JENNIFER McGREW

CURRICULUM VITAE

sltightlacer@gmail.com
801-913-6762
Salt Lake City, Utah
https://mcgrewstudios.com/ -My Costume & Production Design Studio
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5263962/ -My IMDB page
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-mcgrew-b6864024/  -My profile at LinkedIn

Lead Designer & Co-Manager
McGrew Studios - Custom Costumes & Production Design
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
801-596-2210
mcgrewstudios.com
2001- present

Fashion Institute Consultant & Interns Supervisor
Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute Salt Lake City, Utah
Training a skilled workforce of dedicated students for our growing entertainment industry.
2011 - present
Humanities topics, hybrid genres and narrative theory.
Research about historical textiles, tailoring, cutting, draping and pattern-making.
Experimental materials and processes.
Promoting artists and artisanship.
New York University, New York, New York
Master of Arts, Performance Studies 2000

Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Master of Fine Arts, Theater and Costume Design 1998

Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Bachelor of Science, English, Anthropology & Theater minors 1992

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

The University of Utah
The History of Pedagogy (English 6500)
with Prof. Susan Miller, Ph.D 5/2002

Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
American College Theater Festival Adjudication Respondent Training Workshop with Prof. Judith Royer, Ph.D. 2/1999

Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Cal-Arts Master Courses: 3-D Special Effects Makeup Techniques
with Abel Zeballos (California State University, Fullerton) and Michael Burnett 6/1994
 
 
Cosplay Contest Director
Dead Again Productions / The Utah Halloween Expo and Show Sep 2016 – Oct 2016
Plan, produce and direct the convention's official cosplay competition. Recruit / direct cosplay adjudicators and production assistants. Donate materials, volunteers and technical support to event. Recruit, supervise and reward volunteer staff. Write and edit systems, forms, paperwork and web content. Make contestants, audience and performers have a great experience:)

Associate Producer "Comic Con Cosplay at the Leonardo" Workshops
Salt Lake Comic Con and The Leonardo Museum May 2014 – Nov 2014
Research, recruit, schedule and deploy noted prop and costume makers specializing in various processes for this series of publicly attended, hands-on and presentation-based workshops. Coordinate with Comic Con marketing manager, individual presenters and Leonardo Museum staff. Donate materials, volunteers and technical support to guest presenters. Write copy, schedules, bios and instructional hand-outs. Encourage and support participants and presenters, offer them resources and ideas for further materials training and equipment mastery.

Event Director: Cosplay Competition
Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience  & Salt Lake Comic Con April 2014 and September 2014
Plan, produce and direct official cosplay competitions and live stage events. Recruit sponsors for contest and work with marketing partners. Audition and contract MCs, co-hosts, comedians, singers, performers, technical cosplay adjudicators, celebrity judges and administrative/production assistants. Donate materials, volunteers and technical support to event. Recruit, supervise and reward volunteer staff. Plan, staff and oversee Cosplay First Aid Station, providing free costume repairs to all convention-goers. Write, edit and administrate systems, forms, paperwork and web content. Make contestants, audience and performers have a great experience:) Members of my crew: Robert Hyrum Hirschi, Eliza Crosby, Jonathan King, Linda Caponigro Young, Pamela S Crosby, Pamela Almoustine Magee Bradford, Ainsley Bircher, Aliya Tuia, Brooke Wilkins, Sadie Curtis and Monique Fitzen.

Producer: City Weekly's Best of 2009: 20th Anniversary Party
Recruited entertainers Rue Morgue Burlesque, staged their performance and brokered their marketing interactions with the publication, event sponsors & caterers. The Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 3, 2009

Producer / Designer: "Fashion Zombies." Five dancers in my Combat Tutus- Costumes for a New Theater of War 2006.
Dark Arts Festival 2006 Fashion Show. Music: Aquabats' "Fashion Zombies." Choreography: Julia McDaniel. Dance Performances: Mandy Aguirre, Shannon Holcomb, Julia McDaniel, Kristina McReynolds, Brittany Peacock. Club Area 51, Salt Lake City, Utah, 06/10/2006

Producer / Designer: "Midnight Foundations." 2004
Fashion Show. Corsets and costumes in four genres worn by ten models. Fashion show hosted by Club Sound, Salt Lake City, Utah, 9/10/2004
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cosplay and the Problem of Marxism But Were Afraid to Ask" (The Idea of A Cosplay- History, Portability, Artisanship and Commodity). 10/2014

"Pilgrims and Partiers: Cosplay and Communitas." Catalyst Magazine, April 2014, Volume 33, Number 4, pp 12-13. Originally a blog post, the truncated print article later won a Society of Professional Journalists Award in 2015. 

