Grant Sherson


Waikato District Health Board

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of 20 district health boards in New Zealand and it serves a population of 391,770 from northern Coromandel to close to Mt Ruapehu in the south, and from Raglan on the west coast to Waihi on the east. It takes in the city of Hamilton and towns such as Thames, Huntly, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Matamata, Morrinsville, Ngaruawahia, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa and Taumarunui. Waikato District Health Board seeks to improve the health, independence and quality of life for the communities it serves by addressing the needs of the population and reducing health disparities.

Trainer - Computer Applications (2016 to now)

  • Ensure quality design, delivery and evaluation of organisational software application training and other assigned designated courses, which support health delivery, end user needs and organisational learning and development. (2016 to now)
  • Design, develop and publish relevant training materials and supporting documentation utilising technologies that enable learning. (2016 to now)
  • Shared responsibility for the maintenance and administration of training facilities and contribution toward the maintenance of the learning management system. (2016 to now)
  • Lead trainer for the SmartHealth/HealthTap project including training session development and delivery, patient documentation and editing support pages within the Waikato DHB website. (2016 to now)

Vision College

Vision College is a division of ATC New Zealand and is one of the larger PTEs (Private Training Establishments) in the country with campuses in Hamilton, Christchurch and Auckland. The coordinator role involves coordination of Web courses (papers) at the Hamilton campus. Tutor responsible for teaching the development and programming papers within the Web Development and Design Diploma.

Course Coordinator and Tutor. (2012 to 2016)

  • Head of School(IT) for Vision College providing advice to senior staff in relation to IT programmes nationwide. (2012-2013)
  • Course Coordinator of Web courses (papers) at the Hamilton campus. (2012 to 2015)
  • Developing a connection with the web development and design industry in the Waikato region (2012 to 2015) Waikato Web Designers
  • Preparing and Teaching web development courses involving HTML, Javascript, ASP.NET, MSSQL, Php, MySQL, and web development. (2012 to 2015)

Shersonmedia Ltd.

Shersonmedia is located in Hamilton, New Zealand and is a digital media support and development company. Shersonmedia provides training, development, and support for a range of technologies including eLearning, website design and development, professional development and support using Microsoft and Adobe software, or consultancy in adult education.

Director - Part Time (Dec 2011 to Dec 2015)

  • Programme design work for the Open Polytechnic of NZ (Dec 2011 to Jan 2012)
  • Consultancy on DVD production for Korou Productions Ltd (2012)
  • Creation of directory for web design companies in the Waikato region. (2012)
  • Consultancy on YouTube API for a research project at the University of Waikato (2011 to 2012)
  • Development and ongoing support for research websites (Cinemas of New Zealand and History of TV in NZ). Keeping server software up to date and making modifications. (2012 to 2014)
  • Redesign of Waterside Restaurant's website. Moving from a table based design to a fully responsive css based website. (2013 to 2015)
  • Design and development of Taupo Restaurants' Guide website. (2015)

The University of Waikato

Mediarena is a combined workshop/studio space and exhibition area for new media work. It is a focal point and working space for Honours and postgraduate projects in new media, digital cinema, etc. The Technical Manager's role is to support graduate and postgraduate students who use the Mediarena facility, in conjunction with other available resources on campus, to push their practice-based explorations of media beyond current boundaries, using video, digital photography, soundscapes, installations, performance, new storytelling techniques, etc.

Technical Manager - Mediarena (Jan 2009 - Jan 2012)

