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2017 – Present
Faculty Related Subjects, School of Trades & Technology | NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Facilitate communication and professional development courses to Carpentry, Welding and Automotive Service Repair students (replacing faculty on medical leave).


2015 – 2017
Faculty Advisor Applied Media & Communication Arts (AMCA) | NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

This exploratory program prepares you for further study in communication and media arts by helping you identify your interests, passion, and strengths. You explore a wide range of applied arts disciplines – photography, graphic design, digital animation, printing, video, and audio production. With a hands-on approach, you gain computer and software skills along with basic awareness of the technology and practices used in the applied arts field. In addition, you strengthen your oral and written communication abilities, develop critical thinking skills, and create a portfolio that demonstrates your work. Throughout the program you receive guidance and advice to help you progress and select areas for future study.


2013 – 2015
Manager School of Fisheries | NSCC Shelburne Campus, Shelburne Nova Scotia

Reporting to the Academic Chair, School of Fisheries, and as a key member of the School Leadership team, the manager will contribute to the overall direction and implementation of the School plan as it relates to Fisheries and Safety Training. The manager will be responsible for the project management required to take a new initiative, School-initiated or contract training-initiated, to reality, and to ensure that objectives of a program or project are met through a collaborative team planned approach. The manager will also use their established internal and external relationships to further identify new program and project opportunities for the School.


2012 – 2013
Faculty Advisor Applied Media & Communication Arts (AMCA) | NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

This exploratory program prepares you for further study in communication and media arts by helping you identify your interests, passion, and strengths. You explore a wide range of applied arts disciplines – photography, graphic design, digital animation, printing, video, and audio production. With a hands-on approach, you gain computer and software skills along with basic awareness of the technology and practices used in the applied arts field. In addition, you strengthen your oral and written communication abilities, develop critical thinking skills, and create a portfolio that demonstrates your work. Throughout the program you receive guidance and advice to help you progress and select areas for future study.

I taught the following courses:
Professional Mentorship I, Collaborative Project I, Introduction to Visual Communication Design, Introduction to Interactive Design, Introduction to Video Design, Cultural Connections I, Communications I, Introduction to Drawing for Animation, Professional Mentorship II, Visual Communication Design, Interactive Design, Video Design, Cultural Connections II, Communications II, Drawing for Animation, and Collaborative Project II (Portfolio).
I was responsible for the following Milestones:All official AMCA Program communication, NSCC Portfolio, SAFE1000 Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems) and SAFE1001 Introduction to NS OH&S Act (Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety)


2002 – Present
Owner/Designer/Consultant | d'EntreMont Design, West Pubnico Nova Scotia

Full service graphic/web design and development and consulting business. Design and consult on print, web and multimedia design, marketing, advertising, merchandising, publications, signs... I have been involved in the mass media industry since 1977, starting out as a cartoonist in high school. I set-up and have been managing my own media and IT business, d’EntreMont Design, since 1993.

I currently develop and produce marketing materials, content management systems, data driven websites, animation, video and audio and e-commerce websites for my clientele. I run and manage all financial aspects of the business, including quotes, bids and project budgets, as well as all day-to-day operations. I also consult, negotiate and make recommendations to the client on subcontractors, like Internet Service Providers (ISP), printers, distributors or manufacturers. I have done work for the NS Government in the form of interpretive panels for two provincial parks.

One of my most recent projects was the Acadian Shores Interpretive Tour project, which included consulting and design, development and implementation of 28 interpretive panels, over 70 road signs and large format brochures. This included working closely with the NS Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, both at the local level (Clare & Argyle municipalities) and their provincial print shop. I also recently launched the Tri County Local Food Network and Tracy’s Wood ‘N Things websites.

Clients include: Province of Nova Scotia, Municipality of Clare, Municipality of Argyle, South West Shore Development Authority (SWSDA), Congrès mondiale acadien 2004, Tri-County Regional School Board (TCRSB), NSCC, Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP), Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ), Tri-County Local Food Network, Tri-County Women’s Centre, Tracy's Wood N Things, local museums, local businesses, local churches...


2012 - Present
Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners Hockey Media Team Volunteer | The Mariners Centre, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

I have experience and training in various positions as a team member producing live hockey events for broadcast in-house on a giant screen/scoreboard and being streamed live online through the FASTHockey (www.fasthockey.com) website.

I have training and experience in the following live hockey media production positions:
  • Director/Switcher (NewTek TriCaster 855)
  • Replay (NewTek 3Play 425)
  • Camera Operator (Sony HXR-NX5 NXCAM)



2001 – 2012
Faculty Advisor Information Technology Web Development | NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

I have taught the following courses:
User Interface Design and Development, Help Desk & Customer Support, Professional Development for IT, Training Techniques/ Technical Presentations, Capstone Project, Applied Portfolio II Web Development, User Interface Design I, User Interface Design II, Website Development, Introduction to Illustration, Project Management, Human Resources Management, Programming: HTML, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Programming: Java - Introductory, Programming: Java - Advanced, Programming: PERL - CGI, Multimedia Design I (Flash), Multimedia Design II (Director), Unix Fundamentals, Unix Web Server Administration, Computer Applications (Windows, MS Office), Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Draw, Basic Photography, Website Design Basics, Cartooning to Kids

 

2002
Faculty Inet-WWW Page Design | NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

NSCC has given me the opportunity to share in my knowledge and experience in web design and management with students of the WWW Page Design Program. This course (Level 1 - 21 hrs / Level 2 - 21 hrs) presents the skills and knowledge required to design/author a basic Web page. Applicants are invited to take both levels together, or individually. In Level 1 - You will explore... Unique features of the WWW, Basic HTML, Design and Create web pages, Publicize your web page on the Internet. Prerequisite: None for Level 1.

