Editor/Copywriter and Executive Assistant to Dawn Farahi
Film Connoisseur / Baseball Enthusiast
“He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.” — Hunter S. Thompson
Growing up and living in both Las Vegas and Chicago his entire life, Fiddler has dual citizenship for hometowns between the Windy and Sin Cities. A full-time CTE Video Production and Film teacher with the CCSD and OneSeven’s Editor, Copywriter and Executive Assistant to Dawn Farahi, Fiddler works double duty. A graduate of Judson University in Elgin, Ill., Fiddler graduated with a degree in Media Communications-Journalism and a minor in English.
Fiddler began his media career out of college with Greenspun Media as the Assistant Editor of Sports and Film Critic for the Henderson Home News, where he won nine Nevada Press Association awards in both sports and entertainment writing, working with filmmakers and movie stars along with pro athletes/coaches on a regular basis. He left full-time journalism in 2006 to become a coach and teacher with the CCSD, where he is a five-time Heart of Education finalist and a two-time Nevada State American Legion Baseball Coach of the Year. He has taught many members of the local media through his Video Production/Film CTE program as well as coached multiple future Major Leaguers like former MVP Kris Bryant and current Detroit Tigers reliever Chasen Shreve.
He enjoys adventures with his fiancée Carrie, Chicago Cubs baseball, live music, film, writing, classic American lit, tavern style pizza, strong craft cocktails, Pizza Rolls, shenanigans, and roughhousing with his 14-year-old chocolate lab, Kerouac. He’s a huge fan of 1980s vintage Vegas, including UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball, pro wrestling at the old Showboat Hotel and Casino, Italian beef sammiches from Bono’s on Trop/Eastern, the Jerry Lewis Telethon and the Omnimax Theater at Caesar’s, Macayo’s on E. Charleston, Leatherby’s on E. Sahara, and seeing movies like “Jaws 3D” at the old Redrock Theaters near Charleston and Decatur.