  • Archiving Screen and Media department student and staff videos from 2004 onwards. (2009 to 2011)
  • Presentation to NCEA scholarship students - Web 2.0 (2010), Media Terminology (2011). (2010 and 2011)
  • Workshop sessions using MovieStorm with groups of visiting Maori school students (2010)
  • Development of the Isadora interface for multi video live video manipulation. Used for the release of 'The Juniper Passion' a multimedia opera composed by Michael Williams. (2011)
  • Presentations to groups of visiting school students demonstrating Mediarena and providing hands on workshops. 'Experience FASS for a day' etc. (2009 to 2011)
  • Technical support for undergraduate classes within Media Studies using video software (Kaltura/Premiere/FinalCut) and hardware (HD Cameras/lighting/green screen). (2009 to 2011)
  • Working with Mediarena Director and University Facilities Management to retrofit S block basement rooms for Mediarena. Design and purchase decisions for room fit out including colour scheme, furniture, security, communications and signage. (2009)
  • Working with Mediarena Director to purchase equipment for Mediarena including options for projection, computers, video cameras, audio recording, lighting, sound system, and software. (2009)
  • Set up usergroup looking into the new web CMS. (2010)
  • Organised and presented Mediarena Minis. Weekly presentations covering hardware and software. (2010)
  • Support for visiting animator Rastko Ciric. (2010)
  • Open day - set up multiscreen display of 6 Macs in 2009 and custom build a video wall of 6 screens connected to computers used in 2010 and 2011. Collected and compiled sample videos from student work for display. (2009 to 2011) Photo: 6 Screen Video Wall
  • Working with Sasha McLaren and Elaine Bliss on best approach, software and process for digital story telling workshops. (2009 to 2011)
  • Development of Digital Scene background stills and animation for a theatre production 'Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom'. Performed at Telecom Playhouse Theatre, WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton. (19 August - 22 August, 2009). (2009) Photo: Backdrops Video: YouTube Scene One
  • Design and build a custom projector cradle for the display of Digital Scene background stills and animation for Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at Telecom Playhouse Theatre, WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton. Also used for Arts Electronica and BEAT shows. (2009)
  • Technical support, pre-production support (technical advice, liaison with industry professionals), production support (advice and troubleshooting for HD camera equipment), and post-production support (training on software, further liaison with industry professionals, technical support and advice, chroma key editing of green screen footage) for BEAT. a short dance film produced by Dr Virginia Pitts and choreographed by Dr Karen Barbour in conjunction with Hillary Scholars (2009) Screens: Greenscreening
  • Advice, setup and technical support for animation symposium website. (2011)
  • Set up equipment (Sound System, blu-ray player, HD projector and screen) for the first screening to cast and crew of BEAT (27 Nov). (2009)
  • Supporting numerous graduate student film and interactive projects including; The making of Beat(published HD movie), Echoes of War (art installation), LightParty (documentary video), Superturtle( music video), The Perfect Life (interactive film), Sora Shima (music video), Triptych (blu-ray, 5.1 movie), V48 hours (furious filmmaking competition), Call to Chorus (installation), Blindsight (movie), Real Moments (installation). (2009 to 2011)
  • Mediarena budgeting - capital and operational (2009), operational (2010 and 2011). (2009 to 2011)
  • Technical advice, support and setup assistance for the Dance Site improvisational dance research project led by Dr Karen Barbour (School of Education)(2010). Support for post production of 'Liminal' and 'Lucid' films (2010 and 2011). (2010 and 2011)
  • Technical support for Digital Storytelling Aotearoa 3-day digital storytelling workshops. July 2009, March 2010, August 2010, April 2011, September 2011. (2009 to 2011)
  • Technical support for Staff video projects including, a 60 min documentary movie entitled 'Past Present' about the poet and environmentalist Peter Dane (2009, 2010)
  • Installation and management of web camera, software and computer to create a timelapse recording of part of the Student Centre development at the University of Waikato. (2009)
  • Advice on web hosting, design, creation and ongoing technical support of the blog based site, History of TV in NZ. This website is part of research by Dr Geoff Lealand, designed to gather and record people's memories and experiences of television in New Zealand. (2009)
  • Supporting classes using Mediarena. Theory & Practice of Digital Cinema (2009), Scriptwriting (2009 to 2011), Animation (2010 and 2011), Advanced Integrated Screen (2010 and 2011), Digital Cinema: Development (2010 and 2011), Digital Cinema Production (2010). (2009 to 2010)
  • Researching and demonstration of software to staff and students including Adobe CS4, Fotomorph, Isadora (VJ Software), and Moviestorm. (2009 to 2011)
  • Editing of the Mediarena website and subsequent design and development of the Mediarena site within the new University web content management system. (2009 to 2011) Screen: Mediarena Website
  • Development of Equipment Booking System (website and database) for tracking / monitoring equipment loans. (2009 to 2011)
  • Maintenance and support for HD Cameras, computer equipment, lighting equipment, audio recording equipment, etc. (2009 to 2010)
  • Design and build a camera crane for use with HD cameras. ( 2010) Photo: V1 of the crane Photo: V2 of the crane
  • Support for 2010 Fulbright US Graduate student, Mike Roman, working on his PhD in Anthropology making use of equipment in Mediarena. (2010)
  • Support for media projects for Kingitanga day produced in Mediarena by staff from Pro Vice-Chancellor Maori Office. (2010)
  • Prepare and present audio visual projects for Arts Electro shows at the Academy of Performing Arts (2010 to 2011)
  • Support for student projects involving video, construction, web development. (2009 to 2011)
  • Advice on web hosting, design, creation and ongoing technical support of the Directory site, Cinemas of NZ. This website is part of research by Dr Geoff Lealand, designed to provide a directory of independent NZ cinemas. Required development using MySQL, Javascript, PHP, HTML and embedded Google Maps. (2011)

