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CJ is a writer, actor, painter, photographer, and an active supporter of the arts community in his current home of Fort McMurray. While his focus is writing, he often finds inspiration for his work in other artistic endeavours, as well as the people and the landscapes that surround him.

In 2015, he founded his website, the CJBuzz. The original focus of this website was to feature writing that talked about life in Fort McMurray but has grown to include creative writing, fiction, recipes, arts, and animal welfare. Since its inception, he has posted multiple pieces on the CJBuzz, and he has been published five times in Northword: A Literary Journal of Canada’s North. He was nominated for a Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Award for Literary Arts in 2019, and again in 2020.