Curriculum Vitae

Think about the story though...

I've been very fortunate to be a part of some great stories in my life, both personally and professionally. From attending the World Cup of Soccer in South Africa to working with OMEGA Watches VIPs during the 2010 Olympics and travelling the world with friends and family, I've been lucky to enjoy some amazing times with amazing people. With a hunger for storytelling and relationship-building, I've recently focused on brand building and development with some innovative and energizing teams working on exciting ideas.  I want to help tell their stories clearly and effectively because I truly believe that there is so much good news in the world that needs to be shared at every opportunity. 

Thank-you for taking the time to stop by and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions for me! 

Skills and Competencies

SKILLS

Account Management  Technical Writing     Project Management    Brand Operations  
Social Media 
  Event Coordination   SOP Development    Public Speaking   Media Relations  Web Content Strategy  People and Culture Activities   CRM Implementation

Microsoft Office  Smartsheet    Monday    G-Suite   Google Apps  
Hootsuite 
  Wix   Adobe Creative Suite    SalesForce   MailChimp  LaterMedia    

 

COMPETENCIES

Work Experience

July 2019 - Present

Project Manager - Dancing Bear Communications

  • Delivering integrated marketing and communication projects that focus on brand strategy, business development and operations efficiencies to effectively engage internal and external stakeholders.

  • Responsibilities include technical business writing, web and social media content, CRM implementation, brand development, SOP writing, account management, public relations and creative design.

February 2015 - July 2019

Director of Operations - Vessel Packaging Co. 

  • Progressed from the first employee of the three founders to Director of Marketing and eventually Director of Operations, overseeing 52 employees in western Canada across two locations.

  • Executed communication tasks including daily social media content, customer mailouts and company Slack account communications.

  • Developed SOPs for day-to-day business operations including labeled can manufacturing and delivery logistics of 1 million+ cans per month to customers across North America.

  • Delivered direct customer service and account management to over 100 B2B customers, often directly with brewery ownership.

  • Coordinated trade show and sponsorship opportunities at industry events across the North American craft beverage market. 

  • Project manager for the company’s 2016 CanCity Craft Beer Festival and ‘Canned Good’ charity collaboration program.

October 2013 - January 2015

Community Relations Coordinator, Access Transit - Translink

  • Managed partnerships with key user groups in the Access Transit category including seniors, new immigrants and persons of all abilities.
  • Oversaw consultation and engagement with these key user groups during development and implementation of the Compass Card payment system across B.C.’s lower mainland.
  • Facilitated Access Transit’s Users’ Advisory Committee meetings to develop Translink’s policies with stakeholder’s needs and interests.

  • Generated Access Transit marketing and communications material including monthly newsletters, social media content and giving TravelSmart presentations to groups of 25-200 people.

April 2012 - September 2013

Director of Marketing and Communications - Kamlaf Global Investments

  • Founded a business development agency with the goal of growing new sustainable business opportunities between North America and sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Responsible for marketing and sales duties including media buys, advertising design, pitch presentations, brand development and social 

  • media content creation.

  • Partners included a solar energy start-up and a renewable roofing tile manufacturer.

April 2012 - September 2013

Manager of Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator - Victoria Royals WHL Hockey Club

  • Developed a wide array of communications material for traditional and social marketing channels  to generate awareness of the team’s inaugural WHL hockey season in Victoria, BC. 

  • Served as the team’s primary liaison with community partners in marketing activations including ‘Pink in the Rink’ Night and Military Appreciation Night. 

  • Handled all media relations activities with local and national media. 

  • Coordinated hockey team activities including travel, meals and community appearances.

Education

February 2020 - Present 

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Online Certificate in Project Management (expected graduation in December 2020)

September 2009 - June 2011 

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Diploma of Marketing Management - Communications 

September 2004 - December 2008 

University of Victoria (UVic)

Bachelor of Humanities, History Major

Interests

I'm an avid sports fan and die-hard beer league participant who loves nothing more than suiting up for hockey, softball, beach volleyball, golf, tennis or really any activity that gets me moving. My favorite tv shows include The Sopranos and ESPN's 30 for 30 series, and I enjoy two-stepping to a country tune at every opportunity. My favorite places in the world are Kruger National Park in South Africa and the Croatian island of Hvar. That being said, I'm a proud Vancouverite, living in Kitsilano with my fiancee Marcie and our dog Rex. I could go on and on here, but if you'd like to know more lets meet for a coffee!  

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