UCOL - Universal College of Learning

Lecturer for Graduate Certificate in Applied eLearning. Worked on previously as part of UCOL role.

Online Tutor - School of Community and Further Education - Part Time (August 2005 to December 2008)

  • Online Tutor - Technical Appreciation of eLearning Tools (2005 to 2008)
  • Online Tutor - Producing eLearning Solutions (2007 to 2008)

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Coordinator at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). Lecturer ELCM302.

Academic Lecturer - School of Information Management. ELCM302 Principles and Applications in Multimedia II - Part Time (February 2004 to July 2004)

  • Designing and delivering the course ELCM302, a stage three paper on Multimedia in eCommerce. (2004)
  • Managing laboratory workshop tutors (2004)
  • Prepare online support material. (2004)
  • Writing laboratory workshop materials (2004)
  • Marking and moderating assignments (2004)

Volunteer Work

  • Interactive Designer for Pacific Interactive including being senior consultant for the production of New Zealand's first CD-I disk. (1992)
  • Facilitation of 'Network' training at Christian Community Church (2 Sessions March and October). (1999)
  • Developed Website for Christian Leaders Association in Palmerston North. This is a Microsoft Access database connected website with active server pages (.asp) developed using Dreamweaver, HTML, and Flash. Included is a Flash based map of Palmerston North. (1999 to 2003) Flash Map
  • Developed a 'Drupal CMS' based upgrade to the CCC website (2008)
  • Developed Website for Link City Church in Hamilton. This is a database connected website developed using Dreamweaver and MySQL (2009 to 2010)
  • Developed Wordpress update for Link City Church in Hamilton. (2010) Screen: Link City Church Website
  • Developed Website for SPCA Te Awamutu. Developed using Dreamweaver, HTML, and Javascript. (2011) Portfolio Link

UCOL - Universal College of Learning, formerly Manawatu Polytechnic

The Team Leader role involves managing a team providing staff development, resource development and audio-visual technical assistance. The position has also involved providing strategic input to realise the potential of new and existing technology. The Education Technology Unit is a creative centre that integrates the technical and educational expertise of Manawatu Polytechnic staff to produce educational media and delivery approaches that maximise learning outcomes for students.

