Currently I am fulfilling my passion for sailing as a professional crew on the world-renowned, 170 foot modern/classic sailing yacht Meteor. I am also passionate about and educated in the field of architecture and am looking to continue my career in the industry.
I have Bachelor degrees in Architecture (Dalhousie University) and English (Colby College) along with a very diverse work background and much travel experience.
My goal is to find meaningful work at an architecture/project management firm where I can grow and become a valued employee.
SY Meteor, West Palm Beach, FL, US, Deckhand
Over the past year I have had the opportunity to live and work aboard the 170 foot modern/classic sail yacht Meteor. In this time, myself and fellow crew members have logged over 20,000 miles at sea, including two Atlantic crossings, while visiting and experiencing the culture of more than ten different countries.
In less than a year I have progressed from a starting deckhand to an Officer of the Watch during deliveries, have received my Yachtmaster Offshore certification and have led large maintenance projects on deck.
As with every employment opportunity, I have been eager to learn and progress in the industry.
Farrow Architects Inc., Ottawa, ON, CA, Student Intern
At Farrow I was lucky to be able to get involved in a wide variety of tasks. While working I took an AutoCAD certification course and was able to work on project "mark ups" as well as initial plan drawings for future projects.
Other responsibilities I took on were presentation renderings in marker, 3D modeling with Sketchup, material/color presentation boards, site visits and a Government of Canada Accessibility Audit. The Accessibility Audit was my biggest responsibility with three weeks of site visits doing measurements, followed by several weeks of compiling the data and cost estimates into a final report.
BGHJ Architects, Charlottetown, PE, CA, LEED Researcher
I volunteered at BGHJ before enrolling in the architecture program at Dalhousie University in order to get an idea of what the industry was all about. I enjoyed my time at BGHJ researching "green" building manufacturing companies and compiling data on products that would facilitate LEED certification.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, BArch, Environmental Design
The Bachelor of Environmental Design program at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada is one of the top design-oriented programs in the country with a focus on craft and hand drawing/drafting skills. The year-round, accelerated program includes courses in Design, Building Technology, History, Representation, and Professional Practice, including a semester of practical work experience at an accredited architecture firm.
Colby College, Waterville, ME, US, Bachelors, Liberal Arts
I studied a wide variety of subjects towards a liberal arts degree at Colby, while majoring in English Literature. I was also a four year member of the Men's Varsity Ice Hockey Team which was a full, year-round commitment. However, the highlight of my four years at Colby was a semester at sea with Boston University's Sea Education Association. The S.E.A. Program consisted of five weeks of on-shore curriculum at the campus in Cape Cod, MA studying Nautical Science, Oceanography and Maritime Literature. The off-shore component consisted of a five week voyage from Hawaii to Seattle with stops along the British Columbia coastline. While at sea we had daily classes with practical Nautical Science teaching and performed oceanographic research leading to a final research paper and presentation.
Senior English Award, Northwood School, Scholarship
Four year Financial Aid/Scholarship Grant for being a student/athlete at Colby College.
Cum Laude, Award
Cum Laude Society achievement at Northwood School.