23-Employment Resume

 POB 2927 Petaluma CA 94953-2927     707-762-2596

ChristopherLinnell@HireAStar.net

www.HireAStar.net

I) OBJECTIVE

I am always seeking additional part-time employment that gets me out and about, seeing new places, meeting new people, and communicating creative concepts through the written and spoken word.

II) EDUCATION

Santa Rosa Junior College; Santa Rosa, CA – History, Political Science, Broadcast Journalism; AA Degree; 9/81-1/84

Sonoma State University; Rohnert Park, CA – History, Political Science, Spanish; 9/80-6/81

Casa Grande High School; Petaluma, CA – Rally commissioner, morning announcements, football announcer; graduated; 9/77-6/80

St John’s Episcopal Prep School; Tumon, Guam – SB Pres., newspaper editor, Headmaster’s Award (salutatorian); 9/74-6/77

III) CAREER

A) SELF-EMPLOYED PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER:

Christopher & Co. Celebrity Impersonations at http://www.HireAStar.net; 1974-NOW

-ENTERTAINER: puppeteer, clown, ventriloquist, improv comic, impersonator, stiltwalker;
-SELF-EMPLOYMENT: four decades of doing my own sales, bookkeeping, and marketing (including concept, layout, copywriting, photography, typesetting, print buying, and copying of all printed materials; also serve as my own webmaster)

B) BROADCASTER, ACTOR, MODEL, SPEAKER; locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; 1978-NOW

1) SONOMA COUNTY RADIO

-KRCB 91.1FM – talk show host – 2002-2003
-KXFX 101.7FM – freelance commercial writer, producer, talent – 1997
-KMGG 97.7FM – staff annncr/commercial writer, producer, talent – 1996
-Q105 104.9FM – staff annncr/commercial writer, producer, talent – 1996
-KTOB 1490AM – commrcl writer, producer, talent/morning drive host – 1993-1995
-KZST 100.1FM –  freelance commercial writer, producer, talent – 1981-1997
-KPLS 1150AM – freelance commercial writer, producer, talent – 1987
-KREO 92.9FM – staff annncr/commercial writer, producer, talent – 1985-1987
-KSRO 1350AM  – staff annncr/commercial writer, prod, talent, sales – 1981-1987
-KTOB 1490AM – staff annncr/commercial writer, producer, talent – 1978-1982

2) TELEVISION

-The Reality Show; MTV; interviewed as a culture commentator; 2003
-IT$ GOOD TO BE __; E!; interviewed about performing at Cox/Arquette wddng; 2003
-NASH BRIDGES; #97 “Hard Cell” – speaking role: “Ralph”; 4/7/00
-Roy Rogers Man (CLICK TO VIEW); national commercial; principal: “our man in SF”; 1992
-Aerial Communications; international commercial; principal; early 1990s
-MCI Personal 800 (CLICK TO VIEW); national commercial; principal: husb/father; 10/09/90
-Pontiac minivans; national commercial; principal: husband/father; late 1980s
-KRCB-TV22 – public broadcasting pledge drive host – 1986
-PostNewsweek, Storer, Viacom, and TCI – freelance commercial talent – late 1980s-90s
-KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa – local TV – host of various remote broadcasts – late 1980s-90s
-Studio KAFE Santa Rosa – local TV – “On The Air” variety show: misc – late 1980s
-VIACOM TV Santa Rosa – local TV – numerous commercial roles – late 1980s-90s
-KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa – local TV – numerous commercial roles – 1983-1993

3) INDUSTRIAL FILMS

-Bank of America – husband/father – (internal) – late 1980s
-Viacom Cablevision – cable TV salesman – Robert Tat Productions – late 1980s
-Del Monte – food salesman – Design Media – late 1980s
-Bank of America – entrepreneur – (internal) – late 1980s

4) FEATURE FILMS

-Pursuit of Happyness (2005): businessman; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921
-Valley of the Heart’s Desire (2005): thug; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472200
-Geisha (2005): vendor; http://www.SonyPictures.com/movies/MemoirsOfAGeisha
-Carrier (2004): Don Juan teacher “Phil”; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0487882
-Twisted (2004): police detective; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315297
-Angels in the Outfield (1994): entertainer; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109127
-Mrs Doubtfire (1993): pet owner; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107614
-Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (1993): cop; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106917

