Terrance Gavan has been involved in the alpine ski industry for 20 years. Terry is a ski / snowboard instructor, and a race coach with a park and pipe certificate; he has worked at Panorama Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs, Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike and now teaches at Dagmar Ski Resort. A journalist with three decades of print and web experience, Terry also designs websites and writes content on a freelance basis. (See Spunky Design on menu to view site.)


Terry is a skier, a writer, a designer and raconteur with an evolving portfolio of interests. For the last 20 years he has worked as a dedicated and proficient ski instructor, blending that seasonal work with a number of spring and summer jobs that includes a return to his roots as a writer, editor and journalist. Terry is an award-winning Canadian journalist and photographer and the owner of Spunky Design, a company he founded in 2005. He has been involved in web and graphic design since 2000 and has built, edited and managed three community newspaper web sites. He has worked for community newspapers in Manitoba and Ontario as an editor and managing editor. He’s currently writing a book and studying animal behavior with his border collie Wynter.

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“If you want to soar with the eagles? Do not waddle with the ducks!”

Phillip Anthony Gavan (Dad)

My cv is eclectic

I write for individuals, big & small companies, videos, printed publications, Blogs, and  Apps. Sometimes I even help companies build their content strategy, drive SEO, and create their entire information architecture.
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