Dunkin Creative helps communities and organizations tell their stories through research, writing, and communications support. I work primarily with Indigenous governments and non-profit organizations in the North.
I started freelancing as a graduate student. At that time, I was largely contracted to perform archival research on immigration, gender, and family history. I then spent two years working as a contract project officer with an accessibility organization, where my work focused on disability-inclusive emergency management. In recent years, my freelance work has expanded to include creative non-fiction, historical interpretation, communications support, and meeting facilitation.
I am a Paddle Canada and Red Cross First Aid instructor. In addition to instructor-level certifications in different canoeing disciplines (Lake Canoe, Big Canoe, Camping, Moving Water) and different types of first aid (Standard First Aid, CPR/AED, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Psychological First Aid), I have training in Trauma-Informed Approaches, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and Mental Health First Aid.
I also have experience teaching in more formal classroom settings. Between 2010 and 2013, I taught in the Departments of History, Kinesiology, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. I also worked for four years as a teaching assistant at Carleton University while a graduate student. I was awarded a Bachelor of Education from Trent University in 2007.
I have extensive experience developing and adapting curriculum for both classroom and experience-based learning environments.
I am available for contracts. Please reach out if you have a project that could benefit from my skills and experience.