I’m a Calgary freelance writer, communications consultant and correspondent for Monocle.
Growing up in small-town Alberta, I began each day by delivering papers. Newsprint rubbed off on me; I’ve been sharing stories ever since. As a generalist and two-time National Magazine Award winner, I write on a wide range of subjects including cities, technology, prairie life and baseball. I’ve become a go-to writer for national and international media seeking stories from the Calgary area.
With over a decade of experience as a journalist, I’ve written for CBC, Canadian Geographic, Metro News, Reader’s Digest, The Walrus, Swerve and National Geographic Traveler. I ghost wrote legendary western singer Ian Tyson’s bestselling memoir, The Long Trail: My Life in the West (Vintage Canada).
On the communications side, I’ve helped organizations including UNHCR and Calgary United Way tell their stories. At United Way, a colleague and I won a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for crisis communications after the 2013 Southern Alberta floods.
When I’m not busy with those things, I try to put out a monthly(ish) baseball newsletter. You can subscribe here.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High River shows how any city can reduce car dependency
(Metro News, September 2016)
The Urbanist: Water under the bridge
(Monocle 24 Radio, August 2016)
“I am trans”: Brett’s ride to self-discovery
(Metro News, August 2016)
My way is the highway: A road trip to Valentine, Nebraska
(Swerve, June 2016)
Car-free but not carefree
(Swerve, April 2016)
After tumult of war, deaf Syrian family finds peace in Canada
(UNHCR, March 2016)
Come fly with me
(Monocle, February 2016)
A fan’s field notes: The Montana baseball road trip
(Swerve, August 2015)