Experience

Executive Director
Pacific Parklands Foundation

November 2019 - Present

Reporting to an independent board of directors, raised funds and made grants to support Metro Vancouver Regional Parks. Responsibilities include: marketing, financial, strategic planning, operations, reporting, government relations and managing staff.

Executive Director
CTS Youth Society

November 2019 - Present

Held a dual role as the Executive Director of the Pacific Parklands Foundations and Executive Director of this youth environment leadership program.  Reporting to an independent board of directors, I led the establishment of a new society and its application for charitable registration.  Responsible for all operational details from the inaugural board meeting to hiring staff and launching programs.  Working with donors, the board and a small team, introduced new programs and initiatives in response to the cancellation of all overnight camping in BC due to Covid-19.

Director of Advancement
Meadowridge School

September 2017 - August 2018

Managed the marketing, community relations and fund development team for this K-12 private school. Responsibilities included overseeing web and social media marketing, print publications and community events. 

Chief Executive Director,
Western Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada

April 2016 - August 2017

Responsible for all leadership functions for 14 chapters in 4 western provinces and the Yukon with a team of 10 employees. Ensured the success of volunteer led gala dinners, golf tournaments and other fundraising events. Working with head office, supported government relations, marketing and communications. 

Divisional Director,
Planned & Major Gifts
Salvation Army of Canada

April 2009 - April 2016

Led a team of eight in capital project fundraising, major gifts, legacy giving, annual giving, stewardship and strategic planning for BC. Created a collaborative team that built on strengths and offered opportunities for growth. (Initially hired as Planned Giving Officer in 2009, promoted to Director in 2013.) 

Advancement Officer,
Applied Sciences
Simon Fraser University

April 2016 - August 2017

As a member of the Dean’s senior management team, contributed to the Faculty’s overall strategic plan and budgeting process. Coached senior leaders on establishing relationships with corporations and individuals as well as initiating the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Manager,
Planned & Major Gifts
BC Institute of Technology

January 2000 - February 2005

Played a key leadership role during a period of rapid change and growth. Created branding and marketing material for the BCIT Foundation, developed new administrative processes,increased revenue, recruited new team members and supported board activities. (Initially hired as Planned Development Officer, promoted to Manager).

Manager,
Communications & Development
Vancity Community Foundation

1993-1997 & 1999

Involved in all areas of the Foundation’s activities: special events, program development, grants, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility, communications, fundraising and administration. Working with an agency to develope print communications including brochures, annual report and newsletters.

Specialist,
Communications
Citizens Bank of Canada

1997 - 1999

Worked in a fast-paced environment as part of the marketing team during the start-up phase of Canada’s first on-line bank. Developed website content, radio and tv ads, direct mail, special events, corporate social responsibility programs and generated media interest.

Acting Manager,
Public Affairs & Communications Vancity Credit Union

1993

Replaced the Manager of Public Affairs for six weeks and represented Vancity’s launch of a new lending product, responded to media inquires and managed internal employee communications. (Hired as Marketing Specialist in January 1993).

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Simon Fraser University

  • Communication Majors
  • Psychology Minor

New Media & Web Design, Certificate
BC Institute of Technology

  • Digital marketing and social media,
  • Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design,
  • Web design:WordPress, HTML, CSS, Javascript,
  • Video production and animation,
  • Information architecture and UI/UX.

Strengths

Project Management 90%
Content Development 90%
Strategic Planning 80%
Team Leadershiop 85%
Marketing 85%

Technical Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • WordPress
  • CSS/HTML
  • Excel
  • Word