WHO I AM
Group Editor, Globe Edge, at The Globe and Mail.
Contributing Editor, LCBO Food & Drink magazine.
Writing instructor, School of Continuing Studies, U of Toronto.
Former editor of enRoute, Fairmont, Experience, Mercedes-Benz, Western Living and Avenue magazines
Freelance writer for Afar, Fashion, Flare, Marie Claire, The Globe and Mail…
Author of Vancouver and Edmonton guidebooks.
Listed in the National Post Worthy 30 and Canadian Who’s Who. firstname.lastname@example.org
MY RECENT ARTICLES
Moonshine University trip in Globe Travel.
20-hands massage in Maui in Globe Travel.
Artisan Ontario, global spirits, cross-Canada foodie trip, Food & Drink.
South Africa in Globe Style Advisor.
Classic food in Libertine.
Belize and Rancho la Puerta in Western Living.
Mucking around Irish spas in enRoute.
London via vintage map in Westworld.
Cover story on branded content in Marketing.
Romantic Marrakech and Barcelona, Flare.
Polish vodka in enRoute and BC Business.
Sustainable Mustique in The Globe and Mail.
Turks + Caicos in Western Living, OnAir, enRoute.
Solo travel in enRoute.
"Wander" column on Toronto, Afar.
5-star cruising, Love on Lanai in BC Business.
New spas in Western Living.
Sonoma spas and somm-winemakers, enRoute.
Pittsburgh, healthy cuisine in Fairmont.
Swiss fondue in Geneva in OnAir.
WRITING: Gold environmental tourism, 2012 TMAC. Gold culture and history, TMAC 2009. Gold, international travel, SATW 2009. Gold, culinary travel, NATJA 2005. Finalist service and lifestyle, 2009 NMA.
CUSTOM MEDIA: Bronze, 2012 Pearl Awards, Up front and bwob.ca; 2011, Gold Mercedes-Benz. 2013 Magnum Opus, Bronze, Sunnybrook, Silver, Channers; 2012, Gold, Sunnybrook); 2011, 4 Gold, Fairmont, Experience. 2011 Folio, 2 Gold, Experience.
WESTERN LIVING: Still life/Architectural photo finalist, National Magazine Awards, 2009. Best service, Green Issue and Best article finalist, Western Magazine Awards, 2008.
EnROUTE: Magazine of the Year, CSME, 2008. Best travel magazine, NATJA, 2006. Best custom magazine, Folio, 2006. Best custom magazine, Magnum Opus, 2006. Best relaunch, CPC, 2005.
James Beard Award nomination, “Canada’s Best New Restaurants,” 2003.
Best travel coverage, SATW, 2003. Best inflight magazine, WAEA, 2002.
AVENUE: Magazine and Alberta Magazine of the Year, WMAF, 2001.
ARCH: Best university magazine in North America, bronze, CASE, 1998.
NEW TRAIL: Best university magazine in Canada, gold, CCAE, 1996, 1997.
I’m proud to be the winner of two Travel Media Association of Canada awards: first in 2008 for a Cultural/Historical feature, a cover story for Air Canada’s enRoute inflight magazine on exploring Tokyo through the sense of smell. And in 2012 for Best Environmental/Responsible Tourism feature for my Globe and Mail article on Mustique.
FOOD + DRINK
I created the Top 40 Foodies Under 40 annual feature in Western Living to make the magazine a leading voice in defining a Western Canadian culinary movement, and identifying its key movers and shakers. It’s fun to watch Top Chef Canada and see a lot of familiar faces who we were ahead of the pack in predicting as stars — including Canada’s first Top Chef Dale MacKay, who was on our inaugural list.
FOOD + DRINK
I was the founding editor of the Canada’s Best New Restaurants survey in Air Canada’s enRoute, which I oversaw from 2002-2006. Each year it became more ambitious: first a top 5, then a top 10, then we added a list of runner’s up, which morphed into a round-up piece on notable food trends for the year, with the addition of a complementary country-wide hotels piece, researched while the writer crossed Canada visiting restaurants. The restaurants package was nominated for a James Beard Award in year one.