Hello, I'm Tina
I am a Senior Event Coordinator with ten years of event services experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. My strong interpersonal skills and client-service orientation motivate me to cultivate relationships with stakeholders to produce better event experiences.
Senior Event Coordinator - The Lavin Agency
June 2020 - present
Utilizes strong interpersonal and communication skills to cultivate positive relationships with speakers and buyers.
Provides leadership to the Events team by acting as interdepartmental liaison and spearheading initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
Event Coordinator - The Lavin Agency
February 2017 - May 2020
Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail and excellent critical thinking skills while coordinating and managing a large portfolio of speakers and their events.
Event Coordinator - International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront Centre
July 2015 - February 2017
Played a lead role in the coordination and implementation of the IFOA, Lit On Tour, Forest of Reading, Canadian Writers’ Summit and other year-round events.
Patron & Fiscal Coordinator - International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront Centre
September 2012- July 2015
Coordinated special events such as the inaugural Patron+ event which contributed to an increase of $20,000 in membership revenue.
Administrative & Development Assistant - International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront Centre
February 2012 - August 2012
Assisted with the maintenance of day-to-day financial operations including budgeting, invoices, deposits, reconciliations, cheque requisitions and charitable tax receipts.
Festival Intern - International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront Centre
August 2011 - December 2011
Liaised with authors, publicists and participants involved with IFOA and ensured festival updates were addressed and reflected in the database, electronic and paper files.
Promotions & Marketing Manager - DSS Richmond Hill
January 2008 - August 2015
Designed and created a functional website for parents, students, teachers and members of the community involved with the German Saturday School.
Program Leader - The Summer Institute for Kids
June 2007 - August 2010
Designed and taught programs to groups of 10-25 guests aged 9-14 involving simple machines and woodworking including: hydraulic machines, motorized cars, model houses and towers during the 6 week summer program.
Research Assistant - Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, University of Waterloo
January 2010 - June 2010
Transcribed audio interviews of language teachers in English and video of student teachers in German and English.
ESL Teacher - Escuela Juan Salinas, Ecuador
March 2006 - June 2006
Prepared and taught lessons for students aged 4-14 with varying levels of English knowledge incorporating song, visual aids and personally created materials.
BA (Honours), University of Waterloo
2006 - 2010
German Cultural Studies Specialization, Spanish Minor
Departmental Award Winner for Distinguished Academic Achievement in German 2009-2010
Germanic & Slavic Studies Undergraduate Representative 2009-2010
Germanic & Slavic Studies Exchange Ambassador 2009-2010
Ambassador of Germany Award 2010
Universität Mannheim, Germany
Germanistik (semester abroad)
Post- Graduate Certificate, Centennial College
2010 - 2011
Event Management: Festival & Conference
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Foundations of Project Management