I am a settler writer and researcher living in the beautiful northern city of Sǫ̀mba K’è (Yellowknife, NT). This is Akaitcho Territory (Treaty 8), the homeland of the Yellowknives Dene.

I was granted a PhD in History from Carleton University in 2012. I am also a graduate of The Writer’s Studio, a creative writing program at Simon Fraser University. 

My first book, a monograph about the social and spatial politics of canoeing in late-nineteenth-century North America, was published with the University of Toronto Press (UTP) in 2019. In addition to academic journals and edited collections, my non-fiction writing on recreation, culture, and the environment has appeared in Up HereEdge YK, and Barista, and on the NiCHE.org, ActiveHistory.ca, and spacing.ca. I am currently working on a novel (working title: Trail’s End) set in early-1980s Yellowknife.

Through Dunkin Creative, I provide research, writing, and communications services. Please contact me if you have a project that could benefit from my knowledge or skills.

I am a Research Associate at Aurora College and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta.