Creative Writing & Public Speaking Consultant - Specializing in Creative Development Mentorships, Literacy and Multimedia Storytelling -- Published Author, professional songwriter & slam poet. Creative Director for Tribe of One, a national collective of Indigenous & Settler artists, musicians, dancers and slam poets. I teach slam poetry, songwriting and video production to thousands of students in schools across Canada each year, and produce my best material into courses and resources for fellow educators.
Slam Poetry is a very collaborative. Lessons start with group interaction and lead into individual writing followed by students performing (slamming) their poetry in front of the class.
Nominated for the Making a Difference Award, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 2009 -- House of Commons Letter of Recognition - Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg, North, 2009 -- Winner of The Spirit of Canada: Poetry, Spoken Word and Singer/Songwriters' Contest, 2011, Victoria, B.C.
Briercrest College, SK - Diploma 1986/88 -- Camtek Institute of Technology, B.C. - Sound Engineering, 1992/93 -- University of Winnipeg, 2006/07 - Arts -- Art Institute of Vancouver, B.C. - 2014
I've produced many albums, including a slam poetry project featuring Janet Rogers, Victoria's Poet Laureate. I've work in TV/Film, produced travel videos from around the world and am the author of Four Homeless Millionaires - How One Family Found Riches By Leaving Everything Behind I've used these experiences to produce creative courses and resources to help educators engage and empower their students.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, World Language, French, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Music, Character Education, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Classroom Community