Resume

Freelance Writer
2006 – Present
For the past four years I have been working primarily as a freelancer (with short-term stops at some great agencies along the way).  I’ve been writing everything from blog posts, web copy, headlines and have recently been consulting on screenwriting projects.

Comedy Writer
2011
In 2011 I got to do something I’ve always dreamed of! I was hired as the head writer for a late night talk show broadcast online. As a long time fan of the late night format I was in my glory writing monologue jokes, sketches and questions for the show’s guests.

Copywriter- Fuel Advertising, Toronto, Ontario
2007 – 2008
Upon returning from living and working overseas I worked with this agency which was created specifically to service one of Canada’s largest retailers, The Hudson Bay Company. I wrote technical, web and promotional copy for all the products you would find in a department store.

Copywriter- Batey RedCell, Singapore
2005 – 2006
After doing my internship I began sending out my portfolio looking for work. I was delighted to be contacted by this multinational agency headquartered in Singapore. I was even more delighted when they offered to relocate me and put me up while I wrote for one of the world’s most recognizable brands, Mercedes-Benz! The whole experience, both professionally and personally, was irreplaceable and one that changed me as a writer and as a person.

Copywriter- Push, Calgary, Alberta
2004 – 2005
After college, and many late nights putting together my first portfolio, I met with a great agency that offered to take me in. Of all the good fortune I’ve had in my career, this opportunity is right at the top. Working in a smaller agency gave me unlimited access to brilliant creative professionals, and I learned lessons I apply to this day.

Creative Director- Niagara Falls Humane Society
2002 – 2004
This position started as an internship and continued after I graduated. Working with a non-profit that had no budget, actually gave me the opportunity to take the lead on all marketing endeavors. Starting with no consistent donations and only paper receipts of past donors, I created a long term program that recruited donors willing to give consistent funds to further this great cause!

 

EDUCATION

University of Calgary (Calgary, AB)
·    Bachelor of Communications Studies (2005)

Niagara College (St Catharines, ON)
·    Marketing Diploma (2001 – 2004)

Second City (Chicago)
·    Sit-Com Writing (May ’10 – July ‘10)
·    Internet Comedy Writing Workshop (Mar. – Apr. ’07)

Improv Olympic (Chicago)
·    Comedy writing program (2010-2012)

Second City (Toronto)
·    Comedy Writing Program (May ’07 – Oct. ‘08)
·    Conservatory Program (May ’08 – June ’09)
·    Writing for Stand-up (Mar. – Apr. ’08)
·    Core Improvisation Program (Mar. ‘07 – Feb. ’08)

Bad Dog Theatre (Toronto)
·    Writing for Stand-up (Aug. – Sept. ’07)

Humber College (Toronto)
·    Stand-up: Writing & Performance (Oct. ’07)

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