Get to know our team

Get to know our staff team at People's, and what powers their enthusiasm for making the law accessible and understandable.

What do you do here at People's?

My role is part strategy, part hands-on. I’m constantly thinking about how we can use technology to reach more people and better support them in working out legal problems. I also lead a talented group in creating content and serving it up on our digital platforms. And because we're a small (but agile) team, it also involves some hands-on work: editing content, troubleshooting technical issues, and chipping in to help answer the questions we get from people.

What is your current state of mind?

Optimistic. It’s been a challenging year in many ways, with the pandemic and growing inequality and turmoil south of the border. But the last year has been amazing for our work: traffic on our principal website more than doubled, we started offering webinars, and we helped more people than ever take action on their legal problems. Plus, it’s spring and the weather is getting better. 

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Gosh, there are plenty. One is amazing. I gravitate to it so much that I’ve had a friend say I’m single handedly diluting the impact of the word. But there are others: 100 per cent. Off the charts. Next level. It’s possible I’m a little prone to hyperbole.  

What country will you travel to next?

My wife and I are hoping to do a cycling trip in Iceland this summer. We’ve booked flights, and have mapped out a route along the south coast (including this epic-looking loop through some remote Icelandic terrain). But we need to get fully vaccinated to go, and we’re only half-vaccinated at this point. So we’ll see; we might be biking to Hope and back instead.

What is your motto?

It’s all about contrast. I love leaning in to experiences that are in sharp contrast to other things. A lousy movie makes me appreciate the great ones more. A rough year for my favourite sports team (ahem, Canucks) means that when they win it’s going to be even sweeter. A night of wild camping followed by staying at a luxury hotel makes both experiences more memorable. 

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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