I’ve worn a few different hats over the years – in media relations, public affairs and communications, editing and science writing – and my freelance work appears in newspapers, magazines, websites, reports and occasionally my parents’ Christmas letter.
I also write creatively in several genres and I’m a recent graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU. My poem “Wild Rose” placed third in NOWW’s 25th Annual International Writing Contest and my short story “This morning, over coffee” came second in their 2023 Flash Fiction Writing Contest.
In 2021, I co-founded unhitch.ca, a much-loved initiative aimed at helping women navigate separation and divorce.
I caught the writing bug early, in elementary school, when my poems (yikes) and track-meet coverage were published in the St. Albert Gazette. In university, I wrote trail guides for public visitors to the Kananaskis Field Station, as part of my role as Forestry Interpreter. My first front page story was as an intern at the Calgary Herald for a story about stardust research. I won a CCAE Prix D’Excellance medal for Best News Article on a Subject Relating to Natural Sciences and Engineering for a story about wind tunnel research while working for Western University.
I’m also raising three precocious children, reading as much as I can, walking my dogs and practicing my downward dog. A born and mostly Alberta-raised prairie girl, I’ve also lived in Banff, Calgary, St. Albert, Winnipeg, Toronto and the GTA, London and currently, Thunder Bay, Ontario, where I’m grateful to be a guest on the Treaty territory of Fort William First Nation.