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I’m a Calgary journalist and founder/editor of The Sprawl, a Calgary pop-up journalism venture I launched in September 2017. The Sprawl is a crowdfunded, ad-free, made-in-Calgary model—a reinvention of local journalism in tough times. Check out our 11 principles for journalism done differently—and if you like what you see, please sign up as a Patreon supporter!

Before launching the Sprawl, I worked as a freelance journalist who covered Calgary for local and international media. A two-time winner of National Magazine Awards, I have contributed to CBC, the Walrus, National Geographic Traveler, Vice, Metropolis, Reader's Digest, Swerve and the Globe & Mail. I'm the Calgary correspondent for Monocle magazine, and also ghost wrote legendary western singer Ian Tyson’s book, The Long Trail, a national bestseller.

On the communications side, I've written and consulted primarily for non-profit organizations. I've worked with UNHCR and Calgary United Way, among others. 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.

You can read some of my work below.