Kids in the Capital

Ottawa Community Blog, Co-Owner 2011-2015

Kids in the Capital (KIC) is a community blog for parents of young children in the Ottawa area to share their experiences living in Canada's capital city. 

With my partner, Lara Wellman, I coordinated content with regular and occasional contributors (3-5 days per week), liaised with advertisers and PR firms, maintain public presence on Twitter and Facebook, moderate private community group on Facebook, create graphics for web site/blog posts, encourage community participation (blog posts, comments, etc.) and develop strategies to further promote the site through social and traditional media. 


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Social Capital Conference

Owner & Co-Founder, Organizing Committee Chair (2011-2014)

Social Capital was Ottawa’s first home-grown social media conference. Participants were given the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded social media marketing enthusiasts. A combination of panels, roundtables, and single-speaker led sessions covered topics of interest. As a co-founder and member of the organizing committee, I was involved with choosing session topics and speakers, coordinating marketing and communications efforts with our team of volunteers, compiling content and designing the conference program, name tags, signage and other branded materials. I also assisted with contracting with sponsors and vendors. I helped prepare content for publication on the Social Capital website as well as reviewing and approving press releases and doing interviews with media. As a lead organizer, I was responsible for making decisions about venue, catering and other logistics. I was also a speaker and led roundtables during the conference.


Algonquin College

Course Development, 2013-2014

Developed two courses for the Social Media Compliance Management certificate. Social Media Privacy and Security (COM1011) covers privacy concerns and responsibilities, and gave an overview of other compliance concerns such as copyright and trademark. Social Media Policy - Applied (COM1014) walks students through the various parts of putting together a social media policy with consideration of internal and external factors, as well as community management guidelines. 

Course development was completed in coordination with Algonquin staff. Each course includes 14 lessons, detailed rubrics for each assignment and learning activities to reinforce concepts covered in the course materials.


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Employees' Choice Awards

Project Manager 2006-2008

Co-founded by TalentMap and the Ottawa Business Journal

Internally managed the process from start to finish, ensuring TalentMap’s survey administration application was built and fully tested, managed scheduling survey programming, reporting, and quality control coordination for “blind” reports for selection committee and final reports for participants.Coordinated programming of surveys, publishing/maintaining nomination web site. Maintained contact with participant organizations to report response rates and answer questions regarding the program. Organized the selection committee process.