My objective is to work in the field of historically based games, in their development, storyline, descriptions and possible educational value.
Europa Barbarorum (Oct. 2006 - Present) – I have been a historian and coordinator for the international group Europa Barbarorum from October of 2006 to the present. EB is a mod for the popular computer game Rome: Total War aimed at accurately representing the ancient world in the 3rd century BC. As part of this team I have been involved in doing research, writing descriptions, coordinating work done by other members, generating code, designing images for both promotion and in-game use, working collaboratively to design game-play mechanics and representing the mod in an official capacity with Academic Professionals and Institutions.
Skiffy (Sept. 2006 - Aug. 2010) – I was a member of the university student group Skiffy for the four years I attended Wilfrid Laurier University. I held the position of Secretary for the 2007-2008 year, the position of president of Skiffy for the 2008-2009 school year, during which time I also acted as events coordinator, and the position of events coordinator during the 2009-2010 year. I officially represented the group as part of an interview on CTV's 'Province Wide' program, filmed at the studio in Kitchener, ON.
Stage Experience (2000 – Present) – My stage experience throughout Elementary school, High school and Community theatre, both on stage and back stage, has helped to shape my work attitudes. Theatre work involves working with numerous different directors and producers, with different visions, expectations and styles of management. Theatre is also an experience that requires hard work and dedication, putting in extra hours to get sets up and running, and working hard to make your finished product the best that it can be.
VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) (2002 - 2007) - My volunteer experience has lent me valuable skills in the fields of communication, time management and teamwork as well as office skills such as filing, filling appointments and making/receiving company calls.
Madaba, Jordan (2007) – Working at the Wadi Ath-Thamad project in Jordan has taught me a lot about excavation techniques, paperwork, cataloging, and analysis. I had the privilege to act as square supervisor and thus have experience with the responsibilities and paperwork involved.
London, Ontario (2002) – I took a summer course at a North American prehistoric site in London, Ontario run by the University of Western Ontario. I gained experience with North American artifacts and working conditions.
Historical Video Games, Video Games, Badminton, Archery, Martial Arts, Reading, Writing, Djembai, Acting
Having spent more than five years working in the mod community and coming from a background in history and archaeology, including experience in the field, my experience with integration of historical concepts into gameplay elements is well developed.
Apr 2011 - Present
Tim Hortons has been a constant companion throughout my post-secondary education as wherever I have moved, they have always been there to offer me a job. I worked at two other Tim Hortons before this one, both in different areas of Waterloo, and have been well regarded at all of them. At my current Tim Hortons I have undertaken the additional responsibility of learning the various bake shifts in order to fill needed shifts. I have been noted by my employers, customers, peers and upper management for my dedication, good work ethic and cheerful disposition.
Nov 2011 - Present
I am currently employed as an intern at Thread Development in London ON. I am developing my skills as a website developer and learning to use practical advanced tools such as Drupal to decrease the time involved in website production. I am gaining valuable experience working in this environment, especially in the area of working with a designer to bring their designs to life on the website.
Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
I took up a position as Teaching Assistant for the class AR 102 in January of 2009. I spent the term running labs, marking assignments and papers, and offering helpful advice on research to the students. I went out of my way to answer e-mails, hold office hours and run extra labs for students who were unable to attend the regular labs.
Aug 2008 - Nov 2008
At Sobeys I stalked shelves during both day and night shifts as well as working the cash register and helping with end of shift paperwork. I assisted customers regularly in finding what they required. I was also responsible for taking in stock orders and filling out the necessary paperwork.
Sep 2010 - Present
The Multimedia Design and Production course, now renamed to the Interactive Media Design and Production course, has provided me with valuable training in the fields of graphic design, development and general design and business marketing principles. Specific programs taught by the college include Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and After Effects as well as 3D Cinema Max. The program adheres to strict deadlines and promotes professionalism in every aspect including email composition and project submission.
Sep 2006 - Aug 2010
Bachelor of Arts
I graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in the fall of 2010 with a major in History and a minor in Archaeology. Working in the field of History and Archaeology teaches valuable skills in organization, research and summary.