Resume

Resume

ALEXANDER C. AXENT HILTON – “BIG AL”
Updated June 2017

CONTACT
residing: Dawson City, Yukon
email: zepdrix@gmail.com
call: 1-250-719-6248
website: www.mycanadianaxent.com/bigal
mail: Box 1695, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B1G0

EDUCATION
College Graduate 2002:
Kingstec Nova Scotia Community College, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Radio and Television Arts Program
Studies: 1st year- Studio equipment/ Creative writing/ Formattics/ Production Tech 1.
2nd year- Station Operations/ Digital Audio/ Production Tech 2
High School Graduate 2000:
Digby Regional High School, Digby, Nova Scotia

EMPLOYMENT – A – ALL SEASONS
Mining, Heavy Equipment Operator, Drilling, Firewood – Yukon
Lobster Fisherman – Nova Scotia
Oilfield Roughneck – Alberta
Arbour Care, Tree & Property Management – Calgary, Alberta
Construction Crew – Cross Canada tour covered variety of sites

EMPLOYMENT – B – MUSIC INDUSTRY
• x2 European Tours and countless NFLD, NS, NB, PEI, Ont shows with East Coast Music Award Winner band, The Stanfields – surveyed audience response, promotions, public relations, product retail, social media & public networking
• School Work Term – Overnight and afternoons on AVR, CKEN shows
• Record CD for musicians

EMPLOYMENT – C – YOUTH in DIGBY, NS
High School Board – At-risk Youth Program / Conway Workshop for Mentally Challenged Adults / Personal Development (Head Coordinator) / Call Centre Representative / Securities for Marine Atlantic / Tourist Bureau Host / Young Entrepreneur with own product selling Retail & Wholesale – Shade of A Tree Cards (father, Jon Hilton’s water color works reproduced as cards, packaged then retailed in support of MS society) / Retailer for mother, Diane Axent’s art and craft works sold at local and provincial shows

EMPLOYMENT – D – ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Exhibitor at Retail & Wholesale Shows in Atlantic Canada
Record, Narrate & Produce professionally packaged CD called “Hear What You See Along Baie Sainte-Marie!” by Alex Axent Hilton – Your Personal Audio Tour Guide – studentsinbusiness.ca

TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
• Required Certification to work on Oil Rigs and with Heavy Equipment
• Atlantic Canada Super Host
• Canadian flat-water canoeing safety level A
• Wilderness survival basics
• Successful techniques to diffuse irate & angry people
• Class 4 driver’s license – with Air Brakes Certificate – clean driver record
• WHMIS / OHS / CPR
• Computer & Multimedia Equipment
• Peer to peer mediation / conflict resolution techniques
• Organized sport coaching certificate / fare play sportsmanship
• Level II seamanship – Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
• Holding a Valid Driver’s License & Passport
• Accredited courses in following:
            time management
            communication skills for management personnel
            advanced business management & marketing
            workplace leadership
           Marc Brown- safety & leadership communication skills

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES / PERSONAL LIFE SKILLS
Problem Solver – Team Player – Friendly – Flexible – Reliable
Willing To Learn – Positive – Creative – Assessor – Respectful
Problem Solver – Trustworthy – Resourceful – Motivated – Goal Orientated

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Organizer – Conference for the youth employment strategy of Annapolis Valley
Support Staff – Eco-Challenge, South West Nova Scotia
Featured Guest Speaker – Business Men’s Breakfast
Assistant Coach – minor hockey girls’ team

AWARDS RECEIVED
– Team Leader in Customer Satisfaction & Best Incoming Call De-escalator Overall
– Innovative Product Idea Award for Students In Business
– Silver Cup Award for Most Improved High School Student
– Entrance Bursary from Kingstec Community College & Bursary
– Chenille D award for “Outstanding Extra Curricular Activities During Senior School Year”
– Most Improved Overall Radio Television Award
– Top Major Radio Television Project Award
– Newly Designated Award created specifically for me – Minor Hockey Assoc.
“Outstanding Contribution to the Sport of Hockey at the Digby Arena”
– Youth Entrepreneurship Award for Best Customer Service

REFERENCES
• David Bannerman, Director / Instructor
Radio & Television Arts Program
NSCC – Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Phone: 1-902-491-1363
Email: david.bannerman@nscc.ca

CHARACTER REFERENCES – Event & Promotions
“It is with pleasure that I write a letter of character reference for this man. From the first time I met Alex there was no doubt he was a man worth his word. It didn’t take long to realize that his wide range of interest and knowledge of the music industry was from hands on experience. You can’t make that kind of stuff up.
Mix his character with an exceptional sense for networking alongside knowledge of both the personal and business tools needed, now what you have is a man who can competently speak on any level in a way that leaves no doubt he has a direct relationship with his passion, skills and musical interests. Clearly, Big Al is passionate about the world of audio, stage performers and a vast array of eclectic musical tastes he’s always excited about. In my opinion he’s got the personality to pull off being successful in the music industry. You trust who he is and what he is saying… and you know he knows about whatever it is he’s talking about.
From personal experience I have benefited from his positive interaction with a crowd, a performer, a revenue situation selling products, setting up gigs and putting new creative ideas into any situation. His consistently good energy puts a calm and positive attitude into the air, winning even the most difficult situation over.
Anyone in the music industry would be fortunate to work with Big Al.”