Urban Planner

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Desired position type: Any
Location: Richmond British Columbia, Canada

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I am a 15 year professional with considerable experience in project management, strategic planning and communications. I have a BSc in Kinesiology, MBA, and MA in Urban Planning. I wish to transition to a formal urban planning role in the private or public sector.


MA, Urban Planning – University of Waterloo (2014)

MBA – Simon Fraser University (1998)

BSc, Kinesiology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1995)

Additional training:

  • Six Sigma (PwC)
  • Project management (PMI)
  • Group facilitation, negotiation, labour relations, mediation, conflict resolution & facilitation (Justice Institute)
  • NCCP Level 3 Coaching certification
  • Technology – XML, SharePoint, GIS, user interface design, social network analysis


2009 – Present     Principal, everyoneincluded strategies inc. 

  • Develop accessibility and inclusion strategies for parks, cities, tourism organizations, and not-for-profit organizations  
  • Lead $400K Let’s Play for Kids provincial inclusive physical activity program (design, develop, manage stakeholders, and promote) (http://letsplaybc.ca/)
  • Conduct inclusion strategy workshops for planners (PIBC, Livable Communities, Tourism Vancouver, Canadian Parks Association)
  • Teaching assistant for undergraduate planning analysis and transportation planning analysis courses


2007 – 2009     Manager, Accessible Tourism, 2010 Legacies Now

  • Design and develop $1.45M strategy to promote accessible tourism in BC prior to 2010 Games
  • Facilitate workshops with communities across B.C.
  • Manage budget, staff, and stakeholders across Canada
  • Develop innovative accessible parks program beyond initial mandate of program


2005 – 2007     Strategy Consultant, Independent
Clients: Ballard Bower, WCB, BC Hydro, Heidelberg Cement, Real Estate Board of Vancouver, WWF, Fisheries Canada, BC Biotech 

  • Develop engagement strategy for northern BC communities
  • Research for provincial bioinformatics strategy
  • Design and develop corporate communications strategy
  • Develop knowledge management strategies


2002 – 2005 Manager, Knowledge Management,    WorkSafeBC

  • Establish corporate knowledge management practice
  • Business lead for knowledge management projects, including $1.8M intranet redevelopment
  • Staff recruitment, training, and orientation


2000 – 2002 Sr. Business Consultant,    Tap Ventures

  • Lead change management program for financial transformation project
  • Design and develop e-learning solutions
  • Develop accelerated management program
  • Instructional design


1998 – 2000 Manager, Strategic Initiatives/HR Advisor, WCB

  • Develop departmental knowledge management strategy
  • Design and develop online training
  • Develop HR policies
  • Manage Career Development Centre
  • Develop and manage HR information portal


Prior to 1998

  • Executive search researcher (Western Management Consultants, 1997-1998)
  • Strategy development for tourism program (Canadian Tourism Commission, 1997-1998)
  • Teaching assistant for undergraduate organizational design course (Simon Fraser University, 
  • Wheelchair basketball coach (Alberta Northern Lights & BCWBSA, 1997)
  • Program administrator for wheelchair sports program (University of Illinois, 1993-1995)
  • Teaching assistant and coach for high school (Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 1988-1990 & 
Port Credit, 1991-1992)
  • Research for transportation strategy in the North (Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, 1990)
  • Research support for real estate company (Royal LePage, 1989)


  • Project management (15 years)
  • Strategic Planning (15 years)
  • Knowledge management (15 years)
  • Leadership (15 years)

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