"The Bastards of Wrestling: Salt Lake’s Most Intelligible Spectacle." 2013

“Scene in SLC: Jen McGrew." Written Interview.  In Utah This Week, Salt Lake City, Utah. Posted 2010-10-13 by Daisy Blake.

"Gavin's Underground talks to McGrew Studio." Written Interview. Salt Lake City Weekly, Sept. 23, 2010. 

"Combat Tutus & the Art of the Corsetiere," Belle Armoire Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007, pp 56 - 59

"Kiss Me Zorro: The Decline and Fall of Utah Musical Theater." Essay I originally composed for The Ogden Standard Examiner, then revised for The O'Neill National Critics Institute, now an institutional history/geneaology project combining oral histories and interviews, multimedia, narrative reflection on productions, archives, and discourse analysis of media sources and critical reviews.

"Phat Theater: We Get What We Need - Hand-Picked Food Chain," Commentary on Nicky Silver's The Food Chain." Northern Utah Junction. October 2002, pp. 11-12

"The Critics Look at Design: A Review of a Bay-Area Theater Writers- Panel." Bay Area Costumers' Alliance Newsletter, San Francisco, California, November-December 1998

Projects in Costume Design and Construction, Published MFA Thesis Research and Reports, Utah State University, 1995

Writing workshop presenter: "Costume Research and Practice for Fiction Writers." Combining silhouette, fabric and lighting effects summarized in Cunningham's The Magic Garment with active language for fiction writing. FyreCon Science Fiction and Fantasy Art & Writing Conference. Layton, Utah 6/10/2017

Panelist & presenter: “Project Catwalk- Guest Speakers from the Fashion Industry.” Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute 4/22/2016

Panelist & Presenter: "Set Etiquette: The Vocabulary, Manners, and Idiosyncrasies of Working on Set." Broadview University,  Salt Lake City  5/16/2015

Workshop presenter: "Halloween Projects Prep - Tricorns for everyone." Comic Con Cosplay Classes at the Leonardo. The Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City 10/17/2014

Panelist & presenter: "Adapting Books to Movies, TV and Book Trailers." Salt Lake Comic Con. Paul Genesse, Moderator, with panelists Hraefn Wulfson, Spencer Scanlon, Corey Roberson, Brandon Wade Ho and Jennifer McGrew 9/5/2014

Workshop presenter: "Adding Light to Cosplay." Comic Con Cosplay Classes at the Leonardo. Jen McGrew assisted by Maria Whitby, Ivonne Lopez, Jen Blum and Ainsley Bircher. The Leonardo Science Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah.  7/16/2014

Workshop presenter: "Upcycling in Cosplay." Comic Con Cosplay Classes at the Leonardo. Assisted by Ivonne Lopez, Eliza Crosby, Eric Allen Hall, James Howard.  The Leonardo Science Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah. Techniques and tips for gathering, ruffling and pleating using upcycled materials. Victorian ruffled petticoats using repurposed bedsheets. Night's Watch cloaks using cartridge pleating and upcycled wool blankets 6/13/2014

Panelist & Presenter: "Controversies in Cosplay: Sexism, Objectification and Feminism." Justina Parsons-Bernstein, Babs DeLay, Jennifer McGrew. Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience  4/19/2014

Panelist & presenter: "Steampunk for the Ages." Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 4/18/2014

Panelist & Presenter: "Adapting Robert Jordan: A Closer Look at Flight from Shadow and The Golden Crowns of Ellisande." Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 4/18/2014

Panelist & Presenter: "Who's Who in Film: The Unsung Heroes of Motion Picture Creation." Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 4/17/2014

