iffany Mayer is a journalist with more than 10 years of experience writing for daily newspapers, magazines and online publications.
Born and raised in Kitchener, she arrived in Niagara by way of Edmonton, Regina, Kenora, Toronto and Simcoe, and has developed a deep affinity for all this region has to offer and the potential it holds in the seven years she has called Niagara home. When she's not writing for her pay cheque, she's blogging about Niagara food and farming at eatingniagara.com, organizing canning swaps or harvesting unwanted tree fruit for local social organizations with the non-profit she started in 2009, The Garden of Eating - Niagara. Whatever she's doing, she tries to do it sustainably and to engage as many people as possible.
A journalist for the past decade, Tiffany Mayer has been communicating with, and informing, people throughout Niagara.
But one day earlier this year, she was tasked with the job of talking with residents of St. Catharines rather than at them, as is often the case when reporting. It ended up being one of the most interesting and, simply, fun assignments she has ever had. It proves that you don't need to reach a big audience to have big impact, and the best way to get people to listen is to engage with them and listen back. People want to be heard and to make a difference.
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