My Background

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As a professional web designer and developer, I have been working in the industry for over a decade. Upon graduating Cum Laude from The University of Mississippi in 2000, I was awarded a merit-based full-tuition scholarship and graduate assistantship at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA where I enrolled in the Multimedia Technology Master’s Program. In my first year as a graduate assistant with the admissions office and member of the technology team, I oversaw the design and development of an interactive, multimedia CD-ROM to be distributed to prospective students containing a comprehensive introduction to the University. I also developed and designed various print and electronic materials including significant revisions to the admissions website.

A paid internship from May 2002 to December 2002 with Carnegie Mellon’s Institute for Complex Engineered Systems allowed me to further hone my multimedia skills as I was tasked in a solo capacity with researching, redesigning, and rebuilding the ICES Web Site and implementing server-side processes and technologies for easy and efficient in-house updates. I also assisted the graphic designer and ICES staff with a variety of print-related projects and presentation materials.


From September 2002 through May 2003 as a graduate assistant for the President’s Office at Duquesne University, I designed and developed administrative web sites for the President and Vice Presidents.


Upon graduating from Duquesne University with a Master of Science degree in Multimedia Technology in May of 2003, I returned to my hometown, New Orleans, LA, where I was briefly employed with the Montgomery Barnett Law Firm for whom I designed and developed internet-based software to quickly and efficiently track client files held on and offsite helping the firm save over $25,000 in annual compounding file storage and retrieval costs.


In November of 2003, I accepted a position as the Interactive Web Designer and Developer with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation where I was responsible for 3 redesigns of the award-winning, the official tourism website for the City of New Orleans, and the daily design, production, and maintenance of various projects for the corporation’s online and offline campaigns. I was also responsible for the development of for the arts community and for the New Orleans Police Department's recruitment campaign designing and developing both web sites from the ground up.


In 2012, I was appointed to serve on the Technology Committee for the 2013 Super Bowl Host Committee during which time I designed and developed the official New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII web site. The committee was also responsible for the Super Bowl Host Committee's implementation of technology for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans and a variety of technology upgrades around the city for the event.


In August of 2012, I was promoted to Online Manager at the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation taking on the additional responsibility of managing contributing writers, programmers, designers, photographers and 3rd party vendors and overseeing all technical functionality across all online properties and databases.


I was again promoted in September of 2014 to Director of Online Marketing now responsible for the development of strategy and providing creative and technical direction for all online properties, campaigns, and initiatives.


As an active member of the New Orleans community, I currently serve as the Membership Committee Chair and an Executive Committee Member on the New Orleans Film Society Board of Directors where I've served as a Board Member since January 2012.


Since my introduction to the industry in 2001, I have worked with a vast variety of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. For sample projects, please visit my portfolio page.


Duquesne University

Master of Science, Multimedia Technology
May 2003 (3.90 GPA)
Merit-Based Multimedia Scholarship
Full Tuition Graduate Assistantship

The University of Mississippi

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theater Design
December 2000 – Cum Laude (3.57 GPA)
Merit-Based Theater Scholarship
Undergraduate Assistantship

Career Highlights
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

Interactive Designer

Montgomery Barnett Law Firm

Project Lead/Software Developer

Duquesne University
Ofice of the President

Graduate Assistant/Developer

Carnegie Mellon’s Institute for
Complex Engineered Systems

Multimedia Design Intern

Duquesne University
Office of Admissions

Graduate Assistant


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