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I have spent a quite a bit of my adult life employed at a supervisory and management level in Saint Lucia; during my tertiary education in Trinidad I was also gainfully employed and working contracts in the Windward Islands (Caribbean). The past 5 years saw me gaining contracts as a consultant to national festivals in multiple territories namely (Anguilla, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Grenada) and I have successfully delivered on growing these events and festivals to World Class status. In 2019 having worked with the World Creole Music Festival in Dominica for 3 consecutive festivals I was able to help transition the marketing to attract English speaking festival goers from the West Indies growing attendance by almost 30%.
My formative years of employment got me trained and proficient in information technology, which got applied to both public sector and private sector jobs. When I moved on to event production full time in the Creative Industries sector I continued to use technology as a tool to assist in managing these massive festivals with ease to reference data for project management and real time budget management.
I have mastered the art of quickly getting teams to work together normally in high stress and time sensitive situations to achieve identifiable goals. My experience has given me a unique talent for producing events, an acute sensitivity for cultural significance and a broad network of resources which I use to achieve success. Lately, I have used my experience, network and talent to produce a number on online events to help guide social issues to the greater good in Saint Lucia and embarked on a training program for disadvantaged youth in the Windward Islands.
I have a competitive spirit and a passion for achieving and being successful which may have stemmed from my track & field background; I continue to influence healthy lifestyles with my Facebook group “Sweat758” which I created 5 years ago and continues to be one of the more engaging groups in Saint Lucia.
Post Graduate Diploma - Arts & Cultural Enterprise Management, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago
Associate Of Applied Science Degree in Business Computer Programming, Scott Community College, Iowa, USA
Managing Director/Owner, OaktreeZ Inc (Saint Lucia)
Festivals Consultant. Project implementation and planning lead. Development of Professional Standard for Event Production Assistants and PAAST Training Program December 2008 - Present
Events & Promotion Execution Officer, Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd.
Execution of promotional activities and volume promotions in the north of the island for all brands. Assist with technical aspects of large scale image events, and produced signature brand events and nation wide competitions like Heineken Green Synergy and Guinness Undisputed. April 2005 - March 2009
Information Systems Manager, St. Lucia Distillers Group of Companies.
Provide administrative support for 75+ user Multi-platform networks. Installed and Maintained customised Human Resource and Personnel Management Software. Implement wireless network compound wide, infrastructure used for site remote clock-in Security System for employees. Provide Disaster recovery solutions including managing system data backups. October 1999-October 2004