During his second year in the Television Production Technology Program (now Integrated Media Program) at Mt. Hood Community College, Mikhail was hired as an intern at Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), an award winning government access station.  After graduating Mt. Hood Community College, he became a production assistant, performing a variety of duties from shooting B-roll, to directing live events, to producing monthly programming for cablecast.

The experience at CVTV was simply invaluable for Mikhail because he got to utilize his Television Production degree and grow his professional experience while working along side local, state, and often federal government officials. He worked on promotional videos, one-camera and multi-camera live and live-to-tape productions. Some of the programming include annual Marshal Lectures, Republican and Democratic conventions, elections coverage, promotional videos, and many other community programming.

In 2000, Mikhail was offered a playback operator position at TV ETC – The Vancouver Educational Telecommunications Consortium in Clark County, WA.  This job entailed a wide variety of duties, from monitoring and maintaining broadcast of three cable access channels, to working on schedules, collaborating with members of the consortium on cable programming and designing graphics for reader board.  Mikhail worked with IP-based broadcasting equipment, Comcast on-demand media upload interface, utilizing his knowledge in scheduling and digital asset management.

Between 2004 and 2008, Mikhail and his spouse owned and operated video production business. He strived for a 100% satisfaction among the clients, some of his work won awards. Due to his further pursuit of educational goals, he decided to close his video production operation.

Between 2004 and 2007 Mikhail served on the Employee Representative Council at the Education Service District 112. He received the Spirit of ESD award for the can do attitude in exemplifying the mission of the organization.  Mikhail enjoyed working with a diverse team of dedicated professionals supporting K-12 education in the Southwest Washington.

In 2012 Mikhail moved to Virginia to establish a court reporting firm that employed veterans as technology reporters for courts, hearings, depositions and other legal proceedings.  After a couple years Mikhail gained some valuable experience and business practices and returned to Portland Vancouver area. For about a year, he resumed his employment with ESD 112 on a part time basis while freelancing and working on projects for clients in legal and other fields with web, graphic design, multimedia authoring and digital media development.

Between 2014 and 2018 Mikhail managed a digital print center at adidas North America corporate headquarters, in Portland, OR.

Currently Mikhail is a graphic designer / corporate print services for Kroger Fred Meyer  preparing graphics for print production, build and design wide format and standard materials for corporate print services, collaborate with marketing and designers on collateral deliverables distributed to Fred Meyer, QFC and other Kroger brands.

Mikhail is looking forward to advancing into strategic communications field with the expected Masters degree in Strategic Communications from Edward R Murrow College. In addition to Mikhail’s work experience in multimedia content creation and management, he is obtaining valuable skills from a high-ranking college of communications in the nation. Some of the areas of Mikhail’s study and research are Persuasion for Professional Communications, Ethics for Communication Professionals, Research Methods, Consumer Behavior and Brand Development and Marketing Communication Management.

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