Digital Content Creator (March 2021 - June 2021)


Student Board Member (October 2020 - Present)

Human Resources Director (January 2019 - August 2020)

Assistant Human Resources Manager (September 2018 - December 2018)

Interim Human Resources Manager (May 2018 - August 2018)


Winter Drumline Instructor (October 2017 - Present)

Marching Band Drumline Instructor (May 2018 - Present)


Admissions Tour Guide (May 2019 - January 2020)


Stylist (April 2020)

Jean Expert

Selling Manager

Lead Cashier

Sales Manager

Jean Expert

Sales Associate (July 2016)



Journalism - Professional Strategic Communication B.A.

Art & Interdisciplinary Design minors


Arts, Global Communications & Information Systems Pathway High School Diploma


Premiere Pro 2020 Essential Training - LinkedIn

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Students - Everfi

InDesign 2020 Essential Training - LinkedIn

Human Resources Foundations - LinkedIn Learning/Lynda

Google My Business Basics - Google

Inbound Marketing Certified - HubSpot Academy


Board Member

Minnesota Daily Media

Drumline Member, Recruitment Ambassador, Social Media Lead, & Merchandise Lead

University of Minnesota Marching Band

Group Leader

University of Minnesota Housing & Residential Life

Blood Donor

Memorial Blood Centers

Minneapolis Local Guide

Google Local Guides

Blood Donor

Red Cross Blood Services

Student, Volunteer & Panel Member

College Possible


Top Skills

Leadership, Communication, Public Speaking

Industry Knowledge

Strategic Planning, Project Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Writing, Social Media

Tools & Technologies

ADP Payroll, Trello

Interpersonal Skills

Management, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Customer Service

Other Skills

Online Social Networking


I've taught for a decade, several hundred students have worked with me in my class--hopefully learned from me. And, yet, it seems as though Tyrese already knew things well beyond the textbook or case studies; he has instinct and insight about people and the workplace that most people don't have.

Tyrese is a leader among the teams he is part of and is able to be a team member when someone else is leading the team. That ability to play both roles is critically important and remarkably valuable to those around him. His ability to communicate, share critical thought, and do so with diplomacy and passion beyond his age. He's not a cliche of being 45-year old trapped in a young body; he is, instead, a brilliant mind and intelligent contributor who is trapped by nothing.

Tyrese is driven for success, but not at the expense of others. He is inclusive, nurturing, and empathetic of those around him while maintaining a vision for what everyone needs to do to reach the goal.

I would be happy to speak to you, directly, if you have any specific questions. I have been known to say about Tyrese: "...the first one to hire him wins." Be that one.

Dan Gore, Instructor at University of Minnesota - Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication

March 18, 2021, Dan taught Tyrese directly

"It's rare to work with a talent like Tyrese. I still consistently find myself learning from him and being so impressed by his clarity of thought that leads to effective action. He truly sets himself apart in his professionalism, his thoughtfulness, and his discipline.

Tyrese worked as a Campus Tour Guide for the University of Minnesota Office of Admissions. During this time he provided exceptional experiences to prospective students and families. Visitors consistently highlighted his work on our feedback form, describing Tyrese as an excellent tour guide who personally related to students and families. Tyrese enthusiastically welcomed visitors to campus during an experience that can be both exciting and anxiety-inducing, and he made a large school feel small. Tyrese left an indelible impression on his coworkers as well. Tyrese patiently and professionally demonstrated the right way to accomplish tasks and goals, trained tour guides to be the best they could be, and he was highly regarded in our office as an excellent tour guide and an excellent person.

When tour guides first begin giving tours, it's often the first time they are presenting in front of large groups consistently. Guides need to be 'on-stage' for 1.5 hours while walking backward, relating to families, and providing facts and information. It's a challenging position. One memorable moment I have with Tyrese is watching him empathetically and thoughtfully provide feedback to another guide after their tour - many new guides have the tendency to use filler words such as 'um', and 'so, yeah!'. Tyrese kindly recommended that the tour guide 'Zap the [two] fillers like mosquitos'. I've been using his phrase ever since.

I recommend Tyrese as a team member, a leader, and everything in-between. He is someone we were sad to lose, and one I would welcome again without question. Any organization would be lucky to have Tyrese, and he has my highest recommendation."

Devan Kelly, Assistant Director of Admissions at University of Minnesota - Office of Admissions

March 20, 2020, Devan managed Tyrese directly

"After years of working with Tyrese in an academic and professional setting, I can't say enough about his unmatched work ethic, relentless commitment to excellence, and his kind and professional manner. His managerial skills are truly beyond his years, and he makes going to work a pleasant and worthwhile experience. Additionally, he is eager to learn and is genuinely passionate about everything he does. He is an asset to any team he is a part of!"

Olivia Gislason, Customer Office Intern at Optum

April 30, 2019, Olivia reported directly to Tyrese



English - Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish - Professional working proficiency


Robert Brau Memorial Marching Band Scholarship

Service Award

First Place Best Self-Promotion Ad

The Howard Ebert Memorial Marching Band Scholarship

Workplace (by Facebook) Warrior

Award of Excellence

Fred & Lucille Kildow 2019-2020 Scholarship

President's Award for Academic Excellence

Nominee for the 2017 John Coskran Volunteer Award

The President's Volunteer Service Award

DECA Award of Excellence

Minnesota Percussion Associal College Scholarship

Youth Frontiers Character & Leadership Award

2016 City of Burnsville Community Builder Award

Nominee for the 2016 John Coskran Volunteer Award

The President's Volunteer Service Award