1994 - Present Freelance journalist
author, Mars Publishing
1997- 2001 @Home Canada/Excite Canada
While at Excite@Home, I moved from News and Finance Editor to Lifestyle Producer to Lifestyle Product Manager. This reflected a promotion from a purely editorial role to responsibility for managing all aspects of the Channel and all its component subchannels. My responsibilities were to do market research and competitive analysis of potential partners, to generate revenue and meet page-view targets, and to ensure that the channel offerings grew in popularity month to month.
1993-1994 Greenpeace Media Director
1991-1993 The Mexico City News
1982-87 Hyatt Regency, Vancouver BC
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIPS
April 2001 Management course, Rogers Communications.
March 2001 Business Negotiation skills workshop, Rogers Communications.
April 1991 News internship with The Independent in London, England, on the foreign desk. Watched the wires, helped edit and compile stories for the news in brief column.
Jan. 1991 News internship with CBCTV in London,
England. Worked on the daily television feed from Europe, a digest of
international news from Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
2004 Winner, Days Inn Family Travel Writing Award
2003 Winner, Choice Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism.
1993-2004 Member in good standing, Travel Media Association of Canada.
2003–2004 Active Member, Society of American
1990-91 Master of Arts in International Journalism, City University, London, England.
1982-86 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
1978-81 High school diploma, Strathcona High School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.