From rural Prince Edward Island, my love for journalism began in grade nine. My aunt, also a journalist, would tell me stories of her experiences while producing in Washington, D.C., and I was sold. I went on to graduate with distinction from St. Thomas University and immediately began an internship at CBC Fredericton. I reported for both television and radio that summer.
Soon after, Global News took me on as a Video Journalist, first in Moncton and then in Fredericton. Because of Global, I had the opportunity to do a series on the Idle No More movement in the Maritimes, skydived and lobster fished. I covered some of the toughest stories to have hit this region, including the deaths of two young boys, strangled by a python. In October of 2013, I found myself in the middle of angry anti-shale gas protests in Rexton, New Brunswick. I've received four Atlantic Journalism Awards for my work.
I've since started with CTV News, and have had the opportunity to do a long-feature, documenting the history and future of the hydraulic fracturing industry in New Brunswick. I can now go live from anywhere, alone, using a Dejero app. I'm working towards improving the strength of my work, and break more stories in the meantime.