I graduated from Malaspina University-College's Graphic Design program in 1996. For 11 years, from 2000–2011, I was Senior Designer with IdeaZone.ca, a position in which I developed both print and web projects for local companies, using the Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress.
As an active member of the Victoria Social Media community for the past four years, I am an avid Twitter user, and I have helped organize five WordCamps and four Social Media Camps in Victoria.
I am also City Manager for City Mom Now Victoria, a “a network of hyper-local online magazines for discerning urbanite moms who love exploring their cities,” for which I write articles, recruit contributors, and connect with the local parents on Twitter, and Facebook.
Malaspina University College
Graphic Design Diploma , Graphic Design Diploma
April 1996 - April 1996
Cowichan Secondary School
July 1992 - July 1992
Brand Ambassador – Cadbury's Bicycle Factory
Yummy Mummy Club
May 2013 - June 2013
Cadbury's Bicycle Factory gets bicycles to children in Ghana so that they can attend school. My role was sharing these articles through Twitter and Facebook.
City Mom Now Victoria
July 2012 - June 2013
As City Manager for City Mom Now Victoria, a “a network of hyper-local online magazines for discerning urbanite moms who love exploring their cities,” for which I write articles, recruit contributors, and connect with the local parents on Twitter, and Facebook.
Rocky Mountain Soap
November 2011 - June 2013
"We only use 100% natural ingredients, the finest essential oils, real grains, berries, and other sources that Mother Nature provides." – from the Rocky Mountain Soap website.
My role is to help people purchase natural products based on their needs, which are determined by asking questions. Suggestions are based on their answers. I am also responsible for opening and closing the store (often on my own), and using the till.
Additionally, I have administrative responsibilities: placing product orders, receiving invoices into the computer, payroll, bank deposits, and help with scheduling.
Editor and Community Manager
Foodie.ca , Victoria, BC
October 2010 - June 2013
Foodie.ca has 25 authors from across Canada writing for it. It’s my job to promote Foodie.ca through Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels, and liaise with the bloggers.
Promotions, Graphic Design and Community Manager
Social Media Camp Victoria , Victoria, BC
October 2010 - June 2013
A key member of the organizing committee, overseeing all web and print design needs. Social media promotion management and speaker recruitment.
CHEK Media Group , Victoria, BC
October 2010 - March 2011
Part-time receptionist. My duties included dealing with the public, directing incoming e-mails, answering telephone calls, and other administrative duties.
August 2000 - December 2011
Graphic designer for print, web, and social media presence, including promotional material for WordCamp Victoria, Social Media Camp Victoria, a regular newsletter for Gordon Head Residents Association, Dave Wheaton newspaper ads, and the YourCanada.ca website.
June 1999 - November 2000
Development of in-house print advertisements and page layouts for Coastal Grower Magazine and Cottage Magazine. Also worked on other projects such as the Victoria Dining Guide.
Flynn Printing , Victoria, BC
March 1998 - April 1999
Worked on varied projects including memorial cards for Sands Funeral Home, Saanich Parks and Recreation’s Active Living Guide and Youth Activity Calendar, and promotional material for the University of Victoria Vikes.