I’m currently working as a freelance journalist and editor after relocating to Calgary with my husband and baby in spring 2017.
I worked at the St. Albert Gazette from July 2013 to September 2016. For most of that time I was the city hall and politics reporter, though I took a brief five-month hiatus in 2015. In July 2016 I was promoted to assistant editor and left in September on maternity leave.
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 these days as a freelancer.
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, make cards and am a novice knitter.