Skills and Qualifications

CP Style 

Combat First Aid certified. 

H2S Alive

Fall Protection 

WHMIS 

Confined Spaces

Limited Power Engineer (OIlfield-A) 

Skilled Photo Journalist

Competent with Adobe Home Suite - Photoshop, Premier, After effects. 

Avid and ProTools

Dalet Audio software

INews

Work History

Work History
Dec 2012 - Sep 2013

Reporter/Associate Producer

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Pitched, wrote, and edited original material on a daily basis.
  • Constantly met deadlines while working in a dynamic, 24-hour news cycle. 
  • Strong on camera and comfortable going live to cover breaking news stories. 
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Reporter - Intern

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  • Pitched, wrote, and edited original material on a daily basis.
  • Mastered CP style while working to a daily deadline and filing multiple submissions a day.
  • Wrote several stories that were picked up by several news outlets including the Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, and Canada.com.
  • Developed photojournalism skills by shooting pictures while covering stories.
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Summer Event Broadcaster

Golden West Radio
  • Attended special events across southwest Saskatchewan and provided “live on location”coverage.
  • Wrote and produced public service announcements on a weekly basis.
  • Developed ongoing advertiser relations and fostered potential clients.
  • Served as a master of ceremonies for community events including Innovation Credit Union’s Picnic in the Park, which was attended by nearly 7000 people.
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011

OIlfield Boiler Operator

Central Energy Services
  • Responded to oilfield companies needs during the winter to maintain production.
  • Worked in a variety of oilfield settings like frac sites, service rig sites, and oil production facilities.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and operation of the equipment.
  • Attained a power engineering certificate and all oilfield safety courses.
Jun 2005 - Oct 2010

Artillery Soldier

Canadian Forces
  • I began my career in the reserves with 18th Field Regiment and finished with 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. 
  • The training developed my ability to receive instructions from a superior, plan and prioritize tasks, and utilize resources to achieve goals.
  • During training and overseas deployment, I was expected to give clear, logical, and precise instructions to subordinates to achieve team objectives while ensuring troops maintain a heightened level of discipline. 
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Crop Inspector

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

  • Inspected pedigree seed fields for variety purity and ensured they were free of noxious weeds.
  • Established contact with growers, inspected fields, and processed paperwork independent from managerial oversight
  • After the initial inspection I would make follow up visits to answer questions and ensure there was no confusion about the result of the inspection.

Education

Education
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013

Bachelor of Journalism

University of Regina

Received my degree with distinction.

Winner of:

  • CTV Investigative Journalism Prize
  • Bill Cameron Award in Journalism (Highest GPA in Broadcast classes)
  • Southam Entrance Scholarship in Journalism
Sep 2003 - Apr 2008

Bachelor of Arts

University of Lethbridge

References

References

Paul Dornstauder

Dave Hutton

Tom Dinner

Troop leader while I served in Afghanistan.