Street Art Toronto (2020-Present) – StArt Support Staff, Documentarian, Crew Mentee
I first got involved with Street Art Toronto in 2020. I was brought into the prep crew for the Scarlett Road Cycle Track project. I returned the following year for the Richmond Cycle Track project, completing the same tasks, but also voluntarily film making and conducting interviews while I met and worked with many dozens of artists. I also began working on other projects across the city. The following season (2022) I returned as the Crew Mentee, and the official StArt Documentarian on the Conlins Cycle Track project.
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (2021) – Community Program Coordinator
I was brought in to the Art Gallery of Mississauga on an eight month contract to help with event facilitation, community building, and program coordination. Some of my biggest accomplishments during my time with the AGM include: the design and layout of The Legacy Project Tool Kit and Resource Guide, the booking, production, and documentation of the border crossings recap event (which was a three day festival taking place in Mississauga City Hall Banquet Hall), and hosting regular open mics and networking events for the art gallery.
Ell’Events (2021) – Scenic Painter
I was brought in to lead the paint department for the Sugar Rush festival. This was a massive production and the event grounds covered 40 000 square feet. In this role I recreated paint designs based off photos from the original California run, created new designs with the help of my assistant, and led a large team of painters. I was brought back as a painter for the following festival as well, the Holiday Night of Lights.
Law Society of Ontario (2022-Present) – Exam Proctor
Being an exam proctor for the LSO, I register students arriving to write exams, I hand out and monitor students while writing, and I collect and deliver completed exams to the LSO staff.
CPA Ontario (2019-Present) – IT Support Staff for Examinations
I have helped the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) with exam administration for several years now. I started as IT staff (trouble shooting and ensuring that laptops work correctly) and was promoted to a Floor Supervisor position. For one exam I also helped in the office in a preparatory role preparing exams kits.
Art Everywhere (2017-Present) – Owner & Operator
Art Everywhere is a production and entertainment company I started several years ago. The operations of the company are broad but the main objectives are: to demonstrate the value of art, to build community through the arts, and to provide opportunities for under-represented artists. I do this in several ways including services as a producer and promoter of large and small multi-disciplinary shows, as a printer of large-format vinyl and canvas, and as a videographer and audio recording engineer.
House Painter (2012-Present)
I spent many years painting houses on my own and with other painting companies. Some companies I worked with were Malwatta’s Finishing Touch, and iPaint Toronto. The paint jobs ranged from small apartments to multi-million dollar homes and include a lengthy stint painting for a television show on HGTV called The Expandables.
UFORIA (2015-Present) – Performing and Touring Musician
For five years I performed and toured with the rock band Uforia. This experience allowed me to continue working as a performance artist, and continue developing the skills of a small business owner and entrepreneur that an independent band requires. Some of our biggest accomplishments include winning the Jack Daniels Supporting Act Contest, winning the Hard Rock Rising competition, opening for Canadian Rock icons: Kim Mitchell, Finger Eleven, and USS, accruing hundreds of thousands of plays on spotify, international radio play, Canadian tours, and regular plays of our recordings at major sporting events: Ottawa Senators games, Toronto Maple Leafs games, and Toronto Blue Jays games.
Youth Day Global (2021) – Content Creator & Video Editor
With this organization I assisted the founder and executive producer, Tylaine Duggan, in creating advertisements for the 2021. This is an annual festival that provides a stage for talented youth artists at the iconic, Yonge Dundas Square, in Toronto.
Toronto Visionary Arts Collective (2020) – Designer & Media Consultant
In late 2020 I was hired to help Rahul Bader get the Toronto Visionary Arts Exhibit up and running. We hosted an international exhibit featuring some of the world’s most remarkable talent through the 3D gallery website(www.kunstmatrix.com). My duties included artist communications in order to receive the digital artworks, database management to organize the 100+ participating members, designing the hanging the artworks in virtual space, creating marketing and promotional content, and facilitating online events through the Artery run Bramble.
Gallery 1017 (2019) – Co-Curator & Producer
Partnering with the owner of the gallery, Adrian Currie, I produced shows and workshops at the gallery. The space was used for networking activities and community events.
Studio 7 Films (2014-2015) – Production Manager/ Assistant Director
I was brought into Studio 7 films through someone I met while volunteering with the CFC. For my first project with them I was brought in mid-production to assist the director Yassar Shaikh. For the next film I was brought back as a Production Manager.
Canadian Film Centre (2014) – Production Assistant
With the CFC I volunteered on two projects as a production assistant.
Directors Guild of Canada (2014) – Assistant Director Course [EDUCATION]
I have successfully completed the Assistant Director course with the DGC.
AV Canada (2014) – Production Assistant and Driver
In this role I worked in the warehouse picking gear for shows and loading trucks. I would then drive the three-tonne trucks to the venue and help with the set up of the show.
Alumnae Theatre (2013) – Sound and Light Technician
Worked as a lighting and sound operator on Alumnae’s production of the Killdeer and 2013 New Ideas Festival.
Nasco Staffing Solutions (2013) – Production Assistant
In this role I helped to set up and take down big shows including the Much Music Video Awards and concerts at the Rogers Centre.
Ryerson University (2009-2013) – Performance Production (BFA) [EDUCATION]
I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts after a thorough education in the four-year, full-time program at the Ryerson Theatre School. My specific interest started with live audio but grew to artistic direction as I continued to discover the power of the theatre as an artistic medium. During my studies I also focused on scenic painting and carpentry.
The Picture Source (2009-2013) – Production, Delivery and Sales + Keyholder
I began working in the arts industry when I began selling framed prints from the Canadian Wholesale Art Supplier around the Greater Toronto Area. With this small family company I would build and assemble frames, deliver them to stores, and sell them. This was a good introduction to selling printed art which I would continue to do in my own company in the years to come.