What can I say, I like to exercise, I like to write, and I like to engage in conversation with just about anyone. I suppose it is why I have been involved in customer service roles, public speaking, and currently with journalism.
I started out in the culinary arts during and after high school, but I left it behind to pursue personal training. Boxing was also a calling for me, and I decided to try it out as a way to curb any fears and insecurities I had as a youth. Lo and behold, boxing was a large part of my life, and I ended up teaching it for roughly nine years. I have also taught boxing to students at Springbank Community High School, Western Canadian High School, and the Jewish Community Center.
I left my career as a personal trainer and boxing instructor to pursue a degree at the University of Calgary (UCalgary), first starting with a journalism diploma at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), which I completed with honours in June 2022. I also helped jump start the Emery Weal, SAIT’s student publication, as their editor-in-chief and president.
While I was initially a shy child growing up, my mother pushed me to try acting in school, which helped me overcome my shyness. I have modeled, performed in commercials, and I have done extra work in movies and TV shows.
Currently, my main focus is my work at CityNews Calgary as a web writer, along with completing my communications degree at UCalgary.
I made a lot of changes in my life, and there are times where I feel too old to “start over” so to speak, but I don’t regret it. I am taking charge of my own life, and I am grateful for the support that has come my way. Some hobbies of mine are writing, reading, boxing, exercising, playing guitar, and singing.