Christopher Alexander Seabrook
E-mail Me: cseabrook@rogers.com


My Curriculum Vitae:


Objectives:

To obtain employment in a challenging, cooperative, and professional environment.

Capabilities:

Effective and experienced teacher:

- was a TA for Professor Brian Given, for his Introduction to Anthropology class at Carleton University.
- tutored Carleton University students in history, anthropology, essay writing, and helped them improve their English skills.
- tutored students from Algonquin College in psychology, sociology, and history.
- students that I have tutored have become returning clients.
- taught computer and internet skills to local companies that I have worked for.
- trained the Ottawa Folk Fest Safety and Security Crew in safety, visual scanning, patrolling, and dealing with difficult security and safety situations at Algonquin college.
- taught lifesaving skills for the Red Cross, and the Royal Canadian Lifesaving Society, and several private groups, to many different age ranges.
- taught swimming lessons to many different age ranges.

Effective interpersonal skills:

- experience as a cultural researcher has developed my ability to interact effectively with people.
- part-time positions as a tele-researcher for Ekos, and as a sales/ fundraising/ public relations representative for Artsmarketing Services at the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada have developed my skills in promoting sales, providing customer assistance, handling complaints and conducting interviews.
- experience in organizing conferences and presentations has enabled me to develop skills as a facilitator/ organizer.
- experience in dealing with the public, including sales experience, has developed personal initiative, and the ability to work and communicate with others.

Well-developed mass communication skills:

- have been invited to give presentations on current research projects at four different conferences (three at Carleton, and one at the State University of New York).
- presentations have been well-received and commented upon by professors, graduate students, and others attending these conferences.
- Master's research proposal has been cited as important and challenging initiative following presentation to the Carleton University Ethics Council; project has been well-received by target research community.
- skilled in multi-media presentations and adaptation of project presentations to accommodate changing availability of media resources.

Well-developed written communication skills:

- completed and defended a Master's thesis.
- several of my papers have been cited as outstanding examples of research.
- have been invited to present papers at conferences several times.
- students that I have tutored to improve their written communication skills have become returning clients.

Successful event organizing skills:

- successfully organized profitable complex, multi-troupe, entertainment shows for Shade Nyx's Theatre Macabre, and Shade Nyx Presents.
- was responsible for the safety of volunteers, patrons and grounds of the Ottawa Folk Festival, and managed the safety and security team.
- have been an administrative member for six years, and the President for four years, of the Carleton University Anthropology Association.
- have successfully organized and hosted three annual conferences. Conference involvement has assisted me in developing skills in teamwork and team building, interaction with university and community personnel, organization of all aspects of a conference from parking supervision, catering, and provision of media resources to publication of conference papers.

Experienced with data entry:

- acquired data entry skills during research projects for Professors Cove and Given.
- have done all the data entry for my personal research projects and have advised other students on effective data collection, reporting and presentation.
- have extensive experience in revising research projects to comply with university needs and ethical considerations.

Well Developed Understanding of Canadian Business and Entertainment Culture:

- worked as a consultant for Shade Nyx Presents/ Theatre Macabre and was given the company to manage.
- very successfully used thesis research and conclusions to develop a formula for finding markets and generating interest.
- fully registered the company with every level of government and obtained all the appropriate licensing.
- learned about Canadian IP law, and properly registered all of the companies copyrights and trademarks.
- learned about Canadian business and tax law, worked out all the companies problems with Revenue Canada (including back taxes), and was registered and licensed for international business and export.
- reworked company business plan and expanded company into new markets with commodity production and international sales.
- developed excellent company relations with local businesses and negotiated production, export, and sales deals.
- created and coded company website for online media and commodity sales.
- balanced company books and began generating profits.

Well-developed computer skills:

- have built many effective and operational computers (from purchased components), and installed and configured all the software from the BIOS up.
- have assisted others in replacing and re-configuring hardware, adding or replacing software, cleaning up cluttered drives, repairing damaged or faulty OS installations, trouble-shooting for viruses, parasites and spyware, and maximizing their computer’s capabilities.
- very familiar with all of the Microsoft operating systems, including installation and configuration.
- very familiar with Microsoft Office and its components (Word, Publisher, Excel, Power Point, PhotoDraw, etc…).
- very familiar with a large variety of internet communication software and systems, website design, and project design for internet research.
- experienced with the installation, configuring and operation of a number of internet/computer hygiene products.
- experienced at virus and parasite removal and minor data recovery.
familiar with the commonly used products of a large number of computer part manufacturing companies.
- familiar with proper computer cleaning and maintenance.

