Freelance writer/photographer for: The Winnipeg Free Press, Thomson Marketing Solutions, The Lance, Uptown and RRCC’s Market Driven Training Center.
Kenora Daily Miner and News, Oct. 6, 1997- April 27, 1998. Reporter/Photographer. Beats included: provincial politics, the environment, business, Keewatin, the NW Ontario Region, Kenora Catholic District School Board, general news, entertainment and weather.
Thomson Marketing Solutions, February 11, 1997 - April 1997, editing, proofreading, and surveying.
Winnipeg Free Press, April 13- May 9, 1997. Completed student rotation through FP newsroom (April 13-20), completed three week internship in FP newsroom (April 21- May 9).
CBC 24 Hours, January 20 - February 7, 1997, Completed three week work experience as part of course requirement for school.
Red River Community College, Market Driven Training Center, June 1996-August 1996, Student/Business Advisor, Training businesses to use the internet, research.
University of Manitoba, Continuing Education Division, June 1995 - August 1995, Office Assistant, Answering inquiries regarding Continuing Education and general office duties.
H & R Block the Tax Specialists, November 1994 - May 1995, January 1994 May 1994, Tax preparer, Prepared individual income tax returns.
Enumerator, Poll Clerk, Deputy Returning Officer; Federal and Provincial Elections 1993 & 1995.
Manitoba Department of Natural Resources, June 1994 - September 1994, Level 2 Fire Ranger, Watched for forest fires from the Falcon Lake fire tower.
University of Manitoba Students Union, April 1991 - September 1991, Assistant Manitoba Outreach Co-ordinator, Designing and implementing a program promoting post secondary education in Manitoba.
Completed the Creative Communications Program at Red River Community College (Journalism Major), Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 1997 (GPA 3.45).
Dean's Honour Role Terms 1, 2, 5 and 6.
Finalist for the Walter and Duncan Gordon Fellowship, 1996.
Co-recipient of the Murray Lloy (yes, Lloy is the correct spelling) Memorial Bursary
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology; University of Manitoba, Graduated June 1989.
Desktop publishing with QuarkXPress 3.3 on Mac, St. James Assiniboia School Division Continuing Education , January - March 1995.
Volunteer and Extra-Curricular
Volunteer Pan American Games, summer of 1999.
Active in recreational soccer and sponge hockey leagues