Full List of Published Work

Outdoor Women's Alliance: Cold-Blooded: Surviving a Winter Camp With Raynaud’s

Explore Magazine: What Insect is That? Identifying Little Critters on the Trail

BC Outdoors Magazine: Wild Edibles-Tasty Treats Grow Across the Province, If You Know What To Look For

American Bee Journal: Hobby Gone Huge: Ontario Flower Farmer Grows Into Commercial Beekeeper; Just a Spoon Full of Honey

BeesCene magazine: Bright Future with Bees (also published at Bees Abroad)

Pilgrim Magazine: Captive-From Beekeeper's Daughter to Bee-Fevered Woman

GrowerTalks magazine: The Winds of Change; Having Six Legs at a Career Fair; There's a Bug on My Plant!; Wasps: A Love-Hate Relationship; Hello, Real Life; Eyes Mandatory, Degree Optional; Mistaken? Probably...; Sweet Science; Qualification: Education, Experience, Passion (Not Necessarily in that Order); Ahh, the Life of a Student; Opportunities to be Thankful For; High Qualitree Teamwork

Nursery and Landscape Insider: The Jar in the Window

Cool of the Wild: If British Columbia Itself Could Recommend 5 Day-Hikes

Travelista Club: Things to Know to Roadtrip in Jasper National Park, Canada

Published photographs can be found in multiple BC Outdoors Magazine issues and included with many of my articles

Cold Blooded: Surviving a Winter Camp with Raynaud's

Camping in the winter comes with it's fair share of challenges, and when you're more lizard than human these challenges can become mountains.


Captive- From Beekeeper's Daughter to Bee-Fevered Woman

I LOVE my bees, but I haven't always felt this way. In this story, published by Pilgrim Magazine, I describe getting over my fear, becoming a beekeeper and why I love beekeeping so much. Give it a read and/or drool over the bright, Queen (bee) approved photographs scattered in between my words.


Horticulturalist by trade, I contributed to the Ball Publishing GrowerTalks magazine for several years as a guest columnist and finally as a rotational columnist, publishing feature articles along the way. I talked science, experiences and industry culture... you can read further below or search me on the Grower Talks website.

Having Six Legs at a Career Fair

... being the two buggiest of Qualitree’s peeps, our booth featured Riana’s personal insect collection and a petri dish of Hypoaspis miles (Stratiolaelaps scimitus) under the scope for kids to check out...

Sweet Science

The year I took the mandatory Food and Nutrition course marked the 100th year of ice cream research at the University of Guelph...

There's a Bug on My Plant!

...with continual loss of chemical tools and a greater understanding and concern for human and environmental health, using biological controls is becoming more and more of an industry standard.

Wasps: A Love-Hate Relationship

Last fall, hundreds of yellow-and-black-striped jerks invaded, killed off and cleaned out our small apiary...

Eyes Mandatory, Degree Optional

...most fungal diseases produce distinguishing structures, like kids leave fingerprints, which is why I like having a microscope...

High Qualitree Teamwork

All this—the company growth, the quality plants, the grower support and communication—would have stayed just a dream on paper without, as Tony described it, “a great team of A players that are all pedaling in the same direction.”

Read more of my articles on the GrowerTalks Magazine Website through the link below

If British Columbia Itself Could Recommend 5 Day-Hikes

Dear BC,



A captivated person

Go to Cool of the Wild to read my guest post

Things to Know to Roadtrip in Jasper National Park, Canada

Thinking about roadtripping in Canada? Maybe through the huge, gorgeous Jasper National Park in Alberta? Hint: you really should someday. Follow the link below to read my article on that on Travelista Club!