Birds and Bark – Owner

Aug 2017 – Present

• Conceptualized branding of wildlife photography business. 

• Designed e-commerce website to allow for online sales. 

• Gained 2,500 followers on Instagram and 500 on Facebook. 

• Collaborated with Tourism Nanaimo to write a blog on their website.

Island Crisis Care Society – Special Projects

May 2017 – Present

• Created website for More Room for Hope, a two-million-dollar fundraising campaign to expand the society’s women’s shelter.

• Produced More Room for Hope video series that explores women’s homelessness on Vancouver Island.

• Wrote a profile highlighting a past client’s success and a long-form article on harm reduction.

Navigator Student Press – Associate Editor

September 2016 – Present

• Provided editorial leadership to a team of twelve in publishing monthly print magazine.

• Uploaded and managed online version of the magazine using WordPress.

• Composed feature stories and photo essays on a multitude of topics, including addiction, Canadian literature, and local tourism.

Portal Magazine – Managing Editor

September 2016 – April 2017

• Managed team of twenty to ensure production of literary magazine ran efficiently.

• Facilitated communication and mediated disagreements.

• Edited several writing types, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

• Spoke on behalf of magazine at public events and fundraisers. 

Autism BC – Research Grant Writer

May 2016 – February 2017

• Wrote fourteen informational guides for people with autism and their families. 

• Wrote and edited grant proposals to support program funding.


Vancouver Island University

2014 – 2019

Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing Major, Journalism, Minor

• Graduated With Distinction and 4.1 GPA


• 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 BC Arts Council Scholarship

• Blodwyn Memorial Prize (First Place, Poetry)

• Mary Garland Coleman Prize in Lyric Poetry

• Kevin Roberts Poetry Award

• Pat Bevan Poetry Scholarship

• Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction