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Summary

  • Serving as a Reservist as an Operations Officer at 413 Search & Rescue Squadron
  • Retired from the Canadian Forces (regular) after 23 years of service 
  • Experience in leading teams, self-driven
  • Work well under stress, enjoy a challenging environment
  • Experience planning and applying detail oriented standards

Education

Sep 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Business Administration

Mount St-Vincent University

Majored in Management with Minor in Political Sciences

Graduated with Distinction and Highest Aggregate


Work experience

20162018

Staff Writer

SB Nation

Wrote articles with a focus on prospects for this site, as well as editorial pieces that covered various aspects of the Rays and MLB in general. 

Skills and expertise acquired at DRaysbay include the following:

  • Experience working with and managing Slack conversations;
  • Balancing network with site priorities;
  • Prioritizing posts and articles;
  • Working among a strong team of writers and sharing ideas;
  • Statistical analysis experience including various topics and source of information; and
  • Scouting experience while attending games in Durham, Florida, and New Hampshire.
20092015

Senior Editor, Staff Writer

www.Fansided.com

Worked at both Jays Journal (Senior Editor and Staff Writer), and Rays Colored Glasses (Senior Editor) where I covered all aspects of the game. From scouting to prospects, this was a valuable work experience which allowed for the following skills to be gained:

  • Experience in working with and leading a team of writers;
  • Importance of Social Media and expertise in using Twitter;
  • Cross-Networking with other sites;
  • Timely release of work completed;
  • Editing experience;
  • SEO related work, including importance of key words and search words; and
  • The value of marketing and cross promotion.
May 2005Present

Air Combat Systems Officer (ACSO)

Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes

As an ACSO in the Canadian Forces, my duties are very diverse and demanding, requiring:

  • Constant balancing of operation, personal, and administrative duties
  • Leadership abilities, often leading up to 30 people simultaneously
  • Prioritizing, selecting, and adapting the Tactics to be used
  • Behaving professionally
  • Administrative duties included socializing with high-ranking business figures, politicians, and owners on a regular basis
  • Completed numerous leadership and professional development courses
Oct 1993May 2005

Naval Combat Information Operator

Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes

Working as a part of the Combat Team, collected, displayed, evaluated and disseminated information from all sensors to the Command team. During this period, completed:

  • Primary Leadership Course
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Many major operations including 7 month deployments to the Embargo agains the former Yugoslavia (1995) and in the Gold of Oman (2002) in support of Op Apollo
  • As Operations Room Supervisor, lead a team of up to 30 people in setting and achieving goals, as well as in overcoming obstacles as they were presented

Skills

General
  • BBA included Major in Management and a Minor in Political Sciences
  • Most experience in Human Resource Management, Social Media, and Marketing
  • Completed Conflict Resolution courses
  • Slack 
  • Interviewing 
  • Team building and directing
  • Communication on various platforms and social networks
  • SEO expertise
  • Editing experience (6 years)
  • Microsoft Office related courses
Personal
  • Married to my beautiful wife, Marla, with whom I have two children, 9-year old Tea and 5-year-old Chloe;
  • Coach Soccer and play numerous sports including baseball, hockey, half-marathons, and biking;
  • Most of my spare time is spent watching or learning about baseball, and trying to get to as many games as possible in-season. Due to proximity, that normally involves a lot of time watching New-York Penn league games or Blue Jays games in Toronto.
  • Physically fit, Hard-working, Dependable, and Honest