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Work History

Senior Lab Technician

7/2016 – Present   ACC Welding Technology Dept., Austin, Texas

§  Maintain clean, safe, and orderly lab and provide complex lab and/or technical classroom support services to faculty and students. Developed and taught multiple training opportunities for faculty and staff. Maintains an inventory of supplies and materials. Operates, installs, maintains, and troubleshoots equipment; sets up, configures and calibrates new equipment.

 Assistant Adjunct Professor; Blacksmithing

 1/2015 – 12/2016  ACC Welding Technology Dept., Austin, Texas

§  Provides hands on learning experience for students interested in getting into the field of Blacksmithing.

Assistant Adjunct Professor; Art Metals

1/2015 – 12/2016  ACC Welding Technology Dept., Austin, Texas

§  Provides a technical learning experience for students interested in getting into the art metals industry.

Continuing Education Instructor; Welded Steel Sculpture

1/2014 –1/2015  ACC Welding Technology Dept., Austin, Texas

§  Provides a technical learning experience for students interested in getting into the art metals industry. Introduce students to a wide variety of equipment and techniques to employ while creating a welded steel sculpture.

Lab Technician

8/2009 –6/2016 ACC Welding Technology Dept., Austin, Texas

§  Maintain clean, safe, and orderly lab and provide complex lab and/or technical classroom support services to faculty and students. Substitute for faculty as needed. Developed and taught multiple training opportunities for faculty and staff.

Blacksmith/Shop Foreman

9/2006 – 11/2012  Mind Over Metal, Austin, Texas

§  Foreman of small crew of assistants that is responsible for fabrication, finishing, and installation of projects, shop & equipment maintenance, and inventory of material/supplies.

Finisher

1/2009 – 1/2010  STI International Georgetown, Texas

§  Preparation and finishing product for quality control whose responsibilities include sanding, polishing, chamfering, filing, sand- basting, de-burring, and final assembly.

Blacksmith

7/2007- 10/2008  San Gabriel Forge, Georgetown, Texas

§  Custom  ornamental  ironwork;  fabrication  and  installation  of  metalwork,  including furniture, handrail, architectural décor, and sculpture.

Education

§  Austin Community College

       1/2010- 5/2014  Austin, Texas

             ACC Certificate in Art Metals

             ACC Certificate in Metalsmithing

             Associates of Applied Science in Metalsmithing

             AWS Welder Certification in SMAW, all positions, thickness

             AWS Welder Certification in FCAW, all positions/thicknesses

§  Texas State University

        9/2003 - 8/2006  San Marcos, Texas

             Bachelor's Degree; Art and Psychology

§  Austin Community College

       8/2000 - 5/2003  Austin, Texas 

Publications 

§  The Anvil’s Ring, Volume 39, Number 2, Winter 2011,pg 19

§  The Anvil’s Ring, Volume 39, Number 4, Summer 2011, pg 22,23

§  Ironwork Today 3; Inside & Out by Jeffrey B. Snyder, pg 184,185

§  Ironwork Today 4; Inside & Out by Jeffrey B. Snyder, pg 199-201

Exhibitions 

§  Texas State University 2006

§  Cedar Park Sculpture Garden 2013-2014

§  Jewitt County Sculpture Garden 2014 -2015