MA Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, 2004.
BA Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, 1997. With Distinction.
CELTA Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Cambridge English Language Assessment, University of Cambridge/British Language Institute, Madrid, Spain 1998.
2012-17 Freelance Archaeologist and Educator, Victoria, BC.
2014-17 Archaeologist, Hakai Institute and University of Victoria
2007-12 Archaeologist, Parks Canada, Victoria and Vancouver, BC.
2006-07 Freelance Archaeologist, Victoria, BC.
2005-06 Senior Archaeologist (Permit holding), Millennia Research Ltd., Victoria, BC.
2004 Senior Archaeologist, Huu-ay-aht First Nation and Coast Heritage Consulting, Pachena Bay, BC.
2003 Archaeologist, I.R. Wilson Consultants Ltd., Victoria, BC
2000-02 Associate Director of Admissions, Shawnigan Lake School, Shawnigan Lake, BC.
2012-15 University of Victoria, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Instructor, Coastal Field Archaeology
2006-08 University of Victoria, Instructor, Anthropology 343 (Archaeological Field Methods), Anthropology 344 (Regional Topics in Archaeology).
2006-07 Camosun College, Instructor, Anthropology 104 (Introduction to Anthropology), Anthropology 140 (Archaeology of the Pacific Rim), Anthropology 240 (Archaeological Method and Theory), (Maternity Leave Replacement Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007).
2003-04 University of Victoria, Lab Instructor, Anthropology 240 (Introduction to Archaeology), Anthropology 250 (Introduction to Physical Anthropology).
2002-04 University of Victoria, Teaching Assistant, Anthropology 200 (Cultural Anthropology); Anthropology 240 (Introduction to Archaeology); Anthropology 250 (Introduction to Physical Anthropology); Anthropology 311 (Applied Anthropology).
1999-00 Shawnigan Lake School, Shawnigan Lake, BC, Teaching Intern (English, Social Studies, Spanish multiple grades), Tutor (Spanish 11), Coach (Senior and Junior Boys Soccer, Grade 8 Girls Basketball).
1999 GEOS Language Academy, Vancouver, BC, Instructor, English as a Second Language to International Adult Students at beginner, intermediate, and advanced language levels (January – June 1999).
1998 British Language Institute, Madrid, Spain, Instructor, English Language Courses taught to both adults and children at beginner, intermediate and advanced language levels (March – December 1998).
2014 Small Vessel Operating Proficiency (SVOP). Transport Canada certification for operating commercial boats (< 12 passengers) in marine waters within 25 nautical miles of shore.
2014 Marine Emergency Duties (MED A3)
2014 Marine Basic First Aid /CPR / AED Level C. Expires July 1, 2017.
2012 Restricted Operator’s Certificate with Digital Selective Calling (Maritime VHF Radio)
2012 WHMIS for Managers and Supervisors
BC HERITAGE CONSERVATION ACT PERMITS HELD
2005-0487 Permit Officer: Jim Pike
2012-0234 Permit Officer: Al Mackie / Kira Kristensen
2013-0150 Permit Officer: Al Mackie / Kira Kristensen
2015-0153 Permit Officer: Kira Kristensen
2016-0138 Permit Officer: Vashti Thiessen