Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

Staff Writer

Edmonton Journal

General assignment and sports intern writer. I pitched, researched and was assigned stories relating to the sports world and general news stories ranging from weather, festival events, education, politics, labour, etc.

2007 - 2011

Pro Shop Assistant

Pioneer Meadows Golf Course

Golf shop assistant. Seasonal work from April to September, or October.

Over five golf seasons I worked my way up to the highest position in the pro shop. As the tournament coordinator, booking tournaments and making sure they had everything they needed in the various dining areas on the property, as well as on the golf course, was my primary concern. However, I also dealt with end of day cash outs for both the pro shop and the food and beverage part of the club; ordered merchandise; was involved in hiring junior staff members; served as a sales representative behind and in front of the counter; looked after all club and league play members; dealt with disgruntled customers and members, created pro shop and back shop schedules, etc. When needed, I also served as a bartender, cart jockey and helped set up dining facilities for weddings and post-tournament meals. 

2006 - 2007

Sales Representative

Vector Marketing

As a sales representative, I sold CUTCO knives and a vast assortment of kitchen utensils to customers in their own homes. After achieving a good base of contacts, the ability to execute cold calls became essential.