Panel moderator "Cosplay for Beginners." Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience  4/17/2014

Panelist & presenter: "Dressing Up A Film." Jennifer McGrew, Jonathan Martin, William Pace, Kish Carter.  Salt Lake Comic Con  9/7/2013

Panelist & presenter:  "Cosplay 101: What is Cosplay?" Nicole Marie Jean, Jessica Nigri, Tanglwyst de Holloway, Jennifer McGrew. Moderated by Bryan Young.  Salt Lake Comic Con  9/5/2013

Panelist & presenter: “Project Catwalk- Guest Speakers from the Fashion Industry.” Salt Lake Community College Fashion Institute, Library Square Campus 5/3/2013

Stage presenter: Best costume design. 2013 Filmed in Utah Awards Show  2/16/2013

Panelist & presenter: “Costuming for HD vs. Stage vs. Private Clients,” Life, the Universe & Everything Symposium: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy, Provo, Utah 2/14/2013

Panelist & Presenter: “Flight from Shadow & Theory of Production Design” Life, the Universe & Everything Symposium: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy, Provo, Utah 2/15/2013

Panelist & presenter: “Flight from Shadow" short film based on The Wheel of Time plus behind-the-scenes documentary, "And the Wheel Turned." Life, the Universe & Everything Symposium: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy, Provo, Utah 2/16/2013

Keynote Speaker: Salt Lake City Mini Maker Fair, 10/6/2012

Co-presenter with Hraefn Wulfson: "Production Values: How to Hire a Production Designer and Costume Designer - What Producers and Directors Need to Know." Utah Women in Film, Broadview University, 5/3/2012

Presenter: "Exemplary Corseting: Apollo, Dionysus, and the Chthonian in Harmony." Weber State University Greek Festival, Howell Special Collections, Stuart Library 10/2007

Presenter: "Exemplary Corseting: Apollo, Dionysus, and the Chthonian in Harmony." Wasatch Academy for the Refinement of Ladies and Gentlemen of Leather, Salt Lake City, Utah, 7/10/05

Presenter: "Constructing Course Arcs and Themes." English Department Colloquia, Weber State University, 9/21/04

Presenter:"Developing The Most Useful Peer-to-Peer Writing Commentary." English Department Colloquia , Weber State University, 8/24/02

Presenter: "Developing Your Teaching Portfolio."English Department Colloquia Presentation, Weber State University, 4/13/02

Panel Chair, "Food for Thought" session, Aesthetics of Everyday Life Conference, Hosted by Department of Performance Studies, New York University, 721 Broadway 6th floor, 4/2000

Presenter: "The Beaded Universe: Issues and the Ever-Expanding Gift Shop at the American Craft Museum, NYC." Graphics presentation and discussion, Graduate Program Showcase. Department of Performance Studies, New York University 1999

Presenter: "Ancient Greek Olympics: Performance of Magnitude." Graphics presentation and discussion. Graduate Program Showcase. Department of Performance Studies, New York University 1999

Presenter: "1851: The Crystal Palace: Performances of Magnitude." Graduate Program Showcase. Department of Performance Studies, New York University 1999

Paper & presentation: "Costuming a Brave New World: Interpreting Shakespeare's Tempest for Costume Design."Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Scholars Association Conference, hosted by Utah State University, May 1995

"Resistance is Futile in Appalachia": Costumes Presentation for Foxfire. Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, California State University, Hayward, 2/1994

Presenter: "Period Movement, Character, and Victorian Costumes: Period Costumes from A Christmas Carol." Costumes Presentation (Worn by Presenters with narration). Sunshine Terrace Foundation, Logan, Utah 10/1993

Paper & presentation "Pop Cro-Magnon Heroine: Ayla in Jean Auel's Earth's Children Trilogy." National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 4/1986

Worlds of Fantasy:  "Flight from Shadow" Exhibit 12/2012 - 2/2013
Installation on four floors of the downtown Main SLC Public Library plus satellite library locations of our production team's sets, props, costumes, special effects and behind-the-scenes display panels about the making of our film Flight From Shadow. Our invited guest speakers for the Fantasy Lecture Series we created included fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, fantasy artist Justin Kunz, Arrowstorm Entertainment's Kynan Griffin and Jason Faller, plus fantasy writing team Tracy and Laura Hickman.

