Here’s a sampling of the things I do... From my ‘real’ gig to a few of my side jobs. There’s a bit of overlap in the things that drive me – making magic happen whether it’s through digital communications, facilitating workshops or crafting with ‘crap’.

With 15+ years experience working in digital communications, I can design, develop and write content for online delivery. I’ve got the skills to create content, strategy and more for social media. I’ve even got some HTML and CSS chops.

In 2015, I authored my first book, ‘Raw Crafts’. The crafty book includes 40 DIYs using burlap, cork, hemp and jute. Published through RotoVision Books in the UK, the US publisher is Lark Crafts. Stay tuned – here’s hoping there’s another book in my future!

Since my inaugural Crafternoon back in September of 2012, I’ve crafted with participants of all ages and skill levels turning junk into one-of-a-kind treasures. With over 100 upcycling workshops under my belt and closing in on 1,000 makers that have joined me for a crafty date... I’m still loving my Crafternoons where I upcycle with people from all over the Vancouver area. Making friends is easy when you’re crafting with ‘crap’!

Back in 2008, I was living on the Sunshine Coast scouring garage sales, thrift stores and the dump for treasures to relove and repurpose. I even sold my projects for a bit – selling furniture updates via Craigslist or selling handmade items through local stores. Crafting is da bomb!

Building community is my thang! I’m a natural at connecting with peeps of all ages and backgrounds. Whether it’s talking to random strangers, crafting with my fellow creatives or volunteering in my neighbourhood, there’s nothing better than making awesomeness happen in your community.

Over the years, I’ve taught at various higher ed schools... Vancouver Film School, Langara College and Quest University Canada. From managing digital projects to using Dreamweaver to build your website or crafting with ‘crap’ – I love to share my skills and know how.

The best way to get over speaking in front of a lot of people... Well – it’s to just do it. I’ve spoken about crafting, community and my crafty book throughout Vancouver. Sharing is caring! Get in touch and sign me up for a panel, a presentation or more.

Be part of the solution... It’s easy to complain about what isn’t working but lets do what we can to make a difference. Be a change maker... Share your know how, say hi to a stranger, volunteer in your hood. That’s what I do!

Trekking and adventuring can be fulfilling, inspiring and lead you to crazy paths, relationships and surprising turn of events... But there is no better way to get to know yourself than to travel somewhere new on your own and just seeing what will happen.

I recently launched another side gig called Crafting with Crap. It’s my latest and hopefully greatest crafting / upcycling adventure!

CwC is all about sharing easy DIYs, a few of my go to places for supplies, the local makers and repairers I’ve met along the way plus an avenue for inspiring others to make crafty magic happen with their ‘junk’.

Visit Crafting with Crap for more info. You can also follow CwC on Facebook and Instagram!

Let's work together! We can make web magic happen, craft-make-upcycle or partner up to build community.

Some of the things you can hire me for...

  • Community building initiatives
  • Crafternoons (upcycling workshops)
  • Freelance digital design and content development
  • Public speaking
  • Social media curation
  • Writing for print and online delivery

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