Freelance work

First person essay on my struggle with emotional intimacy, maintaining male relationships, and the stereotypical perception of manhood.

An epistolary essay about mental health.

First-person narratives that I used to relate to a broader issue within society—competitive athletes restricting their diet, and anxiety about the future

As the COVID-19 pandemic started, I wrote an opinion piece for CBC News about the importance of staying socially connected—while physically distanced—during the pandemic.

A profile of 20-year-old Tye Engmann, who runs the shoe business, CuratedVan, and how he sells and sources shoes for A-listers including Kevin Hart and Devin Booker.

Freelance feature for The Tyee about social media abuse towards professional athletes.

Following the death of his sister in January 2021, Ari Klau decided to quit his near six-figure salary job and become a triathlete. I profiled his journey.

A profile about how one Vancouver-based Indigenous athlete uses triathlon and art to heal from his past.

A feature about how one trail runner from Thunder Bay, Ontario found community through creating a trail running group on Facebook.

Feature of a University of Calgary runner, which was a finalist for the organization’s “Story of the Year.”

Feature chronicling a McMaster athlete who used social media to cope with depression.

As the Victoria Track Classic returned for the fist time in five years in 2021, I wrote a preview article on the meet, Mariah Kelly’s quest to make the Olympics, and a stacked women’s 1500m field.

A profile looking at what inspires a Victoria Paralympian and World Record holder to continue training amid a pandemic, and how he inspires a younger Para-athlete.

How a cafe in an unincorporated community, Shirley, B.C., received critical acclaim from international media outlets.

A feature on the issue of supportive housing in Victoria, and how one building overcame initial perceptions to ingrain into a local community.

A freelance feature for the University of British Columbia’s student newspaper, The Ubyssey, that explored how the Kwikwetlem First Nation are restoring salmon in a local river which previously sustained their people for thousands of years.

Work Experience

Over 170 articles published in four years as volunteer, Staff, and (eventually) Senior Staff Writer for The Martlet.

Work ranged from reporting on Saanich Council, local news impacting students’ mental health and the university, to long-form features such as a UVic student athlete’s mental and physical recovery from a sexual assault and a profile about a man’s week-long protest against a pipeline project in northwestern B.C.

In the summers of 2018 (Intern) and 2019 (Media Assistant) I worked for the Victoria HarbourCats baseball club. I wrote daily game recaps, game notes before home games, features for the team’s program, and co-hosted a podcast.

From August 2020 to April 2021, I worked for The Pigeon, a new outlet dedicated to long-form Canadian-focused stories—with a priority on telling underreported stories.

I wrote stories examining why there are so few Black professors in Canada, what the Indigenous history of lacrosse means to folks in Standing Buffalo First Nation, and the emotional tolls of conservation photography.

From April to August 2021, I worked with Capital Daily to report on Business. I wrote two stories a week: one, a profile of a local business, and a second which examined business trends in the Victoria region.

Since November 2021, I have freelanced for Electric Autonomy Canada, and written stories on topics from EV battery cell manufacturers to micro manufacturing.


2020 U SPORTS Correspondent of the Year award recipient.

2021 John H. McDonald Award Nominee:

“Why Kolin Sutherland-Wilson can’t stay quiet” was one of three finalists in the Indigenous reporting category.

2022 John H. McDonald Award winner:

“How the Kwikwetlem First Nation are returning salmon to the river that sustained their people for thousands of years” winner in Feature Writing and Indigenous Reporting categories.

2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21 UVic Vikes Honour Roll award recipient.

2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21 U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian award recipient.

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