An accomplished and experienced researcher:

- completed semi-independent research for Carleton University.
- have conducted guided research in the past on a large number of projects, acquiring skills in both literary and “hands-on” research, research methodology and project design, research reporting and data presentation, and statistical methodology.
- acted as a research assistant to Prof. P. Thurtle, Prof. B. Given, Prof. J. Cove, and Prof. D. Smith for one year; the work I did for Professors Given and Cove was important for their final publications. Prof. Thurtle’s research project was left under my supervision, and was completed in 2010. - acquired experience with statistical research while conducting tele-surveys for Ekos.

Selected Achievements:

2011: United TESOL: Ottawa, Ont.

Graduated from United TESOL and received a certificate in teaching advanced, academic, and business English to speakers of other languages.

2010: IgniteYourInnerGoddess.com, Brenda Stocker, Ottawa, Ont.

Success with Shade Nyx and Shade Nyx's Theatre Macabre encouraged Ignite Your Inner Goddess to hire me as their primary tech, internet, marketing, and business consultant, webmaster, and tech support provider.

2010: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Successfully submitted and defended a Master's thesis.

2005: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Received clearance to do research with human subjects from the Carleton U. ethics committee.

2002: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Organized, hosted and presented at the 8th Annual SUNY Potsdam/ Carleton International Anthropology Undergraduate Conference.

2000: New York, New York.

Presented a paper at a professional conference in New York City.

2001: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Nominated President of the Carleton University Anthropology Society.

1996: Col By H.S., Ottawa, Ont.

Paper on the San people of the Kalahari received by the South African High Commission and is included in their reference collection.

Education and Training:

2011: Ottawa Folk Festival: Ottawa, Ont.

Trained in employee, volunteer and crew leader best practices.

2011: United TESOL: Ottawa, Ont.

Graduated from United TESOL and received a certificate in teaching advanced, academic, and business English to speakers of other languages.

2010: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

M.A.: Cultural Anthropology:
Successfully submitted and defended a thesis for the Master's of Anthropology program at Carleton University.

2006: Dell Computers, Kanata, Ont.

Customer Hardware Warranty Support training, Computer Technology Solutions training, and Hardware Specialist (Inspiron line) training.

2005: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Graduated: Highest Honours B.A.:
Major: Anthropology (Cultural, Physical Evolutionary, and Archaeological Anthropology).

2004: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Trained in all Sodexho cleaning and maintenance techniques. Trained in the use of a buffer. Trained and experienced in the use of extractors.

1995-1997: Splash Wave Pool, Ottawa, Ont.

Full Lifeguarding qualifications:
Full aquatic education qualifications:
(Aqua-quest):
Lifesaving I-III, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Aqualeader’s, Senior Resuscitation, National Lifeguarding Certificate, AEC/CPR, St. John’s Ambulance Junior and Emergency First Aid.

1992-1997: Colonel By S.S., Ottawa, Ont.

High School Graduation: Completed OSSD. Grades 9-OAC.

1996: Southampton Art School, Saugeen Shores, Ont.

“Abstracting the Landscape”.

Current Employment:

- general consultant for Wicked Wanda's and Ottawa Gothic Designs.
- owner and manager of Shade Nyx's Theatre Macabre.
- currently working as the primary educator, trainer and consultant for ABC Business Development (an international internet mobilization, monetizing and advertising strategy development company).
- currently working as the primary tech consultant, tech support contractor and webmaster for the following companies: NaturalWisdom.ca, Studio Dee: Mobile Studio (a mobile photographic studio), Ignite Your Inner Goddess (a women's interest and empowerment, article and product review site), The Bunny Burrow (a Saugeen coast cottage rental company), and George's Construction and Roofing (an Ottawa repair, renovation, and construction company).
- currently volunteering at the Ottawa Folk Fest as the Safety Security and Gates crew leader and trainer, and at the office doing tech support, data recovery, network managing, and system construction and setup/ configuring.
- producer, manager, marketing consultant, booking agent, choreographer, costume designer, photographer, and webmaster for Shade Nyx.

Experience (chronological order):

2007 - Present: Numerous companies in Ottawa, Ont.

I frequently teach computer and internet skills to local companies that I have worked, or, I am currently working for.

2014 - Present: Wicked Wanda’s, Ottawa, Ontario: http://www.wickedwandas.ca

Industrial chemicals and production methods research and design, copyrighting, event planning, trade show booth design, choreography writing, fashion show planning and execution.

2015 - Present: Ottawa Gothic Designs, Ottawa, Ontario: http://ottawagothicdesigns.com

Business, legal and accounting, shipping and receiving, logistics and supply chains, internet, and technology consultant.

