DAVE PARIS RÉSUMÉ

Contact:
daveparis@hotmail.com
319-447-0908

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

MARKETING AND PROMOTION – VIEW MY DIGITAL PORTFOLIO

  • Creating consistent, brand-specific promotional items and campaigns across print and digital mediums utilizing desktop publishing, audio, video, animation and web design in HTML5, WordPress, and Google Web Tools
  • Participating in scheduled and impromptu live and taped interviews as a representative role
  • Scheduling acts and events across multiple days to ensure variety and entertainment flow
  • Developed and implemented social media strategies to engage target audiences and strengthen brand
  • Writing and circulating specific, time-sensitive press releases to media to promote landmark events

LEADERSHIP AND NON-PROFIT COORDINATION

  • Representing organization in leadership role to build community and public relations, gain support, and resolve conflict
  • Collaborating with City of Cedar Rapids and non-profit Board of Directors for organizational initiatives
  • Identified grant funding opportunities, managing application process through to final submission

ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MUSIC

  • Meeting with industry representatives, musicians, audio engineers, and investors to collaborate on resources, timelines, and musical direction to achieve project flow
  • Mentoring musical, personal, and spiritual growth with musicians, artists, and students to improve marketability
  • Writing, co-writing, producing, arranging, editing, and engineering songs for genre-specific projects under tight budgets and time constraints
  • Recording and extensively editing professional quality audio tracks for time-sensitive releases and ensuring consistent quality audio for file transport into various studios and platforms to ensure deadlines are met
  • Creating promotional and music videos for targeted markets through conceptualizing, animating and editing
  • Managing financial, scheduling, and other bookkeeping for lesson instruction, live performances, and recording sessions

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, AND TESTING

  • Meticulously adhered to Agile principals and Lean Concepts of task workflow, customer collaboration, rapid delivery of useful software, and daily communication between team members
  • Collaborated with managers, clients, and non-IT personnel to gather specifications, set deadlines, and complete client projects
  • Organized, lead, and participated in debugging, testing, and solution-gathering of issues and fixes
  • Lead hands-on testing initiatives for websites, applications, and data scenarios to ensure usability and consistency
  • Overseen, edited and implemented project flow between department leaders for website redesign
  • Effectively worked with Account Managers, clients, and non-IT personnel to gather specifications to complete client projects
  • Provided cross-departmental training upon updates, releases, work-arounds, and new applications

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Efficiently manipulated images and user interfaces for brand-specific content displays between print and digital media via Desktop Publishing applications
  • Dynamically provided product and region-specific results utilizing geographic data query results
  • Effectively utilized format consistency within front-end design development to maintain client look and feel across mediums
  • Displayed customized on-demand, time-sensitive and rights-based dynamic content for web, presentation, and print display
  • Successfully automated design and data intensive email notifications with user-specific client content via scheduled executables and intranet applications to allow users direct management
  • Participated in network administration duties regarding user’s rights, email issues and permissions

NON-PROFIT EXPERIENCE

K9COLA – Citizens for Off-Leash Areas
September 2014 – Present

  • Head Chair – November 2016; Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Vice-Chair – September 2014

Linn County Fair Board
January 2016 – Present

  • Associate Member – Free Entertainment Tent Coordinator; Central City, Iowa

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
November 2016 – Present

  • Recording Studio Engineer; Cedar Rapids, Iowa


WORK EXPERIENCE

Guitar Instructor / Session Guitarist
February 1990 – Present

Systems Analyst
October 2014 – August 2015

  • ESCO Group; Marion, Iowa

Application Developer
August 2011 – February 2014

  • University of Iowa – Research Information Systems Dept; Iowa City, Iowa

Software Engineer
April 2007 – October 2010

  • AdTrack Corporation; Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Developer
September 2001 – April 2007

  • OmniLingua Inc.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

National Career Readiness Certificate – Gold                                                         
March 2014

  • Cedar Rapids; Iowa

Agile for All                                                                                                              
May 2012

  • Onsite training; Iowa City, Iowa

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services                                                                                               
May 2012

  • Microsoft Certified Course – Onsite training; Iowa City, Iowa

Getting Things Done Essentials                                                                              
April 2012

  • University of Iowa – Learning and Development; Iowa City, Iowa

Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 
April 2011

Intro to Project Management
December 2006

Summer Shot Guitar Program                                                                                
June 2004