ABOUT MEi

   My life experience is the only thing that outweighs my public speaking experience.  I have been a stage performer, screen and television actor, lead singer in bands and ensembles, a live comedian, a national television host and radio personality. Through a delicate balance of class, poise, comedy and swagger, I earn the trust of your audience or guests. My carefully developed ability to charm attendees, who are financially supporting your night's cause or celebrating an awards presentation or major announcement, is what I use to effectively read and assess any live situation and shine bright in front of any size live audience.

2010 - present

2010 - present

MISSION STATEMENT

   It is critical that events run organized and on-time, otherwise next year's ticket sales will suffer.  My expertise is in keeping the show focused and on track, and all with dignity and professionalism.  You have spent a lot of time, and likely a lot of money, in staging this important production; you need a specialist who can assure a full return-on-investment.  After all, your event is about you, your company or your cause; I will make everyone in attendance feel just as much a part of the success of the night as they deserve to be.

Corporate ENGAGEMENTS

Corporate ENGAGEMENTS

2015 - Present: Mohawk College Spring Convocation Week announcer, Hamilton, ON. 

2014 - Present: Mohawk College Fall Convocation Day "Graduate Name Announcer", Hamilton, ON. 

2016 - Present: Mohawk College "DAY ONE", Mohawk College Main Campus, Hamilton, ON.

2016 - Present: Mohawk College "Celebration of Learning", Hamilton, ON.

2013 - Present: Fotografia Boutique's "Colours Of Love International Concert" VIP Party Night & Concert Night, Rose Theatre, Brampton.

2014 - Present: Town of Oakville Children's Festival QEPCCC, Oakville, ON.
2018 - Present: Town of Oakville Canada Day Celebration, Coronation Park. 

2018 - Present: ASP Security Services Summer Golf Tournament and Dinner, Milton, ON.

2018 - Present: Canadian Customs Agency (Mississauga) Christmas Dinner and Dance Party, Mississauga, ON.
2009 - 2017: Oakville Chamber of Commerce Annual “Presidents Dinner” Gala. 

2018: Ontario Science Centre "In Conversation Series" with Dr. Dave Williams, Toronto, ON.

2018: Oakville Centre "In Conversation Series" with Dr. Dave Williams, Oakville, ON.

2018: Town Of Oakville Official Grand Opening of the "Oakville Arena Day".

2012 - 2016: Region of Halton "Physicians Appreciation Night" Gala Dinner, Oakville Conference Centre.

2016 - "TUDS: OAKVILLE URBAN DANCE FESTIVAL" Chairperson and Coordinator - September 22-24 **(Inclusive of Warm-Up and Promotional events: May 7- QEP Community and Culture Centre, May 18th- Oakville Centre, July 10th- Children's Festival @ Coronation Park, July 15- Downtown Oakville "Midnight Madness Festival", August 5-6- Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival, September 17- Oakville Summer Cultural Connection @ Towne Square)

2013 - 2018: Ancaster Wedding Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds

2011 - 2018: Otello's Banquet Hall Open House Invitational Dinner gala

2017: "Haste and Hustle" Conference Day White Oaks Conference Centre, Niagara on the Lake. 

2016 & 2017: "Brilliant Minded Women" Dinner and Gala, Mississauga ON.

2015: Special Dance Outreach Spring Series with "GADFLY", Oakville On. 

2015 & 2016: Cogeco Cable Canada's Social Committee Dinner and Dance at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre in Hamilton 

2015: The PanAm Games Town of Oakville, "Torch Relay Ceremony", Centennial Square.

2005 - 2015: Welcome Wagon Canada’s Bridal and Baby Shower Showcase and Fashion Shows (8-10 showcase events per year).

2014: CFUW Christmas Dinner at the Oakville Harbour Club

2014: "Chef Wars" Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre, Mississauga,. ON.

2014: 2-day "Super Crawl Festival" Performing Arts Stage. Hamilton, ON.

2014: Pan Am Games 2-day "One Year Countdown" Festival, Pier 4 Park, Hamilton, ON. 

2014: Halton Environmental Network 10th Anniversary Gala at Oakville Conference Centre

2013: Purolator Courier "Top Chef" Corporate event at Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Resort Spa.

2012 - 2013: Hamilton Sheraton Hotel's Corporate Open House gala.

2008: Downtown Oakville BIA “Fashion Week” Fashion Show.

2008: Laidlaw Trucking Corporate Summer Picnic.

2008: Siemens Canada Corporate Summer Picnic.

2008: September Wedding Show at McMaster University Convocation Hall, Hamilton

2009: Cogeco Cable Canada’s “State of the Union” dinner and gala

2007: “Toronto Wine and Cheese Show” Entertainment Coordinator & Host, Entertainment Lounge, International Centre, Toronto.

