Admin

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 This is a listing of all the places I’ve been employed. You can find the exact same information on my LinkedIn page. But this is more fun.

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Co-Founder
The Future is you and me
June 2016 – Present

Developed the program for young women of colour in the arts to build and lead their own creative arts projects. In the arts (and other sectors), there is a gender and diversity gap in leadership positions. We want to build a safe space to discuss cultural and gender politics while providing a platform to teach practical skills including marketing, fundraising, finance, leadership skills and more.

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Development Officer
Contemporary Art Gallery
November 2014 – September 2017

My role is to raise funds through membership fees, individual donors, corporate sponsors, fundraising events and grant-writing. The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. It’s exciting to be a part of public institution, an organization that exhibits great leadership in all realms: artistically and professionally.

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Corporate Giving Coordinator
Gateway Theatre
January 2013 – November 2014

My role was to develop partnerships with corporate partners. It was great to be part of an organization that is essential to the community of Richmond, BC. Gateway Theatre produces professional theatre, teaches kids life skills through the Academy for the Performing Arts and is a widely used venues for community producers.

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Managing Editor
Ricepaper magazine
January 2012 – 2016

Ricepaper magazine, founded in 1994 was the only Asian Canadian arts and culture print publication in North America. This was a passion project because Asian storytelling and representation is important for our cultural scene.

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Database Assistant
Variety The Children’s Charity
September 2011 – January 2012

Working for one of the largest charities in BC was one of my entry points into the world of fundraising. I gained my new skills and new perspectives that I use today when working in fundraising.

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Circulation/Office Manager
Geist magazine
January 2008 – August 2011

This was my first job that showed my how you could work full time, working and developing your literary/artistic passion. This publication excelled in editorial leadership and also about paying artists fees and livable wages to staff. I learned so much about administration, volunteer management, marketing, grant-writing and how to run a successful magazine and non-profit arts organization. Truly, a game changer. Both artistically and professionally.

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Intern
S.L Feldman & Associates/Watchdog Mgmt
April 2007-July 2007

This was the reason I relocated to Vancouver. This experience gave me much life lessons on work ethic and professionalism in the music industry.

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Promoter
Independent – All ages shows
May 2005-May 2009

I produced 60+ small to mid scale concerts in Edmonton and Vancouver. My ideology was to produce concerts in interesting and accessible venues (via transit, wheel chair access) for all ages , so all audiences could watch their favourite and future favourite indie rock band.