Team Leader - Education Technology Unit (June 1994 to December 2008)

  • Prepared and delivered staff development courses on HyperCard, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Internet, Digital Photography, Email, FileMaker, Web Page Design etc. (1994 to 1999)
  • Prepared interactive computer presentations for careers expo. (1994, 1995)
  • Individual staff support including assistance with specific software, designing graphics, and developing web based learning. (1994 to 2008)
  • Advice for lecturing staff on appropriateness of technology for their programmes including the use of video, communications systems, multimedia, interactive programming and open learning. (1994 to 2008)
  • On-going ordering, supplying, and installation of quality AV equipment. (1994 to 1999)
  • Full management responsibilities for Education Technology Unit Staff. (1994 to 2005)
  • Annual Education Technology Unit budget planning for capital requirements and for operational expenses. (1994 to 2003)
  • Webmaster for Manawatu Polytechnic including developing initial web proposal, managing installation, and ongoing support. (1996, 1997)
  • Developed on-line web based delivery of Growsafe Course including interactive java assessments of practical skills. (1996) Growsafe - Website Growsafe - Sprayer Applet Growsafe - Measure Applet
  • Computer based kiosk programme for the Plaza Palmerston North. (1995)
  • Developed computer generated marketing video for use in Palmerston North Cinema - including animation, sound and output to video format. (1995)
  • Part of a four-person working party investigating a city wide network in conjunction with the Knowledge Centre (PN City Council). (1994)
  • Assisted development of award winning video for Manawatu Polytechnic People First course - 'Princess to Queen'. (1997)
  • Developed student records and prospectus databases using FileMaker. Created active online web access to the prospectus database. (1998, 1999)
  • Drew cartoon for promotion to be displayed on McDonalds food trays. (1995) Graphic: McDonalds Food Tray
  • Development team member for online course 'Graduate Capabilities' using the WebToolbox learning management system. (2000)
  • Development team member for online 'IT Driver's Licence' including instructional design, resource preparation and web page development. (2001)
  • Strategic planning for education technology at Manawatu Polytechnic, (1995,1996 and 2007)
  • Recruited new staff members for each faculty; preparing job and person descriptions, critical success factors and interviewing. (1995)
  • Prepared, advertised, evaluated and made decisions on computer and presentation equipment. Over $100,000 in 1995, over $850,000 in 1998. (1995, 1998)
  • Managed the smooth transition to the New City Campus of AV equipment including staff development and inventory refinement. (1999)
  • Successful proposal to Eastern and Central Community Trust for $100,000 for Schools Web project and the set up of the community computing courses. Subsequent installation and maintenance of Linux based Schools web server. (1999 to 2002)
  • Planned and delivered workshops and papers at the national Innovations in Education Conference. (1995,1996) View Presentation: Chalk and Chips (PDF)
  • Prepared and presented key seminar at UNITEC on where education is heading entitled 'Future Shock'. (1995)
  • Presented paper on 'Creating a Web Learning Environment' for national Technology for Learning '98 conference at Massey University (1998) and National Business Administration Forum (1999). (1998,1999)
  • 'Principles of Effective Web Design' Presented at the APNZ Conference 'Learning for E-Learning - Talkfest 2002' August 2002 (2002)
  • 'Developing a digital campus: Helping learners embrace the knowledge age.' Presented at the national Compaq Education Conference 'Great Discoveries' April 2000 (2000) Paper: Education and Digital Campus
  • 'Creating On-line Delivery and Learning.' Presented at 'Developing the Thinking Learner Through Reflective Practice' conference December 2001. (2001)
  • Managed the Teaching and Learning Centre offering staff development courses and support. (1996 to 1999) Photo: Teaching and Learning Centre Opening
  • Prepared and presented resource module of the teaching certificate at Manawatu Polytechnic - 'On the Road to Teaching and Learning'. (1997 to 1999)
  • Developed Macromedia Flash Learning Objects for Portrait Lighting and Depth of Field. (2002,2003)
  • Developed Administration databases using FileMaker for Personal Education Plan staff, eLearning team, and individual lecturing staff. (1998,1999)
  • Designed and developed online survey system with a FileMaker database backend for Student Satisfaction Surveys. (2000 to 2002)
  • Designed and developed online survey system with a FileMaker database backend for Staff Development Survey. (1999)
  • Experiences getting started with digital video Presented at the Conference eFest - Rising to the Challenge' September 2005 (2005)
  • Developed online paper - Technical Appreciation of eLearning Tools for the Graduate Certificate in Applied eLearning. (2003)
  • Online Tutor - Technical Appreciation of eLearning Tools (semester 1 and repeated semester 2) (2004)
  • Assisted with development of online paper - Producing eLearning Solutions for the Graduate Certificate in Applied eLearning. (2003)
  • Video, filming, editing and producing TANZ Visiting Masters' sessions - Output to VHS and CD. Designed and developed HTML based CD interface. (2006)
  • Video, filming, editing (FinalCutPro) and producing Diabetes lecture series. 13 Sessions recorded and output to 7 DVDs (2007) Screen: Diabetes Series
  • Prepared and delivered staff development courses on Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Macromedia Fireworks, Email, and Blackboard. (2003 to 2008)
  • Designing and developing numerous support CDs including HTML navigation and interface. (2005 to 2008)
  • Winner of the Julia Camden Award for recognition of an outstanding contribution to organisational development and support (2005) YouTube: Julia Camden Report
  • National Education Marketing Conference - Effective Websites for Potential Students - Harnessing the full Potential of Online Marketing. 1-2 September 2003. (2003)
  • Filmed, edited, and produced the video introduction for Peter Murphy's successful application for a Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 (2006)
  • Blackboard Administrator. Responsible for adding/enrolling/unenrolling/removing staff and students. Working with close to 650 Blackboard sites, over 6500 users, delivering around 15000 page views each day. (2003 to 2008)
  • Research, design and develop Problem Gambling Awareness online course. (2008)

