ALL Comox Valley Collective
Dennyse Harris

Dennyse Harris

Dennyse is a Chopra-certified meditation and wellness coach, and Ayurveda wellness instructor. She is an active ...
Heather Fleming

Heather Fleming

Heather loves to travel and has had the opportunity to explore almost 30 countries and six continents. She is ...
Michael Reppy

Michael Reppy

Michael attended Stanford University, then University of Southern California, with degree in Physical Therapy. He ...
Jenefer Smalley

Jenefer Smalley

Jenefer is Métis and owner/guide of Wild Waterways Adventures in Campbell River. Sharing a vision of unity, ...
Alex Maertz

Alex Maertz

Alex is an illustrator based in Cumberland. Born a stone’s throw from the woods, she instinctively draws on nature ...
Sophie Gilmore

Sophie Gilmore

Sophie abhors writing bios but tries to comply when deemed necessary. She grew up in Cumberland, BC, and now lives ...
Lauren Spinner

Lauren Spinner

Lauren is a freelance graphic designer, artist, and illustrator working with local and international clients ...
Hannah Slomp

Hannah Slomp

Hannah is an English teacher who moonlights as a writer and assistant music director. She is an import from the ...
Mike Morrell

Mike Morrell

Mike lives on Denman Island. He's a retired fishery biologist who now spends most of his free time birding on ...
Max Lyman

Max Lyman

Max is a local musician, writer, and harm reduction worker based in Cumberland. They have worked in various ...
Jacob Hanson

Jacob Hanson

Jacob spends his summers exploring the wilderness of Canada while fighting forest fires, and his winters chasing ...
Rowan Helliwell

Rowan Helliwell

Rowan grew up on the liberation zone of Hornby Island, attended The Kootenay School of Arts for printmaking and ...
Richard Barry

Richard Barry

Rich works full time as a mapping specialist and part time as an avalanche technician. Rich is a director for the ...
Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark

Sarah worked as a motion graphics designer and animator in NYC for close to a decade before migrating to the West ...
Justa Jeskova

Justa Jeskova

Born and raised in Slovakia, Justa moved to BC, Canada, because of hockey. She ended up discovering mountain ...
Kris Krüg

Kris Krüg

Artist, author, and activist. "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that ...
Christian Nally

Christian Nally

Christian is a technologist, writer, and educator from Galiano Island. He combines industry experience with a ...
Kristy Pedersen

Kristy Pedersen

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Kristy loves to explore every corner of the wild coast, often with her rescue ...
Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robinson

As an athlete, coach and business owner Stuart has been providing water sports instruction in the Comox Valley for ...
Josh Grafton

Josh Grafton

Born and raised in Duncan, Josh went to school in Nanaimo in Fisheries and Aquaculture before joining the RCMP. He ...
Jennifer Netherton

Jennifer Netherton

Jennifer is a kite enthusiast and the director of First Impressions for Elevation Kiteboarding. She spends her ...
Francine McCabe

Francine McCabe

Francine has a BA in creative writing from Vancouver Island University. Originally from Ontario, she has been ...
Amanda Shpeley

Amanda Shpeley

Amanda grew up in the Comox Valley before attending UVIC to study Earth and Ocean sciences. As a practicing ...
Brad Harris

Brad Harris

Having circled the world and seen it from as high up as the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp, and as ...
Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

Andrew is a creative writer, storyteller, educator, and sponsored snowboarder working with Kindred Custom ...
Sharon Fisher

Sharon Fisher

Sharon is the manager of commercial services for Coastal Community Credit Union's North Island region. She's also ...
Drew Henderson

Drew Henderson

Drew lives and works as a carpenter in Cumberland. He is striving to live a good life with his family and ...
Sophie Simard

Sophie Simard

Sophie has been practicing yoga since 2004 and has studied various styles, including Ashtanga, Yin, Hatha, ...
Alex Leikermoser

Alex Leikermoser

Alex is the founder of the "Lead With Your Heart" method and has produced an extensive body of work as a visionary ...
Catherine Babault

Catherine Babault

An award-winning Vancouver Island-based nature photographer, Catherine shares her passion for nature photography ...
Yarrow Willard

Yarrow Willard

Bio coming soon
Annette Yourk

Annette Yourk

In the mid '50s, Annette's family held a yard sale, sold their Saskatoon home, and moved to the coast. Her mom ...
Chris Webster

Chris Webster

Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Chris spent his entire childhood and teen years ski racing for the Mt. ...
Amber Zirnhelt

Amber Zirnhelt

Amber lives by the motto "no mountain is too high to climb" and loves to share her passion for adventure through ...
Leanne Robinson

Leanne Robinson

Bio coming soon.
Jan Neuspiel

Jan Neuspiel

Jan has been guiding, climbing and skiing internationally for more than thirty years, with a particular focus on ...
Sanna Larose

Sanna Larose

Having being born and raised in the Comox Valley, it wasn't until after moving away for post secondary school did ...
Bent Hansen

