Credentials

Highlights

More than two decades of communications and journalism experience in editing, writing, research, media relations, strategic communications, analysis, design 
and production

  • Proficient at developing and implementing effective communications plans and products
  • Expert knowledge of communications principles and best practices
  • Plain-language expert able to adapt complex or technical language for general audiences
  • Skilled at crisis management; sound judgment under pressure
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Advanced computer and online research skills
  • Can quickly assimilate new information and learn new skills
  • Native English speaker; fluent in French; intermediate Dutch
  • Secret security clearance

Experience

Communications Consultant
 (2006 – Present)

National Gallery of Canada

Senior Media and Public Relations Officer (2003 – 2006)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 

Researcher/Writer, Policy & International Relations (2003)

Carleton University
Teaching Assistant / Connections Content Editor
for Capital News Online (2002 – 2003)

The Toronto Sun

Assistant Showcase Editor (2001 – 2002)
Senior Editor, Features (1994 – 2001)
Copy & Layout Editor, News (1992 – 1994)
Freelance Writer and Editor
(1994 – 2002)
News Extra
Assistant Editor (1990 – 1992)


Education

Master of Journalism
, Journalism Studies (2004)
Carleton University, Ottawa

Bachelor of Arts
, Journalism (1992)
Concordia University, Montreal


Clients

Canada Public Service Agency

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Canadian War Museum

Citizens for Safe Cycling

City of Ottawa (Councillor David Chernushenko)

Criminal Intelligence 
Service Canada (CISC)

Cycling Vision Ottawa

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Gelder, Gingras & Associates

Green Party of Canada

Green Party of Ontario

The Living Lightly Project

Transport Canada

University of Ottawa Press

World University Service of Canada