I am a skilled writer in the English language. I can write for blogs, media releases, product descriptions, proofreading, editing, research, copy writing, stories etc. I am very creative, concise and can bring any story to life.
Currently Looking for New Opportunities
September 2012 - September 2012
I offer 15+ years of multiple media experience in project coordination & communication creation experience! Looking to get back to work after Second Career training and maternity leave. Open to contracts and consulting work, freelance or full-time.
Second Career Recipient
September 2010 - December 2012
Second Career Grant Recipient studied Business Marketing
January 2008 - December 2009
Equestrian: Groom, Rider, Breeder and Owner
Various Thoroughbred Farms and Tracks
January 2005 - December 2010
Licensed Groom, Rider, owner and breeder. Worked at Thoroughbred Farms and Racetracks in Ontario and Florida for self and Hall of Fame Trainer James E. Day, BGS Racing Schickedanz Farms, Openwood Farms, Eclipse Racing, Adena Springs, Fort Erie Racetrack, Woodbine and Tampa Bay Downs.
Desktop Publishing Contract
Basics Office Products Ltd.
May 2005 - May 2005
Worked on catalogue print layouts, proofing, adding final text and images, and final PDFs for National Office in Cambridge, ON
Creative Coordinator Contract
June 2004 - June 2004
Worked on contract for multimedia Advertising Agency as coordinator for award shows. Did organization, administration, photography and presentations.
March 2004 - May 2004
Marketing Communications: wrote and developed product descriptions for promotional advertisements and flyers. Also created graphic layouts. Researched and photographed new products.
Creative Executive Assistant Contract
Anderson DDB “Health & Lifestyle”
December 2003 - February 2004
Executive Assistant to “Health & Lifestyle” Vice President and Director; Created PowerPoint presentations. Performed medical research for advertising pitches. Attended to phones, scheduled meetings & travel.
Desktop Publishing and Design Contract
January 2003 - March 2003
Collaborated on catalogue creation with U.S. version to incorporate them into Canadian version. Also had personal photography work featured and published in 2004 Hallmark Calender.
Various Marketing, Design and Admin Contracts/Freelance work
Various Recruitng/Job Agencies
January 2002 - January 2012
Various Marketing, Design and Admin Contracts/Freelance work through Various Agencies including: Freelancers Unlimited Inc, API Adpeople Inc, The Creative Group, Aquent, Griffin Sproston, Adecco and Executive Assistance Inc. Also direct hire: Caspian Worldwide Agency.
Assistant Art Director
Independent Film co
May 2002 - August 2002
Assistant Art Director for feature film “Detention & Partners in Action"
Created 2-D graphics and web design elements. Sketched, photographed, researched, and read scripts and budgeted for Art department
January 2001 - January 2001
Worked as a freelancer in the capacity of provided photography, creative concepts for Advertising, copy writing and desktop publishing.
Assistant Art Director
20th Century Fox Film Productions
May 2001 - July 2001
Worked on contract as Assistant Art Director, Star cast including Dean Cain and Portia Di Rossi for TV movie "The Glow"
Photography and Design contract
Cormark Macphee Advertising
April 2001 - May 2001
Was sent across Canada to photograph and help with Art Direction for corporate Client FMC LLB
Assistant Director and Assistant Art Director
Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario
January 1998 - December 2005
Worked on numerous Feature Film and Television Productions in various capacities as an Assistant Director and Assistant Art Director. Some Titles including: The 5 senses, Bride of Chucky, Cheaters, PSI Factor, Code name Eternity, Love Songs, Meanstreak, Amazon, Abbie, Possessed, Earths Final Conflict ,Twice in a Lifetime, Driven, Champs,Gingersnaps, Bait, Exit Wounds, Galindez Files, Partners in Action, Detention, The Glow, The Pacifier, Baileys Billion Dollars.
Music Video/Film Production
January 1998 - January 1999
Photographer & Assistant Photographer/Producer
January 1995 - January 2005
Photographer for Editorial Publications including: Globe and Mail , Eye Mag, Shift, Now, Canadian Banker, IE Money, Montage Mag, National Post and the Discovery Channel. Also done work for Ad Agencies, Corporate, Events, Personal & Film. Also worked as Assistant Photographer / Producer to Photographers and Studios including: Shin Sugino, Nigel Dickson, Richard Picton, Wahooz, Instil Prod , Networks Studios, Mark Mainguy, Westside Studios, Gerard Yunker, Hudson Taylor. Also worked in production on numerous music videos and commercials.
Horse Trainer, Teacher and Trail Guide in Western Riding
Griffin Valley Ranch
May 1988 - September 1995
Worked for 6+ Seasons as a Horse Trainer, Teacher and Trail Guide in Western Riding discipline on 5000 acres with 1000 head of horses in the forests, valleys and mountains in Cochrane, Alberta.
Qualifications & Certifications
Business Marketing Certificate/Diploma
Digital Graphic Design Certificate
Digital Media Studios
Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA / Diploma in Visual Arts
Alberta College of Art and Design