Resume

WRITER  |  “THE IRRELEVANT SHOW”  |  CBC RADIO  |  2011  – CURRENT

Duties include writing comedy sketches for a live radio taping based on collaborations with the Head Writer and Executive Producer; completing up to two re-writes per sketch based on notes given by Executive Producer.

WRITER  |  ROCKIE AWARDS LUNCH & GALA |  BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL  |  JUNE, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Duties include writing opening monologues, presenter speeches, comedy segments and manage overall flow of the Rockie Awards scripts.

WRITER | TORONTO ACTRA AWARDS | FEBRUARY 2015

Duties include customizing a comedic monologue incorporating nominees for host Arisa Cox.

WRITER | RESORTS OF ONTARIO | FEBRUARY 2015

Duties include writing a fun, informative travel writing article about the Resorts of Ontario

WRITER | DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF CANADA AWARDS | OCTOBER 2014

Duties include customizing a comedic monologue incorporating nominees for host Arisa Cox.

WRITER  |  ‘GRANDMA’S FIRST TIME’ PSA COMMERCIAL  |  DOUBLE BARREL PRODUCTIONS  | JULY, 2014

Duties include writing 60 second PSA script, incorporating client message of supporting women’s breastfeeding efforts.

WRITER | RESORTS OF ONTARIO | FEBRUARY 2014

Duties include writing a fun, informative travel writing article about the Resorts of Ontario

WRITER  |  ‘TASTEBUDS’ PSA COMMERCIAL  |  DOUBLE BARREL PRODUCTIONS  | JUNE, 2013

Duties include writing 60 second PSA script for ‘Tastebuds,’ incorporating client message of providing nutritional lunches for Hamilton area schools.

WRITER & PRODUCER |  “DATING DIANA”  |  CBC RADIO  |  2006 – 2013

Research topics on dating and relationship issues. Conduct ‘streeters,’ build script, record voice over and edit segment.  This weekly syndicated CBC Radio column is available to all regional afternoon shows across Canada.

WRITER | RESORTS OF ONTARIO | FEBRUARY 2013

Duties include writing a fun, informative travel writing article about the Resorts of Ontario

WRITER & PERFORMER  |  “THE DEBATERS”  |  CBC RADIO  |  2006  – 2013

Six episodes over various seasons. Duties include pitching debate topics, researching, writing and performing comedic debate for live radio taping.

SENIOR WRITER  |  “THE HOUR WITH GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS”  |   CBC TELEVISION  |  2008 – 2009

Duties included researching current entertainment and news topics for daily opening monologue and pop-culture jokes. Cold open sketches involving host and celebrity guests. Producing the “News” segment. Build script in INews, work with designers to build graphics, rehearse with host and oversee the execution of the live segment.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER  |  “DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA”  |  CBC RADIO  |  2005 – 2008

Duties included contributing two weekly columns to ‘The Content Factory’ for national syndication. Assisting local freelancers with recording and editing their columns.

WRITER  |  “THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES”  |  CBC TELEVISION  |  2007 & 2008

Duties included working with talent to write comedy sketches for weekly live taping, write ‘desk jokes,’ and complete re-writes based on the Head Writer’s notes.

CONTRIBUTING WRITER  |  “COMEDY INC.”  |   CTV  |  2005  – 2007

Duties included collaborating with series star and Head Writer Roman Danylo to write various comedy sketches as well as completing re-writes based on notes.

WRITER & PRODUCER  |  “LIFE OF THE PARTY” (DEVELOPMENT DEAL)  |  THE COMEDY NETWORK  |  2007

12-part episodic talk show format. Duties included creating series bible, outline, episode and character descriptions. Working with network executives to develop series.

WRITER  |  “THE ELLIE HARVIE SHOW”  |   COMEDY NETWORK  |  2005

Two episode pilot for a daytime talk show. Duties included writing opening monologue, creating segment ideas, writing jokes for interstitials and collaborating on field pieces.

WRITER & CO-STAR  |  “SUCKERPUNCH”  |   THE COMEDY NETWORK  |  1999 – 2000

Duties included writing sketch comedy for an on-location half hour comedy show as well as completing re-writes based on notes from the Head Writer and Executive Producer.

Education

Vancouver Film School: Producing for Film & Television: April 2007

Writer’s Bootcamp (Los Angeles): Intensive 10 day workshop focusing on writing for television: June 2005

Douglas College Theatre School: 1987 – 1989

 Awards

Gemini Award Nomination: Best Writing in an Information Series or Program: The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos (2009)

Writer’s Guild Top Ten Award Nomination: “Great Canadian Achievers” CBC Radio (2002)

New York Radio Awards: Silver Medal: “Great Canadian Achievers” CBC Radio (2002)

 Union Affiliations

Writers Guild of Canada

ACTRA/UBCP

Canadian Actors Equity Association

 

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