I am a fifth generation Calgarian so naturally I am predisposed to love the prairies, the mountains, and Sunday night steak dinners.
I recently returned from living in the yoga-wearing pants district of Vancouver where I dabbled in frequent runs along the sea wall, all-you-can-eat sushi and a few thousand hours in the UBC library.
I spent the better part of last year exploring five different continents and studying in Sydney, Australia where I learned that surfing is really hard and staying in one place is even harder.
I have an addiction to all things digital and it's an addiction I do not intend on kicking anytime soon.
I figured out you can get paid to hang out on Facebook and create cool shit. And I haven't look back since.
I really, really like storytelling. But more on that later...
I prefer to see the world through the lens of my camera but I have discovered that sometimes people don’t like when strangers take photos of them.
I have always been fascinated by the idea that creativity is driven by connectivity. Connecting more people, more places, and more ideas.
I have learned that my mood each day is directly proportional to the amount of coffee I drink and how many hours I get to spend with my dog, Levi.
And I believe in Picasso’s famous words “inspiration exists, but it must find you working” — so I live my day-to-day as a worker, a creator, and a sharer hoping that one day I can do something half as brilliant as he did.
I spend as much time in the digital space as the physical one, dabbling in everything from social media to blogging to web design. Here's a few places on the web you can find my work.
On the side, I create websites (okay, not the kind that are coded from scratch) but the kind that are easy to navigate and hopefully look pretty. This is a website I created and designed for Artlink Canada, an innovative multi-dimensional art business that hosts exhibitions for both established and emerging artists.
Here's a little taste of what I do for my day job. I develop campaigns and create content for ATCOenergy's social channels. The hope is create a brand that is worth interacting with online - even as a utility provider!
I develop blog content for Radio Advertising Calgary, a partner with Corus Entertainment. It's about joining the broader conversation and giving readers an understanding of how radio can integrate into today's saturated media landscape.
Spilling my ideas onto a blank page has consumed the better part of my days since I realized how much I can't stand poor grammar and love tinkering with words. So I have put together a selection of various works I have written that cover everything from the economic value of mini donuts to the securitization of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Happy reading.