I'm an innovative, entrepreneurial and out-of-the-box thinker with a passion for open-source, cryptography and privacy / anonymity technology.
It's good to know who will be getting personal with your cyber intimates.
I have a number of skillsets and talents that come in handy for all kinds of challenges.
I have both lead and followed in a diverse range of industries. A timeline of my tech-related history:
Sep 2019 - Present
Authored and currently maintain the Prysm manual, glossaries and other technical documentation.
Aug 2018 - May 2019
Authored and managed the original protocol docs, technical specification, API and other related glossaries.
Mar 2018 - Aug 2018
Selected from over 40 participants for a technical writing internship focused on writing and updating various Tor-related guides as well as maintaining the manual. Completed over 140 contributions, including 20+ fully rewritten guides.
Aug 2017 - Jan 2019
Assembled custom-to-order fully open-source laptops flashed with the latest release of Libreboot and equipped with a FOSS operating system and software suites. Models included refurbished ThinkPad X60s, X200s, T400s and the T500.
May 2017 - Present
Founded and launched an international media production company based out of Montreal. Developed business model and subsequent online storefronts, coordinated in-house development of custom software (CMS, payment portals). Cultivated pre-launch organic following totaling over 20,000. Received articles and interviews in several major publications. Manage 2 developers and a producer in the US and produced content locally.
June 2016 - Dec 2019
Freelance contracted penetration testing. compliance standards testing, redteam participation as well as applied cryptography consultations and assessments. Worked on a variety of projects, from corporate networks to IoT healthcare devices.
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Lived with a local family as a volunteer for 6 months in the small West African nation of Togo. Taught English to over 300 students daily and worked afternoons in a local orphanage, providing childcare and academic assistance.
May 2013 - Jul 2015
Co-founded and executed vision for an international sprint kart distribution company based out of Guelph, Canada. Developed business model and branding, coordinated the development of internal services and webstore. By Q4 2014, VSR passed $350K in sales, and had secured Canada-wide distribution rights to the most sought brands in the industry.
Jul 2011 - Jun 2013
Worked as a contractor to design and manage branding of several local businesses, including online social media presence.
May 2011 - Jun 2014
Founded and developed a web service exclusively for posting classified ads for sprint karts and components. Ad posting was free, revenue was generated via ad slots on the sidebars to professional teams. Sold in 2014.
While always enthusiastic to take on new challenges and roles, some of my most popular services include:
Whether it be for compliance standards, policy crafting, applied cryptography or even just learning the best writing practices, a specialised consultant may be what it takes to get on track. Few or plenty, I have the answers to your questions - and if I don't, I know exactly where to find them.
Does your super awesome open-source project suffer from lackluster documentation? Tired of getting asked the same support questions over and over? A technical writer is exactly what you need to bring your usability and userbase up while simultaneously bringing your ticket count down.
If you do any work with payment processing, healthcare or web applications, you are likely no stranger to stress and compliance testing. With a depth of experience in HIPAA, PCI, OWASP, social engineering and pentesting tools / methodology, I make a strong addition to any security auditing team.
PMs must do more than simply lead - they must inspire the people they work with and tackle the big challenges head-on. I bring an innovative voice, a variety of successful experiences and a 'say it how it is' personality to the table that are sure to enhance any projects management team.
Looking to give identity to your new startup or give a facelift to your existing organisation? Or perhaps your audience growth is stalling out? I have the vision and creative ability to supply you with the fresh and memorable brand strategy needed to set yourself apart from the noise.
If your website or UI looks like 2006 just threw up all over it, it may be time to consider hiring a web developer to give it some TLC. Full websites, application interfaces, single pages, touch-ups and individual elements; whatever your needs, I've got you covered from start to finish.
I look forward to hearing what you have in mind.