Education

Bachelor of Education Degree
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada
(June 2020)

Digital Marketing Management Diploma
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Bachelor of Journalism Degree
Ryerson University
Toronto, Canada

High School Diploma
The University of Winnipeg Collegiate
Winnipeg, Canada

Skills and Expertise

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Photoshop
  • Premiere
  • Acrobat
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Dreamweaver
  • InDesign
  • Media Encoder
  • Audition

Website Design and Development

  • WordPress
  • CSS3
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • PHP
  • Sass
  • Drupal
  • HTML5
  • jQuery
  • ExpressionEngine

Digital Marketing

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Google AdWords
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing
  • MailChimp

Microsoft Office

  • Word
  • OneDrive
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher

Video and Audio Production

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Audacity
  • Avid iNEWS
  • Vegas Pro
  • Reaper
  • ACID Pro

Experience

Front-End Web Developer

Artsculture Creative, Toronto/Ottawa
January 2016 to August 2018

  • Launched numerous custom-built WordPress websites for clients ranging from $2,000 to $10,000+.
  • Developed UI/UX and planned content, SEO and social media strategies.
  • Designed wireframes, mockups and prototypes, and developed websites using PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Journalist

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto
October 2006 to January 2016

Television Director, Producer

  • Conceived, planned, managed and executed original television, digital and audio projects.
  • Directed and organized national network TV and radio reports for Marketplace, As It Happens and The National.
  • Coordinated crews of up to 12 people, and produced original productions with budgets of $50,000 to $100,000.
  • Oversaw crisis, legal and editorial issues under scrutiny and intense deadlines.

Web Developer, Digital Producer, Social Media Producer

  • Pioneered and administrated digital workflow, content standards, and social media strategies for investigative news programs Marketplace and the fifth estate.
  • Built, maintained and created digital content, interactives and video for many TV news program websites, including Marketplace, the fifth estate, The Nature of Things, Connect with Mark Kelley and more

Investigative Researcher

  • Produced original, longform investigative research for the consumer TV news program, Marketplace.
  • Negotiated and booked on-camera interviews with hostile stakeholders.
  • Prepared lines of questioning and background for hosts conducting on-camera interviews.
  • Reported undercover using hidden cameras.

Staff Reporter

Toronto Star, Toronto
January 2004 to May 2005

  • Wrote news articles to strict deadline as a general assignment reporter.

Additional experience

Researcher

University of Ottawa, Ottawa
January 2019 to Present

  • Researched education issues within the Greater Ottawa Area.

Editor-in-Chief

Popjournalism, Toronto/Ottawa
January 2000 to Present

  • Provide editorial support in website news production for new writers who wish to launch an arts journalism career.

Manager, Content & Editorial Strategy

American Marketing Association, Toronto
August 2017 to August 2018

  • Maintained and curated organization’s editorial calendar.
  • Scheduled, organized and lead MarCom in brainstorming content.
  • Aligned content and content types with appropriate platform.
  • Project managed the editorial calendar process and agile teams.

Director, New Members and Diversity

Canadian Media Guild, Toronto
September 2008 to June 2016

  • Represented the interests of thousands of young, and Indigenous and visible minority media workers at the CBC, Canadian Press, Shaw Media, TVO/TFO, Thomson Reuters, VICE Media and freelance journalists

Host / Producer

CKLN 88.1 FM, Toronto
September 2001 to May 2007

  • Producer and on-air host of weekly current affairs radio program, Word of Mouth.
  • Recruited, organized and trained volunteers to produce a weekly community radio program.
  • Trained and produced community volunteers from Regent Park, including at-risk youth, new refugees, and representatives from Indigenous and multicultural advocacy organizations.

Selected Production Credits

Documentary

Driven By Comedy (2020)
Director, Producer, Camera, Editor

Music Video

“Path of Least Resistance” (2018)
Director, Camera, Editor

Music Video

“Can’t Stand By” (2017)
Director, Editor, Motion Graphics

Documentary Series

Missing & Murdered (2015)
Producer, CBC As It Happens

Television

The Busted Edition (2012)
Director, Producer, CBC Marketplace

Television

Busted: Air Canada (2012)
Director, Producer, CBC Marketplace

Television

Worst Customer Service (2012)
Producer, CBC Marketplace

Second Screen App

Into the Death Zone (2012)
Producer, Developer CBC fifth estate

Live Television

Kidnapped (2012)
Producer, Developer CBC fifth estate