Impact Manager – Rural Newfoundland and Labrador
The Northpine Foundation
The Northpine Foundation invests in demonstrable, sustainable change for the betterment of Canada. The focus of The Northpine Foundation is to rigorously support Canada’s underserved, underinvested, and underprivileged – people in both urban and rural centres whose opportunities have been limited by economic and social disadvantages. This is done through facilitating, funding and following a spectrum of investments on impactful “all my relations”-centered initiatives that open opportunities for some of the most marginalized members of the population. The Northpine Foundation combines best practices with an appetite for risk to manifest its willingness to invest in new, untried approaches, knowing that some may fail. The Northpine Foundation’s resources and annual giving capacity will rank it among Canada’s top private foundations. The Northpine Foundation’s core value of kindness is exhibited through acting as a professional, innovative, reflective, aggressive, and impactful force for good.
Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (2014-Present)
The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is the provincial association that speaks for this province’s seafood farmers, representing their interests to regulators, policy makers and political leaders. With a membership that reaches coast to coast in Canada, spans four countries across multiple continents and is comprised of finfish, shellfish and aquatic plant farmers, feed companies and suppliers, NAIA is a passionate advocate on behalf of its members.
Deputy Commanding Officer
37 Combat Engineer Regiment (1995-2019)
Retired at the rank of Major as Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO) of 37 Combat Engineer Regiment (37 CER). Spanning 22 years service he also served as Platoon Commander, Training Officer, Public Relations Officer, Operations Officer and Squadron Commander. Appointed as a Commissioned Officer by Right Honourable Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and Honourable John MacCullum, Minister of National Defence, 2001 Received the National Top Candidate Award during his Military Officer Training in 2001 Enlisted in the Canadian Forces Engineer Corps in 1995.
President and CEO
Samanna Development Corporation (2011-Present)
Constructing and managing affordable, environmentally friendly residential housing initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador (2011-2014)
The organizations mission is to engage, inspirer and empower people through the provision of life-changing programs and services.
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities (2008-2011)
The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador strives to involve its members and all persons with disabilities in influencing change and policy towards the advancement of inclusion. The Coalition’s main role is information, education, awareness and advocacy of systemic issues of concern to the disability community.
Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Parliament of Canada (2005 – 2008)
Town of Holyrood (2005-2009)
Was elected as Deputy Mayor of my hometown Holyrood in 2005 and proudly served the residents and businesses until 2009. During my tenure as Deputy Mayor I served as:
- CHAIR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
- CHAIR OF EMERGENCY MEASURES
- CHAIR OF SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
- NORTH EAST AVALON JOINT COUNCIL COMMITTEE
- FIRE DEPARTMENT LIAISON
- FINANCE COMMITTEE
- PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
- LIAISON YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
President and CEO
Spectrum Solutions Corporation (2001 – 2012)