Thomas Scot Wilson
Highly skilled Navy Veteran in Information Technology, Customer Support, Communication, and Digital Media. Professional experience writing weekly news articles and editorials, working with advertising clients for a weekly newspaper, working with IT customer support, and a driven passion for exploring how technology can be used to drive communication.
4 years of video production experience through college course work. Proficient with Avid, Adobe, and Final Cut.
Skilled with social media including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, WordPress, Blogger, etc.
7 years of experience writing/copy-editing news articles, editorials, research papers and technical documents.
Experienced event photographer with a creative eye for composition and lighting and extensive technical expertise.
2 years of experience managing small teams working on design projects.
3 years of experience with customer service and help desk support for over 650 clients.
Improved a personnel training program by integrating a classroom performance system that measured knowledge retention for 30 enlisted Navy personnel.
Trained and certified in Information Security (CompTIA Security Plus).
Studied basic HTML with extensive knowledge of layout and design.
Effective leadership and communication skills through master level education and military training.
Confident ability to work with and troubleshoot computer hardware and software in both Windows and Mac OS.
Studying server side web programming. Emphasis on PHP and MySQL. Comfortable working with Unix command line using.
Ferris State University August 2005 – December 2010
Bachelor of Science – Television and Digital Media Production
Coursework focused on media production of all levels including directing, camera work, lighting, sound, non-linear video editing (Avid, Final Cut, Adobe Creative Suite), digital imaging, distribution formats, and script writing. A vast knowledge of computer systems for video was attained.
Bachelor of Science – Technical and Professional Communication
Coursework focused on a wide range of communication including public speaking, technical documentation, professional presentations, proposal writing, and interpersonal communication with a major concentration on journalism and mass communication.
Minor French Language and Culture
Studied two years of basic conversational French and the culture of various Francophone countries. Elementary proficiency in speaking and reading.
Cincinnati Christian University – Cincinnati Bible Seminary January 2011 – May 2013
Master of Divinity – Spiritual Leadership
Currently studying a 90 credit hour masters program in spiritual leadership. My coursework focused on communication and counseling with a rounded survey of theology, Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical languages, and church history. I am currently on hold for this program while pursuing a professional opportunity as a web developer.
World Journalism Institute May – June 2008
Fellowship in Journalism
Was accepted into a competitive 3 week intensive journalism seminar in New York City. During my instruction I was taught by industry professionals on how to excel in the highly competitive field of news reporting. Tuition was waved due to my exceptional qualifications.
United States Navy – Naval Communications Material System
Information Systems Technician June 2010 – August 2013
Provided support for over 650 different client organizations and thousands of individual customers.
Advanced 5 pay grades in three years.
Managed and mentor junior sailors helping them advance and pursue their career goals.
Graduated with honors from a 440 hour IT training program covering network administration, telecommunications, hardware and software installation and troubleshooting.
Over 10 years of experience working with computer hardware installation and troubleshooting outside of the military.
Classroom Performance System Administrator (CPS) November 2012 – August 2013
Administered Windows 7 workstation.
Managed a CPS database including 30 students, 50 training topics, and over 1000 performance questions.
Integrated the system into the command conference room to interface with the projector and audio/visual equipment.
SharePoint Content Manager January 2011 – August 2013
Revamped the command’s share point portal managing a 3 person team to revise the portal into an efficient and uniformed design.
Managed and upload content for the operations department of the command.
Ferris State University – Ferris State Torch
Ad Layout Manager August 2009 – January 2010
Managed 2 assistants in creating and placing ads using Adobe Creative Suite in a weekly tabloid sized newspaper.
Mentored and evaluated 2 assistants helping them develop leadership and design skills.
Proficient in both Mac and Windows design platforms and various multimedia formats.
Ensured customer satisfaction for over 100 advertising clients.
Opinions Editor August 2007 – May 2008
Managed 6 to 7 writers to develop a well rounded section of opinions about on campus, local and national news.
Selected, placed, and provided initial copy editing for all the stories submitted for publication.
Helped writers develop and support their opinions, and evaluated their stories.
Awards and Recognition
Michigan Merit Award
05/06 and 06/07 School Years $1250 scholarship for exemplary performance on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program Exam.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship
05/06 and 06/07 School Years $1200 scholarship based on academic achievement and financial need.
Ferris State Dean’s Scholarship
$3000 scholarship based on academic achievement. 05/06 and 06/07 School Years
Cincinnati Christian Graduate Leadership Scholarship
$1500 scholarship based on academic achievement 10/11, 11/12, and 12/13 School Years 11/12 School Year
Dan Otero Endowment Scholarship
$653 competitive scholarship based on academic achievement and essay writing.
Outstanding Professionalism Award 2007
Award for displaying a professional attitude in the work environment while working as the Opinions Editor for the Ferris State Torch