Nerd/Geek Culture Curator, IT Specialist, Designer, Techie, Gamer, Smark, Overlord of PractitioNERD Manufacture…..
Montez Ross-Reuben McCrary-Holland, M. ARCH
*Master of Architecture, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2009
*Bachelor of Environmental Design: Architectural Studies, Texas A&M University, 2007
[Minor in Art & Architectural History, Texas A&M University, 2007]
*Design and Technology Academy at Theodore Roosevelt High School, 2003
New Creation Christian Fellowship (01/2014 — PRESENT) /// 8700 Fourwinds Drive, San Antonio, TX 78239
[Information Technology Director/Specialist ; $20.00/hr., 20 hrs./wk.]
Maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, service and develop data systems, computers servers, computer hardware/software networks and information databases at New Creation Christian Fellowship.
The PractitioNERD (06/2011 – PRESENT) [Founding Editor-In-Chief]
Created, maintain, and regularly update with current event stories and content related to Architecture (my academic/professional field), Technology/Gadgets, Video Games (both long-time hobbies), Sports-Entertainment (an strong interest), and other items related to nerd/geek culture on an award-winning and press-recognized online blog (thepractitionerd.com) and various other online sites.
Freelance Computer Technician & Architectural/Graphic/Web Designer (06/2005 – PRESENT)
Independently offer computer repair/upgrade/maintenance services, propose and develop varied architectural/web/graphic design projects through hand-sketches, digital drawings & drafting, and cloud-based web design/hosting.
Brown Mackie College (06/2014 – 11/2014) /// San Antonio, TX
Providing guidance and teaching the basics and advanced methodologies in Revit, Google Sketch-Up and 3D Max to traditional and non-traditional students in the Computer-Aided Architectural Design & Drafting Program.
West Corporation/Alltel Wireless (08/29/2011 – 03/22/2012) /// 2103 Universal City Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148
[Customer Service Troubleshooter/ Representative, Levels I & II; $10.50/hr., 40 hrs./wk.]
Provided customer service support to the organization by obtaining, analyzing and verifying the accuracy of order information in a timely manner. Initiates and/or implements corrective action as needed in order to ensure that an excellent standard of service and a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained. Prepared customer service summary reports, and coordinates the handling of difficult and/or unusual situations
U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Census Bureau (04/26/2010 – 08/04/2010) /// San Antonio, TX
[Census Enumeration Representative, Stages I & II; $14.00/hr., $0.50/mile, 40 hrs./wk.]
Traveled to different neighborhoods throughout northeast San Antonio to conduct interviews with the residents of homes that do not have census information (and later in the second stage to double check addreses priorly listed as vacant/deleted in stage one), assisting residents in complete their census questionnaires in-person and over the phone, and record the events of the interviews for submission to the local Census office.
(Supervisor: Roger Sturdy – 210-865-9288)
The University of Texas at San Antonio (08/2007 – 06/2009) /// 501 W. Durango Blvd ///San Antonio, TX 78207
[Teaching Assistant II & Adjunct Professor of Architecture; $10.00/hr., 20 hrs./wk.]
Served as a Teaching Assistant (level 2) for Interior Design Detailing and Construction Science Materials & Methods classes under Professor Sue-Ann Pemberton-Haugh during the Fall 2007 semester (grading research papers, tests, and assisting in technical matter involving AutoCAD), the Modern Architectural History class under Professor Maggie Valentine during the Spring 2008 semester (grading research papers, tests, and conducting a lecture during the semester), and non-tenured adjunct professor for a Freshman Design 1 Studio under coordinator Stephen Temple during the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 semesters (taking roll, conducting lectures, assigning & grading projects, participating in faculty meetings regarding the class syllabus, and determining mid-term and final semester grades.
(Supervisor: Gayle Nicoll / Stephen Temple – 210-458-3012/3023)
VOA Associates, Inc. (12/2005 – 06/2006) /// 224 South Michigan Avenue /// Chicago, IL 60604
[Architectural Intern/Apprentice to Rick Fawell; $11.00/hr., 40+ hrs./wk.]
Created and modified construction documents and AutoCAD plans and elevations (digital/hard-copy) for various projects types (commercial, retail, education, hospitality, and government). Developed presentation drawings, posters, construction documents, and documents for proposal projects. Built physical preliminary and final proposal study models for design competitions and clients. Organized and archived documentation, samples, posters, and record drawings of past projects. Delivered/retrieved documents and supplies to/from other design professionals (model part builders, contractors, engineers, etc.).
(Supervisor: Rick Fawell – 312-554-1400)
O’Neill-Conrad-Oppelt Architects (05/2005 – 08/2005) /// 114 East Cevallos /// San Antonio, TX 78204
[Architectural Intern/Apprentice to Mark Oppelt & Mickey Conrad; $10.00/hr., 40 hrs./wk.]
Created and modified construction documents and AutoCAD plans and elevations (digital/hard-copy) for many educational projects. Developed presentation drawings, construction documents and documents for proposal projects. Performed site measurements at architectural job sites to record dimensions in order to update published architectural drawings.
(Supervisor: Mark Oppelt/Mickey Conrad – 210-829-1737)
Egan-Martinez Design (06/2003 – 08/2003) /// 2503 Jackson-Keller /// San Antonio, TX 78230
[Architectural Intern/Apprentice to Christopher Egan; $10.00/hr., 40 hrs./wk.]
Created and modified construction documents and AutoCAD plans and elevations (digital/hard-copy) for various projects types (civic/government, and religious). Operated the everyday business of the office while employers were absent on job trip (duties included: recording messages from collaborators, answering inquiries, interact with other design professionals in short meetings, and update the company website). Assisted in carpentry projects included for select architectural projects.
(Supervisor: Christopher Egan (deceased)/Ana Martinez – 210-224-7123)
CompTIA A+, Security+ & Network+ Certification Training Completed
Windows OS computers/accessories (17 yrs.)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage) (16 yrs.)
Adobe PhotoShop, ImageReady, Illustrator, GoLive, Director, Dreamweaver (13 yrs.)
Autodesk AutoCAD (10 years) and Autodesk Revit (4 yrs.)
Cloud-Based Web Design/Blogging (9 years)
Google Sketch-Up (8 yrs.)
Rhinoceros 3D (11 yrs.)
HTML/Flash Web Language (6 years)
American Institute of Architects, Associate Member (2011 – 2013)
Texas Society of Architects, Associate Member (2011 – 2013)
AIA – San Antonio Chapter, Associate Member (2011 – 2013)
United States Green Building Council (2006 – present)
American Institute of Architecture Students- Texas A&M Chapter (2003- 2007)
(Public Relations/Social Media Committee)
Texas A&M Aggie Democrats (2004- 2007)
Texas A&M ExCEL Multicultural/Leadership Society (2003- 2007)
Texas A&M N.A.A.C.P. (2004- 2006) (Webmaster)
Texas A&M Screen Writing, Acting, Movie Producing (2004- 2006) (Webmaster)
Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau (2010)
Texas A&M George Mann Center for Health Systems & Design Prize (2007)
Texas A&M John Hagler Foundation Scholarship Award (2003- 2007)
Texas A&M Academic Achievement Honors Scholarship Award (2003- 2007)
New Creation Christian Fellowship (NCCF) Scholarship Award (2003- 2007)
NCCF Jewel Tealer Scholarship Award (2003-2004, 2006-2007)
NCCF Bishop Copeland Scholarship Award (2003-2004)