Fifteen years of exploring my passions of painting, teaching art & yoga, traveling, and raising a family after 15 years of successful engineering design, marketing, and project/program management experience in Canadian and Silicon Valley high tech environments - from small, fast-paced, entrepreneurial start-ups to global multinational design and manufacturing corporations.
Experience in Engineering Design/R&D/Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Marketing/Advertising/Sales, HR, and Leadership/Training/Management. Conducted business in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia.
Color, contrasts, breathtaking views, and inspiring others to see beauty in their world. Yoga, wellness, spirituality, and helping others to firstly heal, and then find their unique gifts to offer healing to the planet. Helping others to create abundance in their lives by working their passions.
Self-employed (Passion Art) Present
Created a portfolio of more than 50 paintings. Traveled to Europe and Central America for painting commissions. Created art for BC Hydro Power Smart Home & the Lounge at the BC Home and Garden show (2013, 14, 15). Planned and promoted 20-piece art show of my work at local Vancouver salon.
Self-employed (Blond Monkey Yoga) and The Yoga Practice, West Vancouver Present
Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Created curriculum, promoted & taught “Goddess in All of Us” Girls’ Yoga & Painting Camp and “Ninja Yoga” for boys. Created, promoted & led adult yoga & creativity retreats locally and in the US, Mexico, and Europe. Promoted and instructed various yoga classes for strength, cardio conditioning, flexibility, injury prevention and rehab, and relaxation.
Family-run Restaurant Franchise, Western Canada 2006 – 2014
Public Relations & Brand Ambassador
Social media marketing, PR, and supply chain management for our family’s 25-location chain of Wine Spectator-awarded steak and seafood restaurants.
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR, Santa Clara, CA, USA 1998 – 2000
Technical Marketing Engineer
Specified, designed and marketed semiconductor components for European cellular phones.
Manager, Corporate Change Strategy 1997-1998
Designed & implemented company’s worldwide online Change Management system. Liaison between multiple worldwide sites/customers/suppliers and software engineers. System went live worldwide 1 year after kickoff, as promised.
MICROMODULE SYSTEMS, Cupertino, CA, USA 1993 – 1997
Senior Design Engineer and Product Marketing Engineer
Key customer interface for company’s most successful, highest performance products, designed into Intel microprocessor family. Program manager, interfacing between engineering design, sales & marketing, manufacturing, subcontract assembly, test, supply chain, and QA.
PACIFIC MICROELECTRONICS CENTRE, Burnaby, BC, Canada 1989-1993
Microelectronics Design Engineer and Manager, Microelectronics Packaging
Learned all aspects of microelectronic packaging design process. Established and promoted a new business unit, with complete P&L responsibility. Business planning, promotion, training, strategic relationships.
CCAC, San Francisco, CA – Fine Arts: Painting, Drawing, Art History, Color Theory, 3D Design, Creativity
Trinity Yoga, Vancouver, BC – Yoga Teachers Certification + annual continuing education
UBC Bachelor Applied Science (Electrical Engineering), Vancouver, BC