My name is Michael Makin and I'm the Assistant Manager at Aveda in the Ross Park Mall, Pittsburgh PA. I graduated from Penn State Altoona in December 2010, earning two B.A. degrees in Communications and Integrative Arts. My experience and interest in the field of Communications is Video Production/Broadcasting and Event Planning. I previously worked at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts as the Assistant to the Director of Special Events. In the area of video production I've made numerous films from music videos, to experimental, to narratives. As far as my degree in Integrative Arts, my main focus was theater acting. I study Method acting and teachings of Strasberg, Stanislavski, Adler, Hagen, and Bogart. I've performed in "The Learned Ladies" as Trissiton, "Summer and Smoke" as the young man, and "Big Love" as Giuliano.
I was previously the Art and Poetry Editor as well as the Managing Editor for the Penn State Altoona multi-media publication Live-Wire. I was also a member of the Communications Honor Society Lambda Pi Beta, and was the event planner for the organization.