Whether it's raising our voice on climate change resilience and adaptation, deepening the ways we support Indigenous students, announcing our first-ever made-in-Yukon degree, sharing our evolution towards Yukon University, or celebrating a fantastic group of student hairdressers in Ross River - I am passionate about sharing the exciting activities and achievements of our students, faculty and staff with the world.
As Senior Communications Coordinator (since March 2012) I am the primary media relations contact for Yukon College and provide guidance and support to executives, faculty, staff and students on refining and sharing their stories both inside and outside the institution.
Born in the U.K., I immigrated to Canada in 1995, living first in Nova Scotia and then moving to Yukon in 2003. My partner and I drove across the country to get here in six days! An amazing road trip that instilled wonder and respect at how vast this country truly is. We still love a good drive - Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Cold Lake, Prince Rupert, and Tsiigehtchic are as far as we've managed so far - Anchorage, the U.S Pacific coast and Tuktoyaktuk are future road trip destinations.
My background is in film and television, as an editor, writer and producer. I am privileged to have visited every single town across this epic and beautiful territory through my time as editor/camera for the APTN series Nedaa and Haa Shagoon (Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon) and as producer of Yukonic a delightful, dramatic web-series created to promote the amazing locations and skilled crew the territory has to offer.
I have participated in the creation of five feature films, numerous short films, and over 80 hours of television. Credits include producer on the feature film The Mountie, editor of the feature film Love That Boy, CBC's The Docket, and the award-winning second season of the APTN youth series Anash & The Legacy of the Sun-Rock by Yukon filmmaker Carol Geddes. I was also a contributing editor to the OLN series Angry Planet, the feature documentary Popcorn with Maple Syrup, and the History Television series The Canadians (Joshua Slocum, Samuel Cunard).
I am a board member of White Ribbon Yukon Anti-Violence Society - an organization dedicated to inspiring men and boys to end violence against women and girls - and a passionate advocate for healthy masculinity, non-violent communication and tackling the vital inner work necessary to become a fully-empowered, healthy individual.