Writer extraordinaire. Relationship builder. Social media junkie. Recreational hockey player.
There are a lot of hats that I wear on a day-to-day basis but when I’m in my element, I’m developing communications plans and strategies, executing media and community relations campaigns, and developing content for web, print and social media. In my downtime, you’re likely to find me at an ice rink whether it’s playing hockey with my friends or out at a Canucks game. You might also run into me if you’re hiking somewhere in Metro Vancouver in the summer.
Born in Hong Kong but having lived in Vancouver since the age of five, the early part of my professional career has been the dream of many sports aficionados. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Simon Fraser University, I’ve had the privilege of working with many of Vancouver’s most recognized sports organizations past and present including the BC Lions, the Vancouver Canucks, and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Games (VANOC). I got to cover the entire 2010 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey tournament, witnessing in-person (or more accurately on a monitor in the Mixed Zone) Sidney Crosby’s golden goal, as well as the 2011 Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, where I found myself on the ice following the deciding seventh game of that series disappointingly watch the Boston Bruins parade the Stanley Cup around.
Through my work coordinating communications and media relations for amateur football in British Columbia in the past, I’ve met and interviewed the likes of NFL superstars and Super Bowl champions Russell Wilson and hall-of-famer Joe Montana, along with a number of other Canadian Football League stars.
While I’ve gotten lots of opportunity to live out many childhood dreams working in sports, being a communications professional is what defines me. You may still find some of my work appear occasionally on Canucks.com, and I’ll blog often on many sports topics, but I’ve really enjoyed making the move outside of sports. As of September 2017, I am working as a Communications for MoveUP. Prior to that, I was part of the community relations department at School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) where my job involved maintaining the district’s website and social media accounts, developing marketing and promotional materials, and writing everything from stories to speeches as well as drafting content for brochures, flyers and posters.
Outside of work, I’m slowly chipping away at my bucket list of iconic Canadian sites to experience. The next ones on my list are the Rockies, our nation’s capital, and the Yukon. Of course, I’m also looking to spend as much time as possible in Osaka, Japan where my girlfriend, Noelle, currently resides.
I also have an adorable, albeit highly demanding, 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Rocko.
And please don’t ask me for my opinion on the Canucks, because I’m always going to give an optimistic answer. Next year is always the year, right?