Professional Experience

Committee On Missing Persons In Cyprus (CMP)
Health & Safety Specialist, April 2009-August 2014

The CMP is responsible for searching for remains of missing Greek and Turkish Cypriots from the 1964 and 1974 conflicts. Due to my background in health and safety, and first aid, I was given the responsibility of increasing safety at excavation sites and at the anthropological laboratory. In working with the committee, I prepared several reports on ways in which safety can be increased, and worked with everyone involved in implementing the recommendations. To assist in this venture I created a general Health & Safety manual, a specific CMP Health & Safety manual, and a Health & Safety website. In conjunction with safety, I provided first aid training sessions for members of the excavation teams. In addition, I was involved in actual excavating and looking for remains at various sites throughout the island.

Cypriot National Guard, 2008-2009

As a repatriated Cypriot, it was my duty and honor, to serve in the Cypriot National Guard. The emphasis was on teamwork, maintenance of equipment, weapons training, and logistics.

Cyprus Book Exhibition Attendant, Fall of 2008

Volunteered for 3 months at a book exhibition sponsored by the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO. The purpose of the exhibition was to increase cultural and historic awareness.

Toronto CPR
Account Manager, 2003-2007

This was a company I set up along with a business partner. We started from scratch and within three years build it up to a $300,000 a year company. Our focus was training people in first aid, CPR, and defibrillation, in accordance with Canadian Red Cross and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board standards. Our customers were primarily students who came to our public courses, and companies which hired us to teach their staff on site. We had a staff of about ten contracted instructors, and organized courses throughout the GTA. Having now sold my share of the company I have remained as an instructor and instructor trainer. During my three years with the company I was responsible for:

City of Mississauga, Frank Mckechnie Community Centre
Assistant Aquatic Supervisor, 2004-2005 (1 yr/pt contract)

During my time with the City of Mississauga I was responsible for:

Canadian Red Cross, Toronto
Manager, First Aid & Safety Services, 2000-2003

Along with my staff of 6 full time employees we increased profits in the department by 30%. This was achieved by aggressive marketing and more efficient use of resources. My duties included:

Sport Alliance of Ontario, 2000-2004

Assisted in developing and testing a new Sport First Aid program, as well as training new instructors.

City of Toronto
Leisure Complex Pool Manager, 1999-2000 (1 year contract)

Scarborough Swim Club, 1998-2000

As a swim coach I was responsible for coaching 2 novice groups, and assisting with the provincial group. in addition, I looked after taking my groups to competitions designed to orient them to the competitive world of swimming.

Lifesaving Society of Canada, 1997-2008

As an instructor of lifeguarding courses (NLS, Bronze Cross, Medallion) I am responsible for teaching young students all aspects of lifeguarding, examining their skills, and assuring the environment is safe and conducive to learning. Over the years I must have taught over 600 students on how to become lifeguards.

Pool People Limited, 1991-1996

My position with Pool People LTD involved the coordination of a multi-million dollar recreation centre of three luxury condominiums. I was responsible for:

Canadian Red Cross, Toronto
Instructor/Instructor Trainer, 1983-2008

Since getting involved in teaching AED, first aid, CPR, and instructor’s courses I estimate that I have taught over 40,000 students. Always providing a safe, and comfortable learning environment.

City of Toronto - Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre
Head Lifeguard / Instructor, 1985 - 1991

When I first started working at DSAC it was as a lifeguard. Then I obtained my qualifications to instruct swimming lessons. Soon after that I applied, and was accepted, as a head guard / instructor. In this position I was responsible for: