Hello! I’m a communicator and writer who focuses on storytelling for social good.
I value time spent outdoors, innovative and inclusive conservation efforts, and community-driven and nature-based solutions.
I work with organizations to share their ideas through articles, blog posts, travel guides, newsletters, advertorials, and website copy. I am well-versed in writing for SEO.
My work has been featured in: The Globe and Mail, Narcity, Tourism Winnipeg, Flare magazine, Eat North, and Crush magazine.
I live and work on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory. These lands are the homeland of the Red River Métis.
Tourism Winnipeg is the official destination travel planning website, giving you information on all things to see and do in Winnipeg. Plan your trip to Winnipeg with this website, which includes upcoming events, travel deals and more.
Canada is blessed with magnificent landscapes, wide open spaces, and an incredible diversity of wildlife species. From beluga whales to breeding birds, harp seals, and humpback whales, the fauna is truly spectacular. But as a conservationist and an avid traveler, I know how important it is that our admiration for these animals doesn't negatively impact their existence.
Packed your paddle? If you're hoping to play pickleball in Winnipeg, you won't have to look too far. There are plenty of places to practice your groundstrokes, dinks, and lobs throughout the city.
Summer is a particularly great time to visit The Forks Market at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Read on to find out why!
When it comes to dining spaces, we're not afraid to say minimalism is often mediocre, while texture can be truly tasty. Who needs to sit within stark white walls when your eyes can devour all manner of motifs?
With two new taprooms having opened in the last week alone, Winnipeg has suddenly become a craft beer lover's paradise. If you can't keep up, Manitoba now has 7 breweries, including 5 taprooms, and then 3 more are set to open in the new year. Hey you!
As Travel Media Coordinator at Tourism Winnipeg, I produced a guide of story ideas for journalists and influencers.
Look for the big red barn in the fields of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and there you’ll find Greg and Yannick Wertsch. The two brothers make wine at Between the Lines, a family estate winery on 40 acres of land they’ve lived on since young boys.
It's a pretty sweet deal when your neighbourhood has not one but four coffee shops within an easily walkable radius, each locally-owned and offering everything from flavoured lattes, teas and juices to bagels, healthy donuts and even a full vegan food menu.
As T-Swift so eloquently croons on her new album folklore, "August slipped away into a moment in time/ August sipped away like a bottle of wine." August in Winnipeg is here and with it comes plenty of new places to slip away into, and surely a few bottles of wine to be had.
From A-Z (aligoté to zinfandel), Winnipeg's wine shops are stocked with everything you need to stay satiated this holiday season.
I first heard of Kosmo's Space Cowboy Food Cantina the way one seems to learn of anything worthwhile these days-total hearsay gleaned from friends' hastily snapped Instagram stories of greasy takeout bags and half eaten burgers. It was as if they couldn't wait a single second to bother properly capturing their meals before biting in.
It's been a year since B.C. VQA wines hit grocery store shelves. Winemakers, distributors and industry professionals say it's been a success.
How Winnipeg's food scene has evolved over the past 12 months.
Beyoncé asked - then promptly answered for us - the pressing question of "Who run the world?", which we now know to be "girls". Here are 7 female duos running businesses in Winnipeg:
A B.C. winery has paired up with a local college to research the use of UAVs in vineyards. What will the data mean for wineries across the country?
Winnipeg is a thriving, prairie city with a bustling arts and culture scene and plenty of entertainment all year round. Learn more about the city and our campus.
How nature conservation supports our region's animals, communities, and environment.
Our nights ended in quiet chatter around the bonfire and each morning greeted us with a blazing orange sunrise over the lake, slipping through the screens of our tents like a gentle alarm clock. In between, we baked bannock, paddled canoes, beat drums, birdwatched, discovered plants on a medicine walk and took part in a full moon ceremony.
A recent report produced by the governments of Manitoba and Nunavut based on aerial surveys shows the Western Hudson Bay population of bears fell by 27 per cent between 2016 and 2021.
With more and more sightings being reported, experts predict cougars will soon re-establish a breeding population in Manitoba-but the return of the protected predator could mean big changes for hunting and trapping laws in the province.
Most of Canada's plastic waste ends up in landfills, while only 9 per cent of plastic is recycled. How much of that is yours?
Western Hudson Bay is home to some of the largest concentrations of beluga whales and polar bears in the world. But it needs protection. Learn why.
Canada must do a better job of protecting beluga whales and the best way to do that is to establish a marine protected area in Hudson Bay, Oceans North and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Manitoba chapter said Wednesday.
It’s easy to recognize the fluttering orange wings and beautiful black stripes of a monarch, but did you know Manitoba is home to 144 species of butterfly?
My mother used to bend me over and tell me to touch my toes. This was our monthly ritual, done before bed since I turned 8. At first I thought it was a game, and would stretch my fingers eagerly toward the ground, laughing. A few years later I realized she was checking my spine, making sure it wasn’t growing on a crooked path that mimicked the curl of a snake.
At just 32 years old, Vic Savino is the Director of Communications for the Treaty One Nations. It's a dynamic role, one that allows him to serve community members from the seven First Nations in Treaty No.1 territory and dive into projects like the development of the Naawi-Oodena urban reserve.
It's an all-female executive team at North Forge Technology Exchange - a fortuitous coincidence at first, but one that now impacts every aspect of operations.
Valerie Chelangat's love of reading started at a young age. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya (she moved to Winnipeg in 2010, at age 21), her mother would bring home books from the public library each week and encouraged Valerie and her brothers to read them.
If you've spent any time walking, biking, or driving around Winnipeg, chances are you've seen Jordan Stranger's work. Large-scale murals in his colourful, pop art style grace the walls of The Forks Market, FortWhyte Alive, and Winnipeg's North End. He has designed logos for Festival Du Voyageur, held exhibitions at aceart inc and Graffiti Art...
Sheila North says tapping into her natural talents has been the key to a successful decades-long career in communications and governance. "I always tell students, 'Keep in focus the natural abilities you have. Those are hints and clues of the things you'll be good at that will utilize those gifts.'" For North, those talents include...
Two Winnipeg stylists on what it takes to make it in the industry
It was always Hesam (Sam) Aminian's plan to work in human health. In Tehran, Iran, he studied dentistry at the National University of Iran (now Shahid Beheshti University), until shortly after the Iranian Revolution when he and his brother fled to Canada as refugees, first arriving in Toronto in July 1984.
Content Writing | SEO | Copywriting
I wrote refreshed website copy for Air Unlimited’s new site, including available products, services, and how to contact the company. I also proofread all existing copy for grammar, clarity, and SEO-optimization.
Wondering how to feel financially secure and stress-free? It's all about your habits for financial health. As with every area of our lives, some of our habits when it comes to our financial health aren't so great. Whether it's overspending, under-planning, or avoiding it altogether-our bad habits are hurting us on our path to financial success.
You'll spend an average of 90,000 hours at work in your lifetime, so it makes sense to think seriously about what you want to study in college.
If you're interested in becoming a licensed plumber, you've probably begun looking at programs, training, and apprenticeship options. Chances are, you've heard about plumbing pre-apprenticeship training and are wondering whether it's worth the time and money.
The answers to all your burning pickleball questions. Who invented it? Are pickles involved? Plus updated rules, equipment, and scoring.
From physiotherapy clinics, chiropractic practices and sports injury clinics, to fitness centres and spas, there's a whole lot of job variety as a massage therapist and a large range of salaries offered.
A few helpful tips to make the transition easier on your child-and you! Once upon a time, parenting might have meant supporting your child for 18 years before he or she promptly moved out and moved on.
Creating a career development plan is incredibly important and helpful for you as a student. In this post we list important things to consider.
You finally did it: You've graduated from your university or college program-congrats! Your hard work has paid off, but now it's time to start thinking about paying something else off: your student loans. According to the National Graduates Survey of Canada completed every five years and last in 2015, 49 percent of graduates owe money for their education at the time of graduation.
2015 was a big year for feminism and we're celebrating by wearing our politics on our sleeve with these badass girl-power T-shirts
Dust off your parents' record player: vinyl is making a comeback with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Justin Bieber putting out their tunes on LPs. We've rounded up the best of the year to add to your record collection now
Agri-retail can be a high-risk industry from a safety standpoint - organizations have competing demands, compressed work timelines, a variety of tasks and machinery to operate and often, seasonal employees. Safety training and adherence to safe work practices is important, but it can be easily overlooked, especially during peak season.
What does IT encompass? Which skills are a valuable asset as an IT professional? We explore these questions and a few others in this blog post.
Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies. In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Ontario. By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.
Killer careers, style that slays and unbelievably good skin to boot? As our big sister mag Chatelaine releases their mega report on how Canadian women feel at 40(ish), we're looking at the actresses and pop stars we grew up admiring who are continuing to inspire us to have it all Related: Chatelaine : Canadian women on love, life and ambition in their 40s Is Our New Grimes Cover Story Her "Last Interview Ever?"