First Person Writing Samples
A Standup Guy (National Post)
I tried to get self-proclaimed “moral asshole” and comedian Neal Brennan (co-creator of Chappelle’s Show) to help me understand my attraction to men who aren’t very nice.
The Rookie (National Post)
I went back to school with Canadian photography wunderkind Petra Collins so she could help me channel my inner adolescence.
Tenacious & twee: Garfunkel and Oates (National Post)
I joined the comedy duo for a day in Vancouver on their Rocky Road (granola bar) to fame. Just read it the piece and you’ll get the reference.
Comedian Todd Barry is quite the character (National Post)
An incredibly revealing, tell-all profile piece on the famous comedian, Todd Barry.
Back on the bubble: Pop Up Video returns (National Post)
When I was 20, I made a pilgrimage to New York City for a summer to work as an unpaid intern on the groundbreaking show.
Nicole Richie (The Block)
I interviewed Nicole Richie about her role as a fashion designer. She was polite, sweet and totally uncontroversial.
Granola? How about sushi? (Gourmet)
Gourmet asked me to write an essay about why Vancouver is the culinary capital of Canada (against Toronto and Montreal). It wasn’t hard to argue.
Third Person Writing Samples
Beer bongs are so ’90s. Pass me my wizard stick (Globe and Mail)
Down a brew. Tape another on top. Drink that one. To attain ‘wizard status,’ bingeing is the key and health experts are worried.
Nike swooshes down on skateboarding (Globe and Mail)
“Core” retailers question Nike’s attempt to break into skateboarding market.
For those selling sex, little has changed (Globe and Mail)
The wave of media attention that came with the conviction of Robert Pickton, who used the Downtown Eastside as a hunting ground for prostitutes, hasn’t done much for the neighbourhood or its residents.
Social responsibility on the menu (Globe and Mail)
Instead of having a set price, this green lentil stew is “pay what you feel”.
Travel Writing Samples
Hollywood Thrills (National Post)
I lived my dream of taking the TMZ tour bus through Hollywood.
Hot to globetrot – the etiquette of sex on the road (Toronto Star)
I look into the etiquette of bumping parts while travelling.
Friendliness a hallmark of B.C.’s Gabriola Island (Yahoo! News)
There is immeasurable character and wonder to be discovered in the mystic landscape of Gabriola Island, in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia.
Seattle full of secret spots for travellers (MSN Travel)
There are enough secret, charming and historical spots throughout Seattle to make it a great stand-alone destination.
At these hotels, rooms are almost an afterthought (Globe and Mail)
A new type of hotel is cropping up across North America that’s far from the traditional definition of lodging.
A slice of Canada in Berlin (The Canadian Press)
A Berlin pizza shop serves up gourmet ‘Canadian-style’ pies.
Breaking the Rules (Definitely Not the Opera, CBC Radio)
A story about the time I showed up to my Grade 3 picture day, dressed in lingerie.
Lululemon t-shirt fraud (The Canadian Press)
The yoga apparel company made claims that their VitaSea line had healthful benefits, although those claims were “unsubstantiated.”
Taser Inquiry (The Canadian Press)
A public inquiry into the use of the electroshock weapons in British Columbia.
Content and Copy Samples
3333 Main: Content for website and brochure.
Ronse Massey Development: Written content for website.
Baynaynu Project for Jewish Family Services Agency. Written content and podcast for website.