Meet our Amazing Blog Team Members!

P9232217_a(3)Vivian Binnema loves writing and learning about Edmonton. She currently volunteers for Communications Manager at the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and blogs about places in Edmonton. Her personal blog can be found here:, and you can follow her on Twitter at @BinnemaVivian.



Blog Pic EditEvan Hammer is a passionate advocate for social justice and environmental sustainability, especially around alternative transportation. When not trying to change the world, Evan loves to travel it, especially via train. Find him on Twitter at @HammerEvan. *2013 blog team member.



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Karen Lee was born and raised in Edmonton. She enjoys meeting new people, especially community-minded folks, just like yourself! She also loves photography, arts, DIY projects, baking, recycling, and making the world a better place to live. You can follow her on Twitter at @RASweetness. She’s looking forward to being your new favourite columnist! *2013 blog team member.



Stephen MacDonald is a special librarian / social advocate. He is interested in a variety of issues, including community building, poverty and homelessness reduction and topics related to food security and the environment.




HEADSHOTBWsmJulie Rohr works for a local property management company, juggles photography and writing gigs, and enjoys life to the fullest with her precious son, Max. She’s passionate about living local and building community in Edmonton, as well as books, food, art, politics, music, urban design, and lifelong learning. Find her online at and on twitter at @JulieRohrYEG.



CaIMG_1371therine Szabo is an Edmonton-based communications professional who has resolved to stop moving around the province after seven moves in four years. She talks fast, loves working with digital media, will edit anything left unattended and will contemplate “borrowing” dogs left unattended too. Find her on Twitter at @k_szabsYEG.