About

I completed my indexing training at the University of California, Berkeley, revisiting my love of language after nearly ten years working in museums and galleries.

With over ten years of expertise navigating the publishing industry and supporting writers who face barriers to career success, I’ve got the lived experience and formal training to treat your manuscripts with the care and respect they deserve.

I hold a BA in Languages & Linguistics from the University of Saskatchewan, where I won the Peter T. Millard Award for LGBT Research for a paper on semiotics in butch-femme lesbian relationships, completed a voluntary thesis on lexicology in partnership with the Department of Women's & Gender Studies, and graduated with High Honours. I went on to complete my MFA in Creative Writing through the competitive residency program at the University of British Columbia, where I received two graduate research awards. This interdisciplinary academic background makes me a thorough, analytical thinker with broad cultural sensitivity and a deep understanding of systemic oppression.

Like many queer and racialized people, I spent five years drawing on my lived experience and working as a peer in the frontline anti-violence field. With organizations like the BC Children’s Hospital and the Ending Violence Association of BC, I provided mental health first aid and advocacy for queer & trans youth, sick & disabled children, and young women impacted by gender-based violence. I bring all this training—and my lived experience—to your related texts.

I grew up as a settler on the homelands of the Métis and Treaty 6 Cree territory in Saskatoon, and lived on unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver for nearly ten years. This summer, I finally returned to the prairies and I’m now located in gorgeous Mohkinstis (Calgary, Alberta), on the territory of Treaty 7 Nations and Region 3 of the Métis Nation.