Arte Gras! Group Show February 2010.
Universe City Gallery, Ogden, Utah
As curator I recruited and collected pieces from twelve Salt Lake City artists working in costume, masks and wearable art genres for this show, coordinated the transport, mounting, display and publicity for their work.

Arte Gras! Group Show February 2007.
Universe City Gallery, Ogden, Utah.
Exhibitor: I showed six new costumes and corsets that my colleagues and I worked on titled "Painted Bodies". These were corsets custom painted by my collaborators Chris Hanson, Heron Hanson, Susan Smith and Tim Tipton. Fabrics for additional custom corsets tie- dyed by Todd Lava, fabric artist.  I also showed an enlarged "Combat Tutu Suite II": An expanded collection of combat tutus in collaboration with "Jewelry Massacres" by designer Justina Parsons-Bernstein. Assorted new work including costumes for Slippery Kittens Burlesque performers and other private clients/collectors.

Arte Gras! Group Show February 2006.
Universe City Gallery, Ogden, Utah.
Exhibitor: I showed " Combat Tutus: Costumes for a New Theater of War": Three tutus in three camoflauge patterns in collaboration with Jewelry Massacres by designer Justina Parsons-Bernstein.

Arte Gras! Group Show February 2005.
Universe City Gallery, Ogden, Utah.
Exhibitor: I showed "10 Corsets: Wearable Art"
Meet SLC Mayoral Candidate Luke Garrott 8/5/2015
Utah Women in Film: 20th General Meeting 10/20/2015
Hollace McMeirce, music
Timm Paxton, multimedia artist
Tribute to the History of the US Marine Corps
Evan Sherow, photographer
The History of Underwear
Mike Fahl, painter
Custom Corset Workshop
Corset-making from start to finish- pattern selection & adaptation, fittings, boning, construction techniques and finishing. Anarchy Girls Cospace, North Salt Lake, Utah  11/2017 - 12/2017

Tricorns for Everyone
Make and take workshop: Techniques for forming and festooning tricorns, from rustic to regal. Comic Con Cosplay Classes at the Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah 10/17/2014

Adding Light to Cosplay
Make and take workshop: Making piped channels for EL-wire in costumes plus overview of led installs plus cannibalized parts installation in costumes. Comic Con Cosplay Classes at the Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah  7/16/2014

Upcycling in Cosplay
Make and take workshop: Techniques and tips for gathering, ruffling and pleating using upcycled materials. Victorian ruffled petticoats using repurposed bedsheets. Night’s Watch cloaks using cartridge pleating and upcycled wool blankets. Comic Con Cosplay Classes at the Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah  6/13/2014

Humanities 1013: Introduction to Theater
Online course I designed in Blackboard with a writing-to-learn pedagogy. Students evaluate and reflect on written texts, live performances and multimedia sources including virtual backstage tours, podcasts, websites and interviews with theater performers, critics, designers, directors, technicians and marketing staff. Weber State University, Ogden, Utah  1/2007 - 12/2008

Costume Construction
Hands-on instruction in cutting, draping, stitching, dyeing, surface design, millinery and costume crafts. Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, and three Utah Musical Theater seasons 1/2003 - 5/2003, 5/1995 - 8/1995, 6/1997 - 8/1997, 6/1998 - 8/1998

Costume construction
Hands-on instruction in cutting, draping, stitching, dyeing, surface design, millinery and costume crafts. Hartnell College, Salinas, California 9/1998 - 12/1998, 9/1997 - 12/1997 and 6/1994 - 12/1994

Costume Construction & Run Crew Training
Costume construction, wigs and makeup, props and stagecraft. The Santa Catalina Preparatory School. Monterey, California 5/1996 - 5/1999

Substitute Instructor: DRAM24 - Beginning Costume
Costume construction: hands-on instruction in cutting, draping, stitching, dyeing, surface design, millinery and costume crafts. Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California 9/1996 - 10/1996

Substitute Instructor: DRAM10 - Introduction to Drama
Genres of theater, history and stagecraft principles. Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California 9/1996 - 10/1996

