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Hello, I'm Tina

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I am a creative problem solver with more than a decade of experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
I am accomplished in cultivating and managing relationships with stakeholders to produce better campaigns.
Skilled in content creation, I have an eye for design and a way with words.

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Fundraising Coordinator - Community Care Durham

July 2021 - present

Advance the marketing and communications strategy for three annual fundraising campaigns through digital, social media and print collateral.
Providing support to the development, implementation, and review of CCD's fundraising initiatives.

Senior Event Coordinator - The Lavin Agency

June 2020 - July 2021

Utilized strong interpersonal and communication skills to cultivate positive relationships with speakers and buyers. 
Provided 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.

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BA (Honours), University of Waterloo

2006 - 2010

German Cultural Studies Specialization, Spanish Minor

  • Dean's List

  • 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

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Durham Region


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