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Scott Birke

Publisher

Scott Birke

@scottbirke /in/scottbirke/ scott.birke@finder.com.au

Scott Birke is Finder Canada’s publisher. He has written for dozens of national and international publications including National Post, Mountain Life, SBC Resort Guide, and Rock and Ice Magazine. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Guelph and a PADI Divemaster certification and loves snowboarding, scuba diving and travelling with his wife and young daughter.

Emma Balmforth

Producer

Emma Balmforth

/in/emma-balmforth-18947598 emma.balmforth@finder.com

Emma Balmforth is a producer at Finder. She is passionate about helping people make financial decisions that will benefit them now and in the future. She has written for a variety of publications including World Nomads, Trek Effect and Uncharted. Emma has a degree in Business and Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She enjoys backpacking, reading and taking long hikes and road trips with her adventurous dog.

Claire Horwood

Writer

Claire Horwood

/in/clairehorwood/ claire.horwood@findercrew.com

Claire Horwood is a writer at Finder, specializing in credit cards, loans and other financial products. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from the University of Victoria, along with an Associate’s Degree in Science from Camosun College. Much of Claire’s coursework has focused on writing and statistics, with a healthy dose of social and cultural analysis mixed in for good measure. She has also worked extensively in the field of “Blended Finance” with the Canadian government. In her spare time, Claire loves rock climbing, travelling and drinking inordinate amounts of coffee.

Grant Surridge

Editor

Grant Surridge

grant.surridge@findercrew.com

Grant Surridge is an editor at Finder, specializing in finance. He’s worked in journalism and communications for over a decade, his previous roles including business reporter at the National Post and online editor at Reuters. Grant has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. Grant is a long-suffering fan of his beloved hometown Winnipeg Jets.

Carmen Chai

Writer

Carmen Chai

carmen.chai@findercrew.com

Carmen Chai is a freelance writer at Finder, specializing in financial products. She is an award-winning Canadian journalist who has lived and reported from major cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, London and Paris. She has reported on personal finance, mortgages, and banking products for nearly a decade.

Veronica Ott

Writer

Veronica Ott

veronica.ott@findercrew.com

Veronica Ott is a writer at Finder. She’s written for numerous finance and business websites including Loans Canada, Borrowell and Fresh Start Finance. She previously worked as a professional chartered accountant in the private equity and advertising industries.

Stacie Hurst

Associate Editor

Stacie Hurst

stacie.hurst@findercrew.com

Stacie Hurst is an associate editor at Finder. She earned a degree in psychology and writing but studied a number of other subjects in university including business and political science. Stacie loves giving people the tools they need to make knowledgeable and successful decisions. Her personal interests include writing, personal finance, web technology, photography and anything creative!

Jaclyn Hurst

Associate Editor

Jaclyn Hurst

/in/jaclynhurst111 jaclyn.hurst@findercrew.com

Jaclyn Hurst is an associate editor at Finder. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Redeemer University and a University Certificate in Management Foundations from Athabasca University. She’s as passionate about business and finance as she is about organic Sumatra coffee, music and sports.

Chelsey Hurst

Associate Editor

Chelsey Hurst

chelsey.hurst@findercrew.com

Chelsey is an associate editor at Finder. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, followed by a Master of Science in Chemistry. She loves empowering people to make better decisions by giving them the right tools to navigate their options. In addition to working at Finder, Chelsey enjoys tutoring, cooking and pursuing any number of creative endeavours.

Nicole McKnight

PR Manager

Nicole McKNight

/in/nicolemcknight/ nicole.mcknight@findercrew.com

Nicole McKnight is the Canada PR Manager at Finder. Nicole completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) at McMaster University and holds a certification in Corporate Communications.

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