Here at Glacier Media, our internal agency ecosystem is made up of 150+ folks.

It’s time for another edition of Team GMD Q&A! It’s kind of like Vogue’s 73 Questions. Instead, it’s in blog form and there are less than 10 questions – because you’re busy and we respect your time.

This week, we’re chatting with our new Content Specialist, Michael White.

Michael, originally from Ontario, has over 20 years of experience in publishing, including editor and senior editor positions at Westender, FASHION, Glow and Vancouver (he even wrote a book, no big deal).

Read on to learn more about Michael’s love of music, his quest for zen, and a very intruiging hidden talent…

Your GMD title: Content Specialist

In a short paragraph, tell us a little bit about your role at GMD. What do you do on a daily basis:
I write and “plot” (you could swap out this word for “conceptualize” or, if you want to annoy me, “curate”) social media and sponsored content for our valued clients. 

Personal kryptonite:
If you place me in any record store I’ll probably walk out a much poorer person; my physical music collection numbers in the thousands.

Hidden talent:
Hidden talent: I can take the lyric of any song and turn it into something incredibly offensive in seconds. 

Other than buying records? Exploring new (or new to me) restaurants with my boyfriend, whose metabolism is much faster than mine because he’s rude.

What are you currently listening to?
I’ve become obsessed in the past couple of years with the jazz-funk musician Roy Ayers (best known for the summertime jam “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”) and I bought three — THREE! — of his albums this past weekend because I don’t know when I’d find them again and I have no sense of fiscal responsibility. 

What are you currently reading?
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zin, as part of an attempt to become more zen. No dice yet. 

What’s your favourite place you’ve ever visited?
Evidently, Vancouver because I subsequently moved here (from Ontario). 

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
Playing guitar or piano. When I was 12 I chose drums instead, probably because I thought it would be easier, but it ceased being practical once I started living in apartments.

If you had to give a TED Talk, what would it be about?
Five years ago I recovered from a rare, ostensibly chronic neurological disease from which almost no one fully recovers. I have some theories as to why that happened and I’d like to share them with other people who are afflicted. 

Last thing you binge-watched?
Hacks — the best sitcom I’ve seen in years!

Favourite Vancouver restaurant?
Maenam. It changed my — and most Vancouverites’ — understanding of what authentic Thai food is and what it can be, and I’ve never had a bad meal there in 12 years of going.

Check out Michael’s portfolio here: