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To obtain a position at an historic museum or site, where I can utilize my training and experience in educating the public on early Canadian military history.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Hardworking, punctual, well-organized and professional
  • Excels at working both as part of a team and independently to achieve goals and tasks
  • Extensive experience in leadership roles
  • First Aid Certification
  • Efficient computer skills and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Assistant Programme Development Officer (Internship)

Fort York National Historic Site
  • Assist the Fort's two Programme Development Officers with their duties and ongoing work/projects
Jan 2007Present

Historical Presenter (Volunteer)

Kawartha Living History Society
  • Presented lectures and information sessions on various topics related to British and Canadian military history, including the War of 1812, the First World War and the Battle of Vimy Ridge
  • Conduct research, prepare visual aid collections and facilitate question and answer sessions and discussions

Historical Re-enactor/Interpreter (Volunteer)

Crown Forces North America
  • Actively involved in the historical reenactment community, focused on reenacting and interpreting the War of 1812
  • A member of the British General Staff for the Crown Forces North America
  • Commander of a Peterborough based 1812 Reenactment group, which interprets the 49th Regiment of Foot - Grenadier Company, a unit from the British Army of the Napoleonic period
  • Extensive handling of historic weapons and black powder firearms, presenting historical information to the general public
  • Proficient experience in performing and instructing early Nineteenth Century British military drill and maneuvers
  • Unit quartermaster – have constructed many reproductions of British military leather equipment and other pieces of uniform, such as headgear, regimental tunics and full sets of regimental colours, all based on surviving examples
  • Active member of the Crown Forces North America - Waterloo 2015 Planning Committee
Jan 2010Aug 2014

Assistant Manager

Tim Hortons
  • Assisted in running restaurant for over five years
  • Excelled at management and coordination during all periods of the day, managing food, paper and labour costs, restaurant finances and payroll, employee hiring and training, stock inventory and order, scheduling and promotions
Aug 2006Jan 2010

Shift Supervisor

Tim Hortons
  • Managed the restaurant floor and shifts throughout all periods of the day
  • Team leader in food service
Jan 2001Jan 2005

Tour Guide

Hutchinson House Historic Site

•    Guided historical tours of a Peterborough area historic site and answered questions from the public


Sep 2014Apr 2015

Postgraduate Diploma - Culture and Heritage Site Management

Centennial College
  • Obtained skills in site management, financial planning, heritage site marketing, fundraising and sponsorship and collections management, educational and interpretive programming.
Sep 2010Apr 2014

Honours Bachelors Degee - History

Trent University
  • Received the John Syrett Prize for historical writing (2011) and a final contender for the W.L. Morton Prize in History (2012)
  • Achieved high academic standing on the Dean’s and President’s Honour Roll for four years (2010-2014)
  • Research primarily focused on topics of modern military history - specifically British military history. Wrote extensive papers on the British military forces in the American War of Independence, the War of 1812 and the First World War.
Sep 2004Apr 2008

Secondary School Diploma

Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational Institute


Personal Achievements

  • Completed all eight years as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, 534 Squadron - (2002 – 2009)
  • Participated in The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) Conference - (2008)
  • Twice received the Top Instructor’s Award from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, 534 Squadron - (2007 & 2009)
  • Completed Cadet Glider Pilot Certification Course - (2007)
  • Attended the 90th Anniversary Celebrations of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France - (April, 2007)