5) MODELING

-Martha Stewart LIVING, March 2006, P.54 (www.USPS.com/SmartBusiness) – 03/2006
-Charles Schwab – I was the “caring banker” – www.Impact.Schwab.com – 2001
-Blue Shield – airline business traveler – ad on P.B6A Wall Street Journal – 08/08/94
-Dan Hamburg for Congress; husband/father; mailer; 06/94
-Macy’s – father – full page photo in Image Magazine – 06/21/92
-U.S. Sprint; construction supervisor; 05/26/88

6) PUBLIC SPEAKER

-FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; high school lecturer; 2011-2013
Program Overview: http://educators.fidm.edu/educators/fidm-presentations
Presentations: http://educators.fidm.edu/educators/fidm-presentations/summary/#all

C) JOURNALIST, SCREENWRITER, AUTHOR; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; 1988-NOW

I have been employed part-time and/or worked on assignment and/or volunteered as a reporter, photographer, feature writer, and/or columnist for the following publications: Petaluma Argus Courier, Sonoma Business Magazine, Petaluma Post, The Slant, We The People, and The East Bay Alternative.  I have published two paperback books:

-ORIGINAL SPEC SCREENPLAY: www.HellinHeavenTheScreenplay.com; 11/2010
-PROFESSIONAL MEMOIR: www.PretendingToMakeALiving.com; 06/2013

D) TOUR GUIDE and DRIVER; SF Bay Area and Yosemite; 2001-NOW

I have driven sedan, stretch limousine, limobus, minibus, executive coach, motorized cable car, and amphibious duck tours of: Yosemite, Muir Woods, San Francisco, and the Wine Country, including Napa, Sonoma, The Russian River, and Healdsburg’s Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys.  I hold a Class B driver’s license with an unrestricted Passenger Endorsement and a SPAB Certificate (School Pupil Activity Bus), and have driven tours for:

-PureLuxury.com; 2001; Petaluma; wine tours (sedans, stretch liousines);
-IncAdventures.com; 2004; SF; wine tours, Muir Woods, Yosemite (14p vans);
-Extranomical.com; 2005; SF; wine tours, Muir Woods, Yosemite (14p vans);
-PlatypusTours.com; 2005-2007; Napa; wine tours (20p minibus, 13p limobusses);
-WestCoachLimo.com; 2006; Santa Rosa; wine tours (20p luxury limobus);
-SanFranciscoKOA.com; 2007-2008; Petaluma;  SF tours (22p minibus);
-ClassicCableCar.com; 2007-2010; SF; SF tours and charters (28p motorized Cable Cars);
-RideTheDucks.com; 2007-2010; SF; SF city and charters (37p amphibious DUKW);
-ElegantWineTours.com; 2011; Napa; wine tours (sedans, SUVs, stretches, 18p Excursion);
-BeauWineTours.com; 2011-2013; Sonoma; wine tours (13p minibus, 36p executive coach);
-SonomaValleyWineTrolley.com; 2011-2013; Sonoma; wine tours (28p mtrzd Cable Car);
-NapaValleyWineTrolley.com; 2011-2012; Napa; holiday light tours (28p mtrzd Cable Car).

IV) LIFETIME WORK EXPERIENCE (listed by the year each endeavor began)

1970-puppeteer, magician, ventriloquist
1972-stageplay director
1973-stand-up improv comic
1975-professional entertainer, puppeteer, clown, improve and stand-up comic, stiltwalker
1976-bank supply and mail clerk
1976-school newspaper editor and columnist
1978-radio engineer; news writer and anchor; announcer; advertising account executive,
commercial writer, producer, announcer, and voice actor; public service director
1978-restaurant busboy
1979-restaurant cashier
1980-CA Employment Development Dept youth employment recruiter
1981-actor/model in commercials and features in print, local and network TV and film
1981-shoe salesman
1982-retail automotive clerk
1983-retail sporting goods clerk
1984-retail men’s clothing department manager
1988-freelance writer, investigative journalist, newspaper columnist
1989-homeowners’ association president
1989-chamber of commerce committee chair
1989-international athletic championship board member
1989-creator, editor, columnist of monthly magazine
1990-political campaign consultant and writer
1998-hiking club founder, guide, webmaster, e-zine editor, writer, and columnist
2000-cultural commentator
2001-attraction barker
2001-executive chauffeur and wine tour guide
2001-medical research study recruiter
2002-car salesman
2003-product demonstrator
2004-tour bus driver and guide
2010-screenwriter
2010-package delivery driver
2011-high school multi-subject lecturer
2013-author

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