The exciting news is out that Briana has sold Tenth to the Fraser to me. I am thrilled to be taking over as publisher. I want to introduce myself to those of you that don’t know me, share my goals for the site’s future, as well as provide a preview for some of the plans.
About me: I live in Sapperton with my family; I own Hyack Interactive, a digital communications consulting company; I blog occasionally on my own site; and I am active in our community. Currently, I am a director for Royal City Farmers Market, the registrar for KidSport New West, and I sit on the City’s Public Engagement Task Force. You can usually find me on Twitter and Instagram.
I started contributing to Tenth in 2008 with a grumpy post about people who don’t shovel their sidewalks. Over the past seven years I have written over 125 posts, and occasionally I’ve helped with site admin and social media.
It is no secret I am a fan of New Westminster and I consider myself a city booster. I like the direction the City is going in and I have friends on council I actively worked for during the last municipal election. I’ve always loved what Tenth to the Fraser has contributed to this community and I think its potential to continue to be meaningful to New West is enormous, especially as New Westminster continues to evolve into the ‘New New West’.
So, what are my goals for this new, reimagined Tenth to the Fraser? I’ve got four big ones: