Winning awards, adventures in Scotland, dreams for the future.
Reaping the rewards of my first writing competition win.
I will confess: I am a compelling communications addict.
I love reading about how to create impactful, emotive content to drive non-profit organizations forward and help them achieve their goals. I devour articles about social media trends, storytelling for non-profits, and good website design that keeps supporters coming back. I keep my knowledge and writing skills up to date so I can help your organization stay on track with communications that really work.
So how did this obsession start?
Well, the first time I won a writing competition was when I was 8 years old. It was run by the local RCMP and I won the privilege of being a mini police officer for the day. Although the free timbits were nice, this experience ignited a love of writing rather than a desire to protect and serve.
I continued my adventure into the world of writing by studying English at the University of Toronto. While I was there I became deeply involved with the UNICEF society, becoming their Media Relations Officer and writing about our work in many university publications and online. I was also Associate Editor of the Innis Herald, my college’s newspaper.
After graduating in 2011, I did a crazy thing which turned out to be a great thing. With my EU passport in tow, I moved to Edinburgh, Scotland. The wilds of Scotland eventually brought me deeper into the non-profit world and in charge of donor communications for a large children’s charity. Here I found my passion, my talent, and the start of my dream career.
I am currently completing my post-degree diploma in Professional Communications at Douglas College. Upon graduation, I intend to share the skills I've gained through my experience in Scotland and in my program with non-profit organizations in the Lower Mainland to help them tell their stories in a way that makes a difference and gets results.
When I’m not consuming communications knowledge, I can be found hiking in in the Highlands or cooking up a storm in my kitchen – the latter of which you can follow on my blog: Eatconomical.com.
If you want to chat more, connect with me via email or LinkedIn.