414-207 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
604.255.2131
agentic-info@agentic.ca

About

I bring more than 20 years of experience as a creative technologist, interactive strategist, and facilitator. As a facilitator, I use my experience to shepherd organizations through challenging moments in their development. Primarily, I work with methodologies of Transformational Consulting, which includes understanding the characteristics of collaboration and high performance, and especially how group dynamics (including race, gender, age, sexuality, power, and privilege) affect how individuals show up as leaders.

I work extensively with Indigenous organizations, including the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the First Nations Technology Council, the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, and many more.

I am deeply committed to issues of equity and creativity, believing that we can have organizations that are alive to experience in many ways and that people that are part of them can have courageous conversations that matter.

Through my firm, I have been focused on creative digital campaigns for progressive organizations. My recent interactive work includes collaborating with the David Suzuki Foundation on innovative digital and interactive aspects for the BlueDot Tour. I also worked with poet Fred Wah (highmuckamuck.ca) on an award-winning interactive poem and won a prestigious award in 2015 for the multimedia aspects of “Our Living Languages,” which is a permanent installation about Aboriginal languages in British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum. I have also worked on large-scale projects such as the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition for the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

As an accomplished presenter and knowledgeable speaker on information and communications technology, especially as it applies to First Nations in British Columbia. I also give presentations on the future of work and other topics.

As an extremely active participant in the arts community, I have won awards in composition for theatre, dance, and film. My work has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia, and Quebec. In the in the late 80s and early 90s, I performed both nationally and internationally, from the Kitchen in NYC to the Cultch in Vancouver. My work, primarily computer-based, involved installation and computer-generated music that included an interactive symphonic work with acclaimed saxophonist, Anthony Braxton. I studied with Martin Bartlett, electroacoustic composer, and George Lewis, trombonist and composer.

I volunteer on the boards of the Western Front, a contemporary art gallery, and Openmedia.org, an Internet freedom organization. I also sit on the City of Vancouver Arts and Culture Policy Council. I believe truly in giving back to the communities that have given me so much.

 

  • Jun 6th, 2017 “Usability Testing” – Law Foundation of BC
  • May 5th, 2017 Town hall meeting, Society for Freshwater Scientists
  • Jan 5th, 2017 “Impact of Persuasive Design” – Canuck Place Hospice
  • Jan 27th, 2017 “Sustainable Business Practice: My Career” – BCIT Guest speaker
  • Spring 2016/Fall 2017 “Personal Identity Online” – Guest speaker, Capilano University
  • September 30, 2016 “Freshwater engagement through digital media” Living Waters Rally
  • July 20th, 2016 “Taming Tigers – Successfully Managing Complex Stakeholder Relationships”, “The Project Management Institute, Canadian West Coast Chapter (keynote)
  • Nov 5, 2016, “From social media to social websites – the changing nature of an online presence“ Magazine Association of BC (keynote)
  • Aug 7 2015 “What’s Wrong with This Picture? Film as a Catalyst for Change”, Academy of Management
  • April 15 2015, “Social Media Strategies for Documentary Production and Promotion” Pull Focus Film School
  • May 6th – 9th 2014, “Future of Work”, The Canadian Association of (School) Principals (keynote)
  • June 11th, 2013 “Digital Media Mistakes: Learning Fast by Failing“ Fireworks Factory
  • April 2, 2013, “Digital Storytelling, “Net Tuesday at the SAP Executive Briefing Centre
  • April 24th, 2012 “Delivering Talent for Digital Innovation” – Canada 3.0
  • Mar 9-10, 2012 Melting Silos Workshop (2 day workshop on cross-platform development), Telefilm, NFB, BC FILM
  • Feb 3-4, 2012 Melting Silos Workshop (2 day workshop on cross-platform development), Telefilm, NFB, BC FILM
  • Mar 9-10, 2011 Melting Silos Workshop (2 day workshop on cross-platform development), Telefilm, NFB, BC FILM
  • Feb 14th, 2011, “Tools for online Advocacy: Building Power on the Web”, Social Transformation Project
  • Feb 8th, 2011, “Online Marketing and Multiplatform Strategies”, Toronto, Telefilm Canada
  • Feb 2nd, 2011, “Online Marketing and Multiplatform Strategies”, Halifax, Telefilm Canada
  • Jan 17th, 2011, “Online Marketing and Multiplatform Strategies”, Vancouver, Telefilm Canada
  • Feb 9th, 2010 “Media Literacy: Using Technology Well”, Native Education Centre
  • Nov 15-16, 2010 Melting Silos Workshop (2 day workshop on cross-platform development), Telefilm, NFB, BC FILM
  • Feb 12, 2008, “Rewrite or Remix: Star Wars Fans in the Digital Era”, Canadian Film and Television Association
  • Board, Western Front Contemporary Art, 2013-current
    • Treasurer 2014-2017
  • Board, Openmedia, 2012 – current
    • Treasurer, 2016-2017
    • Past-Chair, 2014-2016
  • Canadian Media Production Association, 2009-2016
  • Member, Advisory Board, Roundhouse Radio, 2015
  • Member, Canadian Media Producers Association, Documentary Film Committee, 2015-6
  • ICTC Advisory Group on Indigenous Peoples in ICT and STEM 2016
  • Treasurer, Board of Directors, Web of Change.com, 2013-2015
  • 2010 Director’s Guild of Canada
  • Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre 2011-2014
  • Committee member, Industrial Relations, Canadian Media Producer Association, 2010-2013
  • Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC) Advisor
  • Distress and Suicide line Volunteer, Vancouver Crisis Centre 2011-2015
  • BCIT Emerging Media Design and Development Curriculum Advisory Board, 2011-2012
  • Committee member, Digital Media (CFTPA) 2010
  • BC Premier’s Award, Innovation and Excellence – Finalist – 2016
  • Digital Media Writing Prize UK, 2016
  • Creative BC / BC Arts Council Grant Recipient, 2016
  • Vancouver UX Awards, Finalist 2015
  • Creative Spark Award, BC, 2015
  • Excellence in Exhibition Award, American Alliance of Museums, 2015
  • Nation is Coming: Best Experimental, San Francisco Native American Film Festival A Nation is Coming: Best Experimental, Alberta Film Commission A Nation is Coming: Juried Screening at 1997 Sundance Film Festival
  • El Naftazteca: Best Experimental Film (San Antonio filmfest) 1996 (student producer)
  • El Naftazteca: Finalist in Experimental Category (National Association of College Broadcasters) 1995
  • Short-Term Grant (Quebec) 1993
  • Short-Term Grant (Canada Council) 1993
  • Production Grant 1993 (Code d’access)
  • Banff Residency, awarded 1992,1993
  • Vancouver New Music Society Composer’s Contest, Honoree 1991
  • Brave New Playrites Competition Finalist 1990
  • Virtual Reality Artist’s Access Program – McLuhan Program, Toronto, (2 months) 1994
  • Banff Centre for the Arts Residency Awarded: Media Arts, (8 weeks) 1993
  • Banff Centre for the Arts Residency Awarded: Computer Music (3 wks) 1993
  • Jury Member, International Digital Emmy, Non-fiction, 2013
  • Jury Member, International Digital Emmy, Non-fiction, 2012
  • Jury Member, Canadian Interactive Fund, 2010
  • Jury Member, Canada New Media Awards, 2010
  • Jury Member, Canadian Heritage Culture Online, 2008-2009
  • BC Rural Team Member 2000-2005
  • First Nations Technology Council Member, Capacity Building Portfolio, 2004-2008
  • Peer Reviewer, First Peoples’ Culture Foundation 2008