Bent Hansen

Bent was born in Norway and raised in Victoria, B.C. After attaining a Bachelor of Science in Forestry (1979) at ...
Rebekah Kenway

Rebekah Kenway

Hailing from the Land Down Under, Rebekah has been living in the Comox Valley since mid-2014. Rebekah is a free ...
Josh Ramsay

Josh Ramsay

Josh has been flying families, professionals, and tourists to and from the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, and ...
Heather Thomson

Heather Thomson

Heather is an educator currently working at Hand-in-Hand Early Years Nature Education Program in the Cumberland ...
Sue Loveless

Sue Loveless

As the Executive Director for the Cumberland Community Schools Society, Sue is passionate about building community ...
Meghan Williams

Meghan Williams

A city kid turned islander, Meghan is an occasional writer and dancer gratefully raising her family in the Comox ...
Alissa Wild

Alissa Wild

Alissa is a wild woman introvert who loves wandering through the forest trails of her local woodlands seeking ...
Adam Crysler

Adam Crysler

Adam was raised in Maple Bay of the Cowichan Valley, Vanuatu in the South Pacific, and finally, the Comox Valley. ...
Shelley Crysler

Shelley Crysler

Born and raised in the lush "Happy Valley" area just outside of Cumberland, Shelley now resides with her husband, ...
Megan Adams

Megan Adams

Megan is an ecologist and Hakai-Raincoast scholar with the University of Victoria and the Raincoast Conservation ...
Tarah Millen

Tarah Millen

Tarah is a motivational speaker and raw food health coach living on Vancouver Island, Canada. Her passions include ...
Sydney Moncrief

Sydney Moncrief

Sydney was born and raised in the Comox Valley and is proud of it. Her love of the outdoors began early on ...
Heather & Keith Nicol

Heather & Keith Nicol

Keith and Heather Nicol are freelance travel writers and photographers and are new comers to the Comox Valley. ...
Gary Ball

Gary Ball

6 feet tall. About 190 pounds. Art and music teacher at Cumberland Community School. Musical artist with a special ...
Tara Miller

Tara Miller

Tara is a registered massage therapist that has been living and practicing in the Comox Valley since 2009. She ...
Jared Sato

Jared Sato

Jared is committed to supporting you however you choose to pursue a healthier lifestyle, whether you choose ...
Corny Martens

Corny Martens

Bio coming soon
Sarah Étoile

Sarah Étoile

Sarah is a First Nations Creative from Port Alberni. She takes pride in being both Kwakwaka'wakw and ...
Colton Hornstein

Colton Hornstein

Bio coming soon
Mike Chouinard

Mike Chouinard

Mike works in Public Affairs & Communications at North Island College after many years in the newspaper business. ...
Dr. James Montgomery

Dr. James Montgomery

Bio coming soon
Kama Money

Kama Money

Kama is the owner of Orange Bridge Communications, which creates community development and social media for ...
Joyce McMenamon

Joyce McMenamon

Joyce is all about growing dinner and composting these days and is most content with dirty fingernails. Her degree ...
Terry McKall

Terry McKall

Born in Alberta, Terry relocated to Vancouver Island over a decade ago, never to look back. The move west may have ...
Evan Gough

Evan Gough

Evan has lived, worked, and played in the Comox Valley since he was a wee lad, and has called Cumberland his home ...
Bree Armstrong

Bree Armstrong

Bree lives in Cumberland and works as a full-time letter carrier for Canada Post. When she isn’t working, she is ...
Myles Armstead

Myles Armstead

Myles was first drawn to the Comox Valley when, at 11, he landed a 12 pound coho on the fly in the Puntledge ...
Wendy Nixon Stothert

Wendy Nixon Stothert

Wendy Nixon Stothert, B.Ed, M.EdL, was hooked on music from an early age. She taught K-12 music in the Comox ...
Angeline Seed

Angeline Seed

Bio coming soon
Nat Raedwulf Pogue

Nat Raedwulf Pogue

Nat Raedwulf is a knitwear designer working under the name Wolf & Faun Knits. She began her fibre arts career as a ...
Mike Mccall

Mike Mccall

The cold call came one day last Fall from the CVC: "Would you like to write a story about navigation?" Why me, why ...
Greg Knowles

Greg Knowles

Bio coming soon
Nigel Harrison

Nigel Harrison

Nigel was introduced to school at an early age, however it was immediately apparent that he was terrible at it, so ...
Hilary Doucette

Hilary Doucette

Bio coming soon
Cheryl Condly

Cheryl Condly

Cheryl has happily called the Comox Valley home since 2004. A position at 19 Wing Comox brought her to this ...
Eryn Tombu Haigh

Eryn Tombu Haigh

Bio coming soon
Andrew Pressault

Andrew Pressault

Bio coming soon
Carol White

Carol White

Bio coming soon
Juliana Bedoya

Juliana Bedoya

Juliana is a community-engaged environmental artist who supports individuals and community groups to ...
Mark Miard

Mark Miard

Lindsay Elms

Lindsay Elms

Lindsay was born in Sydney, Australia, moving to Christchurch, New Zealand, at an early age. Since arriving on ...

