CV

Management and Leadership Experience

Elected Cohort Representative, Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication-2012 Cohort, Royal Roads University Student Association (Victoria, BC) 2010-2012

  • organized community and social events on behalf of the cohort
  • represented the cohort before the student association, professors, and other university staff

Founder and Director, Con Brio Music (Victoria, BC) 2004 – 2010

  • director of the school for over five years
  • manager of entire staff team
  • responsible for the recruitment and hiring of new team members
  • created and maintained company policies
  • organized and directed student and faculty recitals
  • created unique curricula, programs, and teaching aids used by the entire team for private lessons, group lessons, and multi-day camps

Founder and Chair, Con Brio Music Bursary Fund Society (Victoria, BC) 2006 – 2010

Director, Children’s Choir, St. Philip’s Anglican Church (Victoria, BC) 2001 – 2004

  • planned and facilitated a large-scale fund-raising concert for the Canadian Red Cross in conjunction with the University of Victoria, local churches, and community members
  • designed curriculum
  • organized children to lead the church’s congregational worship

Initiator and Team Leader, Independent House Building Project (Tijuana, Mexico) 2001

  • recruited a team of volunteers to travel to Mexico and build a house
  • managed everything from travel plans, accommodations, and food, to the purchasing and renting of building supplies and the construction of a house

Communication, Fund-raising and Event Planning Experience

Communication and Membership Chair, Green Party of Beaches-East York (Toronto, ON) CURRENT

  • created a website, blog, and social-media plan from scratch
  • maintain communication with members and supporters through social-media and direct email campaigns
  • initiate and plan community outreach events
  • manage supporter database

Founder and Chair, Con Brio Music Bursary Fund Society (Victoria, BC) 2006-2010

  • raised funds through the creation and maintenance of a supporter base and through various fund-raising events

Volunteer, Jolly Nyeko Foundation (Victoria, BC) 2011

  • helped with fund-raising through soliciting donations, maintaining supporter relations, and organizing events

Initiator and Team Leader, Independent House Building Project (Tijuana, Mexico) 2001

  • raised funds (through event-specific campaigns and the creation of a support network) to send a team to Mexico and build a house

Business Experience

Founder and Director, Con Brio Music (Victoria, BC) 2004 – 2010

  • performed the market research, budgeting, and advertising necessary to launch and maintain a successful business
  • managed business’ budgets
  • created and maintained student enrolment information and payment databases as well as employee payroll and invoice databases
  • sold the business in November, 2011 for a profit

Initiator and Team Leader, Independent House Building Project (Tijuana, Mexico) 2001

  • created and maintained the team’s budget for travel, accommodations and food, as well as supplies and equipment for building a house

Education

Royal Roads University, Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication 2012

  • elected cohort representative for the RRU Student Association
  • course subjects included:
    • Social-Media an Digital Communication
    • Advertising and PR
    • Global and Intercultural Communication
    • Organizational Communication
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Media and Cultural Studies
    • Writing for Media
    • Professional and Business Writing
    • Communication Ethics
    • Research Methods

     

University of Victoria, Bachelor of Music Program 2003

Double Dogwood Diploma Recipient

  • awarded to students in British Colombia who graduate (grade 12) from the french immersion program and are therefore recognized as bilingual


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