JakeStarkey.com

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Welcome to my website.  Thank you for taking some time to check it out.  To the left you will see my resume and portfolio as well as my contact info so that we can discuss your project or marketing needs.

I hope you enjoy your visit, have a great day and God bless.

Jake

Resume

To download a copy of my resume, click here.

Ministry Philosophy

My goal is to be a ministry leader that utilizes not only my own skills but the skills of others to build a team of fully devoted followers of Christ that reaches out to believers and nonbelievers alike to show them the all encompassing salvation that comes from Jesus Christ.

About

I have been married to my incredible wife Cindy for over ten years and we have been blessed with a now seven year old son, Caleb.  Currently, I am the Production Coordinator for New Hope Church (one of Outreach magazines fastest growing churches) in the Houston, Texas area where I work with all departments, volunteers, and leadership to ensure the mission statement of our church, to know Christ and make Him known, is accomplished with excellence through weekend services, graphic design, video production, social media and more.

Skills

  • Team building and development
  • Strategic planning
  • Vision casting
  • Expanded New Hope Church’s social media footprint
  • Producer/Director of two independent films
  • Speaker at various public events, radio and television interviews
  • Award winning director/editor/director of photography
  • Crisis communications during Hurricane Katrina for the City of Denton

 Accomplishments

  • Expanded New Hope Church’s social media footprint
  • Producer/Director of two independent films
  • Speaker at various public events, radio and television interviews
  • Award winning director/editor/director of photography
  • Crisis communications during Hurricane Katrina for the City of Denton

Education

General Studies (Radio/Television/Film, English, Emergency Management) Bachelor of Arts, University of North Texas 2004

Equipment/Software Proficiency

Software Final Cut Studio Photoshop InDesign After Effects Lightroom Production BlackMagic Cinema Camera Nikon D7000 Panasonic HVX200 Additional Software Microsoft Office Microsoft Project Apple Pages Apple Keynote Zoom H4N (audio recorder)

Previous Work Experience

Production Coordinator, New Hope Church (2012–Present)

  • Responsible for coordinating weekend services across all campuses
  • Produced New Years weekend service, recorded in Haiti
  • Edited 2012 At The Movie series for weekend services
  • Collaborate with staff to create marketing and social media solutions
  • Graphic design, video production, announcements
  • Volunteer for 4+ years before coming on staff
  • Marketing strategy for “The Story”
  • Produced small group ministry DVD series, “Road Trip”
  • Series design and bumper creation for weekend services
  • Scripture, points, and picture design for weekend services
  • Mission trip photographer and videographer, Haiti 2012 trip
  • Assisted Operations Leader on Haiti mission construction project

Site Supervisor, Johnson Controls (2010–2012)

  • Oversaw engineers, technicians and subcontractor teams for $26M construction project
  • Oversaw engineers, technicians and subcontractor teams for $5.5M renovation project
  • Created project schedules, established and maintained deadlines
  • Technical support for hospital maintenance department to ensure full functionality of equipment during 1½ year project

Systems Technician, Johnson Controls (2009–2010)

  • Quality control of installation and equipment verification
  • Assisted other projects with project management needs to ensure project completion
  • Organized subcontractors for installation efficiency
  • Met weekly with all companies to discuss progress and establish timelines/deadlines

Consultant (2008–2009)

  • Produced video for clients
  • Director of Photography for award winning short film “The Ballad of Friday and June”
  • Trained clients in social media, brand awareness and emergency management
  • Participated in largest emergency management exercise up to that point for BP
  • Award winning Director/Producer/Director of Photography

Producer, Media Riot Productions (2008)

  • Video Producer for Web/DVD/TV projects
  • Producer of marketing video for organic pecan farm
  • Producer of electronic press kit for independent artist De-Andre Wright
  • Editor of electronic press kit for independent band Alushus
  • Responsible for archival maintenance and project documentation

Information Operations Coordinator, City of Missouri City (2006–2008)

  • Initiated first customer service program
  • Supervised web site
  • Responsible for budget creation and adherence

Media Relations Specialist, City of Missouri City (2005–2006)

  • Supervised video production and graphic design
  • Developed and facilitated marketing strategies
  • Copywriting – press releases, state of the city presentations
  • Spokesperson

Public Information Specialist, City of Denton (2004–2005)

  • Spokesperson
  • Crisis communications during Hurricane Katrina for City and County
  • Copywriting – press releases, magazine articles, letters from the Mayor

Associate Producer, City of Denton (2001-2004)

  • Designed, created, and produced award winning PSA’s
  • Producer of bi-monthly news program
  • Director of live broadcasts for City Council and Planning and Zoning Meetings
  • Segment producer for award winning magazine show

About

I’m married to a beautiful, loving woman and we have an amazing, wonderful son.  The only thing more amazing than my family is my God and His Son Jesus Christ who is willing to forgive me even when I cannot forgive myself. I’m not perfect (not even close), however I will not give up so just bear with me.

I’ve been very blessed to have an interesting career, one that is always changing and comes with some great stories.

To name a few:

1. Director of 2 feature films
2. Director of Photography for short films in Austin, Houston, and Raleigh NC, among others
3. Trained others in public speaking
4. Social Media Consultant
5. Production Coordinator for my church
6. Crisis Communications during Hurricane Katrina for the City of Denton

 

It’s a career that I’ve enjoyed and have learned numerous lessons from.  I enjoy meeting new people and learning from them, getting insight into the world through their eyes.

I doubt that’s it, but it’s all I got for now…

Contact

Hey there, if you’ve made it this far you might as well drill a little deeper.  Let’s connect and  have a conversation.

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