I have lived a pretty typical North American middle class life. I grew up in a middle class home and received a government-mandated elementary and high school education before moving on to post-secondary education at Simon Fraser University. During my time at SFU I was very involved in a lot of clubs and organizations, but the most notable things I did were served three terms as News Editor of The Peak, served as Member Services Officer of the Simon Fraser Student Society for a year, and served a year as a student senator on the SFU Senate.
After graduating (BA) I did several internships and temporary jobs, all within the communications/marketing space. I also worked for several years as the Operations Manager of Odessa Manufacturing Inc., a company started by my parents over 25 years ago. Most recently I was the Managing Editor of the Philippine Canadian Inquirer for just under a year, before deciding to pursue being a Freelance Commercial Writer so I can be my own boss and to have more freedom and flexibility in my career.
When I’m not working I can usually be found hiking and snowshoeing in and around the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, travelling to various places around the world, and taking photos of my adventures along the way. Some of my past travels include a 20-day solo cycling trip from Vancouver to San Francisco, a solo hike of the West Coast Trail, and a summer spent travelling all over the US, culminating in a visit to Burning Man. It’s my hope that the freedom and flexibility of a freelance career will allow me to do more adventures like those in the future.