Experience

 Photographer/Videographer (January 2013-Present)

     ● Experience shooting/editing/voicing/writing/producing/directing

         long format feature projects, documentaries, biopics, promotional videos,

         and other events

     ● Over eight years of experience shooting portrait, family, creative, wedding,

         and event sessions--including covering the 2016 campaign trail

 Communication/Media Specialist (April 2016-Present)

     ● Experience designing invitations, websites, and other multi-media projects

     ● Public Relations services for small businesses, app developers, influencers, etc.

     ● Over 10 years of experience tutoring and teaching writing, english,

         communication, and college preparation sessions

 KBYU Eleven News (January 2016-May 2018)

     ● Anchor

     ● Reporter

     ● Field/Associate Producer

 

​ Piano Instructor (January 2007-Present)

     ● Self-employed

     ● 13+ years of experience teaching private piano lessons to all ages and skill levels

     ● Experience teaching music theory, ear-training, music history, and performance

         class

 Freelance Musician/Accompanist (January 2002-Present)

     ● Experience performing as a soloist and in group ensembles throughout the United States

     ● Special guest performances at venues such as Abravanel Hall, Rosewagner Hall, Caine Performance Center, and Libby Garner Hall

 BYU School of Communications (September 2017-April 2018)

     ● Student Ambassador (September 2017-January 2018

     ● Video Producer (January 2018-April 2018)

 NY1 Spectrum News (April 2017-July 2017)

     ● Intern (Entertainment/Long-Form Features Department)

     ● On Stage entertainment/Broadway show: Production, Web Content, Creative Content, Guest Services

     ● Assisted in On Stage's Live Red Carpet Coverage for the 2017 Tony Award Show

     ● Worked on several long-form feature projects and live town hall events including New York 1's 25th Anniversary Special and an in-depth 9-11 Special 

 KBYU Eleven News (September 2016-April 2017)

     ● Weather Anchor

     ● Producer

     ● Photographer/Assignment Desk

     ● Reporter (Economy Beat)

 ABC4 KTVX (September 2016-January 2017)

     ● Good Things Utah Associate Producer

     ● Lifestyle Show Production: Web Content, Scripts, Guest Services, Creative Content,

        Segment Creation

 ABC4 KTVX (September 2016-December 2016)

     ● Intern

     ● Production, Social Media Management, Web Content, Guest Services

 Society of Professional Journalists (September 2016-January 2017)

     ● BYU Chapter Secretary 

 London Study Abroad (April 2016-June 2016)

     ● Studied and toured throughout Europe including: England, Switzerland and France

     ● Studied Art History, Greek and Roman Mythology, British studies, Classical Literature and Music

 Capital West News (January 2016-April 2016)

     ● Reporter

     ● Awarded "Best All Around Reporter"

 The Daily Universe (January 2016-April 2016)

     ● Reporter

 Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen (September 2012-October 2013)

     ●  Promoted and implemented my platform "Pursue Your Potential" throughout the state of Utah

     ● Spokesperson for MeadowGold 

 

 Guest Speaker

     ● Radio Disney 

     ● Miss Utah Scholarship Pageant

 Education

 Brigham Young University

 Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Broadcast/Journalism Emphasis

 Summa Cum Laude April 2018

     ● Minor in Music

     ● GPA 4.0

     ● Dean's List

     ● Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society

     ● Phi Eta Sigma BYU Honor Society

     ● Golden Key International Honour Society

     ● Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

 Accomplishments 

     ● Nominated for Three Student Production Emmy Awards  

     ● Recipient of the Best News Anchor in the 2018 Broadcast Education Association National Student News Competition

     ● Recipient of the 2018 Jane Clayson Johnson Award 

     ● Received fifth place in the country for the 2018 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Television Features Competition

     ● Recipient of the Mark of Excellence Award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Television Sports Reporting Category

     ● Recipient of the Mark of Excellence Award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Television In-Depth Reporting Category

     ● Recipient of the Mark of Excellence Award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Television Feature Reporting Category

     ● Recipient of the Gordon & Illa Mills Endowed Fund

     ● Recipient of Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Scholarship

     ●Recipient of the Daily Universe's "Best All Around Reporter" Award

     ● BYU Communications Broadcast Journalism Talent Award

     ● BYU Communications Print Journalism Talent Award

     ● BYU Full Tuition Academic Scholarship

     ● Performed in 2002 Winter Olympics

     ● Received 2011 Children's Miracle Network Scholarship

     ● Received the Glenn S. Harmon Instrumentalist Award (2011-2012)

     ● Top prizes in the USU Piano Festival (2006-2013)

     ● Performed with the American West Symphony under the direction of Maestro Joel Rosenberg

     ● Debuted with the Utah Symphony under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Kulenovic

Service

     ● Utah Symphony Youth Ambassador and Youth Guild Volunteer 

     ● Humanitarian Volunteer (Maple Springs, Canyon Creek Assisted Living Center, Draper Rehab Clinic, the Road Home, Festival of Trees, St. Vincent de

      Paul Center, Primary Children's Hospital)

     ● Advocate for Children's Miracle Network

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