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Monday, December 12, 2011

Art Lynch Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Art Lynch
536 Sixth Street, Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 454-1067 • (702) 714-0740 • (702) 682-0469 cell


Accomplished communications field professional with combination of academic and field experience. Experience with multi-cultural student populations and blended hybrid web-assist instruction, concentrated and full term instructions, high school and college. Field experience includes broadcast and print journalism, media, marketing, advertising and public relations, film industry and theater work; also organizational development, leadership and volunteer supervision experience. Teaching includes communication, media, marketing, education, theater, acting and related fields.

PhD.(ABD) Education estimated 2012
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Specialization: Professional Studies in Adult Education
• Relevant courses: adult education instruction and philosophy, distance education instruction and administration, curriculum design, critical thinking, evaluation and assessment (60+ credit hours).

Post Masters Certificate in College Teaching October, 2008
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
• On-line and classroom teaching preparation, design and assessment program

M.A. Communications June, 2000
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thesis: The Performers Alliance: Conflict and Change Within the Screen Actors Guild.
Honors: Phi Kappa Phi, Theta Kappa, Lambda Pi Eta
• Postgraduate courses in a variety of fields (67 credits total) including theater (37 credits), communication, public affairs, public administration, media, and marketing.

Post Graduate Courses in Theater 2001 to 2003
University of Nevada. Las Vegas
• MFA program track, performance, education, dramaturgy and research

B.A. Speech / Theater / Mass Communications / SDC June, 1977
University of Illinois at Chicago
• Program /Operations Manager WUIC, Chicago, reporter for Chicago Illini
• Recipient of Theater Honors and Production Awards, academic honors and awards
• Communications Honor Society, Sigma Chi Eta, NAHS, NFL, Key Club, Deans Honors
• Faculty included Dr. Harry Skornia, media and international broadcasting scholar.
• Guest faculty included R. Buckminster Fuller, Studs Terkel and others for SDC program

Adjunct Instructor 1998 to present
University and Community College System of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
• Includes Full time equivalency, 6 to 21 credit hours per semester at College of Southern Nevada.
• Courses Taught: Speech, Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication
• Teach regular semester and one month or 6 week long courses using blended environment including
Blackboard. Web CT and Angel instruction to maximize student participation and teaching
opportunities. Volunteer Communication Lab. Positive student and faculty evaluations.
• Developed support and resource materials for online use to foster understanding of communication
theory, models, public speaking including study reviews, links to primary resources and examples.
Linked sections for larger study and resource “community.”
• Taught Contemporary Radio at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2004).

Instructor 20011 to present
University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, NV
• Teach various Liberal Arts as needed, including Critical Thinking, Communication

Part Time Instructor 2009 to present
Everest College, Las Vegas, NV
• Courses Taught: Speech, Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication
• Teach overflow sections, so only as needed, not every term.

Instructor 2008 to 2009
Student to Teacher Enlistment Program, Las Vegas, NV
Undergraduate Program
Clark Country School District/ CSN / Nevada State College, Las Vegas, NV
• STEP-UP At-Risk Student to Teacher Enlistment Project CCSD and CSN//NSC. Taught speech
communications at several high schools in a supportive program designed to spark student interest in
teaching career. STEP UP is a collaborative effort of the college and school systems, which gives an
opportunity for at risk students to attain a teaching degree with scholarships for tuition and supplies.
A second goal of the program is to enrich the education experience at Clark County schools with a
multi-ethnic teaching force that reflects the district’s diverse population

Arts Instructor 2008-current
Boulder City Parks and Recreation, Boulder City, NV
• Offering acting workshops for children and adults to community members.
• Assisting with ongoing collaboration to develop living history, narrative theater with Boulder City
schools, Bureau of Land Management and other community agencies. Activities include research,
writing, acting, teaching, and development of school curriculum.

Acting and Life Coach 2009-current, Las Vegas, NV
• Coach acting and voice-over, children to adult.

Studio Casting, Las Vegas, NV 1994 to 1998
• Director of Education and Training
• Established program from ground up including all acting and modeling courses and showcases.
Acting Instructor 1996 to 2008
Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy, John Robert Powers Intl. / Style Entertainment,
Las Vegas, NV
• Taught audition, scene, improv, and industry knowledge, competition preparation for beginning to
Elite students for film and commercial work. Coached working actors and business community.
• Developed curriculum for commercial and acting for camera classes, requiring establishment of
requirements and goals in stepped programs established for beginning, intermediate and advanced
students. Crafted and implemented assessment for student advancement and faculty evaluations.

