I’m currently working as a freelance journalist and editor after relocating to Calgary with my husband and baby in spring 2017.
I’ve been a reporter for nearly a decade. My most recent full-time job was at the St. Albert Gazette from July 2013 to September 2016, minus a five-month hiatus in 2015 to drive across Canada and look after my health. Other publications I’ve worked for full-time include the Alberta Farmer Express, the Innisfail Province and The Mountaineer, the newspaper in Rocky Mountain House. I’m writing for various publications, including the monthly Calgary Prime Times, these days.
I’ve been lucky enough to win a few awards. A series I wrote on domestic violence for The Mountaineer won first place in the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association’s Healthy Communities Journalism Award category. While at the St. Albert Gazette my municipal election coverage for 2013 garnered the paper second place in the Local Media Association’s annual award for best local election coverage. A collaboration with my colleagues Viola Pruss and Kevin Ma on commuting from St. Albert to Edmonton was recognized with first place in the Canadian Community Newspaper Association’s annual awards in the feature series category.
More details on my work history can be found on my LinkedIn profile.
I also play the ukulele, read a lot of fantasy and science fiction and am a novice knitter.