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About Me

My Story

I was born in Saskatchewan, raised on a farm and spent many a summer roaming the Okanagan while visiting grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and, eventually, my parents who moved to Kelowna in 1986.

A thirst for reading and the encouragement from three fantastic high school teachers inspired me to become a writer. While enrolled in the Communications program at MacEwan University, I started blogging about food and travel which led me to the gig at CBC doing restaurant reviews. Around that time, I also landed my first magazine article in Edmonton’s City Palate (now The Tomato). It was a story about travelling to the western Arctic, eating SPAM, and coming home to cook a dinner of caribou and muskox for 50 people in my house.


Since then, I’ve travelled through Canada’s far north to interview and write about surviving Inuit of forced relocations and I’ve gone to Colombia to document the stories of Indigenous peoples’ conflict with mining corporations. In 2016, I contributed to the story, “To Kill an Indian” which appeared in the book, In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation. In 2018, my first book, Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup: the inspiring life of Chef Gail Hall was published, and in 2023, I co-wrote Prairie: Seasonal Farm-Fresh Recipes Celebrating the Canadian Prairies, a Globe & Mail Bestseller published by Random House. 


Need a writer to tell your story or an editor to smooth out what you’ve written? I am happy doing both. Contact me at