UNITEC, formerly Carrington Polytechnic

Macintosh and Windows training for staff

Academic Staff member in the Centre for Professional Development and Educational Research - Part Time (February 1994 to June 1994)

  • Planned and presented Macintosh and Windows computer training for UNITEC Staff (Formerly Carrington Polytechnic). This included planning course timetables, organising rooms, producing course material, and course administration. (1994)
  • Set up budgeting system for Staff Development Centre using Microsoft Excel. (1994)
  • Assisted with hardware and software problem solving for Staff Development. (1994)

Creative Learning Technologies

Creative Learning Technologies is an authorised Apple Education Reseller with sales, training and service responsibilities.

Service Technician - Part Time (May 1993 to June 1994)

  • Responsibility for servicing and repairs of computers and peripherals. (1993,1994)
  • Assisted with management and training of other technicians. (1993,1994)
  • On-site troubleshooting for schools including network installation and support. (1993,1994)
  • Assisted with software support and training courses for teachers. (1993,1994)

Multiserve Education

Relieving at Primary and Intermediate Schools

Relief Teaching - Part Time (March 1993 to June 1994)

  • Approximately one day per week relief teaching classes from J2 to F2 (Yr 2-8). Teaching all subjects including Language, Mathematics, Phys. Ed. Science, Reading, Handwriting. (1993,1994)

UNITEC, formerly Carrington Polytechnic

Macintosh and Windows training for staff

Casual Tutor - Staff Development Dept of the School of Education Services - Macintosh and Windows training for staff - Part Time (February 1993 to December 1993)

  • Individual and group training on applications software. PageMaker, ClarisWorks, HyperCard, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel ... (1993)

Technicom & TechniCOM 2.0 Ltd.

Maintained responsibility for over 150 products including RasterOps screens and digital video products and PLI hard drives and optical storage solutions.

Product Manager (July 1992 to December 1992)

  • Maintained responsibility for over 150 products including RasterOps screens and digital video products and PLI hard drives and optical storage solutions. (1992)
  • Prepared and augmented marketing plans for each product group. (1992)
  • Incorporated forms of direct marketing for niche products. (1992)
  • Monitored market trends and competitor products. (1992)
  • Maintained a high level of product and market knowledge. (1992)
  • Evaluated and reported to the General Manager on budget and time work planning. (1992)
  • Cultivated extensive knowledge of presentation tools including full colour animation and video. (1992)
  • Maintained regular fax, phone and face to face relationship with numerous international manufacturers. (1992)

Dealer Manager (October 1990 to June 1992)

