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What have I been doing all this time?

resumeA quick sketch of what I can do

  • Fifteen years’ experience in communications, including print, web and exhibit planning.
  • Twenty years experience supervising people and managing budgets.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Fexible
  • Innovative
  • Solutions-oriented


    Key Skills and Achievements


    • HTML
    • CSS
    • PHP
    • Javascript
    • Photoshop
    • Dreamweaver
    • Flash
    • WordPress
    • Trained in website accessibility and usability
    • SEO


    Social Media:

    • Created and managed blogging team and system for Jawdrop Marketing
    • Created a Facebook page for the Jasper Trail Alliance. After just over one year, the page has likes from all over the world and is a key information sharing and trip planning tool for trail users in Jasper National Park Knowledge of social media



    Experience is craeting communications strategies, key messages and media releases for issues and events.

    Print and Exhibit Planning:

    • Managed Jasper National park’s publication program for over ten years
    • Developed park and regional publications plans and reviews
    • Developed multi-park publications in a team environment
    • Planned two major information exhibits



    • Over fifteen years of experience and training in employee performance management: hiring, training, coaching and evaluating
    • Was nominated by my staff and won the Head of the Public Service award in 1999
    • Fifteen years experience in managing budgets (salary, goods and services and capital) up to $3,000,000



    Work Experience

    Freelancer – 2015

    • Specializing in:
      • Designing functional websites
      • Setting up website content management systems
      • SEO optimization
      • Copy-writing
      • Project management for web, copy-writing and print
      • Communications planning, strategies and marketing


    Content Manager – Jawdrop Marketing 2013 – 2014

    • Responsible for website content for Jawdrop Marketing’s clients
      • content
      • images
      • writing
      • editing
      • SEO
      • CSS
      • HTML
      • messaging
      • functionality
      • working in a team environment


    Internet Content and New Media Officer – Parks Canada: 2012

    • Responsible for maintaining Jasper National Park’s public website and employee intranet site
      • content
      • images
      • writing
      • editing
      • HTML
      • messaging
      • functionality
      • working in a team environment
      • accessibility for hearing, mobility, cognitive, and visually impaired


    Visitor Centres Manager – Parks Canada: 1996-2011

    • Responsible for two information centers
    • Recruit, supervise and evaluate 25 staff
    • Manage 6120K G&S budget
    • Manage 400K salary budget
    • Manage various contracts and capital projects
    • Maintain and enhance relationship with partners
    • Manage park publications program
    • Coordinate JNP’s internal communications team


    Communications Officer – Parks Canada: 2007 – 2008

    • Lead/coordinate the production of the 7- mountain park visitor guide – The Mountain Guide
    • Lead Jasper National Parks’s pilot project to create an improved, more efficient public information distribution system
    • Plan and implement a multi-year, multi-million dollar reinvestment plan for the Columbia Icefield Centre in collaboration with partner Brewster Transportation


    Executive Services and Media Relations Officer – Parks Canada: 2007

    • Respond to dockets and access to information requests
    • Prepare media lines
    • Prepare communications strategies
    • Work pro-actively with the media to foster good relationships that contribute to positive exposure for Parks Canada
    • Assist in organizing and coordinating ministerial visits




    • SAIT Polytechnic. Calgary, Alberta. Web Developer Program. Certified in 2013
    • University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. Faculty of Continuing Education – Creative writing. 2011
    • John Abbott College. St-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. Languages and Literature Program. 1981-1983