I am a settler living in the beautiful northern city of Sǫ̀mba K’è (Yellowknife, NT). This is Chief Drygeese Territory, home to the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. I am employed as the Director of On the Land Programs at the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, a non-profit organization that works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation. In my role, I support organizations and communities delivering land-based programs.
I am a historian by training. I completed a doctorate in Canadian history at Carleton University in 2012. From 2013-2015, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. I continue to research and write about the social history of sport and leisure. My first book, a monograph about the social and spatial politics of canoeing in late-nineteenth-century North America, is in press with UTP.
Beyond academic journals and presses, my writing has appeared in Up Here Magazine and Edge YK, and on the NiCHE Otter Blog,.
I occasionally take on research and writing contracts. Please contact me if you have a project that could benefit from my knowledge or skills.