  • Established rapport with extensive dealer network. (1990 to 1992)
  • Involved with the release and subsequent sales of several new technologies. (1990 to 1992)
  • Initiated combined distributor marketing for high end products. (1990 to 1992)
  • Developed advertising material and other promotional material. (1990 to 1992)
  • Organised product sales meetings for Dealers and their clients. (1990 to 1992)
  • Provided the Dealer channel with initial and on-going information and prompt response to problems and queries. (1990 to 1992)
  • Developed and sustained a good relationship with key dealers, and maintained a high standard of client service. (1990 to 1992)
  • Product technical support (1990 to 1992)

Apple Education Centre

The Apple Education Centre is an authorised Apple Education Reseller responsible for pre and post sales training and support for schools and polytechnics interested in Apple computers

Service Manager & Training Manager (June 1989 to October 1990)

  • Management and training of service technicians. (1989,1990)
  • Involved in the demonstration, sales, and support of software. (1989,1990)
  • Full responsibility for post sales customer enquiries. (1989,1990)
  • Full responsibility for training including tutoring, developing training material, and course administration. (1989,1990)
  • Set up and managed the 'Apple Learning Centre' running over thirty different training courses for teachers. (1989,1990)
  • Regular reporting to Managers on progress and future planning ideas. The Apple Training Centre was one of those ideas. (1989,1990)

Kohia Teachers Centre

Casual Tutor - Part Time

  • Tutor at Kohia Teachers Centre on Computers in Education. (1989 to 1993)

Department of Education

Tutor - block inservice courses - Part Time

  • Part time tutor for the Department of Education on the use of computers. (1988,1989)

Apple Education Centre

The Apple Education Centre is an authorised Apple Education Reseller responsible for pre and post sales training and support for schools and polytechnics interested in Apple computers

Service Manager (October 1988 to June 1989)

  • Maintained service area including diagnostic equipment. (1988,1989)

Auckland Education Board

Fully Certificated teacher with eight years of teaching experience.

Maungawhau Primary School - Teacher (January 1988 to September 1988)

  • Responsibility for technology staff training including developing resources, in-service courses, staff motivation, and technical support. (1988)
  • Teaching all Std 3 (Yr 5) subjects including Language, Mathematics, Reading, Handwriting, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Phys Ed (1988)

Auckland College of Education

Casual Tutor - Part Time

  • Part time lecturer at the Auckland College of Education for teacher in-service courses on the use of computers in Education. (1988,1989)
  • Tutor for computer modules in the 'Certificate in Administrative and Library Services in Schools'. Information Studies Department at Auckland College of Education. (1993,1994)

Professional Affiliation

  • Auckland Computers in Education Society - Executive Member. (1987)
  • Facilitator for Education Special Interest Group for Apple Users Group. (1987,1988)
  • Business Editor for New Zealand Computers in Education Society Magazine. This included looking after printing, distribution and finances. (1987,1988)
  • Cartoonist for New Zealand Computers in Education Society Magazine. (1987,1988) Example: Birology
  • TANZ eLearning Managers Forum (2007 to 2008)
  • Associate Member eLearning Guild (2006 to 2011)

Ozric Software

Ozric Software began as Grant Sherson's hobby. Grant has been involved in professional development training for teachers, contract database development work, contract multimedia development and production of computer software for education. All of this has stemmed from a personal passion to see technology used appropriately in education.

Managing Director - Part Time (December 1986 to March 1999)

