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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 experience

Dec 2012Sep 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 2012Dec 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 2011Aug 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 2010Mar 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 2005Oct 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 2007Aug 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

Sep 2011Apr 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 2003Apr 2008

Bachelor of Arts

University of Lethbridge

References

Paul Dornstauder

Dave Hutton

Tom Dinner

Troop leader while I served in Afghanistan.