Loves to travel 0
I love to travel. I think that's what got me into this business in the first place.
The photojournalism business, I mean.
I grew up in Winnipeg, and there was a time when I thought I'd never call any other place home. Yet here I am.
I fell in love with a nomadic lifestyle years ago. I love the thrill that comes from meeting new people, experiencing new places and discovering different cultures.
I feel most at home outdoors, so when I grew tired of being a Manitoba lab rat (I have a background in biochemistry), I decided to hit the road. I'd already sampled a few other countries and decided it was time to explore my own.
I clocked over 40,000 km in my Jeep on a coast-to-coast-to-coast tour of Canada over four months. I visited every province and territory, ate and drank with the locals, climbed mountains, kayaked on the sea, lost myself for a while, then came back again.
Instead of quenching my wanderlust, my journey really just made me want more. So I lived among the polar bears up north, before wandering into grizzly territory in the west.
But one can't be reckless forever, at least not without steady income to supplement that lifestyle.
So for the past year and a half, I have lived in Calgary. I'm in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's (SAIT) journalism arts program, and have served as photo editor of the WEAL newspaper and a sports photographer for the SAIT Trojans Athletics department since January.
And now that summer's upon us I find myself here. A new locale just means a new adventure or two.
I look forward to interacting with many of you and hope you feel the same way, too.