Theater 3570: Historic Costume
Costume and fashion- ancient Greece thru 16th century Europe. Utah State University, Logan, Utah 8/1993 – 12/1993
"Costume Research and Practice for Fiction Writers."
How to combine silhouettes, fabric and lighting effects summarized in Cunningham's The Magic Garment with active language for fiction writing. FyreCon Science Fiction and Fantasy Art & Writing Conference. Layton, Utah 6/10/2017

English 2010: Intermediate Writing
Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 2001 - 2010

English 1010: Introduction to Writing
Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 2001 - 2010

English 1010: Introduction to Writing
Salt Lake Community College, 8/2002 -12/2003

Writing Workshop II
Expository Writing Program, New York University, New York, New York, 8/1999 - 6/2000

Writing Workshop I
Expository Writing Program, New York University, New York, New York, 8/1999 - 6/2000

Development of My Writing Courses:

NYU's teacher training profoundly affected all my subsequent teaching, forever. Under the tutelage of the nonpareil Pay Hoy, we grad students learned to unpack our ideas about what we wanted our students to learn and practice, and then to pair our ideas with techniques for teaching them not only how to do it but also how to talk (to themselves and to each other) about how they were doing it. The experiences in that program and with my students were so energizing that they compelled me to teach writing for more than a decade.

In both my beginning and intermediate classes, I've asked students to find, read and incorporate peer-reviewed authors and articles (related to their majors or to their hobbies) so they can acclimate to some of the issues, styles and purposes of writing within different professional fields. This does not have to be boring at all! Additionally, I hate that most professors do their students a disservice by postponing these responsibilities. Students aren't infants and it is wrong to treat them as such. Morally, we owe students the opportunity to see samples that they will be asked to emulate. They need to practice evaluating and writing about these samples, so the expectations aren't a mystery and students don't struggle to produce work only to have it ravaged by capricious and arbitrary professors who don't actually tell students what's expected from their papers (I urge students to always ask to see sample papers in any major or class).

So, in both my introductory and intermediate classes, I've required that we all learn and practice using MLA style citations, with an eye toward learning whatever styles will be relevant to whatever majors and careers everyone winds up pursuing.

I assign students to research and give class presentations on rhetorical fallacies to introduce one other to some of the strategies and pitfalls of discourse. This has always been an empowering and popular assignment.

Finally, my courses have always included assignment progressions which lead to completed film essays. I'm really grateful to Alfie Guy at NYU for this idea. The film essay assignments have always been popular and have resulted in some of the most engaging, thoughtful and muscular writing my students achieve during our time together. In a series of writing projects I ask them to incorporate some film glossary terms using active language while describing how films (whichever each student chooses to write about) presents its subject matter, theme or characters.

I also ask them to find and read a few professional film reviewers to analyze their audiences and strategies, plus to read a professional or technical paper or two about a topic or problem presented in the film. The goals and results of this writing progression underscore that writers can be professional and poetic at the same time. It's my favorite teaching series, ever, because it asks students for such a great blend of scholarly acknowledgement of other's views along with their personal reflection about meaning and value related to how films present what they present. Many students have told me it's been their favorite essay assignment, too.
Education 1105: University Orientation

FYE is the First Year Experience Course- for early enrollment students, historically underrepresented and nontraditional students. Its core curriculum includes skills development and review in reading, test-taking, time management, diversity awareness and student resources. I developed and added rhetorical skills workshops and written genre surveys, plus reflective essays situated in students' experience during their time as service-learning volunteers. Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 8/2001 -12/2001
Adjudicator, Rocky Mountain Person of Leather Competition.

This titleist becomes an ambassador, and his or her mission includes promoting and celebrating the diversity of Leather Culture both locally and regionally throughout the alternative sex-positive community on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Person of Leather Contest.  August 17th- 19th, 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cosplay Adjudicator, Anime Banzai!

Adjudicator for the cosplay competition’s costume craftsmanship and stage presentations. Anime Banzai is Utah’s premiere educational convention, celebrating Japanese anime (animation), manga (comics) and culture. October 16-18, 2015, Davis Conference Center, Layton, Utah.

