Media Professional with over 25 years experience in video production, advertising, computer technology and integration of digital media onto the Web. Exceptional technical skills operating Canon, Sony and JVC digital video production hardware and Adobe post-production software. Proficient with Microsoft business software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Media Encoder and multimedia software including Scala and Inscriber Infocaster.
Excellent management skills in a demanding, time-critical environment. Able to prioritize tasks, delegate responsibilities, and meet deadlines. Successfully managed 10-20 employees and hardware/software assets in multiple remote locations.
Outstanding customer service skills in person or on the phone. Very effective with training and demonstrating. Able to effectively communicate on customer's level.
Experienced in video production and post-production. Producer of over 5000 television commercials, 400 industrial videos, 1000’s of still-frame cable ads and over 100 television programs for both cable and broadcast.
1984 - established first local cable advertising business in the State of Mississippi (Graham Media). 1988 - co-wrote software, developed hardware platform and launched first cable channel in Mississippi displaying digital color images with text. 1989 - integrated third-party transmission software to allow transparent updates to remote systems via modem.
1995 - established ISP (Internet Service Provider - GMI.NET) providing dialup access, web hosting, email and networking services. Grew business to over 5200 customers statewide through partnering, acquisition and extensive cable TV marketing.
Sold cable advertising division of Graham Media in 2001.
Sold Internet business GMI.NET in 2003.
Currently operate five local cable channels on Comcast Cable and one channel on CableONE.