Work Experience

Complete list of relevant employment history:

When: 2013-Present | Where: Nashville, TN

  • Brand development for personal brands and small business with specialization in:
  • SEM, SMM, PPC advertising, branding, and SMB sales & marketing consulting
  • Web design, eCommerce and SEO
  • Develop and deploy digital business solutions such as; Google Workplace, credit card processing, POS, phone systems and social media messaging solutions
  • Live event planning, management & sponsorship sales
  • Marketing, branding, advertising and public relations strategy and campaign development
  • Increased client marketing budget ROI by 200-300% in many cases, more in some cases
  • Founded Consonant Music in 2013, extended our artist and label services to small business clients and eventually rebranded as Consonant Marketing in 2017

When: 2010 – 2013 | Where: Nashville, TN

  • Founded MIX Touring to provide Apple IT services to the live event industry
  • Development and Implementation of new services such as Echo Mobile Backup (mobile backup for critical data on Mac and PC-based tours) and Flux (a shared communication tool)
  • Email marketing
  • Web design & SEO
  • Lightspeed POS and ERP system implementations
  • Artist account managment
  • Vendor contract negotiations
  • Partner contract negotiations
  • Negotiations with Tour Managers, Production Managers, and Promoters for MIX service placement
  • Extensive knowledge of networking, Apple products, mobile devices, touring logistics

When: 2006-2010​ | Where: Chicago, IL

  • Organized asset purchase of Glen Ellyn Computers d/b/a MacSpecialist by TKC
  • Purchased 33% of TKC’s total shares & assumed role of Board Secretary
  • Grew sales revenue by 64% in first 24 months
  • Oversaw sales, marketing, purchasing & receiving, finance, and business development operations
  • Grew the brand from 1 location w/ 16 employees to 2 retail locations and 2 satellite offices w/ 35 full-time employees and dozens of subcontractors
  • Planned, produced and managed seminars, special events and community events

When: 2002-2006 | Where: Villa Park, IL

  • Promoted from Retail Sales Associate to Director of Sales for both business to business and retail sales departments
  • Recruiting, hiring, and termination of sales employees
  • Implemented sales training procedures
  • Continual Mac OS X and Apple product line training

Pre-Press Specialist, Progressive Impressions Intl. (PII)

When: 2000-2001 | Where: Bloomington, IL

  • Operated Xerox and IBM digital presses to produce variable direct mail marketing materials
  • Page layout and composition
  • Color management and correction
  • Page layout and variable data import for mass marketing mail pieces for Fortune 500 companies using Quark and Adobe graphic design applications

Recording Engineer, Assistant Producer, Two Dogs Digital Audio

When: 1998-1999 | Where: Moline, IL

  • Voiceover recording / tracking for TV / radio commercials, audiobooks
  • Digital audio editing
  • Mixing for radio and broadcast video
  • Sound design: sound effect development for commercial spots
  • Performed assistant duties for voiceover talent, video team and project producers

Training & Education

Formal education and a list of relevant certified training programs I’ve completed. 


Sales, management and IT training and certifications.

Apple Mac OS Support Essentials

Certification: Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist

Apple Mac OS Server Essentials

Certification: Apple Certified Technical Coordinator

Apple: Logic Pro 101

Certification: Logic Pro Certified Professional

Apple Sales Training

Certifications: Apple Product Professional, Apple Creative Sales Professional 

Apple: Final Cut Pro 101

Completed classroom training

Apple: Xsan Administration

Completed classroom training

LightSpeed Certification Camps

Certification: LightSpeed POS Certified Expert Reseller

Google Ads Training

Certifications: Google Ads: Search, Display & Video

Friedman Group: Retail Sales & Store Management Training

Friedman Group: Retail Sales & Store Management Training

Taylor Business Group: Solutions Selling

Completed in-person training and implemented strategic initiative recommendations into b2b sales operations

Executive Coaching Sessions

Attended various executive coaching sessions over the years


Music Production, McNally Smith College of Music

Formerly Music Tech

When: 1997-1998 | Where: Minneapolis, MN

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