Darcy Nybo is an award winning author, freelance journalist, online editor, book editor, publisher, word nerd, music lover and all around nut bar.
Lori Welbourne is a syndicated newspaper columnist and entertainer. Shining light on the everyday, Lori writes about her own life experiences... stuff that anyone can relate to. Sharing stories from a positive perspective she also produces a video series that serves as an extention of her column. Whatever topic she happens to be writing about that particular week, she asks other people to weigh in on the same subject. Born and raised in North Vancouver, Lori now resides with her husband and two children in the Okanagan Valley.
You can also find Lori at www.onabrighternote.ca
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/loriwelbourne
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/LoriWelbourne
Taylor Charron is a Grade 12 student at Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna, BC. Her passions are writing, music and athletics. She hopes to use her skills to help alleviate global issues in the future.
Julie Frayn is the author of Suicide City, a Love Story (currently a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review 2013 Book Awards), and It Isn't Cheating if He's Dead. She also writes short stories (placing third in the Writer's Digest Write it Your Way contest with Samburger and Flies).
Welcome to BIG AUDIO. My name is Bob Gabelhouse, owner/operator of BiG Audio Productions recording studio in Kelowna. Over the next year I'll be giving you some great info on things like how to build a recording studio and anything that has to do with being an audio engineer and/or a music producer. Plus other juicy subjects like looking after your ears, electronic music programming and learning to appreciate the differences between analog and digital recording and mixing.
Ryan Donn, singer/songwriter who started his career around the same time that cassette tapes were losing out to CD sales. He produces events such as Global Music Fest, www.talentedkids.ca, and Music in the Park (West Kelowna). You can also find him in local schools teaching songwriting or sharing the stage with many of our emerging local artists. He is a passionate supporter of all things creative and his column focuses on the creative community and events throughout the Okanagan.
Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, and former Kelowna City Councillor. He spent more than 25 years as a fulltime newspaper journalist and has a diverse background in public relations, promotions, and strategic planning.
A former managing editor, assistant editor, sports editor, entertainment editor, journalist, and photographer, Hodge has also co-hosted a variety of radio talk shows and still writes a regular weekly newspaper column titled Hodge Podge, which he has crafted now for 34years.
His biography on Howie Meeker, titled Golly Gee It’s Me is a Canadian bestseller and his second book, Stop It There, Back It Up – 50 Years of the NHL garnered lots of attention from media and hockey fans alike. Charlie is currently working on his third hockey book, as well as a historical/fiction novel.
Charlie is proprietor of Hodge Communications based in Kelowna, B.C.
Charlie’s creative promotional skills and strategic planning have been utilized for many years in the Canadian music industry, provincial, national, and international environmental fields, and municipal, provincial, and federal politics. A creative thinker and innovator, Charlie believes in helping clients make their best choices; assist them with strategic plans, and decision make.
Charlie is a skilled facilitator, a dynamic and motivational speaker, and effective personal coach.
His hobbies include gardening, canoeing, playing pool, and writing music. Charlie shares his Okanagan home with wife Teresa, three cats, and a very spoiled dog.