J. Simon Grihalva

b. 1985, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

EDUCATION

2011    Graduate Diploma - Journalism, Concordia University, Montreal QC

2008   Bachelor’s Degree - Studies in Cinema & Media Culture, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis MN

2004   International Baccalaureate Degree, Rufus King High School, Milwaukee WI 

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

2017  Milwaukee Record, Milwaukee WI

2016 - 2017  88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

2016 - 2017  Wisconsin Gazette, Shorewood WI

2015   amfm Magazine, Chicago IL

2014 - 2016   Urban Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

2012   Splitsider, San Francisco CA

2012   The Laugh Button, New York NY

2011 - 2012   Midnight Poutine, Montreal QC

2011   Canadian Dimension, Winnipeg MB

2011   The Concordian, Montreal QC

2010   The Link, Montreal QC

PRODUCER / ORGANIZER

2016   A Very Dirty Dance Party: Beyonce/Jay Z vs. Rihanna/Drake, Company Brewing, Milwaukee WI  

2016 - 2017  Arte Para Todos (Festival Fundraiser & In-School Performance Series), Milwaukee WI

2015   Love Bands (Tennis Tournament with Live Music), Milwaukee WI

2015   Summer Jams + Plans (Audio Series), Milwaukee WI

2013   “Untouchable” by Mad Static (Music Video), Milwaukee WI

2012 - 2014  The Milwaukee Auer (Podcast), Milwaukee/Montreal

2010 - 2017   Holiday Hip-Hop Benefit (Concert Fundraiser), Milwaukee WI

2007 - 2012   iDream.tv (Videographer & Editor), Minneapolis MN

2007 - 2008   DontBelieveTheHype.tv (Web Series), Minneapolis MN

2006 - 2008   The Hot Box (Band Videographer), Minneapolis MN

RADIO HOST

2012  The Feel Good Hit of the Summer (CJLO), Montreal QC

2006 - 2008   Sunday Night Shift (Radio K), Minneapolis MN

2005 - 2008   The Beat Box Radio Show (Radio K), Minneapolis MN

OTHER WORK / VOLUNTEER

2015   Instructor, MPS Adult Recreation Class ("Magazine Writing"), Milwaukee WI

2014 - 2017  Substitute Teacher & Paraprofessional (Milwaukee Public Schools), Milwaukee WI

2014 - 2017  Boys & Girls Tennis Coach (Rufus King High School), Milwaukee WI

2011  Political Organizer (City Council Campaign), Providence RI

2011  Researcher & Reporter (CBC Montreal), Montreal QC

2009 - 2013  Farm Hand (Various Sites), Sweden / Canada / USA

2005 - 2008  Creative Director (Democracy Matters Student Group), Minneapolis MN