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RELATED EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Odessa Jackalopes Hockey (NAHL), Odessa, TX                                                                         09/16 to Present
Director of Media Relations & Broadcasting

• Provided play-by-play for all 60 regular season radio broadcasts on KFZX 102.1 FM, along with weekly, Tuesday night “Jacks Power Hour” coach’s show and weekly “Jacked Up” recap show.
• Composition and distribution of all team press releases, including game recaps.
• Liaison between local media and hockey team.
• Prepared “Game Notes” packets for all media members, home and visiting coaches, players, and staff.
• Scheduled and executed school visits, signature annual events, promotional nights.
• Maintained and created all of the social media and website content.
• Negotiated over $80,000 in corporate sponsorships and season ticket sales with a $20,000 budget.

WEEK-TV an NBC Affiliate, Peoria, IL                                                                                                  11/14 to 5/16
Associate Video Producer

• Prepared, set-up, and performed live-shooting for broadcasts
• Edited video of news and sports clips using non-linear editing equipment for on-air segments.

Peoria Mustangs Hockey (NA3HL), Peoria, IL                                                                                     11/13 to 5/16
Play-By-Play/Color Commentator

• Served as Voice of the Peoria Mustangs, a USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior A ice hockey team in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), handling both play-by-play and color commentating
• Provided live expert analysis, background information, and in-game color commentary as well as pre and post-game interviews with the players and coaches

ESPN3/Braves Vision, Peoria, IL                                                                                                           10/13 to 5/16
Play-By-Play/Color Commentator /Audio-Visual Producer

• Provided live expert analysis, background information and commentary for Bradley Athletics, which partnered with ScheffTech Productions to produce over 60 events each year featuring Bradley Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, and Softball games for the ESPN3 network via WatchESPN
• Managed and operated in-arena audio and instant replay

Peoria Rivermen Hockey (AHL), Peoria, IL                                                                                        09/12 to 05/13
Sales & Promotions

• Facilitated on-ice and pre-game promotions
• Sold team merchandise
• Maintained electronic data for ticket sales

Niles West High School, Skokie, IL                                                                                                    03/12 to 06/12

 

EDUCATION

Bradley University                                                                                                                                08/12 to 05/16

Bachelor of Science in Sports Communication
Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Administration

-Four Year Academic Scholarship

 

ACTIVITIES

• Member – Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA)

• Member – IHSA/ASA/CIUA/CISA/GLOA/UMPS

• Member – PBEO the Official Employment Service of Minor League Baseball

• Member AEPi Fraternity, Bradley University: Philanthropy Chair, Brotherhood Chair, Social Chair, Scribe (Secretary)

 


                     References                     

Kevin Leisgang
President
Odessa Jackalopes
432-557-4100
kleisgang@jackalopes.org

Greg Gatto
Head Coach/GM
Odessa Jackalopes
432-214-7666
ggatto@jackalopes.org

Dave Snell
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Voice of the Bradley Braves
Bradley University
309-677-3611
dsnell@bradley.edu

Brian Hamilton
Assistant Coach
Peoria Mustangs
309-634-1128
bhamilton.peoriamustangs@gmail.com

Paul Wayvon
Owner
Peoria Mustangs
309-264-3201
pwayvon.peoriamustangs@gmail.com