Arron Pitt

Arianne Huene

Arianne Huene

Arianne has spent her adult life living, playing, and working in gardens, and is dedicated to designing living ...
Sarah Kehler

Sarah Kehler

Sarah is the owner and farmer at Kehler Vegetable Company in Black Creek. She studied environmental stewardship ...
Tara Murphy

Tara Murphy

Jeff Brett

Jeff Brett

Jeff is a husband, father of two adult sons, grandfather, studio technician, educator, and multi-disciplinary ...
Anne Davis

Anne Davis

Stew E Radford

Tara Bursey

Tara Bursey

Bio coming soon
Laurel Archer

Laurel Archer

Laurel has paddled more waterways than she can remember, from Central America to Asia and the South Pacific, and ...
Carly Panzenboeck

Carly Panzenboeck

Carly is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She graduating from the Canadian College of Advanced Hypnosis and ...
Galyn Franklin

Galyn Franklin

Bio coming soon
Nicole Bergot

Nicole Bergot

Bio coming soon
Nick Holyome

Nick Holyome

Originally from the UK, Nick moved to Canada as a teenager and never left. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces ...
Ben Neufeld

Ben Neufeld

Max Vitrast

Mike Van Santvoord

Sandy Royer

David Kattenberg

David Kattenberg

David is a Winnipeg-based science educator, journalist, web publisher, and podcaster. His reports from the ...
Rebecca Bundschuh

Rebecca Bundschuh

Bio coming soon
Lindsey Bundschuh

Lindsey Bundschuh

Bio coming soon
Jake Berman

Jake Berman

Bio coming soon
Dan Anthon

Dan Anthon

Bio coming soon

Jason Stevens

Jodi Simkin

Hans Peter Meyer

Hans Peter Meyer

Hans is a content guy (writer, photographer, and social media creative) as well as a business and community ...
Casey Parsons

Casey Parsons

Casey Parsons is a licensed Acupuncturist at The Fix Acupuncture and Wellness in Cumberland, BC. Her love for ...
Allison Morrison

Allison Morrison

Allison is a member of Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) in Merville, BC. She has a BA (Hon) from the ...
Wendy L Macdonald

Wendy L Macdonald

Wendy is an inspirational writer, blogger, and podcaster who also loves to photograph nature on Vancouver Island. ...
Dan Lafrance

Dan Lafrance

Dan has contributed to a variety of publications since the mid '90s. He launched a publication for the Metis on ...
Claire Gilmore

Claire Gilmore

Claire grew up in Cumberland, now lives in Royston, and is a grateful resident on the unceded territories of the ...
Jack Bindernagel

Jack Bindernagel

Bio coming soon
Kester Reid

Kester Reid

Bio coming soon
Sarah Clement

Sarah Clement

Sarah trained as an osteopathic practitioner, exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, and sport ...

Amy Shaw

Dave Montizambert

Dave Montizambert

Dave lectures internationally on lighting, digital photography, and Adobe Photoshop. He is also a published ...
Lisa Bettany

Lisa Bettany

Lisa is a Comox Valley photographer who is passionate about capturing the beauty of our beautiful west coast ...

Nick Ward

Sylvianne St. Onge

Traci Skuce

Jennifer Sieffert

Julie Sabey

Mike McDonald

Mike McDonald

Cam Matthews

Cam Matthews

Cam has been a Cumberlander since 2012 and can be recognized by his greying body hair and his prowess in writing ...
Tom Keenoy

Tom Keenoy

Tom is a transplant to the Comox Valley by way of Brooklyn, New York. He owns Medium Rare Interactive in ...
Jake Galbraith

Jake Galbraith

Bio coming soon
Louis Bockner

Louis Bockner

Bio coming soon
Laurel Meyer

Laurel Meyer

Laurel is a visual artist who draws her inspiration from the sea and nature. She creates custom one of a kind hand ...

Rick Ward

Jeremy Koreski

Jeremy Koreski

Jeremy grew up in Tofino, B.C., and had the good fortune to be in and around the ocean from an early age. He began ...

Wendy Turner

April Trigg

Kelly McQuillan

Kelly McQuillan

Rory Mcclure

Rory Mcclure

Terry Folks

Terry Folks

Terry practices in Comox as a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist, and ...

Léa Wheatley-Maltais

Todd MacSween

Todd MacSween

Todd MacSween is an avid photographer and videographer based in the Comox Valley. He has a passion for kitesurfing ...
Kareen Sanderson

Kareen Sanderson

Kareen has been lucky enough to call Vancouver Island her home for the past 20 years and currently resides in the ...

Ali Roddam

Re Bastien

Re Bastien

Re is a photographer who is fascinated by people and loves the creative challenge of interpreting their stories. ...

