DIGITAL RESUME

Professional Experience

2014 - 2021

AUDIO/VIDEO CONSULTANT

​Sales, Installation, Maintenance and Training/Product Knowledge for Various A/V Firms and Technologies

  • 70v Audio Systems, Commercial Video Walls, Video Conferencing and Education Technology, Security Systems and CCTV

Clients Include: Nova Communications, Maritech Security, IVANS-A/V, 3D-Datacom, Harmony Bazaar Music Festival, Freemans, Ria Mae, Tom Bedell, Pizza Town & More ​

2003 - 2004

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTANT - FRASER & HOYT BENEFITS

  • Successfully increased market share of Employee Benefit customers in Halifax Metro area through effective prospecting, networking, and cold calling efforts

  • Advised clients on the most appropriate Group Insurance and/or Pension alternatives

  • Educated Staff on their employee benefits coverage

2010 - 2021

FREELANCE AUDIO ENGINEER

With the ability to work from a home based and/or a Mobile A/V studio, worked as a Freelance Audio Engineer, Producer & Educator for many of the best firms in HRM

  • Recording, Mixing, Re-Recording, Music, Audio, Dialogue, Sound FX, Audio Post Production, Sound Design, Foley, ADR & more

  • Designing, Building and Installation of Acoustic Treatments

  • Design and implementation and operation of various multi-cam Live-Stream systems and events

Clients Include: Egg Studios, JourneyMan Films, RPM Productions, NSLC, Curtis Customs, EastlinkTV, Scotiabank, Stillwater Studios, The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo & More

2002 - 2003

ACCOUNT MANAGER - CREDIT UNION INSURANCE SERVICES

  • Effectively managed a territory of Credit Union branches in Atlantic Canada

  • Provided product sales training and sales support to Credit Union management and staff through group presentations, one to one coaching and tele-conferencing

2012 - 2017

ATLANTIC SALES REP - ADVANCED AUDIO MICROPHONES

Starting from Scratch, Helped a Vancouver Basement Pro-Audio Microphone Brand gain international success
• Secured Multiple variations of the brands Domain Name in various forms. (.com, .ca, etc) and redirected all traffic to one site.
• Successfully used Social Media to advertise and spread brand awareness

2007 - 2008

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT - MD MANAGEMENT

Provided Financial Planning, Investment, Insurance, Banking and Will and Estate Planning services to Physicians throughout HRM and South Shore, Nova Scotia

2009 - 2018

AUDIO PRODUCER - BELL MEDIA, MBS RADIO, CHUM RADIO, EASTLINKTV

Production of Commercials, Imaging, Promotions, Loading Content and Encoding Metadata, Editing Audio, Mixing of Live Audio Sources for Live and post production content

2004 - 2007

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT - SCOTIA PRIVATE CLIENT GROUP / SCOTIA TRUST

  • One of only two consultants in Nova Scotia providing financial planning, private banking, will and estate planning to high net worth clients within the ScotiaBank network

  • Provided seminars and training sessions for product knowledge and sales skills to branch staff and client groups

1996 - 2002

FINANCIAL SECURITY ADVISOR - FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL

  • Starting from scratch, built a successful book of business consisting of individual insurance, investments and group insurance/pension customers

  • As a result of my innovative uses of technology in my sales process, was appointed to a National Advisory Board on the use of technology in Financial Sales

  • Trained New Recruits and Veteran Agents on incorporating New Lap Top Technologies in their financial practice.

1994 - 1996

PROPRIETOR - MENTION MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

• Secured exclusive distribution rights for CD Projects for all four Atlantic Provinces
• Successfully gained free product placement in retail outlets such as Eatons, Wacky Wheatleys in addition to television appearances to promote product awareness and increase market share

1992 - 1993

STORE MANAGER - PAB VIDEO

Oversaw store renovation and expanded product line to include JVC TV, Stereos and Car Audio, in addition to Cold Beer and confectionary

March 2017 - present

ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR - SIR WILFRED GRENFELL COLLEGE

Attended conventions (i.e. C.O.C.A.) to secure various entertainment, musical acts, guest speakers, comedians, etc, to perform at campus events. 
Approached by DKD/Spectacle Entertainment Brokers to coordinate provincial tour of musical act Two Many Cooks.

1995

ASSISTANT STAFF ACCOUNTANT -  DOANE RAYMOND

Bridgewater, NS

2010

ASSISTANT TO GEORGE MASSENBURG

Tour Tech Annual Convention

1987 - 1993

RECORDIST - STUDIO TECH

Soundtronics Studios, Port aux Basques, NL

1989

BUYER - MIAC

Music Industries Association of Canada - attended as store rep

1987 - 2012

FREELANCE MUSICIAN

• Supporting musician for studio and live events for such artists as; The Ducats, Jon Mullane, Jon Matheson, Wayne Smart, Bernie Doucette, Mike Cowie, Sam Moon, Carter Chaplin, Da Rock, Matchstick Mike & the Chain Smokin Altar Boys, Dave Goyetchye, The Sound Dawgs, Mike Cadillac, Sara MacNeil, Full Circle, Horse Power Blues Band, Brennan Road, Shane Chisholm, Cover Up, Crossfire, Bugs Greene, The Isle Aux Morts Boys, The Was Beens, and many more
• Featured in Several CBC Radio interviews