Work Experience

Trustee – West Vancouver Board of Education – Elected in November 2011 for a three-year term

Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University:  Vancouver, BC – 2011 Writer/Researcher, Fireworks Marketing:  Vancouver, BC – 2007-2008 Instructor, Global Village English Centres: Vancouver, BC – 2003 – 2007 Interim Marketing & Development Manager, Vancouver International Writers Festival:  Vancouver, BC – Nov. 2000 – Feb. 2001 Food Columnist, North Shore Outlook: N. Vancouver, BC – 2000-2001 Tutor, Teachers’ Tutoring Service: Vancouver, BC – 1999-2001 VP Sales & Marketing, Cascadia Homes Ltd: Vancouver, BC – 1992-1999

From 1984 – 1992

At Rogers Cablesystems Limited in Toronto, gained experience coordinating applications, filings, and letters of intervention to the CRTC as well as writing and editing communications material for internal and external distribution.  In addition to the production of marketing and promotional materials at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, also in Toronto, coordinated the organization’s participation in more than 20 trade exhibits and conferences annually.  Other positions were held with Addison-Wesley Publishers Ltd. (Toronto), City Studio Inc. (Vancouver), and Expo 86 (Vancouver).



Current – Masters in Graduate Liberal Studies Program Simon Fraser University – as of Sept. 2010

Recipient of a SFU Graduate Fellowship (Masters) 2012

Post Graduate – Masters of Business Administration, University of Toronto – 1990

                         – TESOL Diploma Program, Vancouver Community College – 2001

Recipient of the King Edward Campus Bookstore Award for achieving the highest overall grade average in the VCC TESOL Diploma Program

                          – Teaching Certificate, University of British Columbia – 1984

Undergraduate     Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia – 1983



Committee Member, Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy, SFU, 2013-2014

Executive Member, WV District Parents’ Advisory Council – 2006-2011

Member of various School District #45 Committees including the Achievement Committee, the Choice Consultative Committee, and an interview panel of administrative candidates

Executive Member, École Cedardale Parent Advisory Council – 2006-2010

Chair, 2007-2009, and Co-Chair – 2009-2010

Member, Cultural Facilities Working Group, West Vancouver – 2008-2009

Coordinator, Achieving Your Publishing Dreams Workshop – 2005

Co-Chair, Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) Annual Conference – 2004

Poster Session Coordinator, BC TEAL Annual Conference – 2003

Co-Chair, BC TEAL Mini-Conference – 2002

Member, Board of Directors, B.C. TEAL – 2002-2004



Travel, the performing arts (theatre, movies, music, opera, and dance), food, reading and writing.