I’m a documentary filmmaker, host, multi-faceted creative, adventurer, speaker and conservationist — these are my passions and my mediums. With the biodiversity of the planet rapidly disappearing, my work focuses largely on conservation action and reconnecting with the wild. I also care deeply about reconnecting with our health and mental health. It all comes down to life’s interconnectedness — we’re not separate from the extinction crisis, what we put in our bodies, let into our minds, or what we create and do.
The phenomena of the loss or decline of a species, resulting in the loss or endangerment of other species that depend on it, leading to cascading effects across trophic levels.
In 2017, Gloria Pancrazi and I met on Saturna Island. We'd both travelled across the continent to learn about endangered killer whales, the ocean's apex predator. But it wasn't long before we were met with a dark reality: the orcas were on a fast track to functional extinction.
The following year, we decided to journey across the Pacific Northwest to speak with scientists, Indigenous leaders, politicians, dedicated conservationists and industry representatives. We tracked orcas, trailed grizzly bears and sailed through remote waters. All this, and more, to better understand the orcas' rapid disappearance.
In the end, we discovered that this extinction story is about far more than endangered orcas. It's about the collapse of fisheries, loss of cultures, a warming ocean and an entire ecosystem failure. This is coextinction.
Visit www.coextinctionfilm.com to learn more.
Since my theatre days, I've always loved inspiring and storytelling on stage. Today, I'm speaking in schools, and at events, about conservation action and mental health. Whether it's motivating students or audiences to to reconnect with themselves, their purpose or the planet; or teaching others how to start and maintain a impactful brand; I'd love to speak at your school or event!
Speaking at the Surfrider Speaker Series, in Vancouver, about conservation action