1 MIKE FISHER
Calgary-based writer Mike Fisher is a monthlyhumour columnist and regular contributor offeatures to Westjet’s in-flight travel magazine, up!
When he’s not travelling and writing, he and hiswife Jackie rescue and foster dogs.
2 CHERYL MAHAFFY
Cheryl Mahaffy launched the freelance businessWords that Sing three decades ago with the goalof writing about things that matter. She lives inEdmonton with husband Peter and Purks, the catleft behind when their three children flew the nest.
3 AMY SAWCHENKO
Our Apple intern Amy contributed stories, photos,art direction and much more to this issue. Sheis graduating from Mount Royal University with aBachelor of Communications, Public Relations thisfall. Our resident wild child, Amy loves outdooradventure, photography and cooking.
4 JULIE MCLAUGHLIN
Julie is a Vancouver-based freelance illustrator,featured in “Breaking Free.” She graduated witha Bachelor of Design from ACAD in 2006, andhas since drawn pictures for a variety of clients,including the National Post, Organic Gardening
and Chronicle Books.
5 DAVE OLECKO
With over 25 years as a photographer working atthree major daily newspapers, Dave covered majornews and sporting events in Calgary, winningnumerous national awards. Dave now focuses hiscamera on the oil and gas industry for a globalenergy leader.
6 LAINA WONG
When she’s not busy coding HTML as a web
advisor at AHS, Laina works with Apple. Laina
helped with the direction of the cover image,
and “Breaking Free.” She’s passionate about
travel, photography, food, and strongly believes in
maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.