REPORTER Cowichan Valley Citizen (2005-2010)
-Covered a variety of beats including news, council meetings, sports and arts and entertainment, starting off as a summer reporter and eventually securing a part-time job.
INTERN Nanaimo Daily News (2008)
-Covered numerous stories and topics including a first person feature on Bikram yoga as part of an internship through Vancouver Island University's journalism/creative writing program.
EDITOR AND PUBLICIST Portal Magazine (2007 and 2008)
-Was granted the role as prose editor for the 2007 and 2008 editions of Vancouver Island University's literary magazine as well as a member of the marketing and publicity team both years as well.
-Conducted the magazine's feature interview and profile on Canadian poet Dionne Brand for the 2007 edition.
REPORTER Cowichan News Leader Pictorial and Station Magazine (2010-2015)
-Covered a variety of beats including news, council meetings, sports and arts and entertainment and wrote several in-depth features for the newspaper's special sections, including Station Magazine. Also spent quite a bit of time proof-reading the newspaper, special sections and magazine before publication.
FREELANCE WRITER for various publications including Arbutus and Island Parent magazines (2015-current)
-Contracted to write feature articles on various topics including parenting-related pieces as well as profiles and special segments including a Coffee Chat Q&A with interesting members of the community for Arbutus magazine. I write a bi-monthly column 'Is There an App for This?' for Island Parent magazine and have also appeared in various publications including Running Room Magazine.
PHOTOGRAPHER professional (2015-current)
-I've been a professional and family photographer for three years but have always been interested in photography in general. I specialize in family photography, including family sessions, children's portraits, and newborn and maternity sessions.