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Costumes, Cartoons, Illustrations, and Short stories




Professional Skills

I'm a trained illustrator/artist passionate about pen and ink illustration, painting, sequential art, murals/public art, and costume design.  I’m also a trained Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, Teacher. I am proficient in basic office skills such as typing, Microsoft Office products and records keeping. I have extensive experience with public speaking, I am fully fluent in Spanish and am currently leaning German. In my spare time I’m a member of Democracy at Work San Antonio Chapter where I coordinate, prepare and present on democratizing the workforce, employee co-ops, and local issues.

Employment History

Georgetown Fire Department, Georgetown, Texas

July 2009 - June 2017

Firefighter  - I’m a Certified EMT and engine crew member. I responded to all fire and medical emergencies as well as calls for public service.  Instructed public safety education classes, performed routine maintenance on all fire apparatus, tools, and fire station fixtures.  Participated in daily fire and EMS training.  Able to quickly change course of action to adapt to change in circumstances. Able to think outside the box to solve problems in highly stressful, high pressure situations.  


Northeast Endocrinology, Schertz, Texas

August 2008 - July 2009

Medical Assistant - Assisted physician in taking patient vital signs and recording medical history. Established rapport with patients in order to ascertain accurate medical history and current medical situation.  Performed clerical office functions to include filing, administrative paperwork, and maintenance of patient medical records.   


St. Francis High School, La Cañada Flintridge, California

August 2006 - June 2008

Spanish Language Teacher / Assistant Football Coach  - I taught 5 daily courses of 2nd year Spanish to 10th and 11th grade students.  I created lesson plans which were utilized by the entire Spanish Department.  I maintained daily student records, open communication with the students, their parents and my coworkers.  I worked closely with other teachers and school administrators allowing for collaboration and teamwork.  As assistant football coach I led daily practices, skills training, and created weekly game plans.  I was able to take lessons from past games and practices and improve training resulting in a more successful seasons. 



Occidental College, Los Angeles, California Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 2002