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Professional Info

Professional writer and multi-media journalist covering stories about industry, community, crime and government. Published in newspapers across Ontario and national magazines. Proficiency creating editorial plans and content strategies, non-profit marketing materials and corporate communications for internal and external audiences. Ability to instantly grasp complex issues and communicate them with confidence and clarity. 

Education 

Journalism Print and Broadcast
Conestoga College, 2001-2004 
 
Graduated with President's Honour Diploma for academic excellence. Editor of college newspaper, Spoke, managing a newsroom of about 15 students. Responsible for layout, story generation and assignment, editing copy and photography and coordinating with advertising department.  

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Authorship

My first children's book

for families with a child in palliative care.

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Feature Article

For Blue Line, Canada's Law Enforcement Magazine. 

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Corporate

Content featured highlighting County Council achievements. Blog posts for Waste Reduction. 

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Digital

Multi-media blog with popular podcast Breakfast with a Neurosurgeon.

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Editorial

My passion project! A magazine I created for my community.

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News Release

Event planning and partnerships. Coverage from local media.  

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Non-Profit

Branded Non-Profit Annual General Report. 

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In-Depth Article

An exclusive: exposing potentially fatal delays in ambulance response times in Ontario.

Experience 

Adobe Indesign, Photography, Videography, Website Builders and Sharepoint

 

Communications Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Southwestern Ontario)

Develop communication plans, annual recruitment campaigns, produce digital and print marketing materials for fundraising events, including video and social media content.
 

Communications Officer, Oxford County 

Produce compelling blogs, news releases and radio ads to promote various departments and services in Oxford County. Edit and format corporate reports and documents ensuring adherence to branding standards and CP style.  

 

Marketing and Communications Associate, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Manage public relations and execute national advertising strategy. Write radio ads, news releases, patient stories, blogs and podcasts. Co-ordinated first Facebook Live event for Brain Tumour Awareness Month, resulting in most viewed video to date. Manage email marketing strategy with targeted messages for donors, patients and health care professionals.

Multi-Media Journalist, Sun Media and Torstar

Accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news with clippings from Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Tillsonburg News, Niagara News (editor), The Record, and Guelph Mercury. Researched and developed feature series on child sexual assaults, delayed ambulance responses and citizens police academy.  

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