My first article was published at age 12 and I started taking photography courses in grade 11, so it seemed applicable to study photojournalism. Also, my math skills crushed any hopes of a career in medicine. So instead, I studied Journalism Arts and graduated with a major in Photojournalism from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2004.
After graduating, I was called to Penticton ,BC to cover the Ironman Canada Triathlon. I was quickly attached to wine country, and built a freelance business in Penticton while working in the media. Freelancing granted me the opportunity to work on a range of projects both locally and internationally with commercial, editorial and charitable customers. Seven year later, I carried that experience back home to Manitoba. I’m currently based out of Winnipeg and accepting assignments anywhere.
I see through a lens, but my drive for creative communication is motivated by the cause, not the camera. I love people and their stories. Whether it’s a marketing project or a documentary, there are countless ways to tell a story. Today, communications takes me far beyond writing and photography.
When I’m not working, I devote time to charities and advocacy, specifically healthcare and non-communicable diseases with a focus on diabetes. I don’t think economics should determine who lives or dies of a chronic illness. I love running (slowly), drinking wine (sometimes a little too much), cycling, roadtrips, and music turned up loud. I have the most amazing friends on the planet. My mom is my best friend.