Wednesday, September 09, 2009




Toronto (1997-2002)

Globe and Mail, book reviewer; eye, Outreach Connection, to-nite – freelance writer

Pal Reader Services – audio-book recorder
NorthbyNortheast (NXNE) Music Festival - cashier/doorperson
SpringRise & Winter Solstice Music Festivals – cashier/doorperson

Toronto Sun - poet

Hamilton (2001-2006)

CFMU 93.3 FM - host/producer/announcer/DJ/scriptwriter (“Patchwork Blues” and fill-ins)
Arts Hamilton - “Class & Trash” Benefit - cashier/doorperson; ARTSbeat – freelance writer
Creative Arts Inc. - Festival of Friends, Big Band Showdown – publicity/promotion

Hammered Out – poet

St. John’s (2005)

CHMR 93.5 FM - host/producer/announcer/DJ/scriptwriter (“Patchwork Blues” and fill-ins)
The Muse, The Measure, The Independent, The Telegram, Newfoundland Herald

freelance writer

Ottawa (2007-2009)

CHUO 89.1 FM - record librarian/host/producer/announcer/DJ/scriptwriter (“Iron Maidens”)

CKCU 93.1 FM - host/producer/announcer/DJ/scriptwriter (“Iron Maidens” and fill-ins)

U.S. (2000-2009)

Bluesletter (Seattle) - music reviewer
SW Blues (Dallas) – music reviewer

Internet (2000-2009)

Rockin’ the Blues from Canada (self-published),, Blues on Stage, MusicMoz,, Big Monkey Press, CD Baby, CD Now, etc. – A & E reviewer/publicist/promoter


Tim (Too Slim) Langford, GM Paterson, Jack de Keyzer, Darrell Cooper, Paul James, Darren "Boobie" Browne, Dr. Jeff Healey, Max Ratevosian, Harrison Kennedy, Ret'd Capt. Wayne Norman, James Cotton, Dana Parsons, Wade Tarling, Jeff Johnston, Jimi Bott, Colin James, Rick Gunn, Doug Inglis, Joan Sullivan, Brian Hennessey, Mike Chiarot, Tim Gibbons, Sonny Del Rio, Jack Pedler, Jasper Kujavsky, Maureen Chaume, Jessika Uhl, Chris Poolman, Missy Burgess, Marie-Josée Houle, Tannis Slimmon, Dawn Langstroth, Michelle Wright, Evelyn Voigt, David Gogo, “Southside Steve” Marriner, etc. Her reviews have appeared in the press kits of Terra Hazelton, Jeff Healey, Daniel Lanois and Too Slim and The Taildraggers.



2008-2009 – Foreign Affairs and International Trade (AS-01)

2007-2008 – Canadian Transportation Agency (AS-01)

2007-2007 – Health Canada (CR-04)


2001-2007 – Health Canada (CR-04)


1997-2001 – Immigration and Refugee Board (CR-04)

1996-1997 – Transport Canada (ST-SCY-03)

1995-1996 – Public Service Commission (ST-SCY-03)

Formal Education

Confederation High School – arts & science - senior matriculation

Carleton University – 1st year arts

Algonquin College - office automation/word processing – diploma

Specific Areas of Knowledge/Terminology

Human resources (general admin./training), legal (corporate, commercial, immigration, deportation, refugee, labour/real estate/human rights), occupational health and safety (immunizations, ergonomics, air quality assessments, food premise inspections, emergency preparedness), pharmaceutical manufacturing (practices, regulatory guidelines), banking (personal, commercial, corporate training), heritage preservation (national parks/historic sites/culture), retail (customer service), publishing (daily news/editorial/cultural), int’l security

Professional Attributes

Oriented towards the provision of prompt, respectful and courteous client service

Effective communicator at all levels of staff hierarchy

Highly organized, efficient and innovative

Capable of following guidelines, procedures and deadlines

Attentive to details and accuracy

Prefer to work independently but capable of working as part of a team

Accumulated Office Skills and Experience

Communication/Liaison – all levels of staff and management in public and private sectors

Co-ordination – conferences; training courses; travel reservations; leave schedules; etc.

Data Entry – Alphanumeric (11,600 keystrokes/hour); Numeric (10,000 keystrokes/hour)

Equipment Operation/Maintenance – computers; copiers; scanners; cameras; fax machines

Financial Processing – coding and verification of accounts payable invoices

Forms/Reports – input/extraction of data to generate reports; contracts; leave requests, etc.

Hospitality – arranging for food catering, accommodations, etc.

Information Management (scanning & tracking) – ministerial and executive correspondence

Mail (incoming/outgoing) – shipping; receiving; distribution (postal/courier)

Managerial Scheduling – monitoring managers’ daily agenda for upcoming meetings/events

Material Management monitoring/maintaining supplies inventory, including fleet vehicles

Purchasing – office supplies (internally and externally)

Records Management (electronic) – Creating/Editing/Storing/Archiving

Research – via multimedia resources (library, newspapers, Internet, personal contacts)

Travel (domestic & int’l) – authorizations; reservations; expense claims; overtime

Word Processing – typing/dicta-typing/transcription (80 wpm); proof-reading; editing; printing

Writing – office correspondence; entertainment/general interest articles, etc.

Computer Skills and Experience (Intermediate Level)

Administrative Software

Word, Excel, Outlook Express, Powerpoint, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Notes, STAR, Caselaw, DBase III Plus, ILAM, Pagebuilder, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, PMRS, PRISM, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, LRS/iRIMS, MECS, QuattroPro 12, AppInfo, Novell GroupWise, Fujitsu Scanner, ccmMercury, Briefing Products Tracking System (BPTS), Signet 3 and Signet C5 Email Servers

Broadcasting/Audio-Editing Software

Adobe Audition

Nero SmartStart

Sound Forge XP 4.5

Audacity 1.2.6

Xilisoft VCW


Media Disk 32 Pro


Broadcast News


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