work experience

Freelance Webmaster | Alakasam | Jan 2016 – present

I work with non-profit organizations building on a CMS (Drupal or WordPress depending on the project requirements and maintenance level) often with CiviCRM to manage email, memberships and fundraising.

Also provide IT support and help small organizations navigate software choices (using opensource and affordable options through services like and transition to Cloud / hosted email and productivity (Office 365 / Google apps)

NUPGE | 2006 – 2016

As National Representative / Network Administrator, provided general IT services for the staff of NUPGE, network, phone and videoconferencing equipment and software, as well as building and maintaining
web services

Integra Networks Corporation | 2001 –2006

While with Integra Networks, I provided corporate and public sector clients with remote and on-site professional services. These services include needs analysis, solution design, implementation and support

Canadian Teachers’ Federation | 1982 –2001

LAN Manager / Webmaster

Canterbury House (bookstore of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa) | 1979-1981

Accounts Receivable Clerk / Invoicing and order processing


Volunteer Experience or Leadership

Ladies Learning Code – mentoring at Ottawa events, instructor for Introduction to Drupal

Drupal – organizing meetups of Drupal community members locally, attending DrupalCons in Denver, L.A. and New Orleans, attending and volunteering at DrupalCamps in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Design4Drupal Boston

Novell Users International – Involvement over 15 years at local (Ottawa NetWare User Group), national (NUI Regional Representative for Canada) and worldwide (NUI Board President 2000-2002)

Green Team – volunteer / supervisor with BluesFest / Cityfolk / Festival of India Green Team – helping to promote waste reduction (and clean up after the music lovers)