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Work Experience

May 2003 – Present – Executive Director, Prairie Hope Ministries Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

(A faith based residential substance abuse treatment and recovery program.)

Sept. 1994 – Present – President, Career 7 Associates Inc., Fonthill, Ontario

Motivational Speaker, Seminar Leader and Program Consultant

Sept. 1994 – Jan. 2002 – Head of Counselling Services, Robert Land Academy, Wellandport, Ontario (a private boarding school

for  troubled male youth)

Co-ordinated all professional support services; psychological, counselling and medical, as well as all legal and probationary services for the students.

Conducted individual polysubstance counselling with an average 40 student case load as a Cognitive Behaviourist practising Reality Therapy specializing in adolescents.

Motivational speaker and seminar leader;  exclusively on behalf of Crime Stoppers International and Robert Land Academy.

August 1998 – June 1999 – Residential Manager and Associate Founder, Rocklyn Academy (a  private boarding school for troubled female youth).

Designed and implemented total residential and counselling support program

Sept. 1991 – Sept. 1994 – Director, The Forum (A Division of Career 7 Associates Inc.) Waterloo, Ontario

Private practice; drug and alcohol rehabilitation  counselling specializing in adolescents.

Educational consultant and motivational speaker presenting information on the choices facing modern day youth in areas such as:  media manipulation, peer pressure, alcohol, suicide, violence, sexuality, Canadian Justice System, delinquent and criminal lifestyles, and he drug culture to universities, high schools, juvenile facilities, group homes, community organizations and Professional Development Days for numerous cities teachers and police forces. Conducted Youth Conferences throughout the year and workshops for youth at camps throughout the summer

Aug. 1990 – Sept. 1991- Assistant Executive Director

Turning Point Ministries (Niagara) Inc.

Beamsville, Ontario

 – Oversaw operations of 2 Residential Drug  Programs dealing with drug and alcohol addictions and child sexual and physical abuse; 4 Crisis Pregnancy Centres, and 3 Drop In Centres.

 Aug. 1990 – Sept. 1991 – Interim Program Director, (a Mens Renewal Centre division of Turning Point Ministries  Inc.).

Designed and implemented rehabilitation program  for men in a residential program addressing  dysfunction caused by addictions and abuse.

Hired complete staffing including Program Director.

May 1989 – July 1990- Youth Worker, Anchor House

(Open Custody, Juvenile Facility).

Kitchener, Ontario

Youth Worker, Hope Manor

(Closed Custody, Juvenile Facility).

Kitchener, Ontario


 – Counseled youth, advocated, and developed programs

for incarcerated youth in areas of life and social skills, future goals,

educational plans, and personality dysfunction caused by addictions,

sexual and physical abuse, neglect, poverty and learning disabilities.

Informally trained staff on models of communication and delinquency theories.

Assumed responsibilities of Shift Supervisor and Program Director when necessary.

 Nov. 1989 – Dec. 1990- Program Director,

R.O.O.F.  Kitchener, Ontario

 – Helped to establish an agency and drop-in centre working with street children.

– Designed and developed programming addressing the specific needs of street children

  in the areas of self-esteem, life and social skills, goal setting, and career planning.

– Advocated and assisted in placement of street youth back into mainstream society,

independent living, and the educational system.

– Conducted group and individual drug counseling.

– Trained staff and volunteers.

Jan. 1988 – Apr. 1989- Weekend Counselor and Staff Replacement

K-W Habilitation Services

Kitchener, Ontario

 – Implemented extensive behavior modification programs

for developmentally handicapped adults.

– Planned, organized, and supervised social activities.

Sept. 1988 – Dec. 1988- Telemarketer, Alumni Affairs Department

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

 – Researched and promoted projected programs

  and financial needs of all faculties to graduates.

– Successfully solicited $75,000 to support Alumni Campaign.