I am a digital journalist, writer and editor currently living in small-town Alberta after a decade in big Canadian cities.
In the last decade, I’ve worked mainly as an online editor and writer at the start-up iPolitics.ca, CTVnews.ca and, most recently, Macleans.ca. At Maclean’s, I was part of the team that won a National Magazine Award for website of the year and a handful of Canadian Online Publishing awards. I’ve also edited magazines about business, health and industry and worked as a daily newspaper reporter. I’ve lived and worked in Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton and Toronto in the past 10 years.
During all this country crisscrossing, I chased politicians on Parliament Hill, followed cops down Edmonton alleys and discovered baseball from inside the Jays’ dressing room. My work has appeared in magazines including Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Canadian Medical Association Journal and Alberta Venture and in newspapers across the country including the Toronto Star, National Post, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald and Ottawa Citizen. It has also been broadcast on CBC Radio One and CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa. These days, I am a freelance editor at Macleans.ca and a freelance writer/editor/social media strategist for hire.
I’m also an award-winning scholar. I hold a B.A. in communication studies from the University of Calgary and a master’s in journalism from Carleton University. At both institutions, I shared my passion for journalism by teaching others, first as an editor at the University of Calgary students’ newspaper, then as a teaching assistant for first-year journalism students at Carleton.
These days, I make my home—and my home office—in the small town of Wainwright in centre-east Alberta.