Clay Ward

Erica Spizawka

Nicole Rippel

Blayne Prowse

Ryan Parton

Lise Maltais

Lise Maltais

Dr. Maltais is a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathy, nutritional counselling, Bowen Technique ...
Elisabeth Lee

Elisabeth Lee

Joyce Lindemulder

Joyce Lindemulder

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan worked as an educator at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Australia, for more than 30 years. He is now a ...

Gesi Schilling

Laurel Rankin

Dan Peruzzo

Andy Everson

Andy Everson

Andy is a Comox Valley artist who was named "Na̱gedzi" after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the ...

Paula Worthington

Krista Tupper

Thea Miller

Thea Miller

Thea is the owner of Herban Sprawl Gardening in Comox, so she can usually be found in a garden somewhere getting ...
Mia Jerritt

Mia Jerritt

Mia is a highly accredited life coach, bringing 30 years of insight and wisdom to the world of coaching. Her ...
Leah Ballin

Leah Ballin

Leah is a lover of the wild places. Born and raised on the west coast, she has dedicated her career to studying ...

Jodie Ponto

Danika McDowell

Danika McDowell

Danika is a talented visual storyteller with a passion for local food and retail branding. She has worked with ...

Suzanna Weimer

Andy Phillips

Ellissa Prendergast

Archie Pateman

Ashley Hamilton-Macquarrie

Ashley Hamilton-Macquarrie

Ashley lives in Cumberland, where she loves playing in the mountains and by the sea. She is currently a ...
Mical Dyck

Mical Dyck

Born in Texas and "growing up" in Northern Alberta, Mical has called Vancouver Island home since 2009. Now living ...
Tyler Bellows

Tyler Bellows

Bio coming soon.
Roger Albert

Roger Albert

After moving to the Valley in 1983, Roger taught sociology at North Island College before retiring in 2012. He ...

Shane Philip

Paige Brown

Paige Brown

Aboriginals and the environment (seen in her video Then & Now – A Fish Tale by Paige Brown) have taken up much of ...
Chris Baikie

Chris Baikie

Bio coming soon

Kristen Walters

Pat Trask

Peter Gardiner-Harding

Peter Gardiner-Harding

As an avid skier and winter snow sports enthusiast since his pre-school days, Peter now spends his time as a ...
Keith Clark

Keith Clark

Bio coming soon

Justin Yaretz

Andrew Talbot

Sarah Hauser

Sarah Hauser

Sarah has been living in Courtenay since 2006, and gets her kicks being active outside. She works as a sea kayak ...
Camille Douglas

Camille Douglas

Camille is a facilitator of community and connectedness, contributing her time and talents to a variety of arts, ...
Cathy Clark

Cathy Clark

Cathy has been calling the Comox Valley home for 24 years and cannot fathom why anyone would leave. Cathy is a ...
Randy Churchill

Randy Churchill

Randy discovered his calling for heavy timber construction in the mid-90s, after several degrees in Mechanical ...
April Bencze

April Bencze

Raised on the banks of the Campbell River, April is passionate about keeping an eye on the wild faces and places ...

Sareh Puetz

Ian Mckenzie

Ian Mckenzie

Ian studied software development and graphic design at North Island College. He graduated with honours and had the ...
Boomer Jerritt

Boomer Jerritt

Boomer has been a commercial and lifestyle/recreational photographer for over twenty five years and is proud to ...
Yolanda Holderness

Yolanda Holderness

Yolanda is a photographer and social media specialist based out of Campbell River. Born and raised on Vancouver ...
Jeff Christenson

Jeff Christenson

Words coming soon
Jennifer Armstrong

Jennifer Armstrong

Jennifer is a documentarian at heart. A lover of stories. It is in creatively seeing the uniqueness of a couple’s ...
Nick Hutton-Jay

Nick Hutton-Jay

Nick Hutton-Jay is the lead artist for Leisure Entertainments and in his thirteen years with the Toronto based ...
David Benton

David Benton

After ten years in the Yukon, David and his family moved into the Komoks territory to have just a little less ...
Dierdre Atkinson

Dierdre Atkinson

Dierdre has been the Artistic Director of the Hornby Festival for the past fourteen years and she loves her job! ...

Juanita Wells

Alexandra Stephanson

Gordon Ross

Bill Jorgensen

Bill Jorgensen

Bio coming soon
Karley Bracey

Karley Bracey

Karley’s fascination with taking pictures started at a young age. While traveling the world, she photographed ...

