A runner and outdoor enthusiast, I'm happiest in the fresh air.
Let me help plan your charity race, your outdoor wedding, or corporate event.
I can be convinced to come inside, sometimes.
Experienced event planner and fundraiser, with special interest in outdoor active tourism events: road running races, trail running, triathlons. Valued and creative team leader with superb planning, and organizing skills; very strong written and oral communicator.
Certified Race Director and Event Planner.
Road Runners Club of America
Certified Race Director, 2016
I had the good fortune to be the 200th race director certified by the RRCA - and only the second ever Canadian. This rigorous course was instructed by world-class race directors, including Dave McGillivray from the iconic Boston marathon.
PhD Candidate, Cognitive Science of Language, 2016
Persuasive language, with a focus on formulaic corporate apologies. Withdrawn in good standing.
University of Western Ontario
Master of Arts, Linguistics, 2010
Interdisciplinary from philosophy of language and science to anthropological concepts of identity construction.
Honours Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, 2008
Rigorous training in classical linguistics, combined with a focus on communications studies.
Certificate, Not-For-Profit Management, 2005
Certificate, Fundraising Associate, 2004
Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.)/Transport Canada
Private Pilot Certificate, single-engine land, 2000
2014 - present
From lending a hand to a start up 5k to expanding the race into a full Boston-qualifying marathon, I'm proud to provide a safe and fun racing experience for thousands of runners, while raising funds to do good in our community.
Team Member, Tourism Task Force
2017 - present
Chosen to explore experiential tourism opportunities within Haldimand County.
Director, Cayuga Creative Exchange
2016 - present
One of the founding members of creative collective, whose aim is to bring creativpreneurs and their audiences together through seasonal inspirational, entertaining, and instructional events.
Temporary position for Environment Canada, consolidating water quality data.
2007 - 2016
Teaching, administrative functions, conference & workshop planning
2004 - 2007
Youth group leader, Chair of Strategic Planning Committee
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
2001 - 2005
Direct Mail, Prospect Research, Special Event Planning