Communications Consultant & Author
I produce a range of materials for organizations that are making the world a better place. I’m also the author of the award-winning children’s book Media Madness: An Insider’s Guide to Media. If I can assist your organization with its communications, get in touch!
I’ve worked with these organizations:
• The David Suzuki Foundation
• University of Toronto
• Jamaicans For Justice (Kingston, Jamaica)
• WWF Canada
• Brazil Child Health/Saúde Criança Renascer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
• International Renewable Energy Agency (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
• Greenpeace Canada
• Canadian Environmental Law Association
• Ashoka Canada
• Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
• Tone Concepts, Inc.
• Toronto Rock Camp
• Clandestino Music Travel (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
• Ryerson City Building Institute
• Ryerson University
Here’s what I do:
• Provide strategic communications guidance & support
• Develop & implement communications plans
• Pitch stories to the media and arrange interviews
• Organize press conferences and media events
• Work with various stakeholders to craft communications materials
• Write & edit grant proposals, concept papers, and case statements
• Cultivate & maintain strategic partnerships
• Write, edit, and photograph subjects for fundraising materials such as case statements, stewardship reports, donor correspondence, and direct mail solicitations.
• Write & develop print, video, and online materials for different audiences including annual reports, press releases, backgrounders, op-eds, articles, brochures, speeches, TV programs, public service ads, web copy, and newsletters. (Phew!)
Mad About Media
Media Madness is the award-winning kids’ book that takes readers behind-the-scenes to show how TV shows, magazines, video games, and CDs are produced. The book is packed with illustrations by artist Michael Cho. (Published by Kids Can Press.)
I’ve contributed to dozens of media outlets including The Trinidad Guardian, Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, American Journalism Review, Azure, Dwell, and OWL. My radio documentaries have appeared on The Sunday Edition in Canada and Studio 360 in the USA. I’ve also held editorial positions with CBC Radio’s As it Happens and Definitely Not The Opera.
I’m working on an 70,000-word comedic young adult novel set in the Caribbean. The Trinidad Diaries chronicles the misadventures of 17-year-old Andrew Mohammed, the child of Caribbean immigrants. When Andrew lands a summer job in his ancestral homeland as a reporter with the Trinidad Sentinel, he arrives with two simple goals: fun and a little lovin’. To fulfill his quest he must first survive several culture shocks, adjust to his eccentric newsroom colleagues, and tame his ferocious 73-year-old Granny. Along the way he also discovers something he didn’t expect: himself.