I am a journalist and freelance writer with several years experience specializing in cars, consumer technology, real estate and health/wellness, as well as profiles on interesting people.
Featured Region: Whistler, British Columbia
Article written for auto and travel luxury lifestyle publication Vicarious Magazine covering the sights and sounds of the popular tourist resort town, as well as the experience of getting there in an Audi e-tron Sportback EV.
Top 5 luxury sneakers
Article written for Dress to Kill Men magazine, where I provide my top five picks for contemporary luxury sneakers that are the product of athletic and designer brand collaborations, or straight from the fashion house.
Storytelling Through Design
Blog post written for commercial real estate marketing firm MLA Canada highlighting an interview with Craig Stanghetta, founder of interior design studio Ste. Marie. This profile piece explores Stanghetta's roots as a former actor in Hollywood turned designer and his company's latest project called Format, which is a unique condo and townhome project that allows the units to be customized by the buyer.
TRQ Gear: What's new for spring 2021
Article written for automotive lifestyle magazine TRQ where I list five of the latest and greatest gadgets and gear so far in 2021 for auto enthusiasts from a stylish pair of driving shoes from Italian footwear maker Piloti to a Bluetooth smart speaker by Amazon that's specifically designed for use in a vehicle.
Top 3 luxury convertibles
Article written for Dress to Kill Men magazine, where I rounded up this summer's three hottest luxury convertibles from the opulent Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge to a slightly more sensible Jaguar F-TYPE Chequered Flag edition.
How to Update an Iconic Luxury Sports Car
Auto review written for luxury lifestyle publication MONTECRISTO. I tested the latest 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and reveal all the subtle but substantial enhancements helping make this eighth generation model one of the best ones yet.
Developer Profile: Formwerks Boutique Properties
Blog post written for Vancouver, B.C. real estate marketing agency Icon & Co. featuring an interview with the man behind a locally-based boutique architectural firm. The profile explores some of the company's well-known projects both past and present, as well the backstory of its founder and president.
A glimpse into the life of a car
Article written for BCAA Magazine (the western chapter of the Canadian Automobile Association, or CAA) about what to expect out of an average vehicle in terms of lifespan; how to keep it in good, running condition for longer; and what the early warning signs for major problems are. There's also a section detailing how long certain replaceable parts on a vehicle, like brake pads or tires, typically last.
A look at Mazda's SKYACTIV-VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE
Article written for Collision Quarterly, trade magazine for the collision repair industry. In this piece I do a Q&A with Dave Coleman, Mazda North America vehicle development engineer, after having visited the company's Research and Development Centre in Irvine, California. He talks about the company's upcoming SKYACTIV-VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE platform and how it aims to make the driving experience a more comfortable one.
Ideal vehicles for the modern day family
Blog post written for online used car retailer Carvana. This story looks at the different transportation options available today for families such as the minivan, sedan and SUV, breaking down the pros and cons for each. Various best-selling models are also recommended.
Five restaurants you must check out in Vancouver
Article written for Dress to Kill Men magazine, which shines a spotlight on Vancouver B.C.'s eclectic culinary scene. From fine dining to a chain of taco restaurants born from a food truck, I list five top establishments and explain why they deserve mention.
Top three automobile evolutions in Hollywood
Blog post written for aftermarket parts retailer Advance Auto Parts examining recurring roles by popular car models like the Chevrolet Camaro and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in big blockbuster Hollywood movies — cue “Transformers and “Fast & Furious” franchises — and how they’ve changed over the course of reboots and sequels.
Portland is happening now
Article written for Darpan Magazine, a lifestyle publication based in Vancouver. To write this travel story on this I took a trip to Portland, Oregon finding the best things to eat, see and do in this quirky Pacific Northwest town.
Chat with Chris Green of McLaren and Pfaff Motorsports
Blog Post written for online automotive lifestyle publication TractionLife.com featuring an interview with Porsche GT3 Cup race car driver Chris Green. In the Q&A we cover his origin story in the world of motorsport, as well as his dual role as an ambassador for the McLaren Automotive brand.
World of Speed Museum in Oregon celebrates everything motorsport
Article written for online automotive lifestyle publication TractionLife.com covering the grand opening of the World of Speed Museum In Wilsonville, Oregon. The massive 82,000 square foot facility is part celebration and part education of motorsport, packed full of displays from a range of eras like a restored '65 Ford Shelby GT with 3,000 original miles to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Chevrolet Impala from the Daytona 500.