An award-winning producer, director and creative storyteller driven to celebrate and give expression to our witness of every-day beauty, the strength of the human spirit, and compassion.
When I was young, my twin brother and I were taken out of school by our teacher-parents to travel the world and to show us another side of learning. I was given a hands-on, experiential opportunity: from back-packing throughout Turkey to learning the rhythm of the Maasai dance in Kenya; to camels and elephants in India and the Sinai Peninsula; to the Annapurna base camp in Nepal and mountains of New Zealand; to Borneo headhunter villages, and into a 4x4 camper with snorkel to the Australian outback all the way to the tropical islands of Raratonga and Tahiti. Since then, I have searched for a way to understand the complexities that exist in our cultures and to illuminate the things that unite us as human beings, as opposed to emphasizing our differences. Today, I have travelled to over 30 countries and am passionate about using imagery and media to convey messages, inspire positive change, ignite community mobilization, and advocate for public education.
Best friend to Kumai the Kyrgyz Taigan and woman to a man with a rich heart and quick feet, I am based out of a west shore cabin in Sooke, British Columbia. With a decade of experience combined with a graduate and undergraduate degree and two diplomas in communications, print media & photojournalism, I am a highly creative well-rounded individual that can effortlessly pivot from strategy to individual execution.
I am currently the Director of Communications for Pacific Wild, a non-profit based in the Great Bear Rainforest. Working in collaboration with First Nations communities, scientists, other NGOs and individuals, the focus of our wildlife protection work is visual storytelling and impactful communications.
Our team pursues projects and activities through three main initiatives in order to achieve our conservation goals: Ocean, Land and Community. I have written, edited, and produced the featured content on this site for Pacific Wild, in collaboration with stakeholders, photographers and cinematographers.