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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Santa Cruz CA, 1996-2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts; Mixed Media(Illustration,
Design, Paint, & Photo/Film & Video/ Sculpture)
Bachelor of Arts;Community Studies/ Sociology: Art,
& Social Documentation(Public Speaking, Video Production for Social 'Change' Grassroots Organizing)
Program Manager/ CTR Counselor & Prevention Specialist
AIDS Health Care Foundation, San Francisco, CA 11/06 -Present
- http://www.aidshealth.org; Managed the Transcending Youth Testing Program, working with the young transgender population:
Monitor testing numbers and reporting to SF Public Health Department. Conduct HIV tests suggest referral to necessary services.
Assist the youth center in increasing numbers. Worked with youth to develop ad campaigns and promotional materials.
Quest, Therapy Program Coordinator & Group Administrator
Horizons Unlimited, San Francisco, CA, 4/2005 3/2006
; As coordinator, providing Expressive Arts workshops & skills building activities, including but not limited to:
therapeutic session for referral to necessary services.
Prepared activity data & facilitated skills trainings. Curriculum
design & psychological progress notes. Safely Transport youth to & from weekly field trips & out side events.
Specialized in dealing with adolescent issues, communities of color & queer youth.
Bouncer/ Security Guard / Safety
& Risk Reduction Specialist:
Club Six (SF,CA)06/06-07; End Up (SF,CA) 09/06- Present - http://www.theendup.com; Poleng
Lounge (SF.CA)04/07- Present - http://www.polenglounge.com/; Epic Works @ Temple Club (SF,CA)10/07- Present - http://www.templesf.com/
Designer, Caterer & Driver
McCall Catering/Events Management INC, San Francisco, CA, 1/2004 11/ 2005; Responsibilities
included: Coordination of floral design set-up/break-down. Deliver of all materials to /from the catered site. Bartender/
served & waited tables (Black Tie).
Co-Producer/ Lead Production Designer
"The SKI TRIP" Feature Film, Mo
JAM Productions/Urban Arts Collective, NY, 2/2000 4/2000 - http://www.theskitripmovie.com
*Historic Award winning, Black
Responsibilities included, but not limited to:
Coordination of scenic design, set elements, props, color
scheme & execution. Developed & oversaw all graphic art/elements. Worked with department heads to insure consistency
in overall design of film. Responsible for Production department staff of 10, & overall project budget of $300. Also See
Youth Center Coordinator; Counselor & Program Administrator
Sexual Minority Alliance Alameda
County (SMAAC), 1680 Webster St., Oakland, CA, 94612 , 6/2002 1/2004
http://www.smaacyouthcenter.org - ph: 510 893 5150
As coordinator, providing a safe space & activities, including but not limited to: Crisis counseling for at risk youth;
HIV prevention; referral to other services providers. Prepared activity data & facilitated ongoing meetings & trainings.
Curriculum design, also Managed a team of 10 staff & 60 youth daily. Designed all graphics materials & layout for
quarterly digital newsletter. Specialized in adolescent development through arts education; focused on the queer youth of
Manager; Waiter; Cashier & Cook
Marcello's Restaurant, Santa Cruz, Ca, 2000- 2002
PR; Political Educator & Tour Coordinator
Prison Moratorium Project, 388 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY,
11217, 7/2000 - 1/01 http://www.nomoreprisons.org - ph:718.260.8805
As lead organizer, in charge of a national tour (No
More Prisons),w/workshops & educational teach-ins duties included: Public speaking concerning the dyer state of the Prison
Industrial Complex. Lobbying activist/students concerning youth criminal injustice issues.(CD compilation)Curriculum design
focused on empowerment & arts activism for social change. Drafted a "how to" manual for students; based on my experience;
constructing a nation wide college tour campaign.
Bial Test Rater; Educational Evaluator
Posse Foundation, Inc.,
New York NY -- 2000
Conducted tests for a study on common testing strategies for schools
Waiter & Line Cook
Saturn Cafe/ Restaurant, Santa Cruz, Ca, 5/99- 6/2000
Peer Adviser & Art consultant
UC Santa Cruz, Educational
Opportunity Program- Santa Cruz, CA, 12/99- 6/2000 (also 1996-1997) - http://www.friendsforyouth.org
As assistant to the
Academic Counselors, responsible for but not limited to: Advised on how to achieve academic success; all levels. Assisted
students with class registration, general education & other major requirement. Directed students to vital campus resources.
Responsible for 10 person case load. Organized & mobilized community action events; workshops for both academic &
personal student enrichment.
