Restaurant Critic and Food Trends Columnist, The Telegram
October 2019 to present
As The Telegram’s restaurant critic for St. John’s, I review the newest restaurants, the institutions and the newest restaurants in the city as well as write a monthly monthly food trends column for the Saltwire network of publications across Atlantic Canada.
February 2013 to Present
Freelance work has included a combination of digital media and print journalism including features in Atlantic Business Magazine, The Chronicle Herald and Daily Hive Toronto. My work on food culture and history has appeared in CBC, Eater, USA Today and Eaten Magazine, the world’s first food history magazine.
Associate Editor & Social Media Manager, Atlantic Business Magazine
February 2018 to July 2019
As Associate Editor I contributed to every issue of the magazine with features like The Long Whey Home (showcasing the business of the only cheesemaker in Newfoundland) as manage the Water Cooler and After Hours section detailing business news throughout the Atlantic provinces in addition to editing and working with freelance writers. I wrote “Five Things to Know about business in Atlantic Canada” for the magazine’s website every week as well as manage all social media accounts of both Atlantic Business Magazine and our sister publication Natural Resources Magazine.
Food and Travel Blogger
September 2012 to Present
Creator/editor of thefoodgirlintown.com, a site deliciously devoted to (mis)adventures in travelling to eat. From hotel and restaurant reviews to the culinary history of my favourite foods, the site details my voracious need to travel to eat. My 24-hour guides like “48 Hours of Eating: A Winter Guide to Ottawa Restaurants” have proven to be wildly successful.
Assistant Producer, Travelzoo
September 2015 to October 2016
As Assistant Producer, I researched hotels tirelessly. From Vancouver Island to Fogo Island, I wrote content for the site on daily basis, liaised with clients about deals and maintained ads on the hotel section of the Travelzoo Canada website. Daily production of online content and hotel deals for a global media company. Regularly created editorial content for Travelzoo Canada blog.
Editorial Intern, The Coast
April to May 2015
Contributed daily online content for Shop Talk, arts, and food & life. Published several features for the weekly print publication and updated online event listings.
University of King’s College, September 2014 to May 2015
Bachelor of Journalism with Distinction
University of Toronto, September 2011 to June 2012
MA art history with a focus in ancient art and architecture.
Memorial University, September 2004 to May 2010
BA(Hons) history, minor in french.
- Excellent verbal and written skills in English and French, with a basic understanding of Spanish.
- Outstanding delegation abilities, and good at prioritizing tasks and time management.
- Extensive knowledge of WordPress and search optimization techniques. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, and Lightroom.
- Superior research skills and extensive experience ranging from microfilm to online databases. Skilled in triangulation and drawing of archeological site plans and findings.
Studying early modern painting and traditional French cuisine. Travel to Europe, Australia and archaeological digs in Turkey. Reading Ernest Hemingway, Anthony Bourdain and Gabrielle Hamilton. Volleyball, softball and classic kickball. Instagramming everything I eat.