Resume

Please take a look at my qualifications and experience listed on this page. You can also add me to your network on LinkedIn.

Contact me if you have any questions or know of a company that might benefit from my skillset.

Product Specialist

Roland Canada -
  • Specialist for the Synthesizer and DJ product categories, answering to the Marketing Communications Manager.
  • Instruct retail staff and Roland sales reps on the selling features of products.
  • Coordinate product demonstrations and seminars at trade shows and events.
  • Manage and a team of part time ambassadors that promote Roland instruments in retail stores.
  • Write blogs and create videos that educate consumers about using Roland instruments.
  • Product support online and over the telephone.

Web Editor

Thomson Reuters -
  • Liaison between content creators and the development team.
  • Find ways to improve work flow through CMS enhancements.
  • Responsible for usability and SEO standards on consumer facing website.
  • File bug tickets with the development team.
  • Check and confirm that bug solutions adhere to web standards.
  • Manage social media content plan and maintain social media channels.
  • Graphic design as required.
  • Video production as required.

Street Tribes Members

Roland Canada -
  • Demonstrate Roland products in retail stores and at music events.
  • Help Roland Canada to meet their retail goals and objectives.
  • Be a brand ambassador.

Web Content Producer

WFN: World Fishing Network -
  • Web Content Producer for WorldFishingNetwork.com.
  • Manage a team of content coordinators to update news articles, feature articles, press release, and carousel images.
  • Create and maintain an annual content schedule.
  • Review analytics and adjust content priorities accordingly.
  • Create and update optimized content pages that are targeted to specific keywords.
  • Create outlines that detail work required by the development team.
  • On location coverage of events and tournaments that includes shooting, editing and uploading videos.
  • Add new videos to various pages and sections of the site.
  • Create and oversee creation of bi-weekly newsletter.
  • Promote contests and initiatives on both WorldFishingNetwork.com and various social media sites.

Website Administrator & Video Editor

Izumi Outdoors Inc. -
  • Shooting and editing for a broadcast television program aired nationally in Canada and the USA - Bob Izumi's Real Fishing Show.
  • Video editing (Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Media 100).
  • Shooting (HDV, miniDV, and BetaSP).
  • Website design (PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash).
  • Website administration.
  • Database design and maintenance (MySQL).
  • Script writing for television commercials, promos and voice overs.
  • Graphics (Photoshop and After Effects).

Program Director

Electro-Music.com Radio -
  • Program Director for Radio.Electro-Music.com.
  • Marketing and PR.
  • Create and distribute press releases.
  • Create and manage playlists for five radio streams.
  • Manage and coordinate volunteers and musicians.
  • Schedule live streaming events.
  • Help with website administration.

Volunteer

Rogers Television, Kitchener -
  • Directing.
  • ENG.
  • EFP.
  • Studio camera.
  • Computer graphics with Inscriber.
  • Switching.
  • VTR operator.
  • Audio operator.
  • Equipment setup and testing.
  • Assemble and strike sets.

Operator

CKPC Brantford -
  • Production of spots and station promos.
  • Operations.

Operator

KOOL-FM/The Team 1090, Waterloo -
  • Insert local commercials and ensure that timing is correct.
  • Monitor audio levels.

Radio and Television Broadcasting

Conestoga College -
  • Capable of using various television studio equipment including switcher, waveform monitor and vector scope, VTR, audio console, CCU, studio camera, and CG.
  • Non-Linear editing with Avid and Final Cut Pro.
  • ENG and EFP.
  • Capable of using digital sound editors including Adobe Audition, Sound Forge, Vegas, and SAW.
  • Graphics with Photoshop, After Effects, and Inscriber.
  • Writing for television and radio.

Introduction to Databases

Sheridan College -
  • Database design.
  • SQL database management.

Intro to HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Sheridan College -
  • Capable of creating websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Get to Know Me More

Here are some quotes about my personality type:

  • INTJs are one of the rarest of the sixteen psychological types and account for approximately 1-2% of the population.
  • INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning.
  • INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait of combining imagination and reliability.
  • They tend to be pragmatic, logical, and creative.
  • They have a talent for analyzing and formulating complex theories.
  • More so than any other personality type, INTJs are brilliant when it comes to grasping complex theories and applying them to problems to come up with long-term strategies.
  • INTJs are most always highly competent people, and will not have a problem meeting their career or education goals.

Read more about INTJ

Musician

My experience as an amateur musician has given me the following skills:

  • Music composition.
  • Mastering.
  • Mixing.
  • Studio acoustics.
  • Album cover design.
  • Composing and editing with Ableton Live and Propellerhead Reason.

Electronics

My hobby of creating my own electronic devices has allowed me to develop the following skills:

  • Creative problem solving.
  • C programming.
  • Boolean logic.
  • DIP through-hole soldering.
  • SMD soldering using SchmartBoards.
  • Schematics and PCB layouts using CadSoft EAGLE.

Fishing

I have been an avid angler since I was a child. I have also worked on fishing related media since 2003. This has provided me with the following skillset:

  • Knowledge of fish biology.
  • In-depth knowledge of popular fishing techniques.
  • Knowledge of boating and boat safety.
  • Contacts at all major fishing tackle companies.