Kyle Born’s writer profile

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Kyle Born is a writer for Kootenay Business and his initials match that of the magazine—it must be fate that brought them together. Kyle enjoys writing in an engaging way as if you were having a conversation with him. He specializes in storytelling and isn’t afraid of asking the hard questions such as, “Where is your bathroom? I really need to go.” Kyle has held a variety of job titles through the years: radio announcer, voice actor, English teacher, delivery driver, missionary, wedding DJ, comedian and several other things that he may have forgotten because his memory isn’t always the best, which is why he writes things down. Kyle is from Abbotsford, B.C., but now lives in Cranbrook, B.C. with his super-amazing wife, Becky. They don’t have any pets because Kyle has allergies but if he sees you walking your dog he will stop and pet it because dogs are cool. 

Most recent articles by Kyle Born

A retro cereal box.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business How to pull off that vintage look with ease

Janet Mueller, owner of Olde Koots Vintage in Kimberley, gives her expertise on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to antiques

A home at night
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Real Estate Is it worth owning a second property and renting it out?

Tammie Davy is the owner of Custom Real Estate Property Management in the Elk Valley and has some advice on how to invest in a second property

Kurt Huebert’s carpentry companion is a Krüsimatic G1 CNC robot.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, West Kootenay, Golden, Forestry, Technology Carpentry for robots

Kurt Huebert of HübertHaus Timberframes in Golden, B.C., has created a company based on hard work, ingenuity and a sophisticated million dollar robot

Kate and Matt Walker
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Transitioning from the NHL to award-winning brewery owner

Matt and Kate Walker have shifted from life in the NHL to brewery owners in Nelson, B.C.

Evie Tjader
West Kootenay, Cuisine, Small Business Simmer Down in Fruitvale

Evie Tjader is an experienced cook, now serving homemade meals at her new restaurant, Simmer Down Café in Fruitvale, B.C.

Leanne Tegart
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Leanne Tegart: Beer provider

Invermere’s Arrowhead Brewing Company is riding the wave of Leanne Tegart’s savvy business sense

Sarah Holliday is owner of Bagels and Brew in Castlegar. (L to R) Daughter Maddox, husband Ryan, Sarah and daughter Preslee.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Sarah Holliday: Customer service-oriented bagel maker

Sarah Holliday purchased Bagels and Brew four years ago and she hasn’t looked back since

(L to R) Scott, Cam and Shawn Robertson
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Scott, Shawn and Cam Robertson: Taghum team brother

Taghum Shell in Nelson has built up a fan-following, thanks to its trio of brothers that run the store

Denai Bell
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Denai Bell: Innovator

Denai Bell’s creative efforts have landed Arrow and Axe into the centre of Kimberley’s Platzl

(L to R) Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate, 40 Under 40 Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf: Property gals

The East Kootenay branch of PropertyGuys.com is headed by Lisa Christopher and Amber Biberdorf

Kari Loftsgard.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Kari Loftsgard: physiotherapist

Kari Loftsgard relieves pain and affliction from the active Kimberley community at Creekside Physiotherapy

Diane Bull with her husband Steve.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Retail, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Diane Bull: The stylish trendsetter

Diane Bull has taken Revelstoke, B.C.’s Style Trend Clothiers to exciting new heights thanks to her creative thinking and marketing

Charlotte Ferreux
West Kootenay, Castlegar, 40 Under 40 Charlotte Ferreux: Coach and founder

Charlotte Ferreux is a Certified High Performance Coach and founder of Thrive Consulting

Marloes van Lent
West Kootenay, Golden, Financial, Small Business, 40 Under 40 Marloes van Lent: Golden’s Dutch bookkeeper

Settling into Golden is as straightforward as balancing the books—just ask Dutch transplant Marloes van Lent

A group of people stand in front of Elevation Industries. (L to R) Christine Walsh, Christy Sutherland, Lance Edwards, Lucia Glasse-Davies, Sydney Salvador.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Retail, Small Business Yearning for Fernie

This third-generation Fernie-ite has travelled to Chile, Colorado and back home again

The Mount Baker Secondary School robotics program consists of (L to R) Dominic Lucas, Cesar Garcia Moreno, instructor Bill Walker, Thomas Keene and Ryley Holliday.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Technology Tomorrow’s masters of machinery live in the East Kootenay

Bill Walker teaches a robotics program to students at Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook, B.C.

