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EducationGraduated from Darlington School in Rome, GA in 2003 with a 4.0 GPA.
In 2007 received a double major with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Music from James Madison University with a core GPA of 3.8.
Member of the JMU Literary Society
Editor of Gardy Loo University Literary Magazine
Attended and presented at the National AP Conference in Philadelphia, PA in 2015.
Experience3 Years Teaching ESL for the elite Meritas Family of Global Schools including positions at Windermere Preparatory School in Orlando, FL and Leman-Manhattan Preparatory School in downtown Manhattan, NY.
2 Years Teaching AP English Literature & Composition, Advanced Senior Composition, American Lit, and Brit Lit, and Sophomore English.
5 Years Experience teaching prep classes for TOEFL, SAT, AP, and subject tests.
Published serial novelist and winner of the JP50. A fiction award voted on by readers for best new work of fiction.
Formally trained in Piano at The Dallas Conservatory for Music. Primary instruments include: Piano, Guitar (acoustic & electric), Bass, and Drums.
Wrote, recorded, engineered, produced, and performed throughout the US.
"Ignite" - Released October 2010
"Songbirds & Lions" - Released July 4th, 2012
Both available on iTunes.
Landmark venues included:
-The Roxy, Hollywood, CA
-House of Blues, San Diego, CA
-The Key Club, Hollywood, CA
-The Viper Room, Hollywood, CA
-Rock and Roll Marathon, Virginia Beach, VA
- Wrote, recorded, audio engineered, and produced “Ignite” and “Songbirds & Lions.” Both albums have sold thousands of copies internationally through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and numerous other distribution companies.
- Ran negotiations with booking agents and talent scouts for 12 venues and over 100 concerts throughout the Greater Los Angeles, Hollywood, and San Diego markets.
HobbiesI enjoy spending time with friends and family. I've been fortunate enough to excel in jobs that are supported by my hobbies. I love literature, music, movies, concerts, plays, etc.
I was an All-State wrestler in high school and continued to wrestle Division 1 in college (with very mediocre success, haha). I love playing soccer, lacrosse, frisbee, and running.
I've been a hobbyist photographer for the last decade or so. I have experience with DSLR cameras (both Nikon and Canon). Experience with Photoshop, iPhoto editing and other Adobe products.
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