Assistant Interior Designer & Event Coordinator
CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM, Santa
Cruz -- 1998 & 2001
Art Consultant, Commissioned Designer & Contractor.
SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION,
CA -- summer 1998 (Layout & construction of ten-mosaic/ resin/ concrete slabs, each 5ft X 5ft)
Set designer; Actor
UC SANT CRUZ THEATER DEPT.. -- 9/97- 98
Set Design, Theater Upkeep & Operations, Scene Construction
& Painting. http://www.ucsc.edu
Program Assistant & Freelance Artist
Friends 4 Youth -Redwood City, CA,
7/97 - 9/97
Developed company web pages utilizing HTML.
Assisted in graphics layout
of the monthly newsletter.
Served as youth adviser during mentor training & interviews.
Conducted reference checks
on possible future mentors.
Maintained budget for monthly educational outings.
Distributed memos & public service
announcements to local
communications hubs, newspapers, radio & television stations.
Advertising & Promotions
AIDS Project East Bay, Oakland, CA, 7/2004 8/2004
Assisted with promoted
for the Bay Area Black in the Life Week of events.
Designed flyer for opening candle light vigil.
Chaired host committee
for NGLBT film festival.
Artist, Curator & Organizer
Naked Souls Alliance, CA, 5/2000- 06 - www.nakedsouls.com
Hosted show & Presented arts.
Disk Jockey & Performer/ Interior Designer. Event Planner.
San Mateo Co. AIDS/HIV Prevention Program -
225 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94403 -12/93- 9/95
Assisted & facilitated class presentations on awareness, prevention & safety. Provided peer
Supplied condoms along with other prevention materials & needle exchange, programs target group was at
Trained for HIV Testing & test counseling.
2008/ May - Artists Exhibit/ Performance
@ Bring Your Own Art. Series (BYOA) @ AfricanAmerican Cultural Arts Complex, Fulton st. San Francisco.
2002 - Artists
Exhibit @ MACLA Multi-Cultural Center in downtown San Jose, CA - Consultant & Artists showing work -Collective100-piece
auction & exhibit.
2001- Present -- (NSAA) Naked Souls Artists Alliance, San Francisco Bay Area. Traveling quarterly
exhibits, Performance & Fine Artists Exhibit, auction & share space. http://www.nakedsouls.com
1999 - Solo Exhibition
@ UC Santa Cruz Benjamin Porter Hall -Mixed Media Digital Photo Exhibit
5/2001-- Gorilla Theater-
Annual Multi-Cultural-Freedom -Festival OAKS Field, JUICE @ UCSC
1998 -- "Fences" By August Wilson Dir:Don Williams UCSC
1996-97 -- "Soldiers Story" Dir: Don Williams -UCSC African American Theater Troop (AATT)
For recent Performance
Resume' available upon request!
2007-Dancer (Gogo) - GOGO PROs company - Public and Private Events
-Ruby Sky Club - http://www.rubyskye.com/ ;
End Up (SF,CA) 09/06- Present - http://www.theendup.com
6/2006 - 07 --Performer-
NobHill Theater 'All Male Review' http://www.nobhilltheatre.com/
1/2003, Spoken/ Interpretive dance- Nice Don't Cut IT-
Curated by Marcus Rene Van,Jon Sims Center for the ARTS- http://www.jonsimsctr.org , SF.
2/2001- Dance/Spoken- Porter
Hip Hop Open Mic, UCSC
1997- Dance- Spring Dance Classic, Mel Wong UCSC
ART: Multimedia Artist (teacher
& student), Activist,
Creative Consultant & Public Relations
MUSIC: Emcee, Event Planning, Performer,
Production and Promotion
SERVICE: Conflict Management, Health Educator & Youth Counselor
SPORT: Reciting Poetry,
Biking, Good Conversion, Hiking, Motivational Speaking, Walking & Watching the Sky
TESTIMONIAL (full numbers
Maurice Jamal, Writer/Director/Actor, MoJAM Productions/Urban Arts Collective, NYC - .812.3095 [Film/ProductionDesign]
Simone Hanuki, Art Director, Destiny Arts Center, CA - .919.7931 [Theater/PR/EventCoordination]
Sholanda Ingram, Art
Director, Ceo-Nursha Project, CA/NYC - .290.0791 [ProductionDesign/ EventCoordination]
Kate Rhee, Exec. Director, Prison
Moratorium Project, NYC - .260.8805 [Organizing/Teaching]
http://sugartruck.tripod.com/ (D/DC) -
http://www.bornbrown.org (Event Managment)