Brenda Palmer brought a giant bag of Mrs. Palmer’s Pita Chips to showcase her product to the dragons.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business Doing a deal in the Dragon’s Den

Cranbrook’s Brenda Palmer of Mrs. Palmer’s Pantry finds an investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

Doug Mann is the manufacturing director at Pacific Insight.
West Kootenay, Nelson Doug Mann

Doug Mann’s career in automotive engineering spans 35 years. He recently moved to Nelson to join Pacific Insight.

Cam Dawes is the owner/operator of IGA in Golden.
West Kootenay, Golden Cam Dawes

Listening and engaging have led to success for Cam Dawes, owner/operator of IGA in Golden

(L to R) Ryan Doehle, wife Laurel, son Ethan, and daughter Kyra with their dog WiFi.
East Kootenay, Fernie Ryan Doehle

Ryan Doehle’s 21 years of work in his self-started and expanding business have landed him a spot on the list of the Top 10 Business People of 2017

Mike Combs is pictured
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business Forkin’ out supplies at a new spot

Owner Mike Combs is moving Morrissey Creek Building Supplies in Grand Forks

Cassy Campbell with husband Forrest and their two children
East Kootenay, Invermere, Small Business Balancing business, quadriplegia, and motherhood

Invermere’s Cassy Campbell is a CEO, mother, and caregiver for her quadriplegic husband

Vehicles drive down Highway 95 in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Transportation Ten items you need in your vehicle to survive the Kootenay freezer

Road safety survival kits save lives. Here’s how you should stock yours.

Don Freschi sits near a computer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business, Technology Incubators aren’t just for chicks anymore

Don Freschi has amassed a collection of newfangled gear and innovative individuals in Trail, B.C.’s MIDAS lab

Two students pose for a photo at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 40+ booths to explore at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair will be in the school’s gymnasium March 8, 2017. Here are the exhibitors that will be on location.

Finnish-Canadian Mika Sihvo builds one-of-a-kind portable saunas in Revelstoke, B.C.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Stoked for saunas in Revy

Finnish-Canadian Mika Sihvo builds one-of-a-kind portable saunas in Revelstoke, B.C.

Students meet with employers during the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism Interested in cool jobs? Find them at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair is coming up. Prepare to apply by giving yourself a head start

Fairmont Ski Hill is a popular staycation location for Kootenay residents.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism What’s the best Kootenay winter getaway or activity?

Influential locals talk about their favourite things to do during winter in the Kootenays

Island Lake Resort offers cat-skiing options that are anything but ordinary.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An untapped wilderness awaits

Two Fernie videos are showcasing its rarest locations

Idlewild looks a little different these days.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Technology A big dam project

Idlewild’s dam restoration project is nearing completion

(L to R) Marke Dickson and Steve Paccagnan of Panorama Mountain Resort accept the award for North American Resort of the Year in London, U.K., at The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality The best ski resort in North America is right here in the Kootenays

Panorama Mountain Resort named North American Resort of the Year at the World Snow Awards

Tyee Homes’ 3-D rendering of their Expedition Base Camp model.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Are you mountain modern?

Tyee Homes’ new Base Camp homes will soon be available for viewing and purchase at the Kimberley Alpine Resort

The Backroads Brewing Company is excited to share their brews with Nelson and the West Kootenay. (From L to R) Brent Malysh-CEO, Mike Kelly-Brewmaster,  Tracey Brown-CFO.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Small Business