Welcome to my website! I would like to thank you for stopping by to learn a little bit about me.
In the following sections you will read about my hobbies, current job situation and how to contact me. I hope that you find the information I provide useful and to your benefit.
I am a student at Texas State University studying Digital Media Innovation and Computer Science. I am a senior that plans on finishing college in May of 2019. My Current GPA is 3.49 and I plan to graduate with honors.
I served in the United States Navy for six years, and was stationed on board the USS George Washington for four and a half of them. Onboard the ship my job was to operate the machinery that kept the reactor from melting down. Operating the reactors equipment was a hot job but someone had to do it.
Currently I live in the great city of San Marcos, Texas where I would love to stay forever. Over the past two years the city has grown on me, and I will be very sad to leave it. Maybe I can find a way to stay here forever.
I received my open water scuba certification in fall of 2018, and have since fallen in love with the sport. I have about 15 dives under my belt, and many more planned for the future. I received my training through a program at Texas State University called Operation Scuba. Operation SCUBA is a program that Operation SCUBA initiative gives student veterans an opportunity to earn an open water dive certification and learn about education, team building, therapeutic resources and environmental stewardship at Spring Lake. If there is a time where I am not at school or working there is a very good chance I am in the water.Check out Operation Scuba!
I wouldn’t call my self a professional by any means, but I do enjoy capturing moments that can never be recreated. I started my photographic journey in 2015, and have gained more experience every year since. I do have a big fancy camera, but currently my every day carry is my phone. The iPhone X takes great pictures. Unless I am being paid to take pictures, the majority of my photographs are taken with my phone. With the help of specialized lenses my phone becomes an unstoppable photo machine! Most of the pictures I take are while out on adventures or while doing something that I would like to remember.Check out my Instagram
During the Fall 2018 semester at Texas State University I was tasked with making three informational videos for the VeteranAcademic Success Center to raise funds during the annual Step Up for State fundraising campaign. The videos helped to raise over $10,000.
I helped a friend with her application to become a Gold Bar Recruiter for the US Air Force. This video was just a small part of her application but helped her to land the job when she becomes a commissioned officer after graduating this spring!
In the spring of 2019 I took Video Production. We were tasked with making a PSA for the class. I was assigned an organization called Rural Talent Search.
The month of May is Military Appreciation Month. I was asked to make a video for the campaign. Here is My work.
More recently I have been experimenting with 360 degree or immersive video. I like the idea of being able to show all angles at once. Learning to shoot and edit these videos is still an on-going learning process, but one that I truely enjoy.
For my final Project in Media Design 3390 at Texas State University I made a magazine layout showcasing Van Life.
During the Fall 2018 Semester I learned about Social media and analytics. Here is a sample of the reports we made for clients.
I started my professional life in the United States Navy. Six years and thousands of miles helped to shape me in to the individual that I am today. In the Navy, I was trained to operate nuclear reactors. After about two years of intensive academic training I was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan where I spent the next four years. I experienced a wonderful and different culture while over seas. Living on the ship was a lifestyle of its own. Being around 5000 sailors day in and day out helped me to make many connections and friends who I still keep in contact with to this day.
TMK IPSCO was the first job I took after leaving the military. At TMK I became the only corrosion lab technician. My job involved preparing test specimen, administering tests, inspecting the tests, and lastly reporting my findings to the engineers in charge. In addition to the corrosion lab, I was tasked with the operation of machining equipment to prepare pipe segments for Rockwell Hardness testing. But, metallurgical testing was not all I did. As the company began to restructure in 2015 I was introduced to the connections testing side of the R&D facility. Connections testing consisted of testing the threaded connections of pipe in different tension and compression situations designed simulate the stressed the pipe would experience out in the field.
As part of the Veteran Academic Success Center, I am responsible for providing information about veteran resources to veterans at Texas State University. Specifically, I manage the social media and create marketing materials for the Veteran Academic Success Center. My most recent project was the Step Up for State Campaign in which the videos I produced directed and edited helped to raise over $10,000 in funds to benefit student veteran through the Veteran Academic Success Center. I enjoy guiding veterans to resources that will benefit them, and I find it very fulfilling.
I have earned my place on the deans list for the Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Fall 2018 Semesters. In addition, this spring I will be inducted into the Council of Scholars within the College of Fine Arts and Communication. I am also a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society.
During my carreer in the Navy I was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for for completing highly complex emergency repairs to a major steam system isolation valve in an expeditious manner, allowing both reactor plants to return to 100 percent steaming capability.