1 MIKE FISHER
Calgary-based writer Mike Fisher is a monthly
humour columnist and regular contributor of
features to Westjet’s in-flight travel magazine, up!
When he’s not travelling and writing, he and his
wife Jackie rescue and foster dogs.
2 CHERYL MAHAFFY
Cheryl Mahaffy launched the freelance business
Words that Sing three decades ago with the goal
of writing about things that matter. She lives in
Edmonton with husband Peter and Purks, the cat
left 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. She
is graduating from Mount Royal University with a
Bachelor of Communications, Public Relations this
fall. Our resident wild child, Amy loves outdoor
adventure, photography and cooking.
4 JULIE MCLAUGHLIN
Julie is a Vancouver-based freelance illustrator,
featured in “Breaking Free.” She graduated with
a Bachelor of Design from ACAD in 2006, and
has 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 at
three major daily newspapers, Dave covered major
news and sporting events in Calgary, winning
numerous national awards. Dave now focuses his
camera on the oil and gas industry for a global
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.