I was lucky enough to build my first company RaceRocks Digital while creating visual effects for some of televisions hottest shows. I contributed to one Emmy during this time, and was nominated for 3 others, I was also named “Newsmaker of the Year”, “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Top Twenty Canadian Film Makers to Watch”.
This experience laid the foundation for my current company, RaceRocks 3D, which uses creative storytelling and gamification for communications and training. We’ve had success in defence and aerospace training, gamification and e-learning, and in corporate and government communications and marketing. We specialize in simplifying messages and telling your story in a way that people can understand quickly and easily, using strong visuals and human connections. We’ve been nominated for 8 business and technology awards including “Innovative Excellence”, “Best New Business” and “Team of the Year”, but the highest honor we’ve received was when a major aerospace client called us their “creative therapists”.
My job titles so far have included animator, founder, CEO, president, and head instructor, I also have experience as producer, VFX supervisor, lead animator, captain and racing coach, but building a company means I’m pretty good with a broom, a spread sheet, business development, cheerleading, making vomit worthy decisions or anything that gets thrown at me.
I’m a member of CADSI, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Victoria Video Game CEO Alliance, VIATEC and Vancouver Island Aerospace Alliance. I’ve spoken at WESTDEF and Western Innovation Forum.