2007 - 2008: Suzuki of Oakville seasonal new car launch event.

2007 - 2008: Dover Industries Corporate Summer Picnic.

2007: Paddock Trucking Corporate Summer Picnic.

2007: Bell Canada Corporate Summer Picnic.

2006 - 2008: “Fortinos Summer Jam” Confederation Park, Hamilton, ON.

2006: “Bonk: the Game Show" Road show with Brian Michaels Entertainment. 

2005: “Mississauga Ice Dogs” Hockey Club of the American Hockey League; In-Stadium Announcer for the 2005 Season.

2001 - 2007: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Coordinator and Instructor for “Cruise Training Centre”, in association with Cruise Services International, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON (6 Sessions) & Durham College, Whitby, ON (5 sessions).

 

Charity FUNDRAISERS

Charity FUNDRAISERS

2019: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "RBC Spin For A Cure" Spin Cycle Event, Markham, ON.

2019: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "SunLife Financial Spin For A Cure" Spin Cycle Event, Waterloo, ON.

2019 - Community Oakville Living 34th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner, Royal Ontario Golf and Country Club, Oakville Ontario

2016 - Present: United Way of Oakville's Charity Fundraiser Gala @ Oakville Conference Centre.

2015 - Present: "Hamilton's Charity of Hope” Fundraising Dinner and Concert Gala at the Carmen's Banquet Centre.

2010, 2015 & 2016: "Oakville's Charity of Hope” Fundraising Dinner, Concert & Fashion Show Gala at the Oakville Conference and Convention Centre.

2014 - Present: "Enrico Gallante and Friends" Concert event at St. Michael's College Theatre, Toronto, ON. 

2007, 2008 & 2016: “Lakeside a La Carte” Fine Wine and Food Charity Fundraiser in association with Rotary International.

2015: "Cause for Paws" Fundraiser Gala Dinner, Appleby College, Oakville, ON. 

2015: "Grenville Pinto and Friends" Concert Event, Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON.

2014: "Grenville Pinto and Friends" Concert Event, St. Michael's Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON.

2014: Habitat For Humanity's Charity Fundraising Gala "1954 Sock Hop". Oakville Conference Centre.

2008: Sunshine Foundation “Dreams for Kids” Charity Fundraiser and Auction.

2008 - 2009: “Children of Christmas Past” Holiday Fundraiser and Concert Event.

2007 - 2008: Geneva Centre for Autism Annual Fundraiser.

2000 - 2007: Canadian National Autism Foundation’s Annual “Spring Brunch and Auction” and “Fall Dinner Gala and Auction”.

 

AWARDS GALAS

AWARDS GALAS

2010, 2012 - Present: Rotary Club of Oakville West’s Annual "Oakville Awards for Business Excellence" Dinner Gala

2016 - Present: Mohawk College "Celebration of Learning", Dinner and Awards Show, Carmen's Banquet Centre, Hamilton, ON.

2008 - Present: Town of Oakville “Community Spirit Awards".

2009 - Present: Town of Oakville “Sports Recognition Awards”.

2017 - Present: Town of Milton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Milton, ON. 

2006: “Ontario Wine Awards” Gala Dinner, Niagara on the Lake. 

2001 - 2008: City of Hamilton “Bridges to Better Business”, part of Canadian Small Business Week. 

 

COMMERCIAL THEATRE

COMMERCIAL THEATRE

Commercial Theatre ADMINISTRATIVE work and LARGE CONTRACT accomplishments that are not in my list of engagements.  They consist of 90% administrative and only 10% performance on my part.
2019 - Present:  The Men Behind the Music: Beatles Edition:
Working with the brilliantly talented musician, historian and playwright, Haley-Marie; I conduct a series of video interviews that run
as weekly vignettes promoting her original stage show.  (Videos to be uploaded on-line soon)
2005 - Present:  Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts / Department of Canadian heritage Post-Show Artist Chat Series:
Host/moderator for 10-12 performances/year at the Paradiso Restaurant Wine Bar. Over the years I have interviewed a wonderful collection over the years that include: Sloan, Kim Mitchell, Lighthouse, Dave Thomas, Ian Thomas, Colin Mocherie,Carl Dixon, Joe Bonomassa, Jim Cuddy, I Mother Earth, Daryl Streumer, The Strawbs and many many more. 

2009 – 2018: Ontario Arts Council’s “Dance Outreach Coordinator” for the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts:

Coordinator and facilitator for all Ontario Dances events that take place in Oakville through the theatre. 

2015 - 2018: Ontario Arts Council’s “Dance Outreach Coordinator” for the Milton Centre for the Arts:

After my successful years working with the Oakville Centre on this project, I have been contracted to take on the same role in Milton.