I live and work on the ancient and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
I am involved in the local arts and culture scene. I work mostly with books, writers, and literary events as an organizer and promoter. I also build websites for writers, creative multimedia projects, and local music projects. Good people with good ideas making things happen.
I’ve served as Executive Director for a couple of registered non-profit organizations and Director of Communications for a few others. I’ve written a tonne of successful grants and served on juries, advisories, and steering committees for Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Saskatchewan Arts Guild, Access Copyright Foundation, and others.
I have also worked in the fields of healthcare, project management, and government relations, with a side order of hospitality. Most of these roles involve directing communications strategies, team building, enhancing organizational reputation, crunching and interpreting the numbers.
I’ve managed teams small and large and guided projects of local, national and provincial scope. From cultural prize adjudication, to fund development, to multi-day, multi-venue virtual forums with distributed teams for distributed communities.
I am founder, host, and director at Real Vancouver Writers’ Series and have served on Boards for several NPOs.