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Professional & Volunteer Experience

IT/IS Contractor (Canada) (Self Employed)
January 2012 – August 2017
  • Advised on Internet communications, data management, and IT processes
  • Maintained over 100 websites for clients in various content systems hosted on Linux servers
Board Member (Volunteer)
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
June 2013 – July 2017
  • Sat on the board for this NGO/NPO with ~100 staff providing over 35 social programs
Deputy Station Leader, Media Relations Officer, Crew (Volunteer)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue
January 2012 – March 2016
  • Active crew member on two fast response marine search and rescue vessels
IT and Systems Manager – Office of Communications
United Nations University (Tokyo, Japan)
September 2007 – December 2011
  • Created and managed the IT infrastructure for staff work and hosting online services
  • Led the design and implementation of a new contact management system (CRM)
  • Managed an open source project that was used for creating educational case studies
Founder (Volunteer)
Canadian Alumni Network (Japan)
December 2005 – December 2011
  • Created a social / professional network to link alumni from Canadian universities
  • Maintained alliances with university alumni offices, hosted events, and connected people
Independent Technical Contractor (Project Based)
Canadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan)
2004 – 2010
  • Restructured and improved the custom-built Intranet
  • Worked on projects with the IT department, such as equipment upgrades and inventory
  • Provided research, writing, and editing to the trade section for external communications

Self-Initiated Projects

  • Created a custom system to monitor and report on issues for over 2,400 domains
  • Created a staff attendance system, and hosted it for 5 years after leaving the organization
  • Created a system for tracking information about people during a disaster or emergency
  • Created a database system to track volunteers – including skills, interests, and contributions
  • Led a long-term strategic planning process for a volunteer group

Educational Highlights

Bachelor of Computer Science
University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)
September 2017 – Present
Bachelor of Arts Degree – English and Communications
Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada)
May 2001 – August 2003