Christopher L. Wanta
1763 Alta Vista St.
Sarasota FL 34236
T: (727) 480-8305
Co-organizer, Sound Chairman
Summer 2014 – Present
Organizing vendors, sponsors and stages for the annual festival.
Monetizing the festival including creating sponsorships, merchandising and vendor opportunities.
Engineering sound and lights for the festival.
Sacred Ghost Records
Winter 2013 – Present
Create budget, agenda and marketing plans for Sacred Ghost Records.
Implement direct marketing to clients for sales.
Work with other businesses to provide professional services including Ringling, Pizza SRQ and Sarasota Chalk
Building Trades Education Services
Spring 2013 – Summer 2014
Implemented new packing and shipping protocol enabling 98% order accuracy.
Evolved business operations to current methods of industry standards including social media marketing
through Facebook and administrative management through Quickbooks Pro.
Promoted to Assistant Publisher in Summer 2013 and Marketer in Fall 2013.
Cumulus Broadcasting LLC
Audio Engineer, Intern
Summer 2009 – Summer 2010
Promoted to Audio Engineer in Winter 2009.
Created graphic design and press releases for the annual Halloween dog costume contest.
Redesigned live broadcast operations protocol for promotional events.
Columbia College Chicago
Fall 2007 – Spring 2009
B.A. in Business Management, Minor: Audio Engineering, Fall 2007-Spring 2009. GPA: 3.0
Undergraduate Coursework: Art and Business of Recording, Audio Production 1 & 2, Managerial Economics,
Legal Aspects Arts and Entertainment, Writing for Managers, Applied Marketing, 20th Century Philosophy.
Student Organizational Counsel Member and Volunteer Coordinator for the Reach Out student organization.
WSLR 96.5 FM & Fogartyville Cafe
2013 – 2014
Rigging stage equipment, running sound checks and soundboard operation.
Live stage lights technical operation.
Broadcast mixing for live radio shows.
The Empty Bottle
2008 – 2009
Office administrative intern at The Empty Bottle main office in Chicago, IL.
Developed new filing system for talent contracts.
Managed in-house promotions and logistics.
2002 – 2006
Volunteer coordinator at Mobilized Youth non-profit organization managing over 40 volunteers at a time.
Organized and managed events such as Earthdance 2006.
Lobbied for local organizations in the House of Representatives.
Anything But Broke
2010 – Present
Music producer and live DJ performer.
Concerts with artists including Adventure Club, Bro Safari, Candyland, Datsik, Excision, Girl Talk and many more.
Took Elliot Lipp’s place on the Pretty Lights Music Stage as an unsigned artist.
Festival resident at Ecofest, Sarasota Chalk Festival and Sarasota Springfest.
Adobe Creative Suite; Ableton Live 9; Microsoft Office; Promo Suite; Pro Tools; Reason; Adobe Audition; QuickBooks Pro; WordPress, CSS/HTML; & Capture.
- audio engineer
- festival organization
- graphic design
- live mixing
- music production
- press releases
- site planning
- stage lights
- stage management