About

Education

Western Governor’s University

  • B.S. — Information Technology

El Centro College – 2010

  • A.A.S. – Internet Development Technologies

Texas Tech University – 1992

  • B.A. – Journalism, News-Editorial

Certifications

  • CIW Web Design Specialist
  • CIW v5 Database Design Specialist
  • CompTIA Network+ License #47GBR69LVLF4K4BC
  • CompTIA Security+ License #XPCPHS4E1PV1Q73P
  • CompTIA Project+ License #F8GV7PPGCLBQKFQ5
  • CompTIA Linux License #MT3TYEDL03VE1VP4
  • LPIC-1 Linux Server Professional Certification Verification Code 6vreuadbk2
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Web Communication using Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication using Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Rich Media using Flash

Teaching Experience

El Centro College – Dallas, Texas: 2013-present

  • IT Faculty (Internet Development Technologies)

The Dallas Morning News – Dallas, Texas: 2003-2008 and 2010-2013

  • CCI/New Media Super User (Led classes on adoption of web practices and dedicated software)

Skills

  • Several years of experience producing online training material
  • HTML, HTML5 and CSS coding using Notepad and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Quark Xpress 7 and Adobe Illustrator
  • Video editing using Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro
  • Experience in Social Media includes managing department pages in Facebook, Corporate Twitter Feeds and extensive online video production
  • Bilingual writing and editing skills in English and Spanish

Work Experience

El Centro College – Dallas, Texas: 2013-present

  • Develop and teach higher-education and secondary-level Internet Development courses in Web and Digital Design topics using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 and CC, Adobe Photoshop CS6 and CC, HTML, HTML5, CSS and manual coding
  • Teach Content Management Systems and web publishing using WordPress
  • Teach portfolio and personal brand development
  • Develop and teach game programming courses using Python and Javascript
  • Teach Web Project Management courses
  • Revise existing courses to keep students abreast of current trends in Web and Digital development
  • Create updated digital material and tutorials for use by students on eCampus and live classes

The Dallas Morning News – Dallas, Texas: 2000-2001, 2003-2008 and 2010-2013

  • Web Producer, news page and graphic designer
  • News and Sports copy editor
  • Technology instructor (super user)
  • Social media aggregator and brand developer

THERAPY 2000 – Dallas, Texas: 2008-2010

  • IT Manager/Communications Director
  • Online instruction coordinator

Donruss/Playoff – Grand Prairie, Texas: 1999-2000 and 2001-2003

  • Collectable NFL and MLB trading card designer
  • Collectable Dragon Ball Z trading card game designer

Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Fort Worth, Texas: 1996-1999

  • News page and graphic designer
  • News and Graphics copy editor

The Victoria Advocate – Victoria, Texas: 1994-1996

  • Graphics Editor
  • Technology consultant

The Monitor – McAllen, Texas: 1993-1994

  • Mid-Valley beat reporter
  • Copy editor, graphics artist and news page designer

The University Daily – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas: 1989-1991

  • Administration reporter, 1989-1990
  • Managing Editor, 1990-1991
  • Editor, 1991-1992

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