.

 

Magic and Balloons, Face Painter- Phoenix, AZ

Contracted 2008-2013

  • Face Painting at various events such as birthday parties, conventions, festivals, carnivals, and benefits.

  • Responisble for own equipment, set-up/take-down, and communication with clients.

 

Technical Theater Support and Acting/Dance Experience

Periodically 2006-2010

  • Held multiple positions assisting with school and community shows.

  • Experience includes: Stage Manager/Props Master, Set Design and Painting/Construction, Backstage Assistant, and Makeup Design and Artistry.

 

Education

 

Arizona State University

B.A. of Arts in Entertainment Design

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Certificate in self-created Individualized Focus topic which combines fine art with theatrical production design under the BA of Arts Program. 

​2010 - 2014

Tempe, Arizona

 

 

Ironwood High School​

2006-2010

Glendale, Arizona