Resume

EDUCATION

BS/MS Computer Science
Summa Cum Laude
Minor: Applied Mathematics
Minor: Technology, Arts, and Media
Certificate: International Engineering in Spanish

Visual Effects Production
Modeling and Sculpting
Rigging and Animation
Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing
VFX Production Project

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Language Experience
C, C++, Python, MEL, Lua, Java, Web Languages
API Experience
Maya API, Qt / PyQt, OpenGL
System Experience
Linux (CentOS & Debian)
VFX Software
Maya, Nuke, MODO, Mocha, ZBrush, Mari, Photoshop

EXPERIENCE

Image Engine (Dec 2019 – Present)

R&D Software Developer

My role includes developing software to support the studio's productions. My specific development efforts are focused on the Rigging and Creature FX departments. One of my favorite aspects of this position is being able to contribute to the open source project Cortex .


Moving Picture Company (Jan 2017 – Nov 2019)

Technical Animation Department Developer

I was initially hired as the technical animation department's global department developer. My role involved writing and maintaining department tools, as well as serving as a liaison between the software and technical animation departments. My tasks ranged from developing new Maya nodes with Maya's C++ api, to writing tools that would interface with our pipeline to increase artist productivity.

Shows: Alpha, Justice League, A Wrinkle in Time


Technical Animation Key Artist

After developing an interest in working more closely with build and shot work, my role has shifted from pure programming tasks, to working as a technical animator with a strong programming bent. In addition to the artistic responsibilities, I continue to develop tools that are useful to our global department, but in the context of solving show specific challenges.

Shows: Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, The New Mutants, Aquaman


Mobile Assay (Fall 2013)

Technical Research Assistant

Developed computer vision software in C++ and Java with the OpenCV library to segment and identify test strips for toxin identification.


Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting Company (2009 – 2015)

Software Developer

Developed automated reports on SQL Server Reporting Services for internal operations and business targeting. Provided technical advice during migration from dated MS Access applications to an ASP.net web application.

Senior Trip Leader

As a Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, and Mountaineering Trip Leader I was responsible for the positive experience and safety of large groups of guests from initial contact through departure. In addition to managing all aspects of our guests' trips, I was responsible for overseeing my guide team.


University of Colorado Boulder (2010 – 2012)

Course Assistant for User Centered Design (Fall 2012)

Evaluated students’ coursework, exams, and design projects.

Course Assistant for Programming (Fall 2012)

Assisted new programming students with their C++ and Python projects.

Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (2011 – 2012)

Researched efficient and reliable data distribution in cloud environments.

Peer Advocate (Spring 2010)

Tutored engineering students in computer science and calculus courses.