Work Experience 

EN Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, Ontario
January 2013 – present
President and Managing Partner

The People’s Queen Street, a social mission project of EN Consulting Group
October 2013 – present
Founder and Project Co-Lead

Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, Province of Ontario
September 2009 – January 2010
Senior Advisor, Community Relations, Office of the Minister

EN Consulting
March 2005 – December 2012
Principle and Senior Consultant

South East Downtown Redevelopment Initiative (SEDERI)
June 2002 – February 2005
Executive Director

Community Bulletin Newspaper Group
March 2001 – March 2002
Sales & Marketing Manager

Direct Impact Marketing Inc.
November 1998 – February 2001
Senior Manager, Market Research

Criterion Research
May 1997 – October 1998
Associate Researcher

Burak Jacobson Research Partners
June 1995 – April 1997
Call Centre Manager

 

Action For Change Communications
January 1992 -December 1994
Fundraising, Outreach & Campaign Consulting

Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief
June 1990 – December 1991
Fundraising Manager

Canadian Peace Alliance
October 1989 – April 1990
Manager, Direct Response Fundraising

St. Lawrence Centre for Arts
October 1987 – February 1989
Box Office Systems Manager

New Democratic Party of Ontario
January 1987 – September 1987
Telephone and In-Person Fundraising, Campaign Organizing

Mime Unlimted
January 1986 – December 1986
Marketing Manager

Issues for the Next Generation
January 1985 – September 1985
Conference Organizer

McPherson Playhouse Foundation, Victoria, B.C.
September 1978 – July 1984
Assistant Front of House Manager/Publicity Assistant

Volunteer Experience

Livewords reading series
February 2008 – present
Producer & Host

South East Downtown Network Alliance (SEDNA), Toronto
September 2007 – present
Chair and President of the Board

Toronto Centre Provincial Liberal Association
July 2008 – August 2011, July 2013 – August 2014
Board Member

Toronto Centre Federal Liberal Association
July 2008 – August 2011
Board Member

Windmill Line Co-operative Homes Inc.
October 1998 – September 2009
Co-operative Housing Sector DelegateOctober 2005 – September 2007 and October 2008 – September 2009
Board of Directors, August 2008 – July 2009
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association Delegate, October 1998 – September 2004

Diamond Cherry Reading Series
October 2006 – October 2007
Producer & Host

Union Station Revitalization Public Advisory Group, City of Toronto
January 2003 – October 2006
City appointed Member-at-Large

St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
Delegate, October 1998 – September 2004

President, April 2000 – March 2002

Peace Magazine
January 1990 – June 1990
Contributing Editor

Canadian Youth Coalition 
April 1988 – March 1989
Steering Committee Member and Event Coordinator

Charles Hastings Co-operative Homes Inc.
October 1986 – September 1988
Co-operative Housing Sector Delegate, October 1987 – September 1988
Board of Directors, October 1986 – September 1987

Education

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
1991, 1994 – 1995

Undergraduate study in Philosophy and Political Science.

University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
1982 – 1984
Completed two years of undergraduate study in Art History, Creative Writing, Political Science.

Oak Bay High School, Victoria
1976 – 1978

High School Diploma

Glenlyon-Norfolk School, Victoria
1973 – 1976

Completed Grade 10 – academic program

Awards

  • Vital Innovation Award, 2014 for the People’s Queen Street, Toronto Community Foundation
  • Old Town Toronto Citizen of the Year, 2004, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association

Publications

  • Poems published in:
    • Rampike Magazine
    • Misunderstandings Magazine
    • Jones Av
  • Articles published in:
    • The Bulletin
    • The Mark News
    • Peace Magazine

Books

Chapbooks

  • Instructions for Pen and Ink (Cactus Press 2010)
  • Free Translation(Cactus Press 2009)
  • Arguments for Breath (lyricalmyrical 2007)
  • Nights in the City of the Dead (Aeolus House 2006)

Professional Memberships

  • Centre for Social Innovation
  • Canadian Urban Institute
  • League of Canadian Poets