Acting Coach 1984 to current
• Teach various private and group classes in theater, film, television, commercial, event, spokes-
modeling, voice over, and character voice. Adapted to each student and group as needed.

Instructor 1984 to1987
Las Vegas Business College / Phillips College
Courses taught: Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, English.


Reporter / Columnist/ Examiner, Las Vegas, NV 2009 to present
• Writer, correspondent, columnist

Announcer, Producer, Host 2000 to present
Nevada Public Radio (KNPR/KCNV/network), Las Vegas, NV
• On air / live hourly announcements during programs, responsible for programs and underwriter
broadcast within scheduled timeframes, news, promotions, troubleshooting of engineering problems.

Advertising Agency / Communications Consultant 1990 to 2002
A Personal Vision / Creative Communications (owner), Las Vegas, NV
• Provided advertising, marketing, public relations, creative directing, media planning and account
supervision consulting to wide variety of clients.
• Clients included Canyon Rent to Own, Hammargren for Lt. Governor (successful), retail and
professional clients, entertainment industry.
• Produced, directed, supervised and/or wrote commercials or videos, plus print, web and other
advertising resulting in awards, response and image recognition for clients.
• Member Better Business Bureau (maintained to current) and Chamber of Commerce.

Advertising Manager, Marketing Director 1984 to1991
Canyon Rent To Own
• Locations in Nevada, Hawaii, Utah, California, Florida, Guam, Massachusetts, and Arizona.
• Developed successful marketing plans to expanded market recognition and share resulting in “Top of
Mind” status in all markets. Produced award-winning advertising with direct response impact.

Broadcaster, Journalist, Talk Host, Consultant 1977 to 2000
• Award winning reporter and correspondent in diverse markets.
• Includes Group W Westinghouse Chicago (WIND), Intermountain Radio Network/ABC, UPI, AP,
Nevada Public Radio, various stations (CA, WY, IL, NV), Chicago College Radio Network.

Elected Positions:
2009-2012 Regional Branch Division Executive Committee Member (by Division Board)
2001-2012 Co-Chair, National New Technologies Committee (by National Bd, Ntl. President)
2009-2012 Co-Chair, National Website Subcommittee (by Ntl. President, Com Chair)
2004-2008 Co-Chair, National Communications Committee (by National Bd. & Ntl. President)
2004-2009 Co-Chair, National Background Committee, Regional Branch Subcommittee
2001-2003 Chair, Standing Trial Board Committee, Nevada Branch (by Nevada SAG council)
1995-2011 National Board of Directors (by membership)
1999-various Chair Election Nominating Committee for Nevada (by Nevada SAG council)
1998-2011 National Communications Editorial Supervisory Committee (by RBC)
1997-2001 National Nominating Committee (by Regional Branch Conference)
1997-2001 8th National Vice President Nominating Committee (by RBC)
1995-1996 Nevada Branch President (by membership in Nevada)
1994-1995 Nevada Branch Vice President (by membership in Nevada)
1990-1995 Nevada Branch Council Member (by membership in Nevada)

SAG National Presidential Appointed Positions:
2011-2014 SAG Military Personnel and Families Support Task Force
2007-2009 New Media Task Force, co-chair (by Ntl. President, committee sunset 2009)
2006-current Honors, Tributes and Awards Committee
2005-current National Equal Ethnic Opportunity Task Force
2004-2006 National Spanish Language Media Task Force
2002-current National Right-to-Work Presidential Task Force
1999-current Web Oversight and Steering Committee
1999-current Editorial Sub-Committee
1998-current New Technologies Committee, (co-chair 2005-current)
1998-current Communications Steering Committee
1998-2008 Merchandising and Marketing Sub-Committee
1995-current Communications Committee (co-chair 2001-2004)
1999-2000 National Contract Adjustment Committee
1995-2002 National Conservatory Committee (co-chair 1998-2000)
1995-2002 Young Performers Committee
1995-1996 National Executive Search Task Force
1997-2000 Guild Government Review Committee
2002-2010 Various Indy Outreach, Low Budget, Documentary, Merchandise, New Member Orientation, Steering, Health Care Task Force, Dancers, Global Rule One, New Technology, various as member or alternate (as needed by Guild)