Design Adjudicator-Respondent, American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF).

Respondent to student designers, evaluation of their research, writing, design, and production processes for realized costume design.  Utah, 2002 - 2007.

Faculty Advisor, Students for Choice - Salt Lake Community College.

I worked with them by discussing and evaluating their media, press kits, and public presentations. Students for Choice/Planned Parenthood Public Affairs, 21 G Street, Salt lake City, Utah- 84103, September 2002 - September 2003.

Design and Acting Adjudicator-Respondent, California: Circuit Five, American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF)

Respondent to student actors and designers, evaluation of their research, writing, design, realization and production processes, 1998 - 2000.

A number of individuals self-select in finding their way to us and we've overhired quite a few professional artists, stitchers and costume technicians from this pool.

Other of our shop's interns fulfill their high school's Career & Technical Education credits after matchmaking by their school's career advisors.

Occasionally, and on referral, we'll accept students who are not officially seeking internship credits through their school program.

Our shop's relationship with the Fashion Institute at Salt Lake Community College (as well as its advisor and students) is particularly profound.  We're able to give these students really fun drafting and build challenges, drawing on all their skill sets and innovative abilities. Our longstanding association with the Fashion Institute directly enhances the quality of creative services that we provide as an artisan business.

 
Utah Cultural Alliance Culture Bytes monthly discussion forums, Utah Opera Production Studios Black Box, March 2008 - present

Dance Theatre Coalition Field Workshops, Women's Arts Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan -Feb 2008

Dance Theatre Coalition Grant Writing Workshop, Salt Lake City Main Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12/2007

Bellydance Costume Building Clinics with Aziza!- Utah's 25th Annual Belly Dance Festival, August 25-27, 2005

The Utah Writing Project. Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus Student Center November 5, 2005

Writing Across the Curriculum: Developmental Program Planning and Faculty Workshops with Student Associates in tandem with employment at the Writing Assistance Center, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 1986 - 1989

Adjudicator: Cosplay Competition Costume Craftsmanship and Stage Presentations. Anime Banzai! Layton, Utah 10/16-18/2015

Juror: Salt Lake Downtown Art & Craft Market Vendor Adjudications. Salt Lake Downtown Alliance 2012, 2013

Volunteer, Women's Art Center. 345 Pierpont Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. January 2007 - January 2009

Reader, Utah State Board of Regents' English Educational Assessment. Redwood Campus, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3/2003

Reading Committee Member, The Cecelia Conchar-Farr Best Feminist Essay Competition. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 4/2002

Design Adjudicator, KC/ACTF Kennedy Center-American College Theater Festival, Utah: Circuit Ten, 2001 - 2005

Member, ATHE- American Theater in Higher Education, 2000 - 2002

Bay Area Costumers' Alliance, Member, Contributing Writer, 1995 - 1999
WebCT/Blackboard: Teaching in Vista Certification, December 2005.
Assessment and certification as instructor who uses WebCT Vista content-management software for teaching online and/or enhancing a face-to-face course.

WebCT/Blackboard: Designing in Vista certification, December 2005.
Assessment and certification as instructor who develops online courses and uses full WebCT Vista tools for enhanced courses. Includes: course-building, creating assignments, assessments, and content components.

Society of Professional Journalists Award
Arts & Entertainment, Second Place- Division B.  Catalyst Magazine article “Pilgrims and Partiers.” Originally published as a blog post, the article was truncated and appeared in Catalyst Magazine's print edition April 2014, Volume 33, Number 4, pp 12-13.

Best Custom Corsets
McGrew Studios / Salt Lake Tightlacer,  City Weekly‘s 25th Anniversary Issue, 3/2009

Graduate Teaching Assistantship
New York University, 9/1999 - 6/2000

Graduate Tuition Scholarship
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 6/2000 - 8/2000

ACTF-American College Theater Festival Regional Design Award
Hayward, California, March 1994

Summer Arts Scholarship: 3-D Makeup Design
Humboldt State University, June 1994

Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Utah State University, August 1992 - June 1995

Backstage Award - Most Valuable Technician
Weber State University, June 1992

English Department Books Scholarship
Weber State University, January 1985