BRANDING AND COPYWRITING

Editor, Goods & Services, Spring 2017

ONLINE and BROADCAST 

• Associate Producer on Mainstreet and Information Morning, CBC Radio One 2015-2017

• Programmer, Communications Assistant and Writer-in-Residence at Carbon Arc Cinema, 2015-2017, carbonarc.ca

Writer of Flaw In The Iris, a film blog part of the Halifax Bloggers collective, which receives 50,000 unique hits monthly

Co-host of Lens Me Your Ears, a film podcast 2015-2016

Movie Review Guru on CTV Morning Live Atlantic 2013-2017

Programmer and Host of The Love & Hate Movie Show for CKDU Community Radio 88.1FM 2005-2009

Film Reviewer on Maritime Noon, CBC Radio One 2008

Volunteer Newsreader at Voiceprint Canada 2006

Host of the News Collective, CKDU Community Radio 2005

Host of Art On Air on CKLN, Ryerson University Radio 1998-1999

FREELANCE JOURNALISM

The Globe and MailNational PostQuill & Quire • Metro Halifax •enRoute Magazine • Movie Entertainment MagazinePlayback MagazineProgress MagazineHalifax MagazineThe Ottawa CitizenThe Halifax Chronicle HeraldExclaim! Music Magazineinfomonkey.netNova Scotia Open To The World Magazinedose.caFast Forward Magazine, Calgary

EDITORIAL 

Associate Editor, Mindful Magazine, May 2012-August 2014

Mindful is on newsstands six times annually with a circulation of approximately 80,000 copies across Canada and the United States. It’s a lifestyle, health, and science advocacy magazine. I was responsible for the Now news section. I wrote three feature articles and was a regular contributor to the website, mindful.org.

Special Issues Editor and Film Editor, The Coast, Halifax’s Alternative Weekly, September 2007-April 2012

I was also responsible for the On Screen page, the coverage of film and television in the paper, as well as being a frequent feature writer. I wrote and edited content for print and for the website. I wrote three blogs for thecoast.ca, on local business news (Shoptalk), local bar and restaurant news (The Feed) and local film industry news and gossip (Haliwood Insider), and contributed to The Coast’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

I was the editor of the Best of Halifax, Best of Food, and Best of Music readers’ poll issues, the Health & Wellbeing Issue, Valentine’s Day, Hot Summer Guide, Back To School, and the December Holiday Planner, as well as five glossy information directories per year: Green Halifax, Buy Local Halifax, Food & Drink (the Restaurant and Bar Guide), Homes Halifax, and the Best of Halifax readers’ poll compendium.

Co-editor, Salt Lines, a collection of writers’ wisdom. Published in 2012 by Backalong Books as a fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Writers Federation 

Fill-in Listings, News Editor and Editor-in-Chief, The Coast 2005-2012

Copy Editor, The Coast 2005-2007

Copy Editor, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, International Health Office Newsletter 2008

Editorial Intern, Ottawa Citizen 2004

Editorial Intern, Marvel Comics Group (New York) 1991

MULTIMEDIA SKILLS

• Adobe InDesign, Quark Xpress, Wordpress, Foundation, Photography, some HTML, some Photoshop 

EDUCATION

• Bachelor of Journalism, The University of Kings College, Halifax 2005

• Diploma, Toronto Image Works, Toronto 2000

• Bachelor of Fine Arts, York University, Toronto 1993

ASSOCIATIONS

• CKDU Community Radio Volunteer and Programmer 2005-2010. 2016

• Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op Board Member 2007-2008

• 16th Annual Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op Awards Jury Member 2007

• 1st and 2nd Annual Halifax Student Film Festival Jury Member 2005, 2006

PERSONAL HISTORY AND INTERESTS

For seven years I worked in the film industry in Toronto as an assistant to producers and directors. I've also worked in event planning, investor relations, and in various contract positions for the provincial and federal government. I grew up overseas, my parents worked for External Affairs Canada. I was born in Finland, and we lived in South Korea, South Africa, Iraq, and the United Kingdom, all before I turned 18. I enjoy travelling, pop culture and film, along with being outside, music, comic books, yoga, good food, and cycling.