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I am a writer and community leader working in the non-profit sector.

Currently, I am the Director of Organizational Development with the Physiotherapy Association of BC. In the past I have worked as the Director of Communications for a diverse set of non-profits including BC Dental Hygienists Association, Regional Animal Protection Society, Visceral Visions, and the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach, among others.

I have served as the Executive Director of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes and during my time there I helped to establish two new cash prizes for writers including the Jim Deva Prize for Writing That Provokes. The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution is the first-ever prize to recognize Yukon writers.

In 2010 I helped to establish the registered non-profit society, Real Vancouver Writers’ Series. This literary reading series organizes six events per year supporting emerging and established writers from Vancouver and across Canada.

I have won awards for my contributions to the writing community from the Surrey Board of Trade and Pandora’s Collective.

I live in Vancouver with my partner Carleigh Baker.

In 2023 I had the opportunity to interview legendary author and activist, Cory Doctorow, during his book tour in support of Red Team Blues.

This was the third time that I had spoken to Cory over the years.

The event was held at Heritage Hall on Main Street and was put on by Massy Arts Society and Raincoast Books.

Let’s talk

Location

Vancouver, BC

Phone

778-987-8774