Security Guard/Event Staff (Staff Pro, Inc.)
March 2012 - Present
( http://staffpro.com/ )
Security Guard position, event staffing, customer service. Experience with metal detectors, hands-on pat-down searches, bag checks, patrolling areas, watch posts, inventory checks, ticket scanning, ushering, crowd control, etc.
Photographer/Publicist (Babel Entertainment)
September 2010 - 2011
Babel Entertainment is an entertainment and media outlet which runs a Global Rock Magazine and online radio station with the goal of spreading international rock and metal music to its audience.
Job Description: Photograph musical events, interview musicians and bands for website and magazine, editing (Photoshop CS5), contacts/communication/advertisement distribution. Usage of Office programs, strong emphasis in in-person, internet/e-mail and phone based communication.
Photographer (JSHOXX/CURE Media U.S.A)
2008 - 2010
CURE Media U.S.A (previously listed as JSHOXX)is an online radio station, store, and media portal, branched off of and associated with CURE Japanesque Rock/Visual which focuses on the expansion of Japanese visual rock music and culture both in Japan and overseas. This company brings Japanese rock bands overseas to tour and perform at conventions and concert events.
Job Description: Photograph musical events, interview musicians and bands for website, Editing (Photoshop CS5), contacts/communication.
Lyrical Consultant (Jazzminshroom/ Livin’ in Caleuphoria album credit
Job Description: Provided assistance in album production, Japanese to English lyrical translation, grammar editing/sentence structure, as well as photo manipulation for CD art and design .
Band Manager/Photographer/Booking Agent
June 2009 - 2011
l u c i n e . ( http://www.myspace.com/lucine.official)
Job Description:Handled booking, phone calls, e-mails, site maintenance, networking, band payment, equipment replacement, and other performance/schedule related activities.
Also organizes practice schedules and assists in creative aspects (ex: lyric writing & song composition).
Plans and follows through with photo shoots, updated site images, graphic and advertisement design and printing (i.e. gig fliers, poster images, website headers). Strong emphasis on communications, file distribution, e-mailing.
Sales Associate (Halloween Adventure)
September 2007 - October 2007
Canoga Park, CA (http://www.halloweenadventure.com/)
Job Description:Seasonal worker, Customer Service, assistance with sales of Halloween costumes, toys, makeup, and props. Store maintenance and organization of store products before and after closing and during store hours. Some cash register and phone usage.
CA State Guard Card Holder
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
Degree in progress
General Education courses/Photojournalism /Administration of Justice
2 years of College level Japanese as a Foreign Language.
Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, CA
High school diploma.
CIC Honors program courses.
4 years of High School level Japanese as a Foreign Language
Adobe Photoshop CS3 and higher.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.)
Proficient in black and white film development and photography.
Experience working in digital labs, editing and printing.
Proficient in Communications; networking and assistance, over the phone, Internet, and in person.
Poll-worker during voting period November 2007; Long Beach, CA – greeted people and instructed them on voting booth procedures as well as clarified voting information. Helped with basic Japanese interpretation.
Personal Driver; experience and knowledge in LA and surrounding OC, SGV areas driving on-call animal doctor to various veterinary locations.