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


Tanya Andrusieczko has Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Saskatchewan. She is a longtime student of politics and social justice, and she cheers on feminist resistance and clear writing.

Copy editor

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.

Iryn Tushabe is a transplanted Ugandan living it up on the Prairies. English is her third language and she will respectfully let you know if she thinks you’re butchering it.

Katie Doke Sawatzky writes, edits, and parents in Regina. She is the Experiments with Truth editor for Geez Magazine and an assistant editor for Rhubarb. She looks forward to j-school in the fall and a relaxing summer before that.

Carla Green is a freelance journalist, radio producer, and fact checker living in Los Angeles.


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.

  • Sean Dunham
  • Aina Kagis
  • Jean Hillabold
  • Chris Kortright
  • Nickita Longman
  • Aidan Conway
  • Darin Milo
  • Tiffany Strachan
  • John Campbell