KSFY-ABC Sioux Falls
Weekend Sports Anchor
Oct 2014 – Present
Writing stories and shooting packages in addition to going live on location, as well as filming local games
Started weekend anchoring in spring 2015, serve as fill-in weekday anchor
Specialized in connecting bigger, national stories and localizing them for South Dakota viewers
Served as lead reporter during station’s coverage of the 2014-2015 USHL Champion Sioux Falls Stampede’s Playoff Run
Big Ten Network Student U
Feb 2012 – May 2014
Worked for the Big Ten Network to help create and broadcast sporting events
Coordinated production broadcasts with three other producers, managing a crew of 40 students into making remote productions at events like soccer, baseball and softball
Produced the first ever live game for Student U to broadcast on the Big Ten Network - (Wayne State vs Michigan Basketball – Nov 2013)
WOLV-TV – Michigan Student Television Station
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014
Creator, Co-Producer, Writer & Host of Sports-Comedy Variety Show – ‘Ultimate Sports Show’. Produced, edited & hosted Wolverine Alley Oop, Michigan Basketball highlights and analysis show.
Was named Sports Director in Spring 2013 – Oversaw six different shows and responsible for coordinating producers and executive board in the network’s biggest department
Was voted Station MVP by peers for the 2013-14 Season, Produced 3 Packages that won the annual “Package of the year” award (2012, 2013, 2014)
Studio Production Intern
Jan 2013 – Apr 2013
Content Production: attended meetings for shows I was assigned to, helped pitch concepts and segments for NFL Live, Sports Reporters and Highly Questionable
VO Unit – produced and edited footage to be aired on programs like Sportscenter, NFL Live and Outside The Lines
University of Michigan Athletic Department
Summer 2012 & Summer 2013
Developed videos that utilized sketch and situational comedy to display the rules that Michigan Student-Athletes must follow to maintain athletic eligibility.
Wrote scripts, filmed, directed and edited the 20+ minute videos utilizing student-athletes
Videos were displayed to hundreds of Michigan athletes during summer 2012 and Summer 2013 and received much acclaim from the athletic population
UBS Wealth Management
Research Analysis Intern
Summer 2011 & Summer 2012
Compiled research reports on a wide spectrum of companies and firms in different fields to present to clients regarding investment opportunities.
Planned multiple “Wine and Wisdom” events with local restaurants, combining wine tasting with financial advice in a casual setting for clients.
Event planner for client event at Detroit Institute of Arts. Managed budget and organized event from start to finish for 250 high net worth clients.
Programs: FTP, Adobe Premier, AP ENPS+, Edius
Equipment: Sony XDCAM Cameras, Panasonic P2
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram,
Personal Blog: SarksBarks.com
Podcast: United States of Sports
University of Michigan
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Communications Studies
Graduation: - May 2014
Bachelor of Arts Degree
COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVEMENT
Huron Valley Humane Society – volunteered to help walk dogs at the shelter.
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor – worked on numerous community service projects with my father who is a Rotarian.
Michigan AP Award 2015
Best Sports Coverage - Live Cotton Bowl Special
Member of Michigan Sports Business Association, Michigan Association of Communications Students (MACS)
Sioux Falls Roteract Club