About Alex

I’m a writer, editor, speaker and licensed K-12 educator. For businesses, post-secondary institutions, Crown corporations, government agencies, foundations and non-profit organizations I write business plans, annual reports, website copy, fundraising cases, engagement stories, articles and web content. I’ve advised large units on optimal user design for web projects, guided organizations and faculty units through the complexities of the strategic planning process, and delivered performance reports for executives and assistant ministers in upper levels of government. I will be able to help you, too.

My articles have appeared in a variety of business, consumer and trade magazines, including but not limited to: Canadian BusinessMore Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Calgary Herald, Douglas, Western Hotelier, Western Grocer, Bar & Beverage, C-Store Canada and Boulevard. Specialty areas include business and leadership, education, hospitality, and food & beverage.

If you need a highly skilled, innovative and collaborative writer for an upcoming project, please click here.

I write for young adults, too. My first book was published in 2010. My thirteenth came out in the spring of 2017, and now I’m taking a break from books so that I can help transform the education system. I do still enjoy visiting schools and talking to students about the subjects of my books. My main areas of focus when I’m talking with audiences are:

  • anxiety and mental health;
  • social media and digital citizenship; and
  • biodiversity and invasive species.

If you’d like to bring me to your school to speak with your students, please visit my speaking page.

If you want to know what social, political and economic issues I’m currently fascinated with, you can follow my train of thought on Twitter.