Roller skating, Djing and my military experience have opened many doors in my life. Miami was all about the nightlife and dancing. DJ Uncle AL was once the orchestrator for all the parties. These experiences have collectively motivated me to get more involved with media and entertainment. DJ Uncle Al was my biggest influence when it comes to DJing. Uncle Al was a popular DJ in Miami and was known for remixing songs with mic checks to keep the party going.
International travel has familiarized me with many cultures. I have traveled to 10 countries; 9 of those were during my military service. The military itself and the constant language barriers pushed me out of my comfort zone. The military lifestyle was unpredictable and most of the time there were very long days and nights. The military provided a constant sense of urgency and resiliency, which made me become responsible and dependable.
Although My DJ career started during the end of my military career, I am naturally creative and spontaneous. In the span of my DJ career I have been booked for weddings, military Christmas parties, and skating events. I also, produced and released my first single dedicated to roller skating. Being a DJ without any other partners forced me into the field of maximizing my potential with social media and learning how to book gigs. I developed more efficient ways to communicate verbally and digitally by interacting with new people on a daily basis, studying engagement techniques on social media, and creating a social media plan to track my progress.
My main goal is to become a major contributor digital media and social media content creation. I obtained a lot of insight on how to appropriately get more activity on social media and create more engaging content to get more followers and supporters. Being a roller skater humanizes my approach with that target audience because I am an avid member with the group. Since the outbreak of covid-19 the entire world has been trying to join the roller-skating movement outdoors. All entertainment venues have been closed and a surge of roller skaters began creating social media post of them skating outside. The influences created a movement and inspired people to roller skate outside.
My artifacts consist of my military career and how those five years prepared me to get back into school and pick up Djing and Skating. All three artifacts track my professional development because they have helped my business my school assignments become more engaging and successful. The artifacts helped me become more creative and thoughtful. Each artifact has improved the way I interpret information.
My experience is extremely varied and rich. Immediately after graduation I attended Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University for Broadcast Journalism. I had some of the best moments of my life there, but I overwhelmed myself with extracurricular activities and lost focus of my main goal. I wanted to start a career in radio and get involved with TV Production. Instead, I made a tough decision to leave school with just an Associates in General Studies, and I immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy to establish self-discipline, pay off student loans, and obtain a free education.
My portfolio is broken into three categories. Starting with education in a chronological timeframe with key events and accolades. The next category is a synopsis of my military career from start to finish. Finally, my DJ career and how it pushed into the skating community and made me a better communicator on social media and in person.