Figure finisher, scenic artist, costuming, models, sculpting, painting, puppets,  photography, computer-designed artwork

Work History: - self-employed - freelance work                          2000-present

Scenery West, North Hollywood (through Tech Aid)
           Scenic painting  various faux finishes including aged wood, peeling/cracked paint surfaces, rusted metal, also airbrushed, dry-brushed and sponged surfaces.   11/00 - present Six Flags Magic Mountain -  design, repair and rebuilding of costume parts  1/01  present (freelance contract work)   

Attraction Services, Valencia, CA
          Sculptor, painter and figure finisher of theme park installations,                      
          including static and animated characters for Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
          Dr. Suess area.  (painted and sculpted several figures on the Caro-Suess-el), Men in
          Black the Ride (painted several figures, made costumes for figures, and
          sewed fabric props for scenery), Universal/ Coke  Bottling Works
          (sculpture, figure finish and fabrication/sewing  of cloth items for the show).
          6/98  10/00
Accustaff Incorporated, Westminster, MD                                  1997-5/98  
        Various industrial assignments

Trader Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD                              1997

Dunnrite Casual Furniture, Sykesville, MD                             1988-1997                        
Production and Department Manager

Geyers Theater Shop, Westminster, MD                                  1991-1995                                  
          Applied theatrical and character makeup to clients  for Halloween   events

Skills:  Special Effects/figure finish/scenic

         Design and creation of hand-held puppets
         Thorough understanding of animal and human anatomy
         Conceptualized and fabricated creature costumes, puppets and props for
         seasonal themed attractions
         Have built mechanized and non-moving scale models of various fantasy
         characters and animals
         8+ years experience in working with latex and foam
         10+ years experience with industrial sewing machines
          2  1/2years experience in amusement park industry  Fiberglass and limited           
          mold-making,  all aspects of figure-finishing including painting (2 and 3-D) and
          Experienced with automotive paints  primers and clear-coating


          B.F.A. Photography                                                                        1992 3.5 GPA
          Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

          Certificate in Graphic Arts/Print Design
          Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD.                               2004

Honors and Activities:

         National Dean's List
         Who's Who of American High School Students
         Profiled in:
                   Baltimore Sun, Nov 10, 1992  artistic accomplishment
                   Carroll County Times, Oct 13, 1995  work on costumes, puppets and
                   props contributing to fund raising project for Junior Chamber of  
                   Carroll County Times Neighborhoods Edition, June 12, 1992  artistic
                   Volunteer, Piney Run County Park , 1987 - 1998

Two views of an art show installation of my work (1999)
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