Rick has worked in Indigenous cultural resources for 25 years, establishing his firm, Crossroads Cultural Resource Management, as a company that addresses the intangible as well as material aspects of cultural heritage. With a BA in anthropology from the University of Western Ontario and a post-baccalaureate diploma in archaeology and master’s degree in anthropology, First Nations studies and archaeology from Simon Fraser University, Rick also teaches at the Northwest Community College. He has been formally adopted into the Gitdumden Clan of the Wet’suwet’en peoples in the traditional territories where he lives with his wife and two young boys.
Amanda Follett Hosgood
Amanda is a writer, editor and communications specialist living in Smithers, British Columbia. Originally from Ontario, she graduated from Carleton University’s journalism program in 1997 and headed west to Canmore, Alberta where she worked as reporter and assistant editor at the Canmore Leader and Banff Crag & Canyon. In 2006, she moved farther north and west to Smithers, where she completed a Master of Arts in Communication Specializing in International and Intercultural Communication through Royal Roads University in 2009. She writes, edits and practises yoga while spending time with her family in their perpetually unfinished straw-bale home.
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
After decades of writing fiction and fact as creative director at radio stations and copywriter at newspapers and ad agencies across Western Canada, Joanne found herself in Prince George, BC. There, she started an arts and culture publication called Forte Magazine and earned her Masters of Arts in Communication from Royal Roads University. Then, she spent the next decade in Smithers, BC as publisher-editor of Northword Magazine where she also contributed a regular editorial column, In Other Words. Now, she is pleased to be involved with Culturally Modified promoting two of her favourite things: words and culture.
Barb has more than a decade of book keeping and administration experience, as well as a certificate through Okanagan College—which serves her well as she attempts to wrangle numbers for a bunch of social science and arts majors. She lives in Smithers, B.C. with her husband, Duncan, and two daughters, Meaghan and Andrea.