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Cochrane, AB, Canada
September 30, 2019

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David Defries, B.Th

Professional summary

A skilled and dedicated administrative team leader with 6 years of document control experience with Wood Canada (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler), 5 years financial and administrative experience in the banking/finance industry with ATB Financial, and 3 years of experience in administration and leadership with Alliance University College/Nazarene University College and Meadow Lake Alliance Church. This is combined with over 20 years of volunteer leadership, communication, and team training.


Advanced Microsoft Office expertise (Word, Excel, Outlook), Records Management including EDMS, Communication, Team Leadership, Customer Service, Administration, Time Management, Self Motivation, Process Development, Business Analysis, Investing, Lending, Money Handling


Bachelor of Theology, Canadian Bible College, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2003

Canadian Securites Course, Calgary, Alberta, 2011

Employment history

Wood Canada Ltd., Document Management Lead, 2012 to 2018

ATB Financial, Personal Banking Specialist, 2007-2012

Meadow Lake Alliance Church, Associate Pastor, 2004-2005

Alliance University College/Nazarene University College, Campus Services Coordinator, 2003-2004

Meadowcroft Housing Corp, Maintenance, 1997-2001


Document Management Lead

Wood Canada Ltd (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler), Calgary, Alberta 2012-2018

Responsible for leading a team of Document Analysts in the execution of issuing project documentation and coordinating communication between all project stakeholders

Performed Business Analyst role in formulating all of Document Management role and work process. Was instrumental in developing standardized process flows for our corporate unit (Oil and Gas Canada) and have been key player in creating and implementing innovation across all projects

Became subject matter expert on all document related systems and have developed best practices for project setup, maintenance, and turnover

Was twice placed in charge of a project that has been taken over from another company mid-project and tasked with implementing efficient practices and delivering results to the client

Led team on CNRL MFT project had the fastest measured Issued Documents per Man Hour count of all active projects while maintaining high quality levels

Key point of contact for Document Management between various other departments (Engineering, Project Controls, Supply Chain Management, Information Management)

Attained role of Fire Warden and First Aid provider for the company

Personal Banking Specialist

ATB Financial, Calgary, Alberta 2007-2012

Responsible for serving clients through all forms of lending including mortgages and all forms of investments

Completed Canadian Securities Course and became branch representative for investing in Mutual Funds

Was front line supervisor with leadership role in both sales and service. Also was responsible for the training of several branch personnel in all aspects banking

Assisted clients in performing all types of banking transactions

Was referral leader of the branch that I worked for

Learned commercial teller (high volume) duties, consistently took on more responsibility, and dealt with larger cash flows and administrative difficulties

Learned Signature Verification and Trace Specialist duties

Consistently and measurably demonstrated greater than expected productivity

Associate Pastor

Meadow Lake Alliance Church, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan 2004-2005

Expanded youth ministry to reach out to the community as well as build into the lives of the church youth

Organized and oversaw every aspect of worship ministry including teaching music lessons, leading worship, and sound and technical equipment

Preached regularly and assisted with leading all regular church activities

Campus Services Coordinator

Alliance University College/Nazarene University College, Calgary, Alberta 2003-2004

Responsible for overseeing all campus services including janitorial service, vending machines, office supplies, classroom and common area setup, A/V equipment, security, student IDs, and maintenance

Liased between building owners, University administrative staff, faculty, and students

Ran cost/benefit analysis on all operations and shifted operations accordingly

Hired and oversaw all staff needed for campus operations


Meadowcroft Housing Corp., Edmonton, Alberta 1997-2001

Made general repair and maintenance to high rise building

Electrical, plumbing, masonry, carpentry, and general contracting experience

Led a crew of maintenance personnel for 3 years

Volunteer Work

Pastor/Overall Leader, RockHaven Church, Cochrane, Alberta, 2016-present

Worship/Sound/Youth Leader, King’s Gate Church, Cochrane, Alberta, 2006-2016

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