A graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s journalism school, Lynn worked for daily and weekly papers in Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia before moving to the Bulkley Valley in 1976 as a reporter with the Smithers Interior News. In 1989 he went back to school, completed a nursing diploma program and spent the next 20 years working as an RN in ER/ICU, cancer care and palliative care at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. He and his wife Sheila now run Creekstone Press (, a small publishing company based in Smithers. Hiking, snowshoeing and ocean kayaking are cherished pastimes.