In Level 2 - You will explore... What is JavaScript?, Values, variables, Conditionals, Loops, Functions, Creating Cycling Banners, Using Forms and Cookies, Using multiple browser windows. Prerequisite: Must have Level 1 or experience in web page design for Level 2. Materials: floppy disk.

 

2001
Instructor Photoshop (Level I & II) | NSCC Burridge Campus, Yarmouth Nova Scotia

NSCC has given me the opportunity to share in my knowledge and experience in design software by allowing me to teach Photoshop Level I & II (Level I: Introduction to Photoshop, and Level II: Using Photoshop for print or electronic media) Each 24 hour course (eight, three hour sessions each Level) offers a step by step instructions on how to open, create and save documents, what most of the menu items and palette boxes do and the basic difference between preparing files for print or for the Internet. This is what is covered in Level I.

In Level II, the same material is covered except in more detail, all menu and palette items are covered, print and web issues examined, how ImageReady (now bundled with Photoshop) can help you create fantastic web graphics and animation. Design theory and page layout techniques are discussed.

 

1997 – 1999
Two hour presentations on print and web design (volunteer) | NSCC Annapolis Campus, Middleton Nova Scotia

NSCC has given me the opportunity to share in my knowledge and experience in print and web design with students of the Applied Communication Arts program. This two hour course (once a year) offers insight into the world of freelance design. I explain issues like dealing with clients, getting contracts, running your own business and self discipline. The discussion then turns to print and web design issues, like how to prepare graphics for print or web, tips and tricks, and how to gain all necessary information on the task at hand.

 

1997
Internship Training (animation, web and TV commercial training) | pixelMotion Images Inc., Halifax NS

Worked on animation, multimedia and TV projects. Most of my time was spent on a TV commercial for the 1997 Halifax Gay Pride Parade. I was in charge of Typography, picking the typefaces (there were nine different fonts in the commercial) and defending those type choices and preparing the text for use in the TV commercial.

 

1996
Internship Training (desktop publishing) | Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Cornwallis Nova Scotia

Scanned, typed up, sorted, formatted peacekeeping training documents and prepared them for printing and distribution. Prepared numerous documents in several languages and helped with the printing, filing and training package preparation for learners. I had practice using a heat-thermography printer.

 

1993 – 2002
Owner/Cartoonist/Designer (morphed into d’EntreMont Design) | Hairy Freaky Cartoons, founded in Pubnico NS

Published cartoonist from 1977 to 1978 and 1993 to 2000. Designed and produced logos, merchandising, advertising, signs and print/web presence for local governments, museums, churches and businesses.

 

1981 – 1993
Fishing Captain/Business Manager | Pubnico Ledge Fisheries Ltd., Lower West Pubnico Nova Scotia

I started as deck hand, and within a year I was part-time captain. By the end, I was running a million dollar fishing vessel for the same person I had started with, Frank d'Entremont, co-owner Pubnico Ledge Fisheries Ltd. in Lower West Pubnico Nova Scotia. He was owner of the two vessels I run, The Janet and Jamie (42' fish dragger) and the Master Jamie (a one million dollar, 60 feet long, high capacity fish dragger, which I was involved in the planning, building and operating right from the beginning). I was one of the top fishers in Pubnico, with a fairness and even tempered reputation in a high stakes, high stress industry.

I hold a Fishing Master Class IV License and a Radiotelephone Operators Certificate. I was responsible for all the day-to-day operations of the business (except for the bookkeeping/accounting) like making sure I maintained a crew of two or three people, boat was in proper working order and all equipment properly maintained, nets ready to fish, etc. I was also responsible for catching over a million pounds of fish per year, which I did and most times overrun. I was also responsible for making sure the monies, as handled by the fish plant accountant, were divided fairly and my employer, the fish plant, my crew and myself got paid fairly and in due time.

I left the fishing industry for several reasons; the most important one was being able to spend more time with my family. I had always enjoyed drawing and had been involved in mass media as a published cartoonist since 1977, so when the TAGS program came along, I applied and qualified for retraining. I am one of only a few in this area that used the TAGS program for what it was meant for, get people out of fishing and into other employment. I chose Business, Information Technology and Applied Arts.

 

1979 – 1981
Carpenter/Labourer | Hubert's Home Repair, West Pubnico Nova Scotia

 

1976 – 1978
Irish Moss Processor (loader and forklift operator) | GENU Products Ltd., Upper East Pubnico Nova Scotia