EXPERIENCE

and other skills

BIG PROJECTS

November 2018 - Present

My prior project included a 479 page hardcover book utilizing over 300 different genealogical sources, a 30x40 inch wall chart including over 400 ancestors, hundreds of photos scanned at a high resolution (600 dpi), and many free check ins to discuss the work leading up that point, and where to go from there. 

This is the type of work that I am continuing now with current clients.

GENEALOGIST

May 2017 - Present

While I was finishing college, I began researching for friends and family as a hobby, garnering enough enthusiasm for many to suggest I take it more seriously. I completed over a dozen small projects that included short biographies of ancestors, and sometimes books that were relevant to discover more.

FILM/PHOTO/MEDIA ARCHIVIST

April 2020 - January 2021

During the height of the pandemic, I worked as a photo scanner and editor at AV Workshop in Redwood City, CA, where I improved my archival and photo restoration skills.

BA IN CINEMA STUDIES/MINOR IN MUSIC FROM SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

August 2014 - December 2018

My film studies and history classes taught me how to look at the past through the lens of a historian and to professionally research any given problem and accurately cite and prove sources.

NOVATO VIDEO TRANSFER - LEAD EDITOR

August 2013 - January 2018

My first job in which I edited both photo and video, restored images, and preserved memories for others.

MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER

January 2011 - Present

In my free time, I love to act and sing. I began at San Marin High School and continued through college. In 2016 and 2017, I was nominated for a Broadway World award for lead actor in a local musical, first for playing Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and then for playing JD in Heathers: The Musical. I also participated in the national premiere of Pride and Prejudice the Musical

VIDEO EDITOR

2008 - Present

I began editing and posting short Youtube videos in 2008, and learning those skills motivated me to study film, work in video editing positions, create visual effects for films or shows seen by hundreds, and opened the door for working with media in general, something I have never stopped doing.