Writing samples


Running on Empty: Fatigue in the workplace. WELD Magazine (Spring 2022). Forthcoming.

25 hacks for every room in your home. WELD Magazine (Spring 2022). Forthcoming.

Harness the innovation mindset: For post-pandemic growth and beyond. WELD Magazine (Winter 2021). Read it here.*

Healthy boundaries: How to keep your work life and home life separate when you work remotely. WELD Magazine (Winter 2021). Read it here.*

Off the beaten path: 6 surprising Canadian destinations for your winter vacation. WELD Magazine (Winter 2021). Read it here.*

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Repairing Connections, Strengthening Communities. CWB Group website article. September 30, 2021. Read it here.

Bridging the skilled trades gender wage gap (with Ola Batruch). Canadian Fabricating & Welding (July 8, 2021). Read it here.

Part of the Team: Women as CWB Certification Services Representatives and A closer look at the skilled trades gender wage gap in Canada. WELD Magazine (Summer 2021). Read it here.*

Women of Steel: Forging New Opportunities. Your Career Guide: Women in the Skilled Trades (MediaPlanet x National Post insert, Summer 2020). Read it here.

Ruthless concentration: How an hour can improve your life. A blog post for the Restless Writers. August 19, 2020. Read it here.

Enhancing career and workforce resilience: Difficult challenges create opportunities for growth, inside and outside work. Canadian Fabricating & Welding (May 21, 2020). Read it here.

7 ways that mindfulness can make you a better writer. A blog post for the Restless Writers. September 14, 2018. Read it here.

“In Focus” article for the Air Canada Pilots Association: ACPA flies over Vimy. April 5, 2017. Read it here. This article for the ACPA website honours the association’s involvement with the Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary fly-past in France.


RDCK investigating potential acquisition of parkland in Krestova. Media release from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), September 24, 2021. Read it here.

Collaboration between industry, education and labour will spark the nuclear welding workforce of the future. Media release from the CWB Welding Foundation, December 7, 2020. Read it here.

Clear Pathways to Success. WELD Magazine (Spring 2021). Read it here. This CWB Welding Foundation media release was repurposed for WELD to share an announcement about a multi-industry partnership to support welding education in the nuclear industry.

CWB Welding Foundation Student Award Recipient Profile: Cierra St. Germain. March 2021. Read it here.

Municipal partners support proposed regional compost program. Media release from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), May 13, 2019. Read it here.

RDCK Board declares climate action imperative. Media release from the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), April 15, 2019. Read it here.

Castlegar & District Investor & Relocation Fact Guide – “Welcome” (page 2). April 2018.

Air Canada Pilots Association supports Transport Minister Marc Garneau in his efforts to raise awareness of the danger of laser strikes in Canada. Media release from the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), May 24, 2016. Read it here.

ACPA: Letter to Members – 20th anniversary. November 2015 (Draft version; check against final). Read it on Dropbox. This letter was issued to all ACPA members to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the creation of the association.


Out of the factory, into the kitchen. April 24, 2009. Read it here. A personal essay I wrote for The Globe & Mail’s Facts & Arguments feature.

* WELD is only available to members of the CWB Association. However, membership is free if you wish to sign up solely for access to read the magazines. Alternatively, I can provide WELD articles in PDF upon request.

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