Non-Fiction Writing

The Indy (The Independent NL)

–> “Land Protectors Occupy Natural Resource Minister’s Office” (Online; 2020)
–> “Reckoning with Colonial Violence in Canada” (Online; 2020)
–> “How MUN Students Created a New Student Refugee Program” (Online; 2019)
–> “Memorial Students Rejected a Bad Proposal, Not a U-Pass Program” (Online; 2019)

Vocal Media

–> Journal: “Resumes Don’t Have Right Answers” (Online; 2018)
–> Education: “One Tip for Handling Your First Month as a University Student” (Online; 2017)
–> Journal: “Looking for a Job? 3 Ways to Entice Employers to Open Your Emails” (Online; 2017)

The Muse (Memorial University Student Editorial)

–> “What happened to the Memorial Beothuks?” (Print; 2017)
–> “Paying tuition via credit card: Students’ grace period disappears while convenience fees remain” (Print; 2017)

Annual Atlantic Undergraduate English Conference (AAUEC)

–> Critically Reading Colonial Violence Panel: “Indigenous Resilience: Applying a Model of Psychological Resilience to Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse” (Oral; 2016)

Student Health 101 (SH 101) Magazine

–> Multiple 1-2 minute scripted videos on university student topics including academics, health, and finances (Video; 2009-2017)

Copywriting/Business & Marketing Communications

Freelance Clients: Marketing, Website, & Social Media Projects

–> JG Wells Roofing and Construction – The Newfie Roofer (2019-2020)
–> Olio Pizzeria (2016-2017)
–> Individual Clientele (Resumes, 2012-2020; Tutoring, 2015-2017)

MUN Students’ Union – MUNSU (Employed 2018-2019)

–> Memorial Undergraduate Career Experience Program (MUCEP) updated job descriptions for 20+ student employment positions with MUNSU
–> General communications assistance: writing, editing, proofreading, etc.
–> Website and social media management

m5 marketing communications (Employed 2017-2018)

–> m5 Canada major clients and campaigns:
Fortis Inc. (Tap Your Potential*), Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers’ Association (Teachers Change Lives**; Invest in Our Kids), Government of Newfoundland & Labrador Executive Council (A Rare Find), Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (More Full-Time RNs Can Save a Lot), Insurance Bureau of Canada (Newfoundlanders & Labradorians Deserve Better Auto Insurance), Government of Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour – Office of Immigration & Multiculturalism (A Good Fit For Us All)

–> m5 US major clients and campaigns:
New Hampshire Department of Corrections (Take Control of Your Life***), Members First Credit Union (Small Enough to Make a Big Difference), Plymouth State University (Agency of Record)

–> Other client work (Canada and US):
Fortis Inc., Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador, Hickman Automotive Group, St. John’s Status of Women Council, Smiling Land Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. John’s, Pennecon Ltd., Woodstock Inn & Brewery, Urban Tree Service, Keene State College, Genesis Centre, SportNL, The Gathering Place, Health Care Foundation, Ocean Choice International, Lanes Retirement Living, TradesNL, College of the North Atlantic – Newfoundland & Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre, The Courville Communities, Tourism New Brunswick, High Engineering Ltd., Universal Helicopters

Award-winning Campaigns:
*Gold Quill Award of Excellence – Marketing, Advertising, and Brand Communication and Gold Quill Award of Merit – Corporate Social Responsibility, International Association of Business Communicators (Fortis Inc.: Tap Your Potential)

**Merit Award – Digital Long-Form Single Asset, ICE Awards (Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers’ Association, Teachers Change Lives – “Maike’s Story”)

***Gold Hermes Creative Award, Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals (New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Take Control of Your Life)

Student Volunteer Bureau, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Employed 2016-2017)

–> Recruitment, selection, training, scheduling, and supervision of 20 student Volunteer Assistants and their individual projects each semester
–> Recruitment, selection, training, scheduling, and supervision of 12 students as volunteer team leaders for Shinerama during Welcome Week
–> Planning, promotion, and coordination of annual Get Involved & Volunteer Expo (GIVE) connecting 65+ community/student groups with 350+ attendees over a 3-hour span
–> Brand, website, and social media strategy and management

Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax (Employed 2014)

–> Creation of first-ever Banquet Department Training Manual, with accompanying PowerPoint presentation to include in new hire orientation
–> Creation of first-ever Banquet Department Service Standards to improve consistency of set-ups regardless of which staff member completed them

Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca Halifax (Employed 2012-2014)

–> Creation and weekly production of internal staff newsletter

DAL Athletics – Varsity Marketing & Communications Department (Co-op Work Term, 2012)

–> Copywriting for weekly Roar on Tigers newsletter, DAL News Weekend Update, regular press/media releases, and various assigned content
–> Planning and coordination of multiple weekly varsity game promotions and contests including writing scripts for game announcers, gathering prizes and supplies, supervising promotional staff, and ensuring sponsor visibility
–> Assisting with event planning for the Women’s Hockey AUS Championship weekend and annual Black & Gold Varsity Awards Banquet
–> Statistical tracking and reporting of promotions data and sport info
–> Website and social media planning and management

Click here for a brief portfolio of copywriting work.


Original Talks & Workshops

St. John’s, NL

–> FemFestNL 2.0: “Political Activism 101: How to Write Your Member of Parliament” (Workshop; 2017)

Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador

–> Memorial Student Leadership Conference: “How to Hack Your Education: Lessons from a 9th-Year Undergrad” (Break-out session; 2017)

–> Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences – ArtsWorks Program: “Volunteering: The Greatest Career Exploration Tool Ever” (Guest presentations; 2016-2017)

–> ESL Program – Student Orientation: “The Importance and Benefits of Student Volunteerism” (Guest presentations; 2016-2017)

–> Welcome Week Volunteer Orientation: “Making the Most of Your Volunteering” (Training session; 2016)

–> MOMENTUM Student Leadership Program: “How to Game Your Education” (Presentation; 2016)

Acting & Performing

St. John’s, NL

–> The Vagina Monologues – Annual Benefit Production, V-Day St. John’s (Actor; 2018-2020)

–> Punch Up Comedy Open Mic, Distortion Bar (Comedian; 2019)

–> People Reading Things That Aren’t Poems As If They Are Poems series, The Ship Pub (Performer; 2017)

–> Caligula, 48 Months of Finasteride series (Actor; 2017)

–> Winter Welcome Opening Ceremony, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador (Emcee; 2017)

–> Antigonick, Memorial University Department of English (Actor; 2016)

–> ENGL 3901 Poetry Reading, Memorial University Creative Writing Program (Poet/Reader; 2015)

Halifax, NS

–> The Tragedy of That Guy Named Sid, Dalhousie Theatre Society 4-Play Festival (Actor; 2011)