My first full-time job as a reporter was for the New London Day covering the
municipal life of two New England towns in Connecticut. It's where I learned to
drive a stick and logged tens of thousands of miles on I-95 to chronicle the
lives of lobstermen, buffalo entrepreneurs and Native Americans.
Since then I've written countless stories for some of Canada's most reputable
newspapers, wire services and magazines. There are too many to list here but
some of my favourite scoops were for the Globe and Mail, covering the rise and
fall of technology darlings like BlackBerry during the dot-com era.
I’ve had front-page stories in many sections of the newspaper, chronicling
extraordinary events, such as 9/11, the SARS outbreak
and the Ontario blackout.
I’ve met panhandlers staking out
the Internet, rock stars hitting the perfect note with autotuners and street photographers
capturing the decisive moment in the City of Light. I’ve also had fun meeting
billionaires, top athletes and celebrities from eBay’s Jeff Skoll to Olympic sprinter Donovan Bailey.
In the past five years, I moved away from front-line reporting to be a newsroom editor at CityNews and Yahoo Canada where I’ve had the
privilege of leading teams of journalists and steering the organizations’ news
coverage. But when the opportunity arose I remained active as a writer and photographer.
Highlights from this period include travelling to Washington, D.C., to cover
Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and his first Canadian visit, documenting the G20 riots in Toronto and
shooting a series of green roofs across Canada for a feature
about the popularity of these environmentally-friendly flat roofs.
I’ve now returned to freelance writing and photography. You can visit my blog
for more recent samples of my work, which include articles about the Parliament shootings, the Jian Ghomeshi scandal
and the 2016 presidential election.