Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of writing for a variety of audiences and a wide range of topics for both community and national news outlets and magazines. Click below to access these libraries containing some of my professional written work.
Black Press News Group
After moving from Ontario to Victoria, British Columbia, I worked as a editor/reporter/photographer, covering hundreds of important events in the community, breaking news, sports and council meetings, from Port Renfrew to Sooke and the Greater Victoria Area. During my time here, I also received the Ma Murray Award for Third Place Best Spot News Photo.
Today’s Trucking Magazine
During my time at Today’s Trucking, I had the chance to meet face to face with some of the biggest players in the trucking industry and tell their stories. My personal highlight was being the first to break the news of Wal-Mart’s fleet of over-sized cargo trucks, which, at the time, the story was both fascinating and controversial.
Among Men Online Magazine
As a guest writer for Among Men, I was the car specialist, writing various pieces on automotive advice, history and culture.
For many, Uxbridge was nothing but a small town lost in the backwoods of Southern Ontario’s Durham Region. But big things happen in little places too. I was the reporter for this paper for nearly a year, getting my first taste of what a community newspaper was like.
Bell Media/CTV News/Autofocus (now defunct)
I began freelance writing car stories for Sympatico Autos in early 2012, later working full time for Autofocus.ca (Bell Media). I did car reviews, special features, and created the Carfinder, a special online car buying tool consisting of thousands of bits of data. Unfortunately, Autofocus is now gone, along with all its content. For a taster though, here’s my story on one of Toronto’s local breweries, which has survived via CTV’s website.
Toronto Observer (Centennial College)
The Observer gave me one of my first opportunities to write in a professional setting and a real audience. While it is run and created by journalism students, the Observer is not a school paper; the audience of East York (one of Toronto’s oldest districts) is as real as it gets. Some of my earliest work can be found here, and while it may not be perfect, it still had the heart and passion of an aspiring young journalist.