RESUME

 

J. Charles Strinz  

4769 Hauge Circle

Eagan, MN  55122

 

651-452-0122

chuck@strinz.com

References:

Steve Griffith
Operations Coordinator
Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, MN
651-290-1322
sgriffith@mpr.org

Bill Hanley
VP Executive Producer
Twin Cities Public Television
St. Paul, MN
651-229-1380
bhanley@tpt.org

Nancy Israel
A/P Supervisor
Industrial Light + Magic, a Lucasfilm Company
San Francisco, CA
415-746-2707
nisrael@ilm.com

Charles Rosenberg
Creative Director Emeritus
Keroff & Rosenberg Advertising
Chicago, IL
847-398-4522
gochas3@comcast.net

2008-9                          In pre-production for Museums of Minnesota program in conjunction with Twin Cities Public Television

 

2008                            Wrote, directed and co-produced The Fundamental You feature-length business video for BBS Press Service, Inc.

 

2005                            Created and maintained Web site for Air America Minnesota radio station

 

2002 to 2004               Researched, wrote, produced & hosted Back On The Mississippi one-hour television show seen on PBS stations across the country

 

1994 to present            Webmaster for pioneering sites including Don Strinz Tipi, Healing Journeys, others

 

1990 to present            Father providing “first line of defense” as stay-at-home dad

--Founding Board member, Minnesota Dads At Home (www.mdah.org)

 

1985 to present            Consultant to many companies involved in Internet and other online services

 

1981 to present            Freelance copywriter -- wrote and produced in all media including TV, radio, print, POP, Web and other new media

 

1979 to present            Freelance writer --numerous published and unpublished fiction and editorial works

 

1995-1996            ......Created and operated Windfall online auction service

 

1996                                ........... Public Relations and Creative Manager for Home On The Cam webcamera-based real estate service

 

1993                            Created and conducted Web beta test for WCCO-TV, Minneapolis

 

1993                            Conducted Web beta test for Star Tribune newspaper

 

1993                            Writer, Microsoft Sidewalk Web site

 

1992                    ........Created and maintained MPR Online for Minnesota Public Radio

 

1992                            Conducted beta test for US West/France Telecom

Community Link (pre-internet community online service)

 

1992-1994                   Created and operated Gizmode pre-Web public Internet email service

 

1991-1992                   North American Operations Manager for British Telecom/Siemens GPT Videotex (Community Link service provider)

 

1988-1994                   Writer for Computer User magazine

 

1989-1991                   Consultant for US West/France Telecom Community Link

 

1986-1987                   Promotion Director for Progressive Music Network, Minneapolis (a pioneering satellite distribution service)

 

1984-1990                   Created, edited and distributed ZIP Beep (world’s first humor blog, www.strinz.com/zipbeep)

 

1984                            Certificate, Dudley Rigg's Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis (10-week improv comedy training)

 

1983-1985                   Created and operated Financial Update Network online mortgage database service for real estate professionals

 

1982                            Wrote and co-produced Cecil Weingartner segment for KTCA-TV (now Twin Cities Public Television) Minnesota Living History series

 

1981                            Produced opening credits for Energy Issues television program using camera and optical printer

 

1981-1982                   Copywriter, Designer & Toy Creator for Lakeside Games, Minneapolis

 

1981                            Copywriter for Brandt/Barringman advertising, Minneapolis

 

1979-1980             ............Copywriter for Campbell-Mithun advertising, Minneapolis

 

1977-1979                   Copywriter for Keroff & Rosenberg advertising, Chicago

 

1978-1979                   MFA Filmmaking Candidate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

1976                            BA English Creative Writing, University of Illinois, Chicago

 

1974-1975                   Bus Driver for Lancaster Office of the Mentally Retarded, Lincoln (Nebraska)

 

1974                            Electronics Technician, University Of Nebraska Lincoln

 

1973                            Greenskeeper, Pioneer Golf Course, Lincoln

 

1973                            Announcer/Music Director/Copywriter for KICS radio, Hastings (Nebraska)

 

1972-1973                   Announcer for KLMS radio, Lincoln

 

1972                            Radio/Television Certificate, Brown College, Minneapolis

 

1972                            Announcer/Technical Director for CATV (Lincoln Tel&Tel), Lincoln

 

1971-1972                   Announcer/Newscaster for KECK radio, Lincoln

 

1971                            First Class Radiotelephone Certificate, Brown College, Minneapolis

 

1971                            Diploma, Milford High School (Nebraska)

 

1970                            Electronics Survey Certificate, Southwest Nebraska Community College, Milford

 

1970-1971                   Announcer for KFMQ radio, Lincoln

 

1969-1970                   Volunteer for closed circuit audio at Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Lincoln

 

1969                            Student radio producer for Dunlap Banks, Milford

 

1953-1971                   Farm kid, three miles north of Milford