Meagan moved to Fort Smith, NT in 2011 and quickly fell in love with the land and people of Denendeh through her work sharing stories and covering issues as a journalist. After six years editing and writing for a number of northern publications from her home near the Slave River, Meagan moved to Yellowknife in 2017 to work for the Government of the Northwest Territories, where she currently serves as Director of Policy, Legislation and Communications for the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. She joined the NYL Steering Committee in 2019 to support northern youth in being able to access life-changing outdoor adventure and leadership experiences.
Meagan grew up on a farm just south of the shield in Saskatchewan as a settler on Treaty 6 territory, where she was blessed with both rocky wilderness and open prairie space. She received a BA Honours in Philosophy and English from the University of Saskatchewan before pursuing her graduate studies in journalism at Concordia University in Montreal. She loves paddling and camping with her partner Chris and dog Laika, and spends most of her free time reading, cooking, volunteering, and playing sports year-round.