I'm a Canadian writer and editor from Vancouver currently based in Southeast Asia. I came to Indonesia in 2007 as a volunteer for an orangutan conservation project in Sumatra's Gunung Leuser National Park, and have never left.
I’ve since trained as a Muay Thai boxer in Thailand, danced on the Great Wall of China, gone ice-skating among the hutongs of Beijing and swum with sea turtles in the coral gardens of Pulau Weh, Aceh. Currently based in Bandung, Indonesia, I've written for inflight magazines throughout Southeast Asia, Creative Nonfiction magazine, the Jakarta Post, Matador Network, Prism International and Room. I write articles, ficiton and poetry mostly about the environment, travel, culture and the arts.
Currently taking my Masters in Creatie Writing at the University of British Columbia, I have an English degree from Thompson Rivers University and a journalism diploma from Langara College, Vancouver. In Canada I was the managing editor of Pacific Yachting, editor of Discover Boating and Canada's Healthy Living Guide, assistant editor at Alive, staff writer at Agent Canada travel trade magazine, and copywriter for Raincoast Books.
I provide online copywriting and editing services for websites, businesses, governments and individual needs on a global scale.