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In Canada (2010 – Current)

Facilitator – Kingston Immigration Partnership (January 2012 – Current)

Position involves:
The main focus of this position is streamlining the communication and outreach activities of the Kingston Immigration Partnership, including further connect, engage and educate Businesses, Community Groups, Employment groups, Educational Institutions and Ethno-Cultural Groups in immigration issues. The objective is to make the region a more welcoming and inclusive place for recent immigrants.

Project Manager for the New Energy Project (January 2011- Current)

Position involves:
Project administration, prepare monthly steering committee meetings, investigate funding opportunities, grant writing, develop  marketing materials (brochure, decals, trade show materials) and social media presence (Twitter and Facebook). Present for a broad variety of audiences (5-250+ individuals) and engage them in the project’s vision. Represent the project at several local tradeshows, network meetings and presentations.
Connect, engage and support businesses, individuals and students in the ‘new energy field’ (renewable energy, green building, technology, chemistry.)
Increase community engagement (Event on Wolfe Island). Initiated collaboration with local existing initiatives such as: SWITCH, Hearthmakers Energy Cooperative and Sustainable Kingston.

Board Member for the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (September 2010 – Current, 2 year term )

Position involves:
Active Transportation Advocate.
Organization of Annual Active Transportation Symposium (March 2011 and March 2012), Part of ‘Workplace Commuting Project’ focussing on encouragement of workplace commuting (Queens Campus). Represent KCAT at Environment, Infrastructure & Transportation Policies (EITP) Committee.

Self Employed with CDyWeb, Web Design and Development company (January 2010 – January 2011)

Assist with start up of the company in Kingston. Responsible for Marketing, Account Management and Administration, Client Content Management.

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In The Netherlands (Until 2010)

Project Manager and Consultant at Louter Project Management (February 2008- January 2010)

Position involved:
Managed several projects in Cities and Municipalities in the Central and Southern part of The Netherlands (Cities of Ede, Eindhoven and Municipality of Bladel).
Projects with a financial responsibility between CAD $50.000 and $2 million, including the initial development of a subdivision (86 units in a greenfield location), the feasibility study of a ‘state-of-the-art’ office Space development and the retrofitting of a former heritage airport building into a restaurant.
Managed project teams, responsible for project administration, preparation and chairing of project meetings
Developed a sustainable vision for the future for the Municipality of Bladel including: extensive research (survey among 20.000 inhabitants, literature reviews) a public participation process and collaboration with several internal and external stakeholders government officials and politicians.

Project Manager at Municipality of The Bilt - Utrecht Area (April 2005- January 2008)

Position involved:
Responsible for the project administration and project communication for downtown revitalization project.
Project manager for vision development
Advised on Project Management within the Municipality

Relevant Positions and Internships Before 2005 (during post graduate studies)

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Education

Post Bachelor in Business Management (2006 – 2007)
NCOI College, The Netherlands

Master’s  Degree in Land-Use Planning (2002 – 2004)
University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

Bachelor Degree in Urban and Rural Planning (1998 – 2002)
Saxion University, The Netherlands


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References

I am happy to provide Canadian or Dutch references upon request

 

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