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When I was younger, my parents took me to see Superman II. And not to sound overly dramatic, but that movie kind of changed my life. Not because of "The Man of Steel" himself, but because of Lois Lane - the courageous, smart and spirited reporter. Through a nine-year-old girl's captivated eyes, her life looked nothing short of wondrous as she sneaks past the Parisian security guards, then maneuvers herself onto the Eiffel Tower and precariously clings to life underneath a rapidly falling elevator that is only minutes from being blown up. All for a good story.
Over time, my childhood fondness for Lois Lane gave way to a more mature appreciation for the important voices and work of journalists such as Christiane Amanpour, Helen Thomas and Bob Woodward. It was by reading and watching their work that I learned the true makings of a good story: evocative, thoughtful prose that compels, engages and connects with the audience.
When I entered the University of Oregon's School of Journalism, it was with the intention of following in the footsteps of these hard-hitting, respected journalists. After graduating with a degree in journalism, my plans became waylaid (as plans often do) with the offer of a paid communications internship at Travel Portland.
The internship guided my career path in a new and slightly different direction. Since moving back to Vancouver, BC some 15 years ago, I have enjoyed working in the areas of communications and media relations for organizations such as Canada NewsWire, Tourism Vancouver and Tourism British Columbia - where I was responsible for many of their corporate communications initiatives and programs.
In 2006, I made the difficult decision to venture out on my own and return to my first passion: writing, and telling a good story.
And I haven't looked back since.
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