  • Entered and won Apple Software Development award to write a Bicycle Safety programme for schools. (1986) Portfolio: Bicycle Safety Software
  • Set up meetings for teachers interested in using Apple computers in education. This involved advertising, correspondence, presenting, and organising guest speakers. (1987)
  • Member of the original HyperEd development group. Designed and developed the HyperCard adventure game on marae protocol called "The Adventure of the Lost Tiki". Rewritten in te reo Maori as 'Tiki Ka Ngaro' (1993) (1989) Programming: HyperCard - The Lost Tiki
  • Custom development work on a contract basis using 4th Dimension, FileMaker, Macromedia Director, Photoshop, QuickTime and HyperCard. (1986 to 1999)
  • Designed, developed, produced, and marketed ten software packages for education. This included contracts for international distribution. (1986 to 1999) Programming: HyperCard Programmes
  • Presenter on Educational Computing at MacWorld. (1991)
  • Presenter at the New Zealand Computer Education Society Conference. (1989, 1991)
  • Regular presenter at the New Zealand HyperCard Conferences. (1991 to 1993)
  • Presenter on Educational Computing at Bits & Bytes conference. (1992)
  • Senior consultant for 'Illusions' interactive touchscreen digital video system in Wellington and Auckland Art Galleries. (1993)
  • Convenor and presenter for the monthly Education sub-group of the Auckland Apple Macintosh User's Group. (1993, 1994)
  • Author of 'Fountains of Fire' interactive multimedia system on show at Auckland Memorial Museum. [Treasures and Visions display (1992), Volcano's and Giants (1993, 1994, 1995)]. Also part of a published software package for schools. Animations available online. (1992 to 1995) Animation: Fountains of Fire
  • Planned, administered, advertised and delivered over 200 hours of courses for school teachers at Auckland Teacher Resource Centres. (1993)
  • Contracted to provide Training Courses for individuals or groups at numerous Primary and Secondary schools. Primarily covering the use of computers for Language, Science and Mathematics. Other courses covered classroom management practice and using computers for administration. (1992 to 1994)
  • Managing a small training and development business including advertising, sales, finances and client management. (1986 to 1999)
  • Researched, designed, developed, produced, and marketed a Bicycle Safety software programme for schools. (1986) Bicycle Safety Disk

Auckland Education Board

Fully Certificated teacher with eight years of teaching experience.

Glen Eden Intermediate School - Teacher (September 1984 to December 1987)

  • Specialist computer resource teacher. (1984 to 1987)
  • Specialist Music teacher including responsibility for music lesson plans for all F1 (Yr 7) music classes. (1984 to 1987)
  • Managed Computer room. Set up and administered software including computer technical support, programming software menus, writing instruction sheets, and computer maintenance. (1984 to 1987)
  • Set up and ran a lunchtime computer club. (1984 to 1987)
  • Coach for F1 (Yr 7) soccer. (1984 to 1987)
  • Responsibility for servicing and repairs of computers and peripherals. (1984 to 1987)
  • Teaching core F1 (Yr 7) subjects including Language, Mathematics, Reading, and Social Studies. (1984 to 1987)

Avondale Primary School - Teacher (January 1984 to August 1984)

  • Resource teacher for Mathematics and Science including writing the school schemes. (1984)
  • Teaching all Std 3-4 (Yr 5-6) subjects including Language, Mathematics, Reading, Handwriting, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, and PhysEd. (1984)

Gladstone Primary School - Teacher (January 1981 to December 1983)

  • Resource teacher for Science including writing the school scheme. (1981 to 1983)
  • Teaching all Std 1-2 (Yr 3-4) subjects including Language, Mathematics, Reading, Handwriting, Science, Social Studies, Art, and PhysEd (1981 to 1983)

Limouzine 50's Rock and Roll Band

Part time professional musician. Lead singer and bass player - Part Time (September 1979 to December 1981)

  • Resident Band - Birkenhead Trust (Auckland) (1980,1981) Music
  • Playing functions, church dances and private parties. (1979 to 1981)
  • Mt Albert Grammar School Ball. (1980)
  • Southside Streeters - Rock and Roll Social. (1980)

Morrinsville Borough Council

Holiday job. Tree punning, driving bulldozer, driving road roller, road foreman. (December 1978 to February 1979)

  • Holiday Job pruning pine trees, bulldozer driver, road roller driver, road foreman. (1978,1979)

Ken Newman - Plumber

Holiday job. Plumber's Assistant (December 1976 to January 1978)

  • General plumbing jobs. Installing fittings, laying drains, installing guttering, roofing. Plumbing repairs. (1976 to 1978)