Hello. I'm Tim Querengesser. By day I consult for clients on communications, mobility and strategy. By night I'm also a public speaker, entrepreneur and award-winning journalist. I live in Edmonton, Alberta.
My writing has recently appeared in The Walrus, CityLab, Alberta Views, The Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, Avenue, Reader’s Digest, Maisonneuve, Alberta Venture and Up Here, to name a few publications. Here's a news story about one of my national magazine award nominations, too (the other was in 2018, for a story in Eighteen Bridges; yep, didn't win, again). Most people in Edmonton know me as the former editor of Metro, or the current editor of The Yards.
Recent clients for my consulting services include: Downtown Business Association, Special Olympics Alberta, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Oliver Community League, Pogo CarShare, Downtown Edmonton Community League, Old Strathcona Farmers' Market and Paths for People.
One of the greatest things I've ever done was live and work in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia for a year. Here are a few stories I wrote, while there, for the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen and The Yukon News.
Aside from writing for myself, I create branding, influence and communications strategies for clients, ghost-write, edit reports and offer my deep fluency in many issues as a strategist or even speaker and moderator for groups hosting events.
At the moment I'm writing a centennial history for Concordia University of Edmonton as well as a memoir. My memoir is partly inspired by my work with The Edmonton Wayfinding Society, a group I founded in 2013 to push for a more walkable city. Here's a story the Edmonton Journal wrote about that work.
Over the past year, I have worked to advocate for a bikeshare system to come to Edmonton.
I am 'car-lite' – meaning I walk first, bike second, take the bus third, take a carshare fourth and, if those aren't an option, drive.
My email is Tim at timquerengesser dot com.