About

Vital Stats:

Born back in 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta.  Now a resident of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.   I have also lived in Rainbow Lake, Alberta; Calgary, Alberta, and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  Despite being born in Edmonton, I am not an Edmonton Oilers fan. 

Occupation:

I am the Social Media Coordinator for Don’s Photo.  I write a weekly column on urban affairs for The StarPhoenix.  If you get up early enough, you can hear me occasionally on CBC Saskatoon where they politely refer to me as a political commentator.  I write this blog and have an overly ambitious photo project called Bridge City where I has been trying to document, research, and capture Saskatoon’s architecture.

Last Book Read:

13 Hours in Benghazi

Favorite Movies

Kelly’s Heroes, Wind, Hoosiers, Star Wars, U-571, Wild, The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger

Favorite Bands/Musicians:

Bon Jovi, Great Big Sea, Little Miss Higgins, Aerosmith, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Eric Clapton.

Favorite Restaurants:

Ruby’s Diner (Manhattan Beach Pier), Ed Debevic’s (Chicago), Joe’s Crab Shack (Chicago), Peter’s Drive Inn (Calgary), Springroll Restaurant (Saskatoon), Ming’s Wok (Spiritwood), Marion’s Burger Bar (Spiritwood), Original Tommy’s (Los Angeles), The Congress (Saskatoon), Uno Pizzeria and Grill (Chicago), Grand Lux Cafe (Chicago), The Park Cafe (Saskatoon)

Interests/Hobbies:

Photography, NFL football, hiking, naval history, Canadian political history

Favorite Magazines:

Outside Magazine, Explore Magazine, The Economist, Foreign Policy, Sports Illustrated

Favorite Foods:

Boston Pizza’s Perogy Pizza, Lefse, Jamaican Patties, Thai Curry Chicken in Coconut Milk, Saskatoon Berry Pie, Seafood Lasagna, Chicken a la King

Latest Projects:

Writing a book on what makes Saskatoon… well Saskatoon.

Accomplishments:

In my previous jobs, I worked with vulnerable and at risk people in Saskatoon.  I worked on a team of people who launched a much needed women’s shelter in Saskatoon.  I helped spearhead the formation of an intox solution that would keep intoxicated people out of jail and off the street.  I also helped form a network of a church leaders, thinkers, and theologians who grappled with the future of the church in Canada.

Favorite TV Shows:

The Wire, Battlestar Galactica (the new one), Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, really anything by Ken Burns

Computer Setup:

I do most of my stuff on a Windows based notebook running Windows 10.  The software I use daily is Google Docs, Corel WordPerfect 18, Open Live Writer, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.  I also use the Nik Collection from Google in there as well.

My Favorite Stuff

  • My Pentax K-3
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 wide angle lens
  • Ricoh Theta S
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  • Sigma Art 19mm f/2.8 lens
  • WordPress
  • Open Live Writer
  • Lowepro Urban Reporter 250
  • Spotify
  • Acer Iconia One 7” tablet
  • BlackRapid R-Strap

Favorite Software Programs:

Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, iTunes, Serif Publisher, Corel WordPerfect, Google Docs

Favorite Diversion

Getting away to Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park with my family and just hanging out.

Favorite Web Sites:

A blog about urbanism, technology & culture.