SAG Nevada Branch Appointments:
2000-2010 Chair, Legislative Committee and Political Affairs
Various Chair of Standing Trial Board and Investigative Committees
1998-current Communications Committee Chair
1996-2003 Wage and Working Conditions (Vice-Chair)
1992-current Nevada Actor Newsletter Editor
Various Nominating Committee Co-chair (except years up my seat up)
1993-2001 Chair and Director of SAG Nevada Conservatory Program
1994-1995 Executive Search Committee Chair

Extensive broadcast and print management, journalism, talk host, operations, news director, producer, talent, film and television (various). Employers include Group W, UPI, ABC/IMN networks and various stations or employers. Worked with Eddie Schwarz, Clark Weber, Larry Lujack, Michael Neff, others.

Marketing including public relations and public affairs, including University of Illinois Medical Center (internship), A Personal Vision/ Creative Communication, Canyon RTO, theater events, various clients.

Various motion picture, television, on-line and theater production experience including: Hearst Entertainment, Ted Mikels /TVM Global (Script Supervisor), Creative Communication, UIC, Biograph.

Screen Actors Guild: National Board Director, 14 years + (see supplement later in C/V)
Talent: Actor, Voice Artist, Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, Coordinator, various productions
Production: Creative Communications / A Personal Vision: commercial producer, director, and writer
Educator: Coach acting, voice, theatre, and film at Kim Flowers, JRP, Studio Casting
Broadcaster: Producer, director, host for entertainment centered talk radio and news

National Communication Association
The American Communication Association
National Forensic League
Sigma Delta Chi /Society of Professional Journalists
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (April 28, 2005)
Professional Audio Visual Communications Association, President 1986-93; VP 1985-86


Board of Directors (working board) Dam Short Film Festival, 2008-current
Announcer and Host of Nevada Recreation and Park Services On-Site Institute, 2009
Founder and President of Us Company, Boomtown Players, Vintage Theater, others (various years)
National Board of Directors, Screen Actors Guild 1996-current, currently co-chair on New Technologies Committee and New Media Task Force, active in Communications, Young Performers, Right-to-work, Organizing, Web, and Background Performers (see Screen Actors Guild section)
President, Nevada Branch of the Screen Actors Guild 1995-96; VP 1994-95, Council 1990-95
Founder / Director / Chair, Screen Actors Guild Nevada Conservatory 1994-2004
Editor, Nevada Actor 1990-2001 Editor, CDW News 1985-87 Editor, AdAGlance, 1991-94
Reader, Radio Reading Service for the Print Impaired, KNPR, 1993 to 2006
Board Member, Las Vegas Ad Club 1986-93, Publicist and/or Newsletter Editor 1986-1995
Chair of the National Tourism Awareness Week Logo Contest (NV/Chamber) 1992-93
Us Company Theater, 1972-1977, (cast included Dan “Homer Simpson” Castenelatta, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Dale Calandare, Sean & Trish Grennan, other international award winning talent),
Founder, President, Director or Producer volunteer theater projects, 1973-2006
Produced election coverage, UICC 10th Anniversary Concert and other events WUIC 1974-1977
Program & Operations Manager / Organized and Supervised volunteers at WUIC, Chicago 1974-1977

APRO Awards (national) for Canyon Rental, 1995, 1996, 1997
Telly Awards (International and National) for Canyon Rental, 1995
Addy Awards of Excellence for Young People Inc. for TV under $2,000, 1993, YPI. for TV Campaign,
1993, Hammargren for Lt. Governor, Campaign 1994, 1995 Hammargren for Lt. Governor, TV under $2,000, 1994, 1995
IABC Award of Excellence for Ad A Glance Newsletter, GLVAF / Las Vegas Ad Club, 1990, 1992
AP California Spot News Awards, 1983, 1984; AP California Small Market News Station of the Year, 1983, AP Instant News Award (national), 1981 / Special Event Coverage Award (regional), 1982
Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year, 1979, News Station of the Year, 1979, 1981
Program of the Year, 1980, Special Event Coverage, 1981
Associated Press (Rocky Mountain and Wyoming), News Station of the Month (numerous), 1978-1981
Station of the Year (Wyoming), 1979
United Press International (Rocky Mountain Region) Correspondent of the Year, 1979 Rocky Mountain
Spot News Award, 1980
Inter Mountain Radio Network / ABC Station of the Year, 1979, Spot News Awards, 1979-1981
Chicago Broadcast Association Awards coverage of the 10th anniversary of UIC and election coverage.
Who’s Why Among America’s Teachers 2005
Chancellor’s List, 2005 (among others)
Nevada’s Most Distinguished several years
Who’s Who and Equivalent 1973-current (several categories)

