My first love is storytelling.
I was that weird kid who spent summer vacation researching topics that interested me, then writing creative stories for my friends and me to perform for our families.
I’ve become that weird adult who pretty much does the same thing, except that now I also help other writers and directors tell their stories the way they envision.
I grew up in a small northern BC town and although I didn’t think of it much at the time, I grew up in relative poverty, not white and not native.
I am descended from the Cromartys in Chilliwack, members of the Skwah Nation in Stó:lō territory and speakers of Halq’eméylem. My grandfather left the reservation when he fought in the Second World War, but he handed down the stories and teachings he remembered – and taught me to love the languages and stories of many cultures.
This love of people and their stories brings me to my work today.