Terrance Gavan

Freelance Blog Writer & Journalistic Photographer

Location:Brampton, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills

234 Halbiem Crescent
Haliburton, Ontario K0M1S0

705-457-1765 • 705-878-6371(w)


Seeking a position where my multi-faceted experience, impeccable work ethic can contribute to your team.


BA – Political Science from the University of Manitoba - 1989
Fleming College – Photoshop Level Two
Fleming College – In Design Basic
Fleming College – HTML Introduction Level One
Fleming College – PHP, Java, MySQL Programming Level One


• Layout and photo editing skills developed over 20 years
• Competent with a number of word, page, photo and video suites. Adobe centered
• A multi-tasker who remains adaptable and open to input – team player
• Impeccable editing and writing credentials with awards in photography and writing
• Possess a remarkable acuity and attention to detail
• Web and social media savvy with a background in web design and enhancement
• Expert with the wordpress blogging platform and wordpress website design
• Comfortable with Facebook, Twitter and other social media delivery systems


Spunky Design - Haliburton, Ontario CURRENT
Independent web designer and graphic artist

Webmaster/Journalist/Photographer, The Haliburton Highlander 2011 – 2012

Writer/Photographer, The Highlands Communicator Magazine 2005 – 2009

Writer/Photographer/Webmaster/Social Media Guru, The County Voice 2007 - 2009
A weekly newspaper serving Haliburton Highlands

Journalist/Photographer, Web Posting - The Haliburton Echo/Minden Times 2009 – 2010

Managing Editor Kanata Kourier / Kanata Standard - Ottawa, ON
Streamlined production day for both papers by 50 percent in the first month; raised the profile of the newspapers with a focus on amateur sports and entertainment; consolidated council coverage.

Sports Editor/Journalist/Photographer, Interlake Publishing
Award winning reporter, photographer and feature writer. Sports Editor for the Interlake Spectator, the Selkirk Journal, the Stonewall Argus and the Selkirk Enterprise. Won an Environmental Feature of the Year award, three MCNA photography awards and Best News Story Canada (second) for team coverage of the Interlake Fire Disaster (CCNA National Awards – The Interlake Spectator).

Sports Information Director - University of Manitoba
Raised the profile of Bison Sports with weekly Canada-wide press releases, installed the first mascot and hosted local press conferences garnering increased attendance at Bison games.

Sports Editor, The Manitoban
Responsible for coverage of all 17 intercollegiate sports at the University of Manitoba for the twice weekly newspaper.


Ski and Snowboard Instructor, Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike Resort CURRENT

Sharpley’s Source for Sports – Sales Associate 2012 - summer

Composite Aircraft Sales, IT and Web Design, Auriga Design Inc. 2002 - 2011
Responsibilities included manufacture of composite aircraft parts, web design, IT, shipping parts worldwide and file management for DOT and FAA approvals

Ski/Snowboard Instructor / Golf Course Irrigation Manager,
Seasonal full time employee at Panorama Resort / Fairmont Resort 1999 – 2002

Internet support technician for AT&T in Winnipeg– 1998 – 1999
AT&T Internet Save Team - assisting US customers who wished to cancel their Internet services. Recipient of the Above and Beyond Award in 1999

Contractors Desk Management, Winnipeg Supply and Services 1994 – 1998
Contractors Desk/Sales. Part-time while researching Master’s Thesis - U of Manitoba

Cashier and Management Candidate, The Beer Store, Ottawa Ontario 1975 - 1982
Service Excellence awards at the second busiest beer outlet in Ontario


• Above and Beyond Award – 1999 - AT&T Internet Save Team – Winnipeg, MB

• Instructor of the Year – 2005 – Sir Sam’s Ski School

• Panorama Performer - 2000 - Panorama Mountain Village - Invermere, BC

• Employee of the Month - 2001 – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

• Photo of the Year - 1990 – Interlake Publishing – Stonewall, MB

• Feature of the Year - 1991 – Interlake Publishing

• News Story of the Year - 1991 – Interlake Publishing


• Webmaster and volunteer coach with the Haliburton Soccer Club

• Volunteer with Heart and Stroke Canada

• Track 3 and CADS Instructor – Work with single leg amputees / alpine skiing

• Holiday Community Volunteers: Worked with youth in northern First Nations communities

• High school and rep league basketball coach

• Ottawa Distress Centre – midnight ******* line