I have more than 20 years of experience as a creative technologist, interactive strategist, and facilitator. I have worked 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 an accomplished presenter and knowledgeable speaker.
Through my firm, I have been focused on digital campaigns for progressive organizations as well as transformational consulting. 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 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 have worked extensively with Aboriginal organizations. Some of these include the First Nations Education Steering Committee as the e-learning lead, the First Nations Schools Association, and the First Nations Technology Council to create a portfolio on capacity building.
As an extremely active participant in the arts community, I have won awards in composition for theatre, dance, and film as well as for my own compositions. 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, concert pianist, and George Lewis, composer.
I volunteer on the boards of the Western Front (front.bc.ca), a contemporary art gallery, and Openmedia.org, an Internet freedom organization.