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EDUCATION:
MASTERS OF EDUCATION, 2008, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE, Eau Claire, WI 
G.PA. 4.00 
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION – INSTRUMENTAL, 2004, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE,
Eau Claire, WI
Wisconsin Licensure 506 (Instrumental Music, K-12; General Music 6-12)
G.PA. 3.94, graduated Magna cum Laude

BACHELOR OF ARTS – MUSIC, 2000
Minors, Anthropology & Religious Studies
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE, Eau Claire, WI
G.P.A. 3.66, graduated Magna cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
DIRECTOR OF BANDS 
Fall Creek High School and Middle School, Fall Creek, WI 
2008-present
Instruct all MS and HS Bands, grades 6 through 12. Also teach "Music & Pop Culture," "History of Rock & Roll," "Music & Life," "Jazz Ensemble," "Intro to Musci Theory," "Advanced Guitar" and "Basic Guitar" courses.
Certified in Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP)
Develop curriculum and lesson plans for Instrumental Music Department
Musical Theatre Drama & Pit Director
Instruction of HS and MS jazz ensembles and marching band
DIRECTOR OF BANDS
Eleva-Strum Central High School and Middle School, Strum, WI 
2004-2008
Instructed all MS and HS Bands, grades 7 through 12.
Developed curriculum and lesson plans for Instrumental Music Department.
Maintained music technology lab and recording studio.
Instruction of HS and MS jazz ensembles and marching band.
School musical theatre co-director and pit director.
Auditorium Stage Manager.
Started student Japanese Taiko Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and guitar program. Department web developer.
HEAD INSTRUCTOR
DayJams Music Camps, Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul, MN 
2005-2008.
Song-writing, percussion, and guitar instructor.
Development of classroom curriculum.
Organize clinics and special classes
Staff liaison.
PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTOR
Eau Claire, WI, Twin Cities Metro, MN 
1996-present
Teach individual and group music lessons for percussion, voice, and guitar. Instructed students from ages 4 – 70.
Maintain a studio of up to 25 weekly students.
MARCHING BAND INSTRUCTOR
Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls, WI
1996-00
Taught individual and group lessons.
Reviewed repertoire and curriculum.
Aided in the organization of ensemble trips, competitions, performances, etc.
MUSIC TEACHER
Catholic Area Schools of the Eau Claire Deanery, Eau Claire, WI
1997-1998
Taught small group instrumental music classes
Developed course curriculum

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCTING & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Eau Claire (WI) Municipal Band
2008-Present
Musical Director & Conductor
Mondovi (WI) Community Band
2007-Present
Director
AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Grammy-Nominated Music Educator
Wisconsin Music Educators Association’s Outstanding Young Music Educator Award, 2006, one of 25 awarded within the state.
Cooperating Teach/Student Teacher Certified (UWEC, 2006)
National Teacher’s Honor Roll Award
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Association for Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD)
National Association for Music Education(NAfME)
Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA)
National Band Association (NBA)
International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE)
RELATED EXPERIENCE:
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS DIRECTOR
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
2002
PERCUSSION DEPARTMENT MANAGER
Morgan Music, Eau Claire, WI
2002-04  
DISTRICT MANAGER
United Entertainment Corporation, St. Cloud, MN
2000-01 
COLLEGIATE HONORS AND ACTIVITIES:
U.W.E.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Principal/Timpanist, 1995-99
U.W.E.C. WIND ENSEMBLE, Principal, 1995-96
U.W.E.C. MARCHING BAND, Member/Section Leader, 1995-98
U.W.E.C. SINGING STATESMEN CHOIR, President 1999-2000, Member , 1997-2000
U.W.E.C. PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, Member, 1996-97
U.W.E.C. MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, Member, 1995-97
U.W.E.C. TAIKO ENSEMBLE, Member, 1998-2000
U.W.E.C. VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, Member, 1995-96
CHIPPEWA VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Member, 1995-99
CHIPPEWA VALLY THEATRE GUILD, Member, 1996-99
LA CROSSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Percussionist, 1997
PI KAPPA LAMBDA, National Collegiate Honor Society in Music, Lifetime Member WISCONSIN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP, Recipient, 1995-2000 CLASS U.W.E.C. Graduation Class Speaker, 2004 
References available upon request.