|Alexandra Bradshaw grew up in Toronto, recently moved to Vancouver, and is already planning her next location. Her current interest is travel: to see and document as much of the world as possible.|
|Alicia Gonzalez graduated with a B.Sc. in Nursing. She is currently living in historical Fort Langley and works as a Diabetes Nurse Educator. She has an appreciation for all things art and in her spare time enjoys photography, coffee shops, outdoor adventures and good books.|
|Andrew McTaggart Sometimes we enjoy a variety of paths. Like a kid, Andrew McTaggart enjoys making music in a folk/rock band (Maclean), pop/rock band (Dear Rouge), and a acoustic/minimalist band (himself).|
continues to glut his insatiable appetite for academic punishment at UBC. At Regent College, his soul tries to convalesce from polisci and philosophy. He passionately enjoys reading, writing, classical, opera, theatre, hiking, gardening, dancing, tennis, fencing, and more.
|Brian Rush makes videos, performances, relational objects, and interactions that use humour and discomfort to investigate inhibitions, fruitful vulnerability, invitation, and authenticity. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs, and is pursuing his MFA at Azusa Pacific University.|
|Caleb Zimmerman is Guest Editor at This Great Society. He has lived and written in northern BC, Japan, and Alberta – where he earned an MA in English at the University of Calgary. His work has been published in Geist and Dandelion. Caleb currently lives in metro Vancouver where he is Associate Director of Communications at Trinity Western University.|
|Hilary Jenkins is currently completing her degree in Fine Arts at Trinity Western University. For the past two years Hilary has been involved as a studio assistant to Betty Spackman for her installation work titled, Found Wanting.|
is a photographer based in Seattle, WA.
|Jacqueline Faulkner is a Vancouver performing artist working most recently with the Royal Canadian Theatre Company and her dance company, Les Petites Taquines. She is a graduate of the Theatre Program at TWU. She is a lover of chocolate, her smart car, and sleep.|
is a young musician from Langley, BC, with messy hair and a serious coffee appreciation, currently pursuing various artistic endeavors in Toronto. She is in two bands and posts her funny writing at
is Art Director at This Great Society. He has a BFA from Emily Carr University and works as a freelance creative in Vancouver.
is the Managing Editor of This Great Society. He lives in Vancouver, BC and his freelance work has appeared locally in Vancouver Magazine and BC Business.
|Kenji Alexander Kabayama Skulstad is bankable. Read it or leave it at kabayamaskulstad.com and say hi to your mother for him.|
|Laura Milligan is Events Manager at This Great Society. She has a Master's in Art History and Curatorial Practice from York University in Ontario. Laura currently lives with her husband in Vancouver BC. Her culinary and cultural finds can be enjoyed at her blog: thedandizette.wordpress.com.|
|Lauren Thompson is Copy Editor at This Great Society. She is an editor and writer based in Seattle-ish. Since graduating university last year, she has amassed three jobs and would probably freelance if you asked her to. Her work includes journalism, communications, and her long-time secret love of essay editing.|
|Leah Albertson lives in Santa Monica, California, where she works in marketing for the popular TOMS Shoes company. She's a photographer and designer whose favourite medium is a disposable camera. She also loves road trips. flickr.com/photos/lalbe|
|Linette Schut is Copy Editor at This Great Society. She is a support worker with a degree in psychology who is often torn between her love for helping people and her love for words and is working on integrating the two.|
|Linnea Elynn McNally lives in Metro Vancouver. She is a published poet and artist, and is currently working on completing her MA of Arts in English.|
|Mark Gunderson lives in Portland, OR. He earned a BA in Art History from Portland State University and is currently working towards an MAT from George Fox University. He loves spending time with his wife and three boys, who constantly inspire his art:
|Mindy Heins lives in Edmonton, where she is working towards a BFA in Drawing & Printmaking at the University of Alberta. Most days she sits in a stupor in between a wheat field and tundra. In her youth she always dreamed of having a bear with whom she could dance.|
|Miranda Boire is a self-taught artist originally from small town Ontario. Her artistic experience ranges from glassblowing to fronting bands. Currently she dabbles in drawing, sculpture, and music. Her charcoal/pencil sketches have been her most well-received work. To commission Miranda, write email@example.com .|
|Noah C. Buck lives in New York, NY. He graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Speech Communication and Media Criticism. He’s a server, writer, model, and a sucker for the French language, dogs and cats—though he never wants a pet of his own.|
|Robyn Grant lives in Langley, BC, during the week and spends the weekends on her family’s acreage at Cultus Lake. She is a graphic designer and recently worked on designs for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
|Scott McTaggart is currently studying Theology at Regent College in Vancouver. He completed his undergrad in music at Trinity Western University, and has written and played for a local band called Maclean. Scott continues to enjoy listening, playing, studying, arranging, recording and creating music. myspace.com/octobersecond|
|Shari-Anne Gibson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design, before spending a year studying Renaissance painting in Florence, Italy. She has exhibited in Toronto, Germany, and Italy, and most recently in her new home city of Vancouver. shariannegibson.com|
|Thomas Gage is a graduate from Trinity Western University's Theatre program, where credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Lady's Not For Burning. He currently lives in Seoul, Korea.|
|Trilby McGaw is an Aussie who also fancies herself a Canadian. She lives in Vancouver where she helps immigrants and refugees create new lives for themselves. She studied philosophy and economics and has a fondness for sparkliness and little obsessions.|
|Veronica Collins is Editor-in-Chief of This Great Society. She is a writer, an editor, and very occasionally an artist. In addition to her freelance work, Veronica is a communications professional who works in Vancouver, BC. veronicareads.com|