David Gray-Donald has a Bachelor of Arts and Science in environment and biology from McGill University. His politics are informed by the 2012 Quebec student movement and many conversations about decolonial politics, art, feminism, and independent media.
Tanya Andrusieczko grew up in Toronto and moved to the Prairies in 2010. She has Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Saskatchewan. She reads fiction, appreciates beautiful graphic design, and is grateful that Briarpatch is a workplace where slippers are appropriate footwear and dogs are welcome.
Saima Desai cut her teeth as a writer and editor for the McGill Daily, while she earned a degree in philosophy. She reads and writes about sexual assault, migrant justice, and South Asian politics. You can find her gently escorting spiders from a room in her cupped hands. Follow her on Twitter at @saima_desai.
Jenn Harris loves many things: collective resistance to systemic oppression; delivering perfectly punctuated, grammatically correct material to her clients; trail running; her bicycle; being involved in her community; dancing; and apples.
Taylor Bendig is a writer and researcher with a love of photography, local history, and semicolons. He lives in Regina with his partner and needy-but-adorable dog.
Emma Schultz is a born and bred Saskatchewanian. She holds a degree in environmental studies and has a passion for Saskatchewan ecosystems. You’ll often find her sprucing up her tree identification skills, while deleafing alternative facts.
Justin Fisher is a community organizer, researcher, and activist with a Master’s degree in history from King’s College London. Hailing from Treaty 6 territory in Saskatoon, he is passionate about climate justice and advocating for alternatives to austerity.
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.
For over 15 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.
- Sean Dunham
- Aina Kagis
- Savannah Kosteniuk
- Chris Kortright
- Nickita Longman
- Sofia Aman
- Aidan Conway
- Darin Milo
- Dan LeBlanc
- John Campbell
- Maria Aman