Robert Ouimet is the president of Bigsnit Media Consulting in North Vancouver, Canada. This boutique consultancy helps select companies create and manage digital content. Bigsnit Media also specializes in podcast creation and production.
Robert is a professional photographer and sailor, who’s photos have appeared in Pacific Yachting magazine. He likes nothing better than being on a sailboat in the Strait of Georgia or Howe Sound.
An award winning journalist, Robert joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the ’80s where he created and produced a half dozen network shows for CBC Radio in Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver.
While developing the program RealTime in the early ’90s, he and his team created the CBC’s first web site, and later made history for being the first interactive program broadcast live around the world on the internet.
In 2000, Robert led the creation and development of CBC Radio 3, a new division of CBC that converged online and broadcast production. Under his leadership, its websites and radio programs won over 30 international awards, including the Prix Italia, New York Festival, and multiple Webby awards.
Bigsnit Media consulting clients include Microsoft, Canterbury Coffee, National Film Board of Canada, Help Texts, Ecole Chocolat, Family Services of the North Shore, Boale Wood, and others.
Visit the podcast series Ouimet Presents at www.podcasthouse.ca
Robert sails year round in Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia on his vintage Catalina 22 Madsu.
See his daily photographs on Instagram @bigsnit.boats
Robert is Transport Canada certified to command commercial vessels or work boats of less than 5 gross tons, or commercial fishing vessels up to 15 gross tons – carrying up to 12 passengers. Maritime certifications:
- Transport Canada: Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)
- Transport Canada: Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS)
- Transport Canada: Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA)
- Industry Canada: Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime (ROC-M)
- CYA (now Sail Canada): Coastal and Celestial Navigation
- Former professional sailing instructor (LTC-2, Intermediate Cruising – CYA)