Allison is a writer, artist, and filmmaker based on Haida Gwaii.

And she calls the space between her kitchen and living room, her studio. 



In Print

Memory, 2018, Short Story, Northword Magazine

Haida Gwaii Housing, 2018, Northword Magazine

Strengthening Families, 2017, Northword Magazine

Above/Below Photo Essay 2017, Northword Magazine

Restoring the Balance, 2017, Northword Magazine

Piece by Piece, 2016 Spring Issue, Dote Magazine


For When You're Finally Able to Connect The Dots, Thought Catalog

Mini Travel Guide: Haida Gwaii, Yes And Yes

Calgary is Awesome, Social Good Editor

  • 5 Awesome Co-Working Spaces

  • Breakfast Of Community Champions

  • The Hipster Dating Guide

  • 5 Awesome Community Associations Doing 5 Awesome Things

  • Container Bar: Reimagining An Unused Alleyway

  • Nailed It! Calgary's First Tool Library

  • Experience Calgary's Sidewalk Ballet

Thrive Network, CED Writer

  • Vecova: Breaking The Barriers To Employment In Calgary
  • Leaf Ninjas: Collectively Fighting The Urban Battle For Local Food
  • Downtown Food: Making A Habit Of Supporting Local
  • How To Adapt To Gentrification & Ensure Community Engagement. A Kensington Story
  • The Hidden Value Of Intrapreneurs
  • What Do I Want To Do For A Living?
  • Calgary Is Buzzing With Urban Beekeeping, Thanks To Eliese Watson
  • Mountain Equipment Co-Op: A Thriving Co-Op, Community Engagement Leader & Sustainability Champion
  • What Is A Co-Operative?
  • What Is A Social Enterprise?
  • Good Company: Changing The Way Calgarians Think About Business & Meaningful Employment!


Group Exhibits 

Above / Below - Smithers Art Gallery
Smithers,  February 2019

Haida Gwaii - Queen B's Coffee House
Haida Gwaii, August 2018

Eyes of Society: Art Traditional Knowledge and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii - The Robert Bateman Centre
Victoria, June - July 2018

Syria Film Festival Fundraiser and Art Auction
Toronto, 2017

Above / Below -  Queen B's Coffee House
Haida Gwaii, July 2017

Nature - Queen B's Coffee House
Haida Gwaii, December 2016


Eyes of Society (9:08) 
Air Canada In-Flight Entertainment, Selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Explorer's Club Film Festival, The Robert Bateman Centre and DC Short Film Festival 2017

arts Leadership

2016 - 2018 Haida Gwaii Arts Council, Visual Arts Chair

2017 Haida Gwaii Museum Fundraising and Art Auction Consultant

2016 All Islands' Art Show Curator

2016 Haida Gwaii Museum Art Auction Coordinator