Complete Work Experienceme

Walt Disney Imagineering, Associate Project Controls Planner- Glendale, CA

February 2018-Present

  •  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

February 2017-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 until February 2022.

Disney Consumer Products- Disney Store Stagehand- Glendale, CA 

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

November 2016- Present

  • 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

November 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

Seasonally August 2014-October 2017

  • Performed in an IP-based soundstage house and original scarezones at Halloween Horror Nights 24, various roles in the 2014 Macy's 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 July 2015-November 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.

 

Walt Disney Imagineering Character Plaster & Rockwork, Production Design Intern- Orlando,FL

Disney Professional Internship ​Program May 2014-May 2015

  • 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.

  • Organizing and cataloguing shop materials and tools. 

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

 

 Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, Art Design Intern

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

Seasonally May 2011-January 2013, June 2013-May 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

Seasonally 2009-January 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

College Program, January 2011-May 2011, Seasonally May 2015-November 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 November 2008- December 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

 

 

 

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