In a nutshell...

I spend my days juggling several projects in my business and supplementing my work through ride-sharing as well.

I value self-direction and autonomy in my work. I currently enjoy a great degree of both through discipline and hard work.

On a personal level, family and friendships are important to me. With my free time, I pursue other interests which are meaningful to me.

 

In a nutshell...

I spend my days juggling several projects in my business and supplementing my work through ride-sharing as well.

I value self-direction and autonomy in my work. I currently enjoy a great degree of both through discipline and hard work.

On a personal level, family and friendships are important to me. With my free time, I pursue other interests which are meaningful to me.

And a few other details...

Education

University of Florida – 2009 (Gainesville, FL, USA)
Graduated with Honours – Environmental Engineering
Minor in Sales Engineering
Full Scholarship Recipient

Lester B. Pearson – United World College of the Pacific – 2003 – (Victoria, BC, Canada)
International Baccalaureate Program
Full Scholarship Recipient

Professional Experience

PMA Solutions  (Brisbane, Australia)
Client Service Manager (2016 – 2018)

Private Company  (Brisbane, Australia)
Environmental, Health and Safety Manager (2013 – 2015)

Brown and Caldwell (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Environmental Engineer (2009 – 2012)

Western Arctic Leadership Program (Fort Smith, NWT, Canada)
Volunteer and Student Mentor (2003 – 2004)

Business Experience

Event Elves (Brisbane, Australia)
Founder and Director (2018 – Present)

Grassroots Promotions (Brisbane, Australia)
Founder and Director (2004 – 2018)

Soft Skills

Business

Being a business owner has allowed me to gain a holistic understanding of the business process. Business isn’t all about glamour and success. It is about grit, persistence and a drive to survive. Every day is an opportunity to solve problems and make things just a little bit better, even with limited resources.

There is a art and discipline. Art is in the form of finding creative solutions. Discipline is involved in the practice of sound fundamentals and financials.

Business Development  /  Budgeting  /  Project management  /  Financial Accounting  / Boot-Strapping  /  Customer Service  /  E-Commerce

Sales and Marketing

Overcoming rejection and objections is part and parcel to any sales or marketing activity. I’ve learned to refine my approach by being open to criticism (both constructive and downright mean).

Generating a sale is done by demonstrating the value of a product or service. Identifying the target audience and communicating in their language is where the marketing magic happens.

SEO  /  Keyword Research  /  Ad Words  /  Social Media  /  Door-to-Door sales  /  Branding & Identity  /  Ideal Customer Profile  /  Copywriting

Professional Communication

I’m thankful to have had an environment where I was able to cultivate my writing and speaking skills. Professionally, I am consistently engaged with my customers and my team either on the phone or via email.

I enjoy public speaking and have done several presentations for my work and my own business. I also love to share what I have learned and take the time to teach others either in person, through my blog articles and in my video tutorials.

Customer Relations  /  Team Management  /  Remote Work  /  Public Speaking  /  Professional Networking  /  Blogging  /  Video Tutorials  / 

Technical Skills

Engineering Analysis

My education and experience in engineering allow me to take an analytical and systematic approach to problem-solving. I take the time to understand the details because I enjoy building processes and systems. I also love the elegance of simplicity, so I look for ways to declutter and consolidate while keeping things effective.

I apply a high level of discipline in my work. I pay attention to the details and make sure that a project stays organised and up-to-date.

Systems Engineering  /  Process Controls  / Supply Chain & Logistics  /  Quality Control  /  Systematic Improvements   /  Workflows  /  User Experience (UX)

Software and Technology

I have always loved computers and technology growing up. I can quickly learn how to use software and technology tools to either make efficient workflows or solve problems.

I embrace change and improvements. I am always looking at how to integrate the latest technologies into my work.

Open-Source Software  /  Linux  /  Web Development  /  WordPress  /  Woocommerce  /  Computer-Aided Design  / Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  /  Accounting Software  /  Microsoft Office Suite

Multi-Media Production

I don’t normally consider myself the creative type but I have developed proficiency in audio, graphic and video production.

I have learned a lot about graphics through my Event Elves business where I work on product layouts with my customers. I also continue to build upon my sound engineering and videography skills by making online video tutorials and my vlogs. I’m cultivating an eye for design and aesthetic which isn’t always easy for an analytical type like myself.

Web Design  /  Graphic Design  /  Vector Artwork  /  Audio Recording  /  Noise Reduction  /  Video Editing

My Current Projects

Event Elves

Event Elves is the spiritual successor to the failed Grassroots Apparel business that I had initially started with a friend. I drew upon my experience with Grassroots and my work experience in the Print and Promotional Merchandising industry to take another shot at a business venture.

I originally envisioned a business that I can run from home or anywhere in the world. Several systems are in place to make the workflows light and efficient. I operate the business on my own.

Through a lot of trial-and-error (and failures), I’m very proud of what Event Elves has become. This is still a very young business and has plenty of room to grow.

Youtube Channel / Tutorials

Video production has recently become one of my creative outlets. In doing so, I continue to build my skills in multimedia production.

I have learned so much from other generous content creators and I have really wanted to give back to the community. So I have been putting together a series of Tutorials to share what I have learned.

Gorsia Design

I will be stepping in as the incoming Marketing Director for Gorsia Design, a luxury furniture brand based in Kolkata, India. I am currently working remotely on projects while we wait for the COVID-19 restrictions to ease.

 

Connecting with me

Even though it sounds like my plate is full, I am always open to interesting opportunities for work and collaboration. So if you think I can add value to your business or organisation, feel free to contact me.

Saying “Hi” is okay too 😉