Diverse Event Professional
  • High-volume international event manager, creative and brand designer, and family farmer.
  • Technology expertise in Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and database software.
  • Digital creator including photography, digital/graphic design, and web design.
  • B.Sc. recipient, highly analytical, effective researcher, and strong technical literacy.
  • Exceptional coordination, collaboration, and time-management skills.
  • Sound judgment, critical thinking, effective problem-solving, and customer service skills.
Work Experience

Manager, Farm Operations (2014 to present)
NS Farms, Chilliwack, Canada

  • Fourth-generation organic dairy farmer on a family-run farm (since 1925).
  • Oversee the entire operations of a 75-acre dairy business including herd health, facility maintenance, employee management, heavy machinery operation, data analysis, profit modeling, planting/crop planning, and organic/industry recordkeeping.

Broadcast Technician, 2018 Winter Olympics (January to March 2018)
Discovery/Eurosport, Pyeongchang, South Korea

  • Installed broadcast cable, equipment and camera platforms for Discovery/Eurosport.

Senior Manager, Accreditation, 2017 Asian Games (June to September 2017)
Trivandi Chanzo, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

  • Data analyst and query reporting for 50,000+ accreditation applications.
  • Functional Area lead for systems integration, reporting, Functional Command Centre (FCC) communication, and strategic planning for print and validation targets.
  • Functional area liaison for local Turkmen organizing committee, state security, state migration service, and state intelligence.

Associate, Experience and Wellness(October 2015- July 2016)
PDW Inc. on behalf of TED Conferences LLC, North Vancouver, Canada

  • Managed attendee experience through events, social programs, and installations.
  • Curated 30 cutting-edge experiences at TED2016 and 40 at TEDSummit2016.
  • Collaborated with 100 vendors, industry leaders, speakers, and global influencers.
  • Managed comprehensive transportation for 2,000 people to/from conference venue, galas, private dinners, and after hours events.

Deputy Manager, Accreditation Client Services (August 2014 – August 2015)
Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee, Toronto, Canada

  • Designed and executed security accreditation process for 100,000+ clients.
  • Managed 10 full time staff and 50 volunteers.
  • Direct client representative for 50 organizations, including 10,000 security personnel.
  • Scheduled 75,000 contractors to a central accreditation centre.
  • Became lead on brand integration, system troubleshooting, reporting requirements, and client resolution practices.

Coordinator, Site (June 2014 – July 2014)
51 North Productions, Calgary, Canada

  • Site logistics and supplier management for a 5 Ha music festival with 40,000 attendees.
  • Coordinated 20 event suppliers, developed install schedules, and created event design.
  • Responsible for site inventory, signage and wayfinding, and operational timelines.

Broadcast Technician, Sochi Olympics (November 2013 – February 2014)
Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), Sochi, Russia

  • Installed over 1,000,000m of broadcast cable paths with a specialized ski team.
  • Completed daily targets which resulted in finishing the project prior to deadline.

Coordinator, Facility Events and Services (October 2012 – October 2013)
University of British Columbia – Dept of Athletics and Recreation, Vancouver, Canada

  • Coordinated event sales, finance, negotiations and contracts for UBC sport venues.
  • Managed event services during international sport events and music concerts.
  • Introduced organization-wide protocol for front of house operations, volunteer/workforce planning, event services, and wayfinding.

Transportation Manager, Davis Cup tie (January – February 2012)
Tennis Canada, Vancouver, Canada

  • Led ATP tournament transportation program for 150 athletes, sport officials, and VIPs.
Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada
Bachelor of Science, Earth and Ocean Sciences (2007 – 2012)

  • Specializing in Environmental Geology (Geomorphology, Fluvial and Glaciology)
  • Additional coursework in French, English, Physics, Math, Biology, Ecology

Continuing Studies, Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia (2012 -2013)

  • Adobe InDesign Level I and II, Adobe Illustrator Level I
Additional Skills

  • Comprehensive Microsoft Office skill set including Excel coding/macro enabled workbooks.
  • Database software proficiency including SharePoint, CLASS, Desk, and Filemaker
  • Intermediate Spanish fluency.
  • Intermediate web design, HTML and CSS.
  • Intermediate graphic design, document design, and motion graphics.
  • Operating heavy machinery including tractors, manual transmission vehicles, and forklifts.
Interests

  • Cycling, hiking, camping, skiing, travel and portrait photography, craft beer, and exploring out of a backpack.

Curriculum vitae – Tom Balakshin

Chilliwack, Canada
e. tom@balakshin.ca
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