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Originally a son of the Great Lakes, I've made my home for the past decade+ here, in the Sonoran Desert. Currently working on my Master in Mass Communication from the Cronkite School. Planning on making news. C.V. above. Twitter below. Here's my particulars:
- Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Arizona State University; Phoenix, AZ — Expected Graduation: Dec 2018 Master of Mass Communication
- Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ — Jan 2011- May 2016 B.S., magna cum laude, Political Science; Certificates: Civic Education, International Studies 80 completed semester hours, Cumulative GPA: 3.68, Major: 3.81
- Mesa Community College; Mesa, AZ — Aug 2008 -Dec 2010 A.A. Political Science 62 completed semester hours, Cumulative GPA: 3.75, Major 4.0
*Sixteen years full-time experience in the food and beverage service/hospitality industry
Server, Pig & Pickle 2922 N Hayden Rd Scottsdale, AZ Jun 2014 – Present
- Chef-driven gastropub featuring constantly evolving menus, extensive whiskey and beer lists, and house-barreled cocktails
- Semi-fine service in a t-shirt
Beertender, Angel’s Trumpet 810 N 2nd St Phoenix, AZ Sep 2012 – May 2014
- Constantly rotating 31-tap premiere craft beer selection
High volume, tailored beer sales
Intern, Maricopa County Democratic Party 2914 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ
Jan 2012 – Jun 2012
Organized successful campaigns for current Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, as well as City Council Members Kolby Granville, Joel Navarro, and Corey Woods.
Specialized in volunteer recruitment, regularly fulfilling exceptional event goals
Voter outreach, including leading and training capacities, on numerous phonebanks and neighborhood canvasses, etc.
Data entry using state party’s Voter Activation Network (VAN) and other systems
Attended several day-long training sessions and workshops related to organizing and networking successfully, stressing one-on-one interaction and cultivation.
Awards and Designations
- Named, Arizona State University’s Dean’s List — Spring & Fall 2011, Spring & Fall 2012
- Named, Mesa Community College Dean’s List — Spring 2009, Spring & Fall 2010