After teaching high school for four years in Kampala, Uganda and at my alma mater Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, I returned to school to study journalism at the University of Regina.
The most significant part of the journalism program was completing a four-month internship at Regina's Leader-Post newspaper. During the internship I developed my passion for writing features and human interest stories. I also have a strong desire to wrestle with topics that require investigation and uncovering. One of these is the story of a Canadian corporation that is propping up an occupation of Africa's last colony—Western Sahara. In 2014 I began working on a documentary project related to this issue. As part of my research I took an investigative trip to the Saharawi Refugee Camps in Algeria. After starting to work on the story I realized that I would require further training in documentary filmmaking to help get the project done. That is when I entered the master of journalism program at the University of Regina. After finishing my masters program, I continued working on the documentary and completed my final edit of the film in 2017. Since completing the film I have submitted it to various film festivals throughout Canada and internationally with lots of success.
In addition to teaching high school, which I continue to do during the day, I have began working with Crushed Rocket Films creating documentary shorts for a Youtube channel that is planning to launch later this year. We are already working on our first story that highlights the work of the SEARCH program that takes place every Saturday afternoon at the Four Directions Community Health Centre in North Central Regina. The goal of these films will be to dig deeper into Saskatchewan stories that deserve more investigation and exposure.