About Me

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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