During the prior 21 years of my education career, I have had the privilege to serve as a Professor, Department Chair, Director of Education and Dean of Academic Affairs for public and private institutions throughout the country. Currently, I am serving as an Associate Professor / Assistant Chair of Design at Troy University in Troy, Alabama where I have been tasked to bring the Art & Design department in line with industry and accreditation expectations and ultimately build a complete online presence for the department. Notably, I have been a leader of academic teams in developing and implementing two nationally acclaimed BFA programs. Routinely, I have had the experiences of managing the overall academic success of diploma, associate and bachelor degree granting programs. Historically, I have served in capacities adjacent to my primary employ which include Fundraising Director for International Film Festivals, Programmatic Board Member for Full Sail University and Creative Director on state run initiatives such as rebranding efforts for universities in North Carolina and Florida. The YellowHammer Film Festival is the project I am currently working. Serving as festival director I aim to bring filmmaking, humanities, and arts to the forefront in the other wised underserved and often overlooked State of Alabama.