I am the Community Manager at Inspire9.
I blog and vlog at MakingJGB.com, I freelance as a Social Media consultant, and I am developing a web venture called ‘Make Yourself’ which aims to teach and inspire on how to make a living out of your passions.
In 2010 I took a leap of faith, left my life in Canada (Toronto/Montreal) behind and started over on the other side of the world. I now live in Melbourne on a Permanent Visa where I’m focusing on building my career around my passions in Social Media, Tech, Travel and the Arts.
EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT
In university I pursued my passion for Film through Carleton University’s Film Studies program. Shortly thereafter I landed a mentorship with the Canadian Film and Television Association’s Mentorship Program. Through networking efforts I was introduced to the head of the Film department at Telefilm Canada and was hired on as the Coordinator in Film and New Media.
Telefilm Canada is a Crown Corporation funding film, new media and television projects. Not only does Telefilm work closely with a wealth of talent, from writers, to producers, directors, and artists, they also help bring creative works to life.
Although my coordination role was heavily based in organizational and administrative skills, I spent the majority of my time networking with creatives, arts organizations, media outlets and other funding bodies. I learned a great deal about the realities of bringing creative works to life and through this experience I became very passionate helping people realize their personal and professional aspirations.
I’ve spent the last three years in Melbourne applying myself to another field of interest, that of Social Media. I am currently very happily gaining experience and developing my skills as a Community Manager all while actively applying myself to side projects (Making JGB, Make Yourself) and volunteering in the Arts.
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2013 Volunteer
MIFF 2013 Social Media Intern
MIFF 2013 Volunteer
Meredith Music Festival Volunteer (since 2010)
Co-Organizer and Social Media gun for Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne
Big Sister for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Australia
Coordinated and promoted a concert fundraiser for the Victoria Roller Derby League (whom I trained with). Booked 3 bands (The Rechords, Death Rattles and Cherrywood) into the East Brunswick Club and raised over $2000.
Girl Geek Dinners presentation on Personal Social Media.
Ted 2013 Audition
Wordcastnet.com interview on the topic of Life Documentation.
- Film Industry
- Media Industry
- Content Creation/Sharing
- Video Content Creation/Sharing
- Web 2.0
- Online Resources/Tools/Tracking
- Video Hosting
- Helping people to create, to apply themselves to market their skills and interests.
- Helping people to make a living out of their passions.
- Life Coaching
- Personal and professional (I love people!)
SKILLS TO EXPAND ON:
- Video Editing
- Video Hosting
- Public Speaking
- Australian Film Industry