Rhiannon Ward has a Bachelor of Arts in geography and political science at the University of Regina. Her time in the student press generated an enduring devotion to social justice, print media, and caffeine.


Andrew Loewen is a longtime activist and organizer and a one-time English instructor and academic. He has a Master’s degree and some questionable poetry stored alongside his old treeplanting gear.

Copy editor

Rachel Penner loves making order out of chaos, especially if it involves punctuation, grammar, and a dictionary. To provide balance to this brain work, she takes flamenco classes and dances in her living room.


Victoria Dinh is a journalism student. With her love for words and her English degree, she has forever solidified her spot as her parents’ least favorite child.

Adam Gamble is a journalism student, photographer, and videographer. His passion for understanding others leads him onward.

Jeremy Simes is a journalism student. His biggest fear is to piss off a copy editor (seriously). Write, rewrite, bang head on wall, edit, re-edit.


Kim Kovacs is a Canadian-Oxford-Dictionary-toting, red-pen-wielding, grammar-policing bibliophile who moonlights as a nitpicker (i.e. proofreader) on the Volunteer Brigade at Briarpatch. She is based in Regina, Treaty 4 Territory.

Web Developer

For over 10 years Derek Hogue has been designing and developing websites for radical publishers; artists and musicians; and non-profit advocacy organizations across Canada and beyond. He does this from his politically-beleagured yet economically-affordable hometown of Winnipeg.

Board of Directors

Briarpatch is overseen by a dedicated and delightful volunteer Board of Directors. Each member is indispensable in guiding the magazine through patches of rough sea and ensuring that the ship is sailing in the right direction.

  • Eric Bell
  • Sean Dunham
  • Aina Kagis
  • Brian Gordon
  • Mona Hill
  • Michael Kurtz
  • Simon Moccasin
  • Andrew Stevens