Alaina Vesper

Alex Nataros

Alex Nataros

Alex believes artists and farmers are the most important contributors to a healthy society and he is grateful to ...
Brad Kilgour

Brad Kilgour

Although he grew up on the prairies, Brad spent many of his summers visiting family on the Island, realizing from ...
Alice Grasby

Alice Grasby

Alice grew up on Vancouver Island and loves being surrounded by nature and endless opportunities for adventure. ...
Ross Bodenmann

Ross Bodenmann

Ross is an artist and writer based in the Comox Valley working in a variety of mediums including fine art, design ...
Aly Bird

Aly Bird

Aly is an athlete, artist, personal development coach, and civic engagement enthusiast. Everything she does is ...
Nicole Bertram

Nicole Bertram

Nicole is a passionate sewist, enthusiastic extrovert, and collector of obscure skills and diverse trivia. She ...
Kim Bannerman

Kim Bannerman

Kim writes short stories, novels, and screenplays, and in her spare moments, she hosts the writing podcast ‘First ...
Paige Owen

Paige Owen

Paige is a graphic/web designer currently living in the Comox Valley. She finds inspiration everywhere, which ...
Tim Ennis

Tim Ennis

Tim is a conservation biologist and the President of the Cumberland-based Latitude Conservation Solutions ...

Anastasia Skye

Terry Penney

Kip Manktelow

Kip Manktelow

Kip was born in Canmore, Alberta. He moved to the Comox Valley in 2016 and has been adventuring since the day he ...
Alex Mackay

Alex Mackay

Adventure and travel was introduced to Alex at a young age and he has tried to continue that throughout his ...
Rosalind Humphreys

Rosalind Humphreys

Rosalind (Roz) is a local photographer with a passion for ensuring that imagery tells the story in a way that ...

Sophie Vigneau

Mike Redican

Finn Manktelow

Finn Manktelow

Chad Herbert

Chad Herbert

Originally from Vancouver Island, Chad went to school in Oakville, Ontario, coming home to the Island to camp each ...
Laurissa Cebryk

Laurissa Cebryk

Laurissa grew up in the Comox Valley and has a passion for travel, writing, and all things outdoors, adventurous ...
Lindsay Keegitah Borrows

Lindsay Keegitah Borrows

Lindsay is a lawyer and researcher at the Indigenous Law Research Unit at the University of Victoria Faculty of ...
Jan Adams

Jan Adams

Jan has been a big fan of the CV Collective magazine since its inception, or should that be “conception.” (Jan ...
Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller is an award-winning, published, underwater and wildlife photographer from Oyster Bay. In 2005 Ryan ...
Cade Stewart

Cade Stewart

Bio coming soon
Sarah Barrie

Sarah Barrie

Bio coming soon
Angela Spooner

Angela Spooner

Bio coming soon
Jennifer Sutherst

Jennifer Sutherst

Bio coming soon
Lisa Graham

Lisa Graham

Lisa’s passion for photography was sparked while scuba diving off the coast of Cozumel in 2001. She was a new ...
Bruce Moffat

Bruce Moffat

Born and raised in Montreal, Bruce bounced to Edmonton then Toronto before landing in Vancouver where he explored ...
Kristof Trout

Kristof Trout

Bio coming soon
Nora Bingham

Nora Bingham

Nora lives at the edge of the forest in Cumberland, BC. Growing up on Quadra Island, she perfected the art of ...
Deanne Matell

Deanne Matell

Bio coming soon
Shannon Simpson

Shannon Simpson

Shannon’s passion and dream is for all children to have access to nutritional education, to show them that they ...
Sarah Seads

Sarah Seads

Sarah is on a quest to capture the magic moments, tiny details and big emotions of wild adventures that may never ...
Kat Craats

Kat Craats

Young adventurer, freelance photographer, and traveller, Kat strives to create genuine, authentic and ...
Christa Petch

Christa Petch

Bio coming soon.
Ali Marie Parker

Ali Marie Parker

Ali’s journey with photography began at a young age. Between old polaroids and disposable cameras, documenting her ...
Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton

Bio coming soon.
Alun Macanulty

Alun Macanulty

Photographer Alun Macunulty has documented artwork, exhibitions, and events at the Comox Valley Art Gallery since ...
Spencer Sheehan-Kalina

Spencer Sheehan-Kalina

Bio coming soon
Curtis Parker

Curtis Parker

Bio coming soon.
Oriana Smy

Oriana Smy

Oriana grew up in the Cowichan Valley exploring the Vancouver Island coastline and its magnificent old-growth ...
Jamie McCue

Jamie McCue

Jamie is a designer living the quiet life with his family in the Comox Valley. He’s an advocate for connecting ...
Andrea Townsend

Andrea Townsend

Andrea impulse-bought her first loom off the internet the year after she moved to the Comox Valley. Having the ...
Ed Varney

Ed Varney

Ed is a poet and visual artist, and has never worked for the man. He has a BA and a MA in English. He has been a ...
Catriona Richardson

Catriona Richardson

Viable Options Photography
Daniel Booy

Daniel Booy

Bio coming soon.
Lindsey Pattinson

Lindsey Pattinson

Bio coming soon.
Chris Istace

Chris Istace

Adventurer based out of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, focused on creating content that inspires others ...
Haeley Dewhirst

