Ernestine (Tina) Crossfield grew up in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and studied arts and sciences in Montreal at Concordia University. She graduated with a BA in Science and Human Affairs, and then an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (history of Canadian science). She worked in medical research at McGill University before moving to Alberta with her family in 1996. There she became involved in museums and archives, but returned to her first passion, medicine. She joined the Canadian Ski Patrol and trained as an Emergency Medical Technician, finding casual work in the EMS industry in Calgary, and providing coverage for sports events including the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2010. During this period, she developed Crossfield Publishing from desktop contracts to full length books. In 2009 she graduated from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, with an MA in emergency and disaster management. She is author of 2 books, 2 theses, and numerous chapters in the publications of others. Currently, along with publishing, she is a part time science instructor for academic upgrading at Conestoga College. Tina enjoys adventure travel, photography, writing and publishing. She wears the most hats in the company.
Harald Kunze is a fine artist who studied at The Kendall School of Fine Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, in 1971 where he found work at a display company, and then at a textile design studio. In 1977, he joined Canadian Pacific Railway, where he started as a mechanical artist, and then graphic designer. Within a few years he advanced to art director. In 1996, the CPR moved its head office to Calgary, where Harald transitioned to digital technology for illustration. During his long and productive career, he painted many canvases and had solo shows in The Station Art Gallery in Okotoks, Alberta, and the Leighton Art Centre, Foothills, Alberta. His art was sought after, and he produced several large commissioned works. He enjoys art, photography, travel, gardening, and tending his fledgling vineyard. Harald is responsible for Crossfield Publishing’s interior layout, input on cover designs, and technical support.
Lawrence Stilwell was born in Quebec where he studied fine art. He worked as an artist and illustrator for Canadian Pacific Railway for many years, and moved to Calgary with his family when the company relocated in 1996. Lawrence is a talented, imaginative, and gifted artist, and his work is prolific. His subjects are diverse, with portraits being one of his many strengths. His art has been exhibited in Calgary and Okotoks, Alberta, galleries. When not painting, he enjoys art, film, and spending time with friends and family, especially grandchildren. Lawrence has designed most of Crossfield Publishing’s book covers, and creates the marketing images.
Glenda MacDonald is a staff editor with Crossfield Publishing. She is a Marketing MBA with decades of experience working in the Toronto area across various industries primarily in marketing management and customer engagement roles. Her direct publishing experience includes eight years of copywriting and selling advertising space for regional magazines. With certificates in Social Media Management and Creative Writing she is also a published writer of flash fiction and memoir. In addition to her work for Crossfield Publishing she is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, editor, and social marketing consultant now specializing in author platforms and book marketing.
David Pretty is a writer, editor, trainer and facilitator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to writing extensively for The Chronicle Herald, Business Voice, and the QEII Times, David is a prodigious blogger who’s entertainment features, board game reviews and ruminations on life have attracted close to 500,000 readers. In 2011, David published his first novel, Brother’s Keeper and, more recently, he was the editor of My Visual Life Revealed for Crossfield Publishing.
We are pleased to welcome Gail Morrow to our team. With a lifetime of teaching behind her, she is our new resource and accessibility editor, and advisor on indigenous writing. She holds a BA (education and music) from Mount Alison University and an advanced certificate in Resource Education from Crandall University. Gail lives in Rexton, New Brunswick. Her passions include music, books, photography, pets, and enjoying time with family.
Emma has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, with a Specialist in Women & Gender Studies and a Minor in Equity Studies. In September of 2019, she will begin her Master of Library & Information Science at the University of Western Ontario.
Emma has experience working in data and information entry, maintenance, and management, holding positions as both a museum assistant and a property tax editor. These experiences have allowed her to attain practical knowledge in information and data organization, while building upon her skills with community engagement and teamwork-oriented objectives.
Emma has considerable experience using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Lightroom. She is comfortable using social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and can confidently adapt to a variety of other platforms.