Qualifications

Master’s degree in International Journalism (City University of London, England) * Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Simon Fraser University, Canada) * Continuing Education including Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas French’s Building a Story workshop, John Sawatsky Interviewing Techniques Intensive, and Copy-Editing for Magazines and Journals (140 hours) * Certified Somatic Stretching Instructor as of January 2013 * Among positions held: Book Review Editor at Quill & Quire magazine and Senior Editor/Managing Editor at Thomas Allen Publishers (Toronto, Canada); Staff Writer, Producer and Editor with Blue Wings inflight magazine at Sanoma Magazines (Helsinki, Finland) from 2002-2012. Over the years have published in The European (London), Publishers Weekly (New York), The Globe and Mail (Toronto), The Georgia Straight (Vancouver), This is Finland and Focus Finland. Author of The Hip Guide to Helsinki (WSOY/2003 and 2005)* As of June 2013, a freelance broadcast journalist (TV, radio and web) with the News in English team at Yle, the Finnish public broadcasting corporation. Monocle 24‘s Helsinki correspondent as of November 2014. Author of Helsinki by Light (Siltala Publishing/July 2015), a new guidebook that offers a bright perspective on the Finnish capital.*

Writer, Editor & Broadcast Journalist