Haeley Dewhirst

Haeley grew up in the Comox Valley, split between Hornby Island and Mount Washington. After leaving for a few ...
Karver Everson

Karver Everson

Bio coming soon
Zac Whyte

Zac Whyte

Bio coming soon
Lorin Medley

Lorin Medley

Lorin is a counsellor and writer from Comox, published in The Puritan, Portal, subTerrain and Refugium: Poems for ...
Lydia Jackson

Lydia Jackson

Lydia is a farmer florist with a history in design and colour consulting. She is a vibrant individual who shares ...
Rick Zyvitski

Rick Zyvitski

Rick Zyvitski was born and raised in Renfrew, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1974 and trained to become ...
Roanne English

Roanne English

Roanne is an avid adventurer and endurance sport addict who found a home and community in the Comox Valley. She ...
Sam Peterson

Sam Peterson

Bio coming soon
Mike LeBlanc

Mike LeBlanc

Bio coming soon
Wendi Gilson

Wendi Gilson

Wendi is a beekeeper at Black Horse Apiary in the Comox Valley, and a regional apiary inspector on Vancouver ...
Shawn Peters

Shawn Peters

Dr. Shawn Peters, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, board certified in acupuncture.  He has a keen interest in helping ...
Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Sarah was raised in a remote coastal community in central BC, Rivers Inlet. There was very little sunlight in the ...
Eugene Chung

Eugene Chung

Eugene is an active father, partner, and adventure sports aficionado. Although he once made a name for himself as ...
Ellian Bell

Ellian Bell

Ellian grew up on an old but cheerful sailing boat, traveling the world with her family. She got to soak up the ...
Tracy Kobus

Tracy Kobus

Tracy has been working as a professional artist since 1993, after receiving her Bachelor of Fine arts from UBC. ...
Jenn Pentland

Jenn Pentland

Jenn has spent the past 20 years shooting everything from nature, landscapes, and travel, to weddings and ...
Shane Johnson

Shane Johnson

Shane is a gardener, plant geek, and outdoor enthusiast. He spends a lot of time chasing and photographing ...
Judith Wright

Judith Wright

Judith migrated west from Montreal in the early ‘90s and eventually settled in the Comox Valley ten years later, ...
Dave Prothero

Dave Prothero

Born and rasised in the Comox Valley, became interested in rivers during a trip to Nepal and spent the better part ...
Jan Wilderom

Jan Wilderom

Bio coming soon
Salinas Laperriere

Salinas Laperriere

Bio coming soon
Annabelle Sproule

Annabelle Sproule

Proud to call Cumberland her birthplace, Annabelle keeps trying to escape her hippy Island roots but always ends ...
Kevin Flesher

Kevin Flesher

Kevin is a singer of songs, a doodler of doodles, a writer of words, and a man of many hats. He recently watched a ...
Darren Howlett

Darren Howlett

Bio coming soon
Wendy Mayers

Wendy Mayers

Wendy has a love for travel, gardening, dogs, fibre art, food, and words. She has a growing collection of words in ...
John Gower

John Gower

John Gower offers custom home design solutions that are beautiful and simple, modest in size and comfortable to ...
Lorenz Jimenez

Lorenz Jimenez

Lorenz is an adventure sport and lifestyle photographer based out of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, ...
Lyndsey Bell

Lyndsey Bell

Bio coming soon
Maxwel Hohn

Maxwel Hohn

Maxwel is an adventurer, photographer, and filmmaker who lives in the Comox Valley, with a passion for showcasing ...
Amy Woods

Amy Woods

Bio coming soon
Anja Roberts

Anja Roberts

Bio coming soon
Matt Meredith

Matt Meredith

Matt is an avid hiker, explorer, and photographer. He lives on a small homestead in Yellow Point with his wife, ...
Glenn Naylor

Glenn Naylor

Bio coming soon
Britt Hanson

Britt Hanson

Britt was born and raised in the Comox Valley, and is currently living and playing in Cumberland. She teaches at ...
Crystal Chowdhury

Crystal Chowdhury

Crystal is a photographer located in the Comox Valley. Her passion lies in photographing all things people-related ...
Trish Weatherall

Trish Weatherall

Trish wears a number of hats to earn a living on rural Denman Island. She balances contract work as a freelance ...
Duncan Hague

Duncan Hague

Duncan is an outdoors photographer with a strong passion for capturing adventures made via two wheels. Bikes have ...
Max Oudendag

Max Oudendag

Max has contributed to the CV Collective a number of times dating back to the very first issue. He has been very ...
Joslyn Kilborn

Joslyn Kilborn

Bio coming soon
Allie Jenkinson

Allie Jenkinson

Originally from Calgary, Allie Jenkinson studied English at the University of Victoria before working as a ...
Tanis Gower

Tanis Gower

Tanis is a biologist with a passion for protecting and healing nature. Born in the Comox Valley, she returned in ...
RJ Herron

