I'm a freelance journalist, a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, and a single-handed sailor. From my home port of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, Canada I've covered the British Columbia coast from Alaska to Washington, and made several crossings of the Western Canadian Arctic.

The scope of my practice includes creating words and images for publication, and providing event media coverage. My work features nautical topics and includes a broad range of other subject matter.  

My published works include people, business & government profiles; coast guard, military & police operations; marine commerce & security; ocean science; general aviation; small-boat cruising destinations; sailing regattas; at-sea & aerial photography - and more.

Military, corporate and non-profit service provided an eclectic life education. My nautical obsession began a half-century ago on Ontario's Lake St. Clair, long before I could see over the gunwale. It grew to include living aboard a classic boat; sailboat racing; and, year-round cruising the Pacific Northwest coast, inlets and islands.

My marine credentials include learning to sail on a ferrocement, gaff-rigged ketch; owning and/or operating power & sail vessels to 100'; and, a decade of service in the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. I crewed aboard auxiliary and regular Coast Guard vessels; skippered my own boat on search & rescue assignments; and, served terms as unit leader, zone director and on the board of directors.

Please feel free to contact me with an enquiry. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service.


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