I love music and spend a lot of time listening to or writing it. I am always reading a book, usually non-fiction. I love to learn about the world and other peoples. I am somewhat of an environmentalist, and I enjoy going for a walk, bike or hike. I have a Bachelors of Science from UWO where I majored in Conservation Biology and First Nations studies. Most people consider me to be very laid-back, I smile easily and laugh often. While I am only fluent in English, I have studied four other languages; Français, Español, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and Kanien'keha (Mohawk). I really enjoy how languages work and how it informs our world views.
What I’m doing with my life
I am working a steady job, but also casually looking for something in my field. I like to volunteer and get involved with the community. I work with Friends of the Pinery Park, where my family has been camping for 20+ years and volunteer with my local Green Party riding. I am also starting to volunteer with the Waterloo Region Food Bank; I think everyone should have access to good, quality food.
I really enjoy hiking and try to get out on the land as often as possible.
I am also involved with a couple musical projects here and there, playing whatever is required of me.
I study Buddhism really informally and I feel that it has really helped me grow and become a kinder person.
I’m really good at
I make a killer ice tea lemonade and oreo pumpkin cheesecake.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pan's Labyrinth, Avatar, The New World, Princess Mononoke, Clearcut
ISIS, Tool, Dead Can Dance, Wardruna, Thursday, The Tragically Hip, Sigur Ros, Mogwai, The National, Marvin Gaye
Margaret Atwood, Wade Davis, Martin Prechtel, Lee Maracle, Michael Pollan, Joseph Boyden, Derrick Jensen, Basil Johnston, Edward Abbey, Alan Watts, Ursula K. Le Guin
The six things I could never do without
A fine, wild-crafted, herbal tea.
Friends & family.
Canoeing / kayaking.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about people and our place in the world and how we get
I like to think about how music works; how to construct a great
rhythm and melody.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the movies.
At a local music show.
Writing or listening to music.
Visiting with friends.
You should message me if
I'm looking for someone down-to-earth, likes the outdoors and enjoys music.
Or just message me; no harm in sending a message. It would be a pleasure to meet you.