I am passionate, enthusiastic and romantic about baseball.
There’s nothing I’d rather do than watch a game, and nowhere I’d rather be than at the park. I can truly attest to the old adage that if you love your job, you never work a day in your life. I’ve been to 28 major league stadiums and more than 30 at the minor league level, with a few across the world sprinkled in there as well. And I can’t wait to get to more. I love writing, and baseball is my passion, so why not write about it?
I started my baseball career with the Eager Beaver Baseball Association in London, Ontario, both playing and umpiring before eventually switching gears and spending the majority of my playing time with the Byron Blaze girls’ softball team. Playing baseball helped to grow my competitive nature and love for the game, and I haven’t been able to leave it since.
After completing my education with an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and then graduate studies in Sports Journalism at Centennial College, I began working with the Toronto Blue Jays, Baseball America, Australian Baseball League, Canadian Baseball Network and Baseball Canada, among several other publications and organizations.
I have been fortunate to have had a diverse range of experiences working with various national baseball organizations, and to have covered the sport across the world, but Canadian baseball is my biggest passion. I would love to help grow the game north of the border, and to assist in raising awareness of the country’s players and their successes.
My latest opportunity has come by way of Baseball Canada, allowing me the privilege to represent them as the press officer for the Canadian Women’s National Team at the upcoming World Cup in Japan. I couldn’t be more excited, and that’s the reason for beginning to write about that journey here. Well, part of the reason. My mom is the other part.
I previously authored two blogs, this one about my time in Australia and this one about my journey as an intern at Baseball America in Durham, North Carolina. I would have continued writing on the same platform, but I forgot my password and apparently set my security level to ninja. So here we are.