2005- Present – Full time operation of Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation
2007 – 2019- Part-time Professor at Algonquin College, “Preservation: Principles and Practice” for the Archives and Records Management Program.
2021 – Workshop presenter for Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives; “A Snap in Time a Shot for the Future: Part 1 Identifying and Dating Family Photographs, Part 2 Preserving Family Photographs”
2021 – Speaker for the American Institute for Conservation’s (AIC) Annual Meeting; “Defending the Deifenbunker’s Murals: Conservation and protection of two murals displayed three stories underground”
2019 – Workshop presenter for Canadian Museum of Nature Library Staff; “Basic Book Conservation for Librarians of Rare Book Collections: A Practical Workshop”
2019 – Published “Unconventional Uses of Conventional Treatment: 3 Case Studies in Paper Conservation” in the Book and Paper Group Annual Journal
2019 – Workshop presenter for County of Northumberland Archival Services; “Disaster Recovery for Small Institutions”
2019 – Speaker for Canadian Association of Cultural Property’s (CAC) Annual Conference and the AIC Annual Meeting, “Unconventional Uses of Conventional Treatment: 3 Case Studies in Paper Conservation” and “Beyond the Code: Ethics and Private Practice”
2019 – Attended workshop, “Gellan Gum: Theory and Application” hosted by the CAC and presented by the Canadian Conservation Insitute.
2018 – Workshop presenter and Speaker for Ontario Genealogical Society of Ontario Conference, “Keeping the Past for the Present and Future: Preservation Techniques for the Home Archive”
2017- 2021 – Columnist for Connections, Journal of the Quebec Family History Society; “Preservation Pointers”
2017 – Speaker for Gladstone Forum Symposium hosted by the CAC Toronto Group, “Adapting Schweidler: Upgrading Historic Paper Restoration with Modern Methods”
2017 – Workshop Presenter for County of Lennox and Addington Museums, “Authenticating and Identifying Works on Paper and Parchment” and “Keeping the Past for the Present and Future: Preservation Techniques for the Home Archive”
2017 – Speaker for CAC Conference, “Adapting Schweidler: Upgrading Historic Paper Restoration with Modern Methods”
2017 – Speaker for Ontario Genealogical Society of Ontario Conference, “Conserving Canada”
2017 – Workshop presenter for Ontario Genealogical Society of Ontario Conference, “A Snap in Time, A Shot for the Future: Identifying and Caring For Family Archives”
2016 – Workshop presenter for Custom Canada’s Forensic Staff; “Through the eyes of a Conservator: Examining the life Paper Documents”
2016 – Speaker for BIFHSGO conference, Workshop: “Keeping the Past for the Present and Future: Preservation Techniques for the Home Archive”
2016 – Poster Presentation AIC/CAC Conference in Montreal, “Curing the Cure: Treatment of a Manuscript Disinfected Post TB Exposure”, attended conference
2015 – Published article “Prescription Conservation: A Preventative and Post Remedy for User of Maps” in ACMLA Bulletin Fall 2015.
2015 – Speaker for CARTO, annual conference of the Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Association. “Prescription Conservation: A Preventative and Post Remedy for User of Maps”
2015 – Attended CAC/ACCR Conference
2015 and 2019 – Served on the Canadian Standards Review Board for Paper Permanence
2014 – Authored pamphlet “Preserving Family Archives”, available through GlobalGenealogy.com.
2013 – Attended Workshop “Display Cases: Preservation, Sustainability, and Design” hosted by Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI/ICC)
2013 – Attended “Digital Forensics” Workshop, hosted by the CAC/ACCR
2013 – Attended CAC/ACCR Conference
2013 – Speaker at Ottawa Genealogy 2013 Conference, “Restorations of Biblical Proportions”, hosted by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
2013 – 2017 – Served as three years as Treasurer and one years as Member at Large for the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
2012 – Speaker for CAC/ACCR Annual Conference 2012, “From Axe To Micro Spatula: Em’Bark’ing on a Treatment”
2012 – Speaker/presented workshop for the British Isle Family History Society of Greater Ottawa Annual Conference.
2011 – Attended Canadian Conservation Institute Symposium: “Adhesives and Consolidants”
2011 – Attended Print Making Workshop, hosted by the CAC/ACCR
2011 – Attended CAC/ACCR Conference, organized AGM
2010- Workshop Presenter for Agri-Foods and Agriculture Canada’s Library Staff; “Assessing and Preserving Rare Books”
2010 – Authored article “Protect Those Precious Papers”, Family Chronicle, pp23-24 March/April 2010
2010 -2012 – Severed as Secretary and then Treasurer for the Executive Board of the Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property
2010 – Member, Canadian Association for Professional Conservators; Volunteer examination board member, general volunteer; resigned 2021
2010 – Volunteered with CAC/ACCR Conference Planning Committee organizing tours and the public outreach event “Arti-FACTS”, and attended CAC/ACCR Conference
2008 – Attended CAC/ACCR Conference
2008 – Present – Providing Preservation Consultation Services for national and municipal heritage institutions, educational libraries, and rare book collections
2006 – Attended CAC/ACCR (Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property) Conference
2006 – Present –Providing workshops and lectures for heritage professionals, genealogy conferences and community groups.
2004 – Co-authored article “Preserving Letterpress Copybooks” Canadian Association for Conservation Journal, pp 38-45, Fall 2004
2002 – Began taking on private commissions between contracts and building Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation
2002 – Received Library and Archives Canada Professionalism Award
2002-2005 – Fulfilled contracts as a Conservation Assistant, and then as a Conservator with the Library and Archives Canada in the Stabilization Unit, Book Laboratory and Maps and Manuscripts Laboratory. Attended and participated in the following workshops: Mould Recognition and Remediation 2000; Historic Sewing Styles 2002; The History of Book Cloth 2002; Iron Gall Ink 2002; Disaster Planning and Recovery 2002; Conservation Binding 2003; Sketch Books and Albums Symposium 2003; Symposium 2006
2001 – Received Ontario Museum Association Student Award
2001 – Graduated with Diploma in Applied Museum Studies, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
2000- 2001 Internship and Contract employment with Library and Archives Canada’s Preservation Services Unit.