RJ Herron

RJ went from songwriter and recording artist to the catering business in Vancouver to a three-year adventure as ...
James Mackenzie

James Mackenzie

James is a Courtenay resident, and an enthusiastic birder and bird photographer. He prefers to photograph the ...
Jason Straka

Jason Straka

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Nik Dunn

Nik Dunn

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Kerry Hale

Kerry Hale

Originally from Australia, Kerry is an award-winning ESL teacher and freelance writer. Always seeking adventure ...
Damien Jannet

Damien Jannet

In 2018, Damien decided to focus on solo adventures throughout remote territories of the Pacific Northwest to get ...
Clea Minaker

Clea Minaker

Clea is a performing artist, designer, and director who has brought the language of contemporary puppetry to ...
Joline Martin

Joline Martin

Disillusioned with the political climate in the early '70s, Joline left the US to spend a year on Haida Gwaii. ...
Glen Sanford

Glen Sanford

Glen Sanford is executive director of the Comox Valley Art Gallery. He was born and raised in the Comox Valley, ...
Alexandre Crouzet

Alexandre Crouzet

Alexandre grew up in France before moving to Canada on a two-year work and travel Visa with his girlfriend, Ava. ...
Keisha Everson

Keisha Everson

Keisha was named “Wadzidalaga” by her great-grandmother, before being given the name "Tlakwa̱lał" in 2013. She is ...
Zaaven Forest

Zaaven Forest

Zaaven grew up on Lasqueti Island, though on and off over the past 10 years, she has found herself calling the ...
Loraine Hartley

Loraine Hartley

Loraine's compulsion to write exploded when her recent novel "My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family" was published ...
Tina Willard-Stepan

Tina Willard-Stepan

Christina (Tina) Willard-Stepan is an artist, facilitator, community developer, and environmental educator.  She ...
Sean Kerrigan

Sean Kerrigan

Sean is a longtime Comox Valley resident who takes full advantage of Vancouver Island’s endless offerings of ...
Angela Willard

Angela Willard

Angela Willard is a Clinical Herbalist and the co-founder of Harmonic Arts, a herbal formulation company located ...
Sam Rae Harriss

Sam Rae Harriss

Growing up in Comox, Sam has been taking photos most of her life. Inspired by both the natural landscapes of ...
Jarrett Lindal

Jarrett Lindal

Jarrett is a Vancouver Island-based outdoor adventure and wildlife photographer who grew up in the Comox Valley, ...
Andrew Findlay

Andrew Findlay

Andrew Findlay is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about adventure, travel, business, conservation ...
Carrera Teal

Carrera Teal

Carrera is the founder of CT Initiatives, a consulting firm supporting the non-profit and public sectors in the ...
Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young

A born and raised Vancouver Islander, Elizabeth is a seasoned communication professional with a passion for ...
Joanne McElroy

Joanne McElroy

JoAnne McElroy, owner of Jipsi Tree clothing line, enjoys life in Cumberland. She loves trail running, hiking, and ...
Tim Penney

Tim Penney

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Chelsea McCannel-Keene

Chelsea McCannel-Keene

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Wendy Ravai

Wendy Ravai

Wendy Ravai grew up in Smithers BC where her love of the forest began as a young girl exploring the local streams ...
Sara Cherewaty

Sara Cherewaty

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Keith Parry

Keith Parry

Keith Parry is a music entrepreneur. He has been running Vancouver’s Scratch Records label—managing ...
Diane Jacquest

Diane Jacquest

Diane was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, in 1952 and (perhaps sadly) has been moving south ever since. She arrived in ...
Simone Gingras-Fox

Simone Gingras-Fox

Guided by a restless nomadic spirit, Simone has spent her life hurtling down mountain passes that inevitably end ...
Laura Busheikin

Laura Busheikin

Laura Busheikin is a writer-for-hire and a creative writer exploring the many subgenres of nonfiction. She is ...
Robin Moffatt

Robin Moffatt

Raised amid vibrant skiing, sailing, and arts communities in Ontario, Robin's enthusiasm for the all-things ...
Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown

Oh hello! Fancy meeting you here. So, you want to know more about Courtney? Not much to tell. She mildly enjoys ...
Zoë Cooper

Zoë Cooper

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Zoë arrived in the Comox Valley in 2011 for an extended visit with her sister ...
Ian Adams

Ian Adams

Ian is a designer, illustrator, and painter serving a variety of local and international clients. After working in ...
Jenn Dykstra

Jenn Dykstra

Jenn is an accomplished photographer and graduate of the Western Academy of Photography (Victoria, BC). She ...
Vivian Dean

Vivian Dean

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Colin Garritty

Colin Garritty

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Madeline Christie

Madeline Christie

Madeline is your local Death Companion with a mission to provide education about end-of-life planning, ...
Taylor Dawning

Taylor Dawning

Taylor is a wedding photographer based on Vancouver Island. She's called the west coast home her whole life and ...
Jodi Kozicki

