Resume
   
Professional Experience
  
Story & Video Producer
2017-Present
Government of Canada

Hired for my storytelling ability to develop and carry out a storytelling initiative for a large government department. In total I developed three storytelling vehicles, all video series, each focusing on a unique aspect of this department and how their efforts had positive impacts on Canadians. Each video was produced through a human-interest lens, my favourite of which being a video series documenting the restoration of a highly-detailed Beaux-Arts train station and the personal weight this held for those who once travelled through it. 


Lifestyle Journalist & Photographer
Ottawa Magazine
2015 - Present
 
Developed, authored, and edited print articles for a major local publication, part of St. Joseph’s Media. This included developing products for specific target audiences concerning local themes linked to lifestyle, culture and community affairs. Worked with several stakeholders including senior editors, graphic designers and members of the community who were the subject of the published articles.
 
 On-Air Guest
CTV - Toronto, Ottawa & Vancouver                                                
2013 – 2016
 
Developed and executed audiovisual products for live-to-air television for CTV – Bell Media local and national shows including CTV Morning Live (Vancouver & Ottawa) and the Marilyn Denis Show (Toronto). The television segments developed in the last three years focused on local cultural events, lifestyle topics, and the promotion of specific businesses and products. Acted as a coordination point for production stakeholders including producers, filming crews, on-air talent and production assistants.
 
 On-Air Guest
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "Steven & Chris"                      
2014 - 2015       
 
Developed and executed audiovisual products for Steven & Chris, an internationally distributed television show. The products developed dealt with lifestyle and culinary arts topics. Coordinated and worked together with producers, filming crews, on-air talent and production assistants among other stakeholders. Employed social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote the developed segments.
 
Lifestyle Columnist & Photograpger
 Post Media Network, Inc., "The Vancouver Sun"                                  
2013 - 2015

Developed, authored, and edited a monthly column for the Vancouver Sun, a broadsheet publication with a daily circulation of 150,000 copies daily. Generated and composed visual media products, which included high quality pictures employing a variety of tools including DSLR cameras, digital cameras and photo editing software. In addition, assisted on the promotion of the products via pubic appearances and social media.
 
 Associate Producer
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "Best Recipes Ever"                          2011 -  2012
 
Developed and produced content for a national show including writing run downs and scripts. Conducted research for episode design and consultations with relevant subject matter expert. Managed relationship with key stakeholders such as directors, senior producers, network executives, talent and film crew. Employed a variety of tools including MS Office Suite and Adobe.
 
Editorial Intern/Recipe Developer    
Delicious Magazine, London, UK                                                                    
2010
                
Developed print, online and audiovisual media products for a major British publication. Worked with diverse teams including editorial, visual production and senior management in order to produce high quality communications products.
 
News Room Intern
CTV News, Vancouver                                                                              
2010
 
Coordinated the development of field segments as well as interviews for a daily news program. Ensured that production and field teams had the necessary information and logistics support to carry out content development tasks. Worked as a liaison officer for the network and members of the public.
 
 Culinary Coordinator   
W Network, "Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bags"                                               2008-2009
      
Provided support to producers, on-air-talent and other senior management in the development of audio-visual content for a major syndicated television show. Undertook research, logistic and administrative task in order to ensure the efficient and high quality development of media products.
 
    
 
  
   
 
Formal Education

Master of Science, Journalism (Distinction),
Robert Gordon University (UK)                                      
2010

 
Bachelor of Arts, Art History,
University of British Columbia                                    
2007
 
Diploma in Culinary Arts,
The Art Institute
2007
    
Complimentary Courses

University of Oxford, Online
Department for Continuing Education
Writing Lives
2016

George Brown College, Toronto
Health & Nutrition
2012

UBC Continuing Education, Vancouver
Food & Travel Writing
2011

 
Leith's School Of Food & Wine, London
Advanced Cookery
2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
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