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Resume

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

    Web:

    • 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

     

    Communications:

    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

     

    Supervisory:

    • 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

     


     

    Education

    • 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