• EXPERIENCE

Texas Ski Ranch (Click for website)
TSR LogoGeneral Manager/ Partner (2001 to Present)
Texas Ski Ranch is the premier action and water sports facility with amenities for all ages and ability levels. TSR is the best place to spend the day wakeboarding, sun bathing, eating & drinking, skateboarding, shopping, or a number of other leisurely activities.

Responsibilities Include: Managing Staff, Preparing Promoting & Running Major Events, Marketing, Sponsor/Partner Relations, Employee Training, Website and In house Design, Franchisee Relations, Site Improvements & More.




Spring Loaded Trampoline Park
TSR LogoFounder / Owner (2011 to Present)
Spring Loaded Trampoline Park is a 16,600 square foot facility with indoor trampolines. Open to the public for open jump sessions and birthday parties every day. Spring Loaded is quickly becoming one of Texas' most fun attractions!

Responsibilities Include: Managing Staff, Preparing Promoting & Running Major Events, Marketing, Employee Training, Website and In house Design, Franchisee Relations, Site Development Improvements & More.




Texas State University
SW LogoTeacher / Lecturer (2004 to Present)
Teach five classes in both the spring and fall semesters for Texas State University. PFW1154 (wakeboarding) has up to 250 kids per semester and continues to be one of the favorite physical fitness and wellbeing clsses offered at Texas State. I am resposnible for all parts of the class.






Sea World San Antonio
SW Logo
Professional Skier & Manager (1994 to Present)
I skied professionally during my summer vacations while attending college. I continue to perform on a very limited basis because I love the position, team, athletic activity and environment. This year my son will be skiing at Sea World as well so I am excited to spend additional time with him doing a sport we love! I have been able to travel and perform all over the United States as well as Ireland, Germany, France and Australia thanks to waterskiing!


Performed at these Parks and More Throughout the World.




• EVENTS CREATED



National Points Chase
CWB LogoCreator & Director (2010 to Present)
In 2014 over 1100 Wakeboarders and Wakeskaters will competed at 21 different parks nationally to qualify for the National Points Championship. The Championship is the largest wakeboard competition in the U.S. with over 300 competitors in 2013. This event brings riders of all levels together for one of the most memorable events in all of wakeboarding.

 


 
 
TSR Cablestock
CWB LogoCreator & Director (2002 to Present)
The most prestigous and longest running Pro Cable Wakeboard event in the US. The 2012 event was the first stop of the WWA World Wake Park Series as well as the US MOnster Triple Crown. Pro Riders from all over the world competed for over $15,000 in Cash. The event has grown into a full blown festival with live music and all kinds off innovative comps to get the public involved. Over the past three years Cablestock has brought over 30,000 people to TSR for it's unique combination of Music and Wake. Cablestock has become the biggest beach party in Texas!





•  MARKETING


Design & Photography work created & implemented
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PAST EXPERIENCE



Wood Agency (Parker&Wood) (Click for website)
Wood Logo
Art Director (1999 to 2001)
Responsibilities include coming up with creative vision for campaigns for customers such as HEB Grocery,
San Antonio Zoo, Grapevine CVB, Fredericksburg CVB, Dallas Market Center.



CableWakeboard.com)
CWB LogoOwner (2009 to 2011)
CableWakeboard.com is the world’s most popular website relating to cable lakes, riders, and information worldwide. This website updates content, videos, photos and results from cableparks around the world.




Cable Wake Parks
CWP LogoCo-Founder (2007 to 2011)
CWP was the US distributor for Rixen Seilbahnen, the world's leading manufacturer of cable wakeboard and waterski systems. Rixen has installed over 190 cable systems worldwide during their 50-year history, Cable Wakeparks, LLC is the exclusive distributor of Rixen cable systems in the U.S. and has doubled the amount of Full size cable systems in the U.S. since CWP was founded.



CONTACT INFORMATION
Blake A. Hess
phone: (830) 609-8599
email: blake@blakehess.com


EDUCATION
University of Illinois:
Graduated 1998
Major: Graphic Design
GPA: 3.5






SUMMARY
In a perfect world every single person has the skills and drive to accomplish any task that he/she comes across. On the other hand, the world is not perfect, so acquiring an employee with adequate skills for the everyday actions society faces is challenging I believe my unique skills and diverse background (Professional Athlete, Marketing and Design Degree, General Manager Experience) allow me to not only succeed but excel when challenges confront me.



AWARDS
Texas Public Relations Association:
2005 Silver Spur Award for Texas’
top PR media event packet

San Antonio Addy Awards for logo design & print advertising

2002-2004 3x National Wakeboard Champion

1993 Regional & State Barefoot Champion

1991 National Show WaterSki Champion



COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Office:
Word
Powerpoint
Excel
Acess

Adobe:
Photoshop
Illustrator
GoLive
Dream Weaver
In Design
Flash
Acrobat

Misc:
Quark Xpress
iMovie
QuickBooks
Google Sketch Up
iDVD
GarageBand




CONTACT INFORMATION
Blake A. Hess
phone: (830) 609-8599
email: blake@blakehess.com



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