Interviews

I love interviewing people. Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to interview lots of people, and it never gets old. Interviews are a lot of fun if you know the person you want to talk to, what you want to talk about, and why. That way you can get your preparation, rehearse what you want to ask, and then just talk. My interview style is a very conversational, friendly style. I don’t like it to sound very Q&A. I like to sometimes follow up on their answer and transition into my question. That way, it’s more conversational. I like to make my guests comfortable by having a chat before the interview, warm them up a little that way. I tell them, pretend the mic isn’t even there! I’ve had the chance to talk to some pretty great people, like Tamara Taggart (pictured) who is a news anchor on CTV. The interviews in this page are ones that have been part of my job, not ones I’ve done on my own time, like my podcasts. You can find a list of my interviews podcast-style here. These are more, short-form interviews in order for me to air them as personality bits.

Interview with Neil Menard – Mayor of Merritt

This was an interview I did with Merritt Mayor Neil Menard back in October of 2016. There was a big event coming up regarding the Merritt Centennials (BCHL hockey team), and we talked to promote the event as well as to get to know him a bit more. Neil came into the studios for this interview. This short interview was aired on Q101.

Interview with Todd Oishi – Flyfishing Team Canada

This was an interview I did with Todd Oishi of Flyfishing Team Canada. This was an interview done back in October of 2016 regarding a recent flyfishing tournament in the Merritt area at the time. Oishi has won numerous awards in his illustrious flyfishing career. We did this interview over the phone. This was aired on Q101. 

Interview with Zach Zorn – Minor Hockey Memories

This was an interview I did with Merritt Centennials forward Zach Zorn back in September. This was for a Minor Hockey Memories segment that aired on Jeff Patterson’s BCHL show on TSN 1410 back in Metro Vancouver. Zach and I talked about his childhood coming from YELLOWKNIFE of all places, and other memories from his youth. This was done in person.

Interview with Henry Cleghorn – Minor Hockey Memories

This was an interview I did with Merritt Centennials forward Henry Cleghorn back in December. This was for a Minor Hockey Memories segment that aired on Jeff Patterson’s BCHL show on TSN 1410 back in Metro Vancouver on December 10th. Henry is actually a relative of NHL Hall of Famer Sprague Cleghorn! This interview was done in person.

Interview with Dr. Rob Higgins

This was an interview I did with Dr. Rob Higgins back in November of 2016. Dr. Higgins studied Ants at Thompson Rivers University, and we talked about ant biology. He was giving a talk at a local institute around that time. There’s actually a lot of neat things about the little critters that I never knew before! We did this interview over the phone, and this was aired on Q101.

Interview with Cathy Frizzell

This was an interview I did with Cathy Frizzell back in September of 2016. Cathy was from the Nicola Valley Film Society, and we were promoting a film that was being featured at the Merritt Civic Centre at that time. The Film Society has a partnership with Q101, so any film that is being featured gets an interview put on air. This interview was aired on Q101.

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