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EDUCATION

 

University of La Verne                                                                 La Verne, California| November 2022

Bachelor of Arts in Music

 

University of Gloucestershire                                                       Cheltenham, England | Spring 2016

Study Abroad

 

Fraternity: 

Phi Delta Theta ΦΔΘ 

Mu Phi Epsilon ΜΦΕ                                                                      Professional Music Fraternity 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Ida Mae Tour -                                                                  United States | 2018-2019

Marcus King Band, Greta Van Fleet, Blackberry Smoke        

 

ROAD Manager  

    • Created videos for social media and professional use.

    • Primary salesman for merchandise.

    • Responsible for equipment and managing all the needs of the band.

    • Drove over 20,000 miles across the United States.

 

Donovan - Sunshine Superman Tour                 United States - Europe| 2016-2017

 

Guitar Technician/ Apprentice

    • Responsible for maintaining and preparing Donovan’s musical equipment.

    • Learned about the music industry as well as guitar techniques from Donovan (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee).

    • Studied the different aspects of what it takes to put a tour together, such as certain lighting, sound, organization skills, as well as overall showmanship. 

    • Performed for Don McLean, writer of the hit song “American Pie.”

    • Donovan and I discussed the trials and tribulations of being an artist. He has become a close mentor and great inspiration for me during my journey as a coming of age musician.

 

Musical Pilgrimage                                                England, Ireland, Europe| 2017

 

Troubadour

    • Embarked on my own musical tour, following in the footsteps of Donovan and The Beatles, and traveled to several countries in Europe; during this time, I gained a greater understanding of how to be independent and effectively manage my time and resources in order to accomplish my goals.

    • Performed in Liverpool at the Cavern Club, where The Beatles originally played and got their start, as well as The Half Moon  in London, where bands such as The Rolling Stones played.

    • Made a name for myself in — I performed every night in the local pubs and became a part of the community. I was even featured on one of the local radio stations and in newspapers in Cornwall, England.

    • In St. Ives, the locals knew me as “Young Donovan” due to my personality and style of music, which reminded them of the young, budding musician from the 1960s, who dreamed of being the voice of his generation, as do I.

 

Apple Developer                                        Los Angeles, California| 2009-present

 

Designer/Programmer

    • Independently created arcade games from the ground up, including the music and artwork.

    • President/Founder of the Apple Developer Club at PVPHS in 2012-2013 — Designed and marketed an App for high school students with relevant information for/about the school.

    • Outstanding ability to troubleshoot and repair Apple products as well as other parties’ devices. 

 

 

RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

 

Computer: 

  • Advanced exposure and knowledge in Microsoft Office

  • Experienced in Social Media Platforms

  •  Certified SCROC Computer Programmer (Java) 

  • Basic knowledge of C++ 

  • Proficient in iOS, MacOS, iCloud, iWork, Logic Pro, final cut pro

  • Extreme knowledge of Smart Home devices, such as Google Home

  • former Instructor at MacMall (Authorized Apple Reseller)

Music:

Music teacher — 10+ years (Private Lessons)

  • Principal mentors: 

    • Donovan Leitch — Legendary singer/songwriter 

    • Reed Gratz — Head of ULV Music Department/ Professional Musician

    • John York — Former bass player for The Byrds and The Mama's and the Papas

    • Michael Ryan — ULV Guitar Instructor/ Professional Musician 

    • Joe DiResta — Private Guitar Tutor/ University of Southern California ​​

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