About me

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 4 of our 6 children. I have a bachelor’s degree in drama and French. I’ve completed some coursework toward a second undergraduate degree, in political economy. I grew up in Regina, but graduated from high school in Abbotsford. Started married life in Surrey, and we moved to Lethbridge in 1998.

On this site, I write daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. I also write regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

Writing experience

My writing experience includes 3 years as editor-in-chief with Lethbridge News (2010–2013) and 3 years as a political correspondent with Elect Lethbridge (2010–2013), both of which were citizen journalism projects. Since 2014, I’ve been part of the curation and live tweeting team at YQL Vote, a grassroots collective devoted to politics that affect Lethbridgians. I also was the main writer for LDSCaNews in 2000 and 2001, a writer for my high school newspaper, and on the editorial team for my junior high newspaper.

I’ve also done freelance writing for commercial clients since 2013. Prior to that I worked as a communications specialist for a private company.

I’ve been a guest speaker at both the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College in management and social work classes, discussing entrepreneurship, communication, and building community.

Political experience

I ran for a seat on city council in 2001. There were 6 mayoral candidates and 35 councillor candidates, the largest slate in Lethbridge’s history. I managed to garner just under 1,000 votes, despite being relatively unknown and having yet to have built out my social network.

Affiliations

  • IWW, Edmonton General Membership Branch
  • Freelancer Solidarity Action