The threads that run through my consulting work are: resilience, reciprocity, and relationality.
I’m primarily a freelance editor with a prairie Metis perspective, currently living on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh people (Vancouver). I am passionate about amplifying Indigenous voices across all types of projects and I have edited manuscripts with an Indigenous focus & Indigenous authorship in the areas of medicine, community wellbeing, and community engagement. Most of my experience is in higher education and I have also co-authored 13 peer-reviewed academic publications. Increasingly, I’m applying my experience in facilitation, agile project management, and evaluation to Indigenous projects.
- Editor, primarily serving those in education and medicine, specializing in ESL and Indigenous perspectives:
- Graduate students
- Academics / professors
- Doctors / residents
- Facilitator, sharing knowledge with the:
- Education sector
- Community groups
- Agile Project Manager, diving into solutions for:
- Post-secondary / higher education
- Community organizations
- Evaluator, qualitative-leaning, quantitative-informed for:
- Social change research
- Indigenous community engagement
- Business analysis
I do most of my work digitally/remotely, but I am always open to discussion about travel. I understand that in-person, community-based work is important. I can often provide last-minute/rush services.
I’m a Metis person with ties to Manitoba and Alberta (prairie perspective). I get a lot of joy from working collaboratively, with a sense of hopefulness and forward-thinking, and I love making the plans, seeing the patterns, and figuring out how to achieve maximum impact with minimal resources. I value applying these gifts for societal change and community wellbeing, and I try to do that across all of my work.
I have an MA with 10 years of experience as a project manager, primarily working in partnership with Indigenous communities and leading wellbeing initiatives in post-secondary. I enjoy (I’m not kidding) strategic planning, evaluation, facilitation, editing, and project management. I think of challenges as a puzzle and I use these skills to get further towards a solution.
Please read my land acknowledgement in the footer below for more information. You will find this on every page to ground the work.