Webmaster/Communications - Department of Defense Education Activity
- Washington D.C. Metro Area
Martin Fernandez's Overview
- Publisher at UnitedMania.com (Mr. Big Head, LLC.)
- Photographer at Your Sport Shooter, LLC
- Partner at Fresco Designs
- Interface Designer at ServiceBench
- Design Coordinator at Solipsys Corporation
- Designer at Visual Solutions Group VSG
- NCOIC at 55th Signal Company
Martin Fernandez's Summary
Multilingual (English and Spanish) multimedia developer and project manager with substantial experience in the design, development, deployment, and management of dynamic database driven websites. Currently Web lead at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in charge of the deployment of a new WCMS and driving force behind the Agency's 2.0 adoption.
I'm interested and have worked in various development environments. Always interested in new challenges and researching and learning new technologies.
Martin Fernandez's Experience
Communications and Web Specialist
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Education Management industry
May 2008 – Present (6 years 6 months) Alexandria, VA
Communications team member whose primary responsibility is to manage and maintain the DoDEA website and the Agency's Social Media Channels. Act as Web team leader. Recently developed a statement of work for the selection of a comprehensive Enterprise Web Content Management System and in the process of implementing the selected solution with a team of Webmasters across DoDEA"s geographic locations. In charge of deploying, managing, and administering DoDEA's Web 2.0 initiative and internal Social Business Communications environment, DoDEA Intersect (Jive SBS 4.5);
In addition to daily tasks associated with the maintenance and up-keep of the current DoDEA website I also participate as part of a pubic affairs and production team developing in-house videos, photography, and other materials in support of DoDEA's mission.
Operations Director - Volunteer
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
January 2014 – Present (10 months) Mid Atlantic
One of seven MORE Board members. I serve as the organization's Operations Director. My responsibilities include the development of a communications plan, membership fulfillment and outreach.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry
1994 – Present (20 years) Washington D.C. Metro Area
Author of "Best Bike Rides Washington, DC: Great Recreational Rides in the Metro Area (ISBN 978-0762780815)" and co-author of the best selling "Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Area, An Atlas of Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.'s Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides (ISBN 978-0762726578)."
Best Bike Rides Washington D.C. describes over 30 of the greatest recreational rides in the Washington D.C. area. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. In addition to the writing, I provided all of the photography included in the book, including the cover image.
I am currently working on the 5th edition of the best selling Mountain Bike Guide: "Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Area" to be released in the Spring of 2015.
I currently manage a website (http://www.bestridesdc.com) dedicated to promoting and marketing both publications.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Sports industry
June 1998 – July 2014 (16 years 2 months)
Currently serve as publisher and chief technology officer for UnitedMania.com, a website dedicated to the dissemination of news and information about D.C. United and Major League Soccer. In addition to publishing weekly articles the website also produces an hour long weekly podcast, "The UnitedMania.com Podcast". UnitedMania.com has been published since mid 1998.
Your Sport Shooter, LLC
January 2005 – January 2010 (5 years 1 month)
Ongoing member of a collective of photographers specializing in sports and photojournalism. My current focus is Major League Soccer and US Men's and National team matches and events. My work has been published in various publications, both print and web including Soccer America Magazine, mlsnet.com, unitedmania.com, among others. I am available for hire for special events. I also work as coordinator for other events, including galas, fund raisers and photojournalism assignments through my firm, Fresco Multimedia Productions. My portfolio is available at http://www.frescova.com. Member NPPA.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry
December 1997 – October 1999 (1 year 11 months)
While at Sideout Technologies I was responsible for supporting the design of Sideout's internet based systems. I also designed and implemented web sites for Sideout clitentele and supervised a small group of web developers.
March 1997 – November 1997 (9 months)
I was employee number 35 at Solipsys Corporation, a (then) small company that developed software for various government organizations. My initial role was as lead web designer and developer in support of Solipsys' in-house projects. I was responsible for the design, development and implementation of internet and intranet systems working as part of a team composed of software developers and programmers.
55th Signal Company
March 1994 – March 1995 (1 year 1 month)
I was the NCOIC of small group of non enlisted soldiers at the 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera in Fort Meade, Maryland. Our unit's main responsibility was to document the Army's mission around the world by capturing still and moving images of soldiers performing their duties during deployments.
My group's main responsibility was the acquisition of photographic media (digital and film) from our deployed units in the field and processing and preparing it for use in top level presentations to decision making leadership.
Martin Fernandez's Certifications
Executive Leadership Development Program
- United States Department of Defense
- June 2013
Martin Fernandez's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes I care about:
- Arts and Culture
- Science and Technology
Organizations I support:
- Mid Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts
- International Mountain Biking Association
Martin Fernandez's Publications
Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C./Baltimore Area, 4th: An Atlas of Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.'s Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides
Authors: Martin Fernandez, Scott Adams
- Washington, DC
Here is everything bicyclists need to know to enjoy off-road adventures in a region layered in more than its share of pavement. Plunge down steep, rugged singletrack over Maryland's Allegheny Mountains; relax along leisurely lakeside trails minutes from the Beltway; or travel off-road through Virginia's scenic horse country, stopping only for a taste of wine from the region's great vineyards. This guide shows both novice and experienced cyclists how to get out of the gridlock and into the woods.
From this book cyclists can expect exhaustive and comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced, GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. In addition detailed directions get them to the ride without getting lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.
Authors: Martin Fernandez
- Globe Pequot Press - Falcon Guides
- June 18, 2013
Best Bike Rides D.C. is a book that features over 30 of the best road and off-road bike rides within 1 hour of the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
Martin Fernandez's Skills & Expertise
- Graphic Design
- Project Management
- Social Media
- Social Media Marketing
- Social Networking
- Online Advertising
- Web Design
- Content Management
- Web Content Management
- Event Management
- Web Development
- Online Marketing
- Content Strategy
- Public Relations
- Press Releases
Martin Fernandez's Languages
Martin Fernandez's Education
MA, Film and Video
2004 – 2005
Produced, edited and shot portions of documentary: Nothing For Granted: A Marine's Journey
Activities and Societies: PMI
BS, Multimedia Design and Development
2001 – 2003
Activities and Societies: Magna Cum Laude, University Honors Program
1979 – 1985
Activities and Societies: Student Government, Varsity Sports, Art Club
Martin Fernandez's Additional Information
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