Experience

Education

Master of Arts, Canadian Art and Architectural History, Carleton University, 1998
Thesis: “Irving Grossman, 1954-1964, A Young Architect’s Response within Modernism”
Bachelor of Arts Honours (with distinction), Art History, University of Guelph, 1995
Bachelor of Arts, History and Anthropology, Trent University, 1991

Professional Profile

Heritage Conservation Manager, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, 2015-

Develops and manages the national conservation program under the Public Works and Government Services Canada RP-1 contract. Oversight of planning, training, intervention reviews, care and maintenance and risk management of federal heritage buildings and national historic sites. Manages the processes related to project delivery and property management for heritage buildings.

National Historic Sites Superintendent, Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit, Parks Canada, 2014-2015-

Superintendent of management and operation of national historic sites. Oversees finances and site performance, strategic planning and long-term investment. Manages visitor experience offer, event planning, and alignment with corporate priorities.

Federal Heritage Manager and Canadian Registrar, Heritage Conservation Branch, Heritage Conservation and Commemorations Branch, Parks Canada, 2012-

Manager of three national programs on the protection and conservation of historic places, national historic sites, federal heritage buildings, heritage railway stations, heritage lighthouses and persons and events of national significance. Managing collaboration with provinces and territories, and stakeholder relations (universities, other heritage organizations, and local communities) related to the promotion of historic places and engagement with Canadians. Manager of heritage evaluations, intervention reviews and disposals of federal heritage buildings (over 1,200 buildings) in Canada.

Adjunct Professor, School for the Study of Art and Culture, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2013-

Canadian Registrar, Canadian Register of Historic Places, Historic Places Branch, Parks Canada, 2009-2012

Manager of a pan-Canadian register of all historic places officially designated at the territorial, provincial and federal levels of government. Manages a database and a public Web site (historicplaces.ca) and has introduced social media tools and mobile applications (Edifica).

Architectural Historian, Historical Services Branch, National Historic Sites Directorate, Parks Canada, 1999-2009

Research produced for the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office; review of Commemorative Integrity Statements for National Historic Sites; write and review plaque texts; respond to professional and public inquiries in field of expertise and advise organizations.

Acting Manager, Historical Services Branch, National Historic Sites Directorate, Parks Canada

Research Manager of a team of historians overseeing reports produced for the HSMBC and FHBRO; managing contract work on plaque texts, press releases and a special database project for the CIHB; people and financial management; occasional acting director

National Archives of Canada, Visual and Sound Archives, Architectural and Cartographic Division, Archivist, 1997-1999

Carleton University, Teaching Assistant, Architectural History, 1995-1997

Professional Associations

President, Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC), 2007-2010

Leadership and representation of the Society’s 300 members; fundraising; team building; executive management; developing web and newsletter content; promoting the Society’s values and outreach to other organizations; helping to organize the annual conference and financial accounting.

Canadian Leader and Representative, UNESCO, World Heritage Centre, Regional Meeting on the Identification and Documentation of Modern Heritage: North America, Miami, Florida, 2004.

Vice-President, Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC), 2002-2007

Conference organization; liaison with provincial representatives, web and newsletter content.

Docomomo International and the Docomomo-Ontario Working Party, 2001-ongoing