CV

Professional Summary

A tenacious creative who gets genuinely excited by new ideas, impressive fan engagements and spine tingling promotions - I am a self-driven, award winning, Producer who pushes at the boundaries of any given sandbox. As Promo Producer and Creative Lead on the NHL on Sportsnet portfolio, I work with a dynamic team to develop season-long campaigns from concept to final delivery across social, digital, TV, OOH and radio. That means pitching ideas, writing copy, directing shoots, interviewing athletes, supervising editors, sound designers and graphic designers and planning our content strategy across platforms. 

 

I have a background in visual arts and documentary and have done graduate level research on the intersections between technology, identity and social interaction. That's an artspeak way of saying: I think outside the box and I love to play with technologies that deliver surprise-and-delights or alter our social behaviour - especially when it comes to fandom and sports. How do we excite fans? What unique spaces can we interact with them? How do we build brand loyalty? What stories can we tell that they haven't heard before? How can we help athletes to tell their stories? What unique approach can we take to realize those stories? These are the questions that guide my work.

Skills

 Promotions  Writing     Content Strategy    Branding   Social Media    Fan Engagement    Story-telling    Leading Creative  Story boarding  Research  Public Speaking

Work Experience

2014-

Producer, Rogers Sports & Media / Sportsnet

Promo Producer and Lead Creative on multi-platform brand campaigns for NHL on SN. 

2012-14

Graphic Designer, Rogers Sports & Media / Sportsnet

Design still and motion graphics for daily news programming such as Sportsnet Central.

2007-2014

Graphic Designer, CBC Television

Design still and motion graphics for daily news programming such as The National.

2004-2007

Videographer & Digital Media Producer, Concordia University Communication Services

Direct and produce recruitment and department showcase videos.

Education

2007-9

Ryerson University, Toronto ON

MFA Documentary Media

2003-6

Concordia University, Montréal QC

MA Media Studies

1998-2002

Western University, London ON

BFA Visual Arts and AoC in English

Personal

Big hockey fan. Good illustrator. Spent a lot of time in school studying art, media and documentary. Used to make and exhibit video and performance art. Worked in the non-for-profit Artist Run Centre game for awhile. Ran a tie and bow tie company with my wife Mystica. Known to over-do it at karaoke even though I mostly cover hip hop songs. Comic and Star Trek nerd. Podcasting about horror/thriller movies and making horror audio narratives for jogging (aka jogcasts). Occasionally make youtube videos with Duplo or Lego with my kids Fox and Fable.