TMAC Alberta Chapter News

Published Monday, April 9, 2012

JEREMY DERKSEN is TMAC Alberta Chapter's newest member


Jeremy Derksen Media and Public Relations Specialist Tourism Jasper.


As a child, Jeremy Derksen loved getting lost in the woods. He grew up near the

Rockies but until moving to Montreal, he never fully realized how essential the culture

of the West was to him.  Western Canada was in his blood and was a part of his soul.

And so he returned to Alberta, finished his English degree and found employment

with the City of Edmontonís communications department.


After two years with the City Ė where he wrote political speeches and coordinated

City-hosted events for the Junos and Canadian Finals Rodeo, he landed a plum job

as outdoor adventure editor for Vue Weekly, Edmontonís independent weekly.


The gig was so much fun that he stayed on for five years. During this period, he

also formed an association with an independent communications consultancy, Drager

Communications, through which he managed strategic communications, multimedia

and social media projects.


Over time, Jeremy expanded his freelance writing portfolio to include The Ski Journal,

The Globe and Mail, Avenue magazine, Unlimited, the Edmonton Journal, Calgary

Herald and others. This led to adventures across North America as well as his own

backyard. He has surfed in Portugal, run the Death Race, skied Western Canada

extensively, and survived confrontations with an owl, llama, bull, octopi and Barcelona traffic.


In 2012, he found an opportunity too good to pass up - to work in tourism and live in

Jasper as Media and Public Relations Specialist for Tourism Jasper. Jeremy and his

wife recently moved to Jasper where they are raising their two rambunctious skiers.

And yes, Jeremy is still getting lost in the woods.


Welcome to TMAC Alberta, JEREMY!


You can send your personal welcome to Jeremy.  Here are his coordinates.


Jeremy Derksen

Media and Public Relations Specialist

Tourism Jasper

Office: 1.780.852.3858 ext. 4

Cell: (780) 239-2333


Twitter: @JasperABMedia