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


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