2014 - Present: Natural Wisdom, Ottawa, Ontario: http://www.naturalwisdom.ca

Business, legal and accounting, shipping and receiving, logistics and supply chains, internet, and technology consultant, web architect, copywriter, graphic designer, training, development, and tech support.

2011 - 2014: Ottawa Folk Fest, Ottawa, Ontario: http://www.cityfolkfestival.ca

I annually train the Ottawa Folk Fest Safety and Security crew in safety, visual scanning, patrolling, and dealing with difficult security and safety situations at Algonquin college. As the Safety and Security crew leader I am responsible for organizing my team’s volunteers, and attaining my team’s goals (the safety of the patrons and volunteers at the festival).

2013 - 2014: DA BOSS LADYE, Toronto, Ontario: https://www.facebook.com/GDABOSSLADYE

Copyrighting, event planning, trade show booth design, choreography writing, fashion show planning and execution.

2011 - 2012: ABC Business Development, Ottawa, Ont.

Internet, technology and business consultancy, copyrighting, training, development, and tech support.

2011: Studio Dee: Mobile Studio, Ottawa, Ont.

Hired as the primary business, tech and internet consultant, and support provider.

2011: The Bunny Burrow, Gale Douglass, Southampton (Saugeen Shores), Ont.

Contracted to do consultancy, tech support and run the company website (with certain restrictions and requests) for The Bunny Burrow.

2010: Ignite Your Inner Goddess, Brenda Stocker, Ottawa, Ont.

Hired as the primary business, tech and internet consultant, and support provider.

2010: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Successfully submitted and defended a Master's thesis on the emergence and semiotics of post-modern tech based sub-cultures.

2010: Sociology and Anthropology Department, Carleton University, Ont.

Teaching Assistant for Professor Brian Given, for his Introduction to Anthropology class at Carleton University, and marked the fourth year Honors Research Papers.

2010: Public Works, Niki Theodorakis, Ottawa, Ont.

Contract for virus and parasite removal, data recovery, network maintenance, and hardware repair/ consultation by Niki Theodorakis.

2010: Shade Nyx Presents and Shade Nyx, Ottawa, Ont.

Hired by Shade Nyx and Shade Nyx Presents as a producer, promoter, tech support and webmaster (and photographer, costume designer, repair, choreographer, sound technician, stage manager, etc...). Due to changes in troupe membership and administration, their website is currently down. In 2011, Shade Nyx Presents asked me to manage their company and I was then given ownership of the company.

2008: Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Remotely diagnosed and rebuild a network for a doctor posted to the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines.

2007: George's Construction and Roofing, Ottawa, Ont.

Hired by George's Construction and Roofing as their primary tech support provider, and webmaster.

2006: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Began research for a Master's thesis on the emergence and semiotics of tech sub-cultures.

2006: Dell Computers, Kanata, Ont.

Worked for Dell Computers as a Hardware Warranty Support agent, a Computer Technology Solutions (CTS) agent, and a Hardware Specialist for the Inspiron line.

2005-2006: Algonquin College, Ont.

Tutored students from Algonquin College in psychology, sociology, and history.

1997-2006: Numerous Complexes in Ottawa, Ont.

Taught lifesaving and First Aid skills for the Red Cross, and the Royal Canadian Lifesaving Society, and several private groups, to many different experience levels and age ranges.

1999-2004: Carleton University, Ont.

Tutored Carleton University students in history, anthropology, essay writing, and helped them improve their English skills.

2002-2004: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Grounds keeping, cleaning and maintenance for Carleton University Residences and main campus.

2003: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Began research on diversity in modern sexuality communities for Prof. Thurtle. This research project was refocused to focus primarily on the “Furry” sub-culture (2004) and is now complete.

2003: National Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.

Public relations and marketing for the National Art Gallery through Arts Marketing Services.

2001-2003: National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ont.

Public relations, sales, complaints, and marketing for the National Arts Centre through Arts Marketing Services.

2001: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Began research for thesis on cultural divergence among the migratory homeless.

1998-2000: Paramount Properties, Ottawa, Ont.

Lifeguard/ Acting aquatic coordinator.

1997-2000: Numerous Complexes in Ottawa, Ont.

Taught swimming lessons to many different experience levels and age ranges.

1999: Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont.

Worked as a research assistant to Prof. Cove (statistical analysis of aboriginal inmates in New Zealand) and Prof. Given (editing transcribed interviews of Tibetan descent Canadians) at Carleton University.

1992-1997: Cairine Wilson H.S., Ottawa, Ont.

Cairine Wilson H.S. English department book room, inventory, staking, stamping, rebinding, reshelving, sorting, filling, and other office work.

References:

Available upon request.