thoughts into words into action
I am a writer, literary arts organizer, + builder of websites and communications strategies, who spends a lot of time trying to fuse together analog and digital technologies. I also make public events that bring people together over music, books, and art.
Featured Creative Projects
BOOKS ON THE RADIO
Overview: Radio Show, Podcast, State of Mind
Project: Bringing my passion for writing and book publishing to the airwaves and internets, Books on the Radio is a multi-platform experiment that bridges analog and digital technologies. Broadcast on CJSF 90.1FM (Simon Fraser University) and podcast using SoundCloud. New site coming very soon.
My Role: Founder, Host, Builder of Things
Time Frame: 2009 – 2015, 2018 – present.
REAL VANCOUVER WRITERS’ SERIES
Overview: Literary reading series and non-profit society.
Project: Real Vancouver was started during the 2010 Winter Olympics as a grassroots effort to promote local writers and book production during that time. Since then we’ve hosted more than 200 writers from Vancouver and from right across the country. We’ve collaborated with national literary organizations like The Giller Prize and The Griffin Poetry Prize. We are an organization that works hard to ensure accessibility + artistic and cultural diversity for our audiences.
My Role: Founder, President, Host, Sound Technician.
Time Frame: February 2010 – present.
FINE – AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING AND OTHERWISE
Overview: Literary readings + comedy + live music.
Project: An electric and counter-intuitive concoction of literature, comedy, improvisation, and live music performed at The Lido on East Broadway on the last Monday evening of every month.
My Role: Board of Directors, rabid fan.
Time Frame: I joined fine in 2018.
THE STRIKE SESSIONS
Overview: Monthly night of spinning soul, funk, and hip hop records upstairs in the Projection Room at the Fox Cabaret.
Project: Mixing records together in front of real humans out having a good time on a Saturday night.
My Role: Bring the music, play the music.
Time Frame: The Strike Sessions began in early 2018 and is ongoing.
Featured Clients and Partners
Industry: Architecture, Industrial Design
Project: Complete website and digital communications rebuild including renewed social media strategy focusing on measurable engagement with global clients and partners.
Time Frame: Website and social strategy launch is set for end of October 2018. This project is ongoing.
Industry: Graphic Design, Web Design, and Branding.
Project: Developed scaleable and measurable content marketing strategies for diverse local client base. The strategy focused on integrating search engine optimization and social media strategies into the initial visualization stage of site development.
Time Frame: 2018 and ongoing.
STORM CROW ALLIANCE
Industry: Hospitality, Geek Culture, Weird Pop Culture Shrine
Project: Developed and managed operational and cultural build for the initial two locations of this growing restaurant brand. Introduced standards and procedures including hiring, training and development, and communications strategies.
Time Frame: 2012 – 2017
CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
Industry: Canada’s largest arts advocacy and funding agency.
Project: Steering Committee for the National Forum on the Literary Arts. This two year commitment to planning the Forum meant that I collaborated with literary arts professionals from across Canada culminating in a 2 day event in Montreal. This was a public consultation to get feedback directly from the writing and publishing community to inform new funding strategies as the Council modernized across all sectors.
Time Frame: 2013 – 2014.