Award-winning broadcast, documentary and digital media producer specializing in scientific and academic subject matter. A proven journalist, videographer, and editor with over 29 years experience in the field.

Awards

Quidditch

Society of Professional Journalists of East Tennessee: Golden Press Card Awards – 2015

  • Pallet House –  Award of Excellence: Online Public Affairs Documentary
  • Pridefest Vignettes – Award of Excellence: Online Feature Photography
  • Pridefest – Award of Merit: Photo Essay Accompanying an Article
  • Muggles Quidditch – Honorable Mention: Online Video Accompanying an Article

FtL

Fort Loudoun: Forsaken by God and Man | Client: East Tennessee PBS | (Writer/Director, Producer, Camera, Editor)

  • Official Selection- Twin Rivers Media Festival, 2014
  • Official Selection- American Online Film Awards, 2014
  • East Tennessee Historical Society Award of Distinction, 2014

ANF

A Nuclear Family- The Manhattan District | Client: East Tennessee PBS | (Writer/Producer, Editor)

  • Platinum Remi-Television Series: Documentary, Worldfest Houston, 2013

MLSoF

The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin | Client: PBS (National) | (Writer/Director, Producer, Camera, Editor)

  • Finalist, Southern Appalachian Film Festival, 2012
  • American Association for State and Local History Leadership Award, 2012
  • East Tennessee Historical Society Award of Distinction, 2012
  • Best Documentary, Secret City Film Festival, 2011

Controls_Sensors

Machining & Chip-Breaking, Nanostructured Materials| Client: Y-12 National Security Complex | (Camera/Editor)

  • Bronze Tellys- Industrial, 2011

Our-Hidden-Past

Our Hidden Past: The Prophet of Oak Ridge| Client: Y-12 National Security Complex | (Writer/Director/Editor)

  • Bronze Telly- Public Relations, 2010 

Moon-Box

From Oak Ridge to the Moon| Client: Y-12 National Security Complex | (Writer/Editor)

  • Bronze Telly- Public Relations, 2009 

Skills

  • Produces broadcast-quality television programs from development to delivery
  • Provides comprehensive pre-production planning and message development
  • Develops multi-platform communication strategies
  • Facilitates public understanding of complex topics through comprehensible scriptwriting
  • Creates budgets for projects of any scale
  • Schedules and coordinates production crews, handling all multimedia logistics
  • Supervises all media acquisition from principal photography to archival imagery
  • Provides full service post-production of motion media products for broadcast or digital content
  • Innovates post-production workflow initiatives to optimize team performance
  • Delivers award-winning products on-time, on-budget, and on-message

Professional Experience

KZ

Producer/Director | Nolpix Media, LLC | Knoxville, TN | 2006 – Present

Co-owner of creative media agency. Creates broadcast television programs for nationwide audiences. Produces fundraising visual materials for educational institutions, researchers,  technology businesses, and non-profit agencies

Y-12

Media Producer | MS Technology, Inc. | Oak Ridge, TN | 2008 – 2013

Worked closely with scientists to develop outreach strategies, create public relations media, and incorporated video segments into training modules for one of the nation’s largest defense contractors

America's-Schoolhouse

Head of Video Production | Air National Guard Training & Education Center | McGhee Tyson ANGB, TN | 1998-2008

In charge of the Air National Guard’s central television production department. Produced, wrote, performed videography, and edited educational and training video products for nationwide distribution

Body-Farm

Independent Video Specialist | Knoxville, TN | 1998 – 2008

Provided videography and creative editing services for nationwide cable broadcast networks. Created productions for the National Geographic Channel, A&E, the Discovery Channel, and Dr. Bill Bass of the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Department

Jupter

Post-Production Manager/Creative Editor | Jupiter Entertainment | Knoxville, TN | 1996 – 1998

Responsible for complete post-production of series and documentary specials for cable network broadcasts. Clients included A&E and The History Channel

Pentagon_TV

Associate Producer | Headquarters, U.S. Air Force TV | Pentagon, DC | 1995-1996

Created scientific documentary special for the Secretary of the Air Force which aired on PBS in Washington, DC

F22-takeoff

Combat Photojournalist | Air Combat Camera Service | U.S. Air Force | 1986-1995

Provided ground, aerial, and night-vision video journalism products for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, deploying worldwide to cover mission-critical events and operations


Education

M.F.A. Candidate, Academy of Art University, (2016), Motion Pictures & TV Producing

B.A., Thomas Edison State College, 2005, History, Communications (dual major)

A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force, 2003, Audiovisual Production Services

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