I come from a blue collar family – a long line of tradesmen. This fact finds its way into my work as a web designer, and it informs what I do as an electrical estimator. The job fulfils my love for organized problem solving and information design. There is a reallness to the construction industry. Tangible, useful things are built with great care and artistry.
I love the term ‘webmaster’. I’ve been the admin behind the Edmonton Poetry Festival’s Website since 2008. I love the poetry community.
I pride myself on being an engaging, entertaining speaker and teacher. I have spoken at many conferences and events on topics related to the intersection of artists and the web. I’ve presented six three-week courses dealing with digital technology at ELLA, The Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association. Here’s a list of recent talks and presentations:
- Social Media – ELLA (Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association), May 2014
- Computer Basics – ELLA, May 2014
- Mobile Technologies – ELLA, May 2012
- Computer Basics – ELLA, May 2012
- Getting More Out of The Internet – ELLA, May 2011
- Information Technologies Demystified – ELLA, May 2010
- Writers and the Internet: How to Tame the Web – Canadian Authors Association, September 2009
- The Writer Online – Canadian Author’s Association Conference, July 2008
- Writers on the Web – The Edmonton Public Library, November 2007
- Writing the Land – The Writers Guild of Alberta Conference, September 2007