Jodi Kozicki

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Susan Barratt

Susan Barratt

Susan and her husband moved to the Comox Valley in 2018 and feel a strong connection to the natural beauty found ...
Laurel Sliskovic

Laurel Sliskovic

With values rooted in genuine love and appreciation for learning and playing, Laurel’s free spirit, fierce ...
Christine Baxter

Christine Baxter

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Erica Keen

Erica Keen

Erica is a film photographer, writer, and musician who splits her time between the mountains and the sea. She is ...
Maeva Collins

Maeva Collins

In 1996, Maeva and her husband moved to the beautiful Comox Valley where she began to fulfill a dream to learn ...
Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton

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Bruce Kirkby

Bruce Kirkby

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Mary Ruth Snyder

Mary Ruth Snyder

Mary Ruth spent the first 26 years of her life in the heart of southern Ontario’s agricultural mecca of Essex and ...
Luc Antaya

Luc Antaya

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Cleo Corbett

Cleo Corbett

Cleo Corbett, RPP, MCIP (she/her), has been a municipal planner for 20 years in amenity regions across BC. ...
Jennifer Jellett

Jennifer Jellett

Jennifer Jellett is a freelance photographer and motivated visual story teller, called by the beauty of our ...
Howard Macdonald Stewart

Howard Macdonald Stewart

Howard lives on Denman Island with his partner, Mary Jane MacKay. He’s working on three books about forty years of ...
Tyler Johns

Tyler Johns

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Bill McLane

Bill McLane

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Janna Rist

Janna Rist

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Claire Gordon

Claire Gordon

Alison Peill

Alison Peill

Alison grew up in the Comox Valley, earned a BBA in Marketing & Management from Vancouver Island University, ...
James McKerricher

James McKerricher

James is a local gourmand and a strict omnivore. He believes in the power of food as a community-building tool and ...
Marie Maccagno

Marie Maccagno

Marie loves living in the Comox Valley, exploring natural areas in every season. When she's not running around in ...
Shannon Koroll

Shannon Koroll

Ron Pogue

Ron Pogue

Ron has been trained in the art and science of photography since he was a child. He practices photography as a ...
Jennifer Brazil

Jennifer Brazil

Jennifer grew up on the wild and beautiful coast of Newfoundland where her love for nature and all things ...
Bevin Clempson

Bevin Clempson

Bevin is a copyeditor, copywriter, and writer. When not behind her laptop, you'll find Bevin walking the streets, ...
Gary Egli

Gary Egli

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Dave Nowak

Dave Nowak

Dave was born in Ontario and spent his formative years in the Toronto suburbs. After high school he packed up his ...
Dave Flawse

Dave Flawse

Dave tells history with a modern perspective through his Vancouver Island history Blog (located on his website). ...
Meredith Rose

Meredith Rose

Meredith Rose was born and raised here on Vancouver Island. She gains inspiration from the endless beauty that ...
Anne Arseneau

Anne Arseneau

Freshly retired, Anne can be found wandering around beaches and forests photographing the Comox Valley, or ...
Heather Gray

Heather Gray

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Sara Kempner

Sara Kempner

Sara is a freelance photographer based out of Cumberland. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, she developed an ...
Jo-Anne Johnson

Jo-Anne Johnson

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Jim Whyte

Jim Whyte

Jim is fifth-generation, born and raised in the Comox Valley. His interest in photography began in junior high ...
Karen McKinnon

Karen McKinnon

Starting in photojournalism, Karen is now a photographer of people. Whether with travel photography, weddings, ...
Mac Newton

Mac Newton

Mac teaches English composition and literature courses at North Island College. He is also the instructor at ...
Luke Phillips

Luke Phillips

Luke is a commercial photographer based on Vancouver Island. He covers Island-wide (or rather, long), from ...
Ryan Stuart

Ryan Stuart

Writing has taken Ryan from the middle of nowhere in the Northwest Territories to the Costa Rican jungle, a ...
John Bonner

John Bonner

John began his career as a professional photographer 30+ years ago in Toronto. After working as a photojournalist ...
Kyle Hansen

Kyle Hansen

Kyle was born and raised in Courtenay, on Island time. After high school he devoted the better part of a decade to ...
Stewart Goodings

Stewart Goodings

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Scott Bell

Scott Bell

Based out of Courtenay, Scott is inspired by the Pacific Northwest: the environment, the artisans, and the ...
Meaghan Cursons

Meaghan Cursons

Meaghan is a community animateur with big love for the Comox Valley. She has worked extensively in the local ...
Jen Groundwater

Jen Groundwater

This Comox-Valley based writer loves telling stories about interesting places, people, and experiences. She’s the ...
Neil Borecky

Neil Borecky

Neil is a former surf bum turned Director of Fun (and Todd) at Mount Cain Alpine Park. He enjoys quiet evenings at ...
Dawn Copeman

Dawn Copeman

I am a writer, photographer, historian and artist interested in all things Cumberland. Wandering the local forest ...