An explorer and adventure seeker from an early age, I was always willing to share my stories with anyone who would listen. As a youngster my imagination was as broad as the farm I grew up on and the animals I helped raise. My first exposure to documentary life was when our family took part in a televised farming documentary that was viewed across Canada; to me this was the big times, a TV crew filming me skipping up the steps of the big yellow school bus.
After years of focusing on my accounting career, I decided to return to my storytelling roots and created a travel blog “The Road Trip Hound”. The blog reached notoriety in Calgary and the surrounding areas; however, I still longed to create stories that inspired, built bridges in the communities, and educated people of their surroundings. With this new found spirit I found myself traveling to the poverty ridden area of the Mississippi Delta to participate in a Documentary Photography Workshop, which was shared and welcomed by the community. While immersing myself into their culture I quickly realized that creating stories using photography was my true passion.
Researching documentaries became my pastime and with each new search I soon realized that documentaries of the grassroots communities of Alberta are severely lacking. Toady, I have decided to make an effort to bring those rich stories to life and share them with the communities and one day work the Alberta Archives to keep these stories alive for many generations.
If you would like to participate or know someone who would like to share their story please contact me via my website – theroadtriphound.com