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CV: John Platenius


John Platenius

P.O. Box 83, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

(250) 726-5096

Education & Certification

Macromedia University, Online. Completion of a suite of Internet courses in Website programming and design. December 2003.

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ. BA in Environmental Studies. Minor in Creative Writing. December 2001.

St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON, Canada. General Carpentry Certification. Nine month apprenticeship program focusing on residential construction. June 1999.

Ontario Rock Climbing Association (ORCA), Ottawa, ON, Canada. Level II Instructor Certification. Qualified to facilitate and instruct ORCA top-rope and lead rock climbing courses, evaluate participants, and award ORCA Top-rope and Level I Certification. August 1998.

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Tucson, AZ. Semester program concentrating on the technical aspects of rock climbing, white-water canoeing, caving, and backpacking. December 1995.

Professional Experience

Tofino Internet Services Ltd., Tofino, BC, Canada. Fifty percent shareholder of a corporation specializing in online advertising with equal partner, Sarah Platenius. Responsibilities include managing database of over 150 active clients: website marketing and advertising; occasional website layout, design and scripting. The company also manages and promotes a network of established revenue-generating websites.
January 2007 – Present.

Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation, Tofino, BC, Canada. Director of Programs and Development. Responsibilities include program development, communication and logistical support with educational groups ranging from elementary school through post graduate studies, fund raising and foundation development, managing small staff.
June 2006– September 2008. Web Works, Tofino, BC, Canada. Principal and Founder. Responsibilities include managing a small business, maintaining and creating client relationships, managing contract labour, website layout, design, programming. January 2003 – December 2006.

North Island College, Ucluelet, BC, Canada. Instructor. Responsibilities include: teaching computer-related classes, including: Introduction to HTML & Web Design. January 2003 – May 2006.

Boat Basin Foundation, Boat Basin, BC, Canada. Administrator. Responsibilities include designing and implementing an infrastructure for a newly formed non-profit organization, focusing on education and preservation in Clayoquot Sound’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. September 2003 – Present.

Biline Aquaculture, Tofino, BC, Canada. Oyster Farmer. Responsibilities included unsupervised ocean-travel in a 24-foot company vessel, seeding and harvesting. May 2002 – January 2003.

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, USA. Adjunct Faculty. Responsibilities included preparing teaching and evaluating student performance in an undergraduate Environmental Studies course, "Populations, Resources and Solutions." February – May 2002.

Boat Basin Foundation, Boat Basin, BC, Canada. Caretaker and Carpenter: Responsibilities included remote cabin building, bushwork, maintenance, and caretaking the entire 117 acre homestead during employer absence. May – September 2001.

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, USA. Computer Lab Technician: Responsibilities included providing technical assistance to undergraduate students using the lab facilities; specializing in Windows, Microsoft software, Internet Explorer. Part-time, May 1999 – November 2000.

Mark Peabody: Licensed Carpenter, Kingston, ON, Canada. Carpenter: Responsibilities included working as a restoration carpenter on 100+ year-old homes, some new home and addition construction. June – October 1999, June – August 1998, July – October 1997.

The Boiler Room Climbing Gym, Kingston, ON, Canada. Manager and Instructor: Responsibilities included Managing over ten employees, handling and recording incoming monies, promotional design and marketing, group facilitation, teaching rock climbing safety and technique. August 1998 – June 1999, October 1997 – June 1998.

High Adventures, Kingston, ON, Canada. Instructor: Responsibilities included teaching rock climbing safety, technique, and rope systems. July 1998 – August 1998.
Non-paid Professional Experience

Prescott College Corporation Board of Trustees, Prescott, AZ, USA. Elected Trustee: Duties included overseeing and participating in fundraising campaigns, review and selection of potential and new trustees, appointing or removing the president (CEO) of the college, and setting appropriate conditions of the president’s employment.

Prescott College, Prescott AZ, USA. Teaching Assistant: Natural History and Ecology of the Southwest: Responsibilities included reviews and evaluations of students writing assignments and field journals, academic assistance to the students in the classroom and field, organizational aid to the professor.

Phone: (250) 726-5096    |     Email: john [at]     |     PO Box 83; Tofino BC; V0R 2Z0

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