Tim

Griffiths_Fam_2014-041Hey there, I’m Tim.

I’m a laid back individual who is easy to get along with, outgoing and positive with a keen sense of humour!

I’m passionate about my family (happily married with two kids and three cats). I’m also passionate about my work and my leisure time (mountain biking, snowboarding, art and music).

Work Experience

Director of Ski Patrol & Outdoor Education ~ Lakeridge Resort Ltd.

June 2012Present – Lakeridge Resort – Uxbridge, ON

Promotion and engagement of a variety of different outdoor activities to build participant skills; promoting teamwork and fostering personal achievement in a safe and fun environment.
Encouraging participants to progress from easy to more difficult challenges while building confidence and skill levels.

Facilitation and Instruction of:
• Mountain Biking
• Climbing Wall
• Low Ropes
• High Ropes Course
• Balance Challenge
• Co-operative Initiatives

Volunteer Development Assistant ~ Town of Richmond Hill

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Government Administration industry

June 2011 – September 2012 (1 year 3 months) Richmond Hill, ON

• Administer www.Volunteer2.com database containing over 2,800 active volunteers; including updating detailed volunteer profile information once the recruitment, screening and signup process has taken place
• Manage daily telephone and email correspondence including the administration of Town of Richmond Hill wide general email account: volunteers@richmondhill.ca
• Facilitate volunteer orientation presentations to new volunteers outlining Town of Richmond Hill Policies and Procedures and AODA Accessible Customer Service Training
• Coordinate the placement of volunteers into eligible and appropriate activities; acquisition of required supplies for upcoming volunteer shifts including interoffice delivery of t-shirts and name tags
• Represent the Volunteer Development Program as a committee member to provide recruitment, training and on-site management of volunteers at large scale events such as the Canada Day Celebration and the Santa Claus Parade
• Development, planning and implementation of the 2011 Volunteer Appreciation Evening
• Represent the Town of Richmond Hill Community Services Department at various York Region Healthy Schools Networking Meetings, including the facilitation of educational programming to students in grades four, five and six
• Coordinate and secure Healthy Schools program instructors for several Richmond Hill schools’ lunchtime programs

Creative Director ~ Foundation Studio

September 2008Present (4 years 2 months) Keswick, ON

Senior Graphic Designer – Assistant Art Director ~ Corvision Design & Printing Solutions Inc.

January 2002September 2008 (6 years 9 months) Markham, ON

• Fostered strong client relationships on behalf of employer by working closely with client’s art department, resulting in creation of survey brochures and annual reports
• Utilized client templates and brand guidelines
• Exceeded customer service levels and became primary contact for large client
• Interpreted creative briefs, resulting in brainstorming, layout and final artwork production of product sell sheets, cooler clings and promotional items such as key chains, fishing lures and pens
• Developed quick response to client inquiry by maintaining meticulous personal and client files
• Worked collaboratively with client to ensure deadlines have been met

Graphic Designer ~ Armstrong Sign Group

December 2000December 2001 (1 year 1 month) Gormley, ON

• Consulted with clients to establish design objectives of product marketing and development of various concepts
• Created company promotional marketing campaigns consisting of vehicle wraps, various vinyl graphics and magazine advertisements
• Utilized vinyl plotter to cut final designs and installation of final projects ranging from application of vehicle vinyl to production of Banner Sling System
• Adapted client provided files to make suitable for large format projects

Pre-Press Technician ~ Acuity Digital Imaging

September 1998December 2000 (2 years 4 months) Richmond Hill, ON

• Processed high volume output of film from client files and provision of various proofs
• Operated drum scanners, high volume laser printers and digital imaging machinery
• Examined client files and researched complementary data for final project completion
• Trained new employees on correct operation of digital machinery and printers
• Troubleshooting digital imaging machinery hardware and graphics software

Sign Design ~ Cutting Edge Graphics

April 1997August 1997 (5 months) Parry Sound, ON

• Performed custom illustration and hand painting of new signage and restoration of existing signage
• Selected proper materials necessary for project completion
• Catalogued vinyl library into various sizes, colors and availabilities
• Surpassed client expectation by providing excellent customer service

Certifications

  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C
    • Life Saving Society
    • February 2012 to February 2014
  • Snowboard Instructor – Level 1
    • Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI)
    • December 2010
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development
    • Parks & Recreation Ontario
    • November 2009
  • Quest Training for Supervisors
    • Parks and Recreation Ontario
    • April 2010
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
    • Lifesaving Society
    • November 2010 to November 2012
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training
    • Health Canada
    • November 2010
  • Assistant Ropes Course Instructor – Level 1
    • Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)
    • May 2012 to May 2013
  • Community Initiation Cycling Course – Level 1 MTB Instruction
    • National Coaching Certified Program (NCCP)
    • May 2012
  • Accessible Customer Service Trainer (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
    • Town of Richmond Hill

Education

Humber College ~ Diploma, Recreation & Leisure Services ~ Graduated, Dean’s List

20092011

Georgian College ~ 3 Year Graphic Design Diploma, Graphic Design ~ Graduated with Honours

19961998