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Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Sustainability Intern

Green & Tonic
  • Currently responsible for coordinating all volunteer projects, researching media distribution channels, distributing press releases and spearheading event planning initiatives
Nov 2004May 2009

Marketing Manager

Snow Park NZ
  • Managed top ski and snowboard events (Burton NZ Open, Billabong Snowstock, MTV Snow Jam, NZ Freeski Open) as on-site resort coordinator, key planner and trouble shooter
  • Acted as resort facilitator for numerous video productions (including That’s It That’s All, DC Mtn Lab 1.5, The Community Project) and photo shoots for global ski and snowboard brands/magazines (Burton, Volcom, Billabong, Armada Skis, Transworld Snowboarding, US Snowboarder, Freeskier) leading to nine major magazine covers, over 20 DVD projects featuring the resort, numerous editorials and overall increased brand presence
  • Developed and maintained successful relationships with strategic partners and sponsors such as DC Snow, Mountain Dew, Electric Eyewear - resulting in income generation, substantial product sponsorships and renewed contracts over a four year period.
  • Created and implemented seasonal promotional material, advertising campaigns and media releases (web, radio, print)
  • Performed website and database administration including being responsible for the design and management of key online marketing projects (online sales, photo/video/news gallery, social networking sites)
Sep 2005Feb 2008

Festival Production/Executive Assistant to Director

Rippon Music Festival
  • Worked as a crucial member of event management/production team for top bi-annual New Zealand music festival (during off-season for Snow Park)
  • Executive Assistant to Director from September 2005 to May 2006
  • Festival Production/Committee member from October 2007 to February 2008
  • Monitored contracts, created promotional material and merchandise, assisted with festival ticketing processes, and had frequent communication and coordination with talent managers
  • Developed sponsorship arrangements with local companies
  • Performed general administrative duties (accounts, filing, tax return, meeting minutes)
Jan 2003Mar 2004

Executive Assistant/Music Licensing

Fitzgerald Hartley Company
  • Performed music licensing and publishing clearances (Film, TV, ASCAP, BMI)
  • Assisted with client tour contracts, promotional kits and marketing materials, performed office duties
Jan 2004Feb 2004

Music Clearance (pro-bono project)

Stedfast Films
  • Coordinated all required clearances and licensing for music used in surf film project and soundtrack Through the Looking Glass (2005 X Dance Nominee; winner of three awards at 2005 ESeMMIES)
Jun 2001Aug 2001

Summer Internship

Musician.com
  • Prepared company expense reports, market research and performed general administrative office duties

Education

Skills

Computer Skills
Joomla Web Administration, Adobe Illustrator/Image Ready, Basic Dreamweaver, Mac OSX

References

Chris O'Connell

Reuben Yeoman

Former Events/Marketing Manager for Burton NZ. Current Burton NZ Open event manager.

Sam Lee

Ashley Forrest

Former Event Manager for Billabong Australia/NZ.

Lynne Christie

Portfolio Items

Interest

  • Music, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Fitness, Outdoors, Adventure Travel, Fashion

International Experience

  • USA citizen, UK citizen, New Zealand Permanent Resident Status
  • Extensive international travel experience throughout Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, Africa, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, China/Hong Kong, Fiji, Mexico