michael a. trittin

(253) 229 3721
12913 50th Ave. Ct. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Objective: Position that utilizes communications, business, brand management, and marketing expertise.
Integrated expertise in public relations, marketing, branding, creative arts, media,
and business strategy
Intuitive marketing and public relations strategist for communications and
publishing companies
Education (BA in Public Relations/minor in Film Studies) at Pepperdine University
emphasizing strategic, creative, and investor communications.
Excellent verbal and written communications in both formal and creative contexts
Accomplished creative arts performer in music (recording; production), film
(directing; production), and theater (directing; producing; acting; instructing)
--Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations (Film Studies Minor) 2012
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
--Filmmaking Summer Session 2007
New York Film Academy—Universal Studios, Hollywood
--Public Relations Strategist: Conley Communications
Marina Del Rey, California | March 2011-- Present (Internship)
Provided strategic expertise on publicity campaigns for various celebrities, film and television projects, and
served as the Brand Manager on a client’s venture. This included national publicity campaigns for
celebrities, vision and strategy for upcoming television projects with veteran television producers, client
preparation and accompaniment for national television appearance, scouting locations for a music video
shoot and for a film project, contract negotiations, and authoring and co-creating a Writer’s Guild
registered treatment for a potential television series.
--Marketing, Public Relations, and Media Strategist: LifeSmart Publishing LLC
Gig Harbor, Washington | 2010-Present
Offers ongoing branding and creative advice for publisher of the life-skills book and course, What I Wish I
Knew at 18, and strategist for the marketing campaign and Telly Award winning promotional video.
Currently serves as marketing, public relations, and media strategist for LifeSmart involving new media
strategies and television opportunities in Southeast Asia.
--Director: Pepperdine University Songfest (GKS Group)
October 2010--March 2011
Directed and led the Sigma Chi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Gamma Phi Beta group performance for the
week-long sold out Songfest musical production at Pepperdine University.
--Instructor: Life Christian Academy Dramatic Arts
January--June 2008
Taught students acting and theater principals in an interactive environment as interning instructor of
Dramatic Arts selected by department head, Susan Gaukel.
--Director, Co-Producer, Stage Manager: Screwtape Feature Production, Life Christian Academy
October 2007--January 2008
Directed, Cast, and Co-Produced, the acclaimed 3-hour feature play, Screwtape, and oversaw a cast and
crew of over 25 people during senior year in high school.
--Assistant Director, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Coliseum, and I Will Sing Life, Life
Christian Academy
January--April 2005, September--December 2006, respectively
Selected by two drama directors to serve as assistant director on two feature plays during sophomore and
junior years in high school.
--Film Production Experience
Writer and director of several short films.
--Music Production Experience
Participated in six years of Vocal Performance instruction and in-studio production at Pacific
Studios, Tacoma, WA as both artist and producer, and performed in numerous concerts including the
acclaimed “The Sounds of the Seasons” Christmas show at the Admiral Theater, Bremerton, WA. Provided
constructive evaluations and branding advice for students at Vocal Performance workshops with president,
Alita DeLaCruz.
Activities and Skills:
*Sigma Chi Fraternity -- Kappa Omicron, Pepperdine University
Chapter Historian 2008-2009
Alumni Relations Chair 2010-2011
*Accomplished Musician, Songwriter, and Performer
Performer, Delta Delta Delta Sorority Benefit Concert (for St. Jude's Children's Hospital)
Performer, Sigma Chi Fraternity Benefit Concert (for the City of Hope Cancer Research Center)
Performer & Emcee, Sigma Chi Fraternity Derby Days 2010 & 2011 Benefit Auctions (also for
the City of Hope)
*State Championship Golf Team (2005-2008)
Member of Life Christian Academy's State Championship varsity golf team finishing in the top 15
in 2007, and recipient of the Coach's Award 2008.
*Knowledge of Investments Industry
Raised in the investments industry and specialized in Investor Relations through courses and case
studies in Pepperdine’s capstone public relations course.
*Skilled in conflict resolution
High School Basketball Official (w/ varsity experience), Washington Officials Association
Selected Courses Associated with Bachelor’s in Public Relations:
PR Campaigns & Techniques
PR Management
PR Writing
Advanced Cases in PR
American Cinema
British, German & French Film
1950s Film
References Available Upon Request
Media Law
Communication Theory
Communication Research
Communication Ethics
Message Creation & Effects in Rhetoric
Video Field Production
Social Science Perspective on Film