Experience with WebCT 4.1.5, Blackboard/Web CT CE 6.2, BlackBoard Learning Systems, Angel, Virtual College, MS Word, PowerPoint, MS and Mac, broadcast video and audio, technical theater.

Training as Script Supervisor, Dramaturge, Trainer, Continuity, Voice Artist, Actor, Singer


KNPR/Nevada Public Radio, 1289 South Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
David Becker, Program Director,
Casting Call Entertainment, Sharry Flaherty,, 702-369-0400
Boulder City Parks and Recreation, Patty Sullivan, (702) 400-3254 / 294-0335
Kim Flowers International / JRP, Kim Flowers (702) 296-1042 / 872-2227

Hank Greenspun School of Communications / Journalism and Public Relations,
College of Fine and Performing Arts / Graduate College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Richard J. Jensen, Prof. Emeritus, (505) 797-4530.
Dr. David Henry, Director, Greenspun School, (702) 898-3030
Dr. Jeffrey Koep, Dean, Fine and Performing Arts, (702) 895-4210

Community College of Southern Nevada,

3200 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Angela Holland, Lead Faculty, (702) 651-5983
James McCoy, Communication Department Chair, (702) 651-3550
Dr. Tim James, Communication Department past Chair,, (702) 651-7571


Hrair Messerlian, former SAG NV Executive, (559) 433-6870 home
James Campbell, voice artist/ toy designer,, (702) 528-3611
Don Brakeman, actor,, (702) 493-7729
Sandy Lukasik, (630) 357-3767 home
Michael Toole,,
Ray Spinka, teacher / actor / retired LA County Probation Officer,, (909) 796-7436
Jim Austin, Broadcaster (GM/OM/PD/SM), (704) 947-3345 / 578-4465/ 578-5464
Tony Bonnici, VP / GM, Lotus Broadcasting, (702) 876-1460 / 433-5881
Lollo Sievert, actor / SAG / web designer / SAG Nevada,

''Part of teaching is helping students learn how to tolerate ambiguity, consider possibilities, and ask questions that are unanswerable.''

- Sara Lawrence Lightfoot

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Watch my students in this 30 minute film...Casting Call Entertainment!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New book presents a photographic history of filming in Los Angeles

For nearly four decades Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker has indulged his passion: collectingphotographs from location film shoots in Los Angeles dating back to the early 1900s.

Now, he hopes his new book featuring more than 200 vintage images, including Harold Lloyd dangling off the side of a building above 8th and Spring streets in the 1930 film “Feet First,” will remind the film industry of the city’s rich heritage at a time when much of production is migrating elsewhere.

Wanamaker, a film history consultant and former curator of the Hollywood Heritage Museum, has collected about 250,000 still photographs that document the countless hotels, ranches, parks and beaches across Los Angeles that supplied the backdrop for some of Hollywood’s greatest films.

For additional photographs, more of the story and other news, click here for the LA Times Company Town.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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and video of Art Lynch as Frank Crowe, the engineer who oversaw construction of the Boulder Dam, now known as the Hoover Dam.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Remembering Daryl Wayne, Sunday July 18

Darrel Wayne Memorial Wake

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

On June 21, 2010, LasVegas lost one of it's most beloved and accomplished actors, Darrel Wayne. Darrel touched and influenced the lives of many members of this community. Please join us in celebrating his life with a good old fashion Memorial Wake. Come share a memory. Please feel free to bring a dish and or your favorite beverage. Entertainment will be provided by Parris Lane and Lynn Steinhurst.

Location: Meadows Mobile Home Park

2900 So Valley View Blvd.
in the Clubhouse

Time: 12:30 to 3:00PM

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