• "I'll tell them how awesome you are."

    ~ Shannon B.
    Former Supervisor
    at RightRound, LLC

    With an MFA in Directing and over 20 years of experience in design, writing, and creative project management, I live to help people create their best work.

  • Professional Experience

    Sankto Empirical

    Founder & Creative Director

    Currently

    Founded company. Operate as Creative Director for all projects. Sankto Empirical is a creative workshop which is capable of producing unique experiences involving complete production design, events, performance, audio, video, alternate reality projects, creative writing, artifacts, consumer products, web, publishing, and much more.

    Apple

    AppleCare Support Agent: iOS & OSX
    March 2014 - June 2017
    Provide phone-based technical support for Apple's iOS devices, as well as desktop and portable computers using OS X, such as MacBook Pros and iMacs.

    RightRound LLC

    SXSW Registration Support Lead
    Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
    Lead team of IT support providers who assisted South-By-Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film, Interactive, and Education Conferences with registration of attendees and guest presenters.

    Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates

    Graphics and Technology Manager
    Jul 2012 - Jan 2013
    Managed marketing for a successful real estate firm. Designed and produced marketing materials for print and web. Orchestrated SEO and social media outreach. Managed consistency of brand in print and web. Researched and managed all technology initiatives including network, website admin, VOIP phone admin, etc. Assisted staff of nearly 30 real estate agents with tech support and marketing of their individual brands and properties.

    C-VILLE Weekly

    Operations Manager
    Jun 2009 - May 2012
    Orchestrated the office operations and technology for an established alternative weekly newspaper. Administrated and advised staff on technology, including SEO, web design and development, strategic social marketing, managing online ads, etc. Managed the CMS for two different newspapers. Worked as liaison between clients, designers, and sales associates to ensure accurate advertising creation and publication.

    Live Arts

    Marketing Director
    Feb 2008 - Jan 2009
    Oversaw creation of marketing materials for successful community theatre. Supervised designers in making original and compelling posters, ads, etc. for play performances as well as outreach initiatives such as community education (youth theatre camps, acting classes, etc), fundraisers, and special events. Designed full-color print collateral. Managed all website content via Wordpress. Created successful marketing campaigns via email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, radio advertising, video productions, newspapers. Established valuable in-kind partnerships with local businesses.

    Apple

    iPhone Sales & Support; UK and Ireland Sales Support
    Apr 2007 - Jan 2008
    Provided phone support for Apple customers located in the UK and Ireland, including sales of iPods and iPhones, escalation of customer service concerns, some technical support for Apple products, and general customer service.

    Academic Superstore

    Senior Product Manager; Print Marketing Manager
    May 2002 - Jun 2006
    Headed selection and merchandising of over 19,000 software and hardware products. Researched, initiated, and managed essential partnerships with vendors. Oversaw online content management, pricing, and product advocacy. Directed exclusive marketing initiatives. Provided product support. Single-handedly introduced profitable product lines which directly contributed to company revenue growth. Managed an in-house design team. Oversaw the design, layout, and production of print marketing vehicles including full-color catalogs, brochures, and ads in national publications. Created budget, workflow, and scheduling improvements to print production process.

    Texas Tech University

    Theatre Instructor
    Aug 1999 - Dec 2001
    Instructor of undergraduate courses:
    Introduction to Acting,
    Principles of Acting,
    and Introduction to Cinema.
  • Education

    Texas Tech University

    Theatre - Acting & Directing, MFA 1999 - 2001
    Thesis: The Zen of Ionesco: A Production of Victims of Duty.
    Founder of Alternative Fuels, original improvisational comedy troupe. 

    Tarleton State University

    Theatre, BFA 1992 - 1997
    Founded and edited campus literary journal, Anthology. Very active in theatrical productions as an actor, director, scenic designer, properties artisan, pyrotechnician, designer of publicity materials, etc.

    Douglas MacArthur Highschool

    Theatre Design and Technology, High School Diploma
  • Skills

    Graphic Design

    InDesign, Photoshop, scissors and glue.

    You name it, I do it.

    Publicity

    Promotion power.

    Writing and Editing

    I brought my pencil. Gimme something to write on.

    Technology

    Insight and innovation.
  • Art Projects

    Here are some examples of creative projects I have thought of and made happen.

    Cocktail Rhetoric

    Cocktail Rhetoric is a tiny, live talk show that has been presented in Austin and Charlottesville. Each week, I would share a few drinks on stage with a different guest and we'd sometimes invite musicians to play. Cocktail Rhetoric is never recorded or broadcast, so only the people present at each show experience it. 

    Theatre Reviews

    For about a year, I wrote theatre reviews for C-VILLE Weekly, an award-winning alt-weekly newspaper in Charlottesville, VA. To read some, click here!

    Stuff I Am Working On Now

    I always have a bunch of creative projects in the works. Currently, I am actively crafting a new website app based on crowdfunding, a dramatic short fringe theatre piece, a book on using mindfulness to overcome destructive habits, a fun dental hygiene product (!), and a top-secret alt-reality puzzle book experience. Stay tuned!
  • I BELIEVE

    Being nice is its own reward.

  • Let's Talk!

    You can reach me using the contact form below, or you can call me at the number below that. Thanks!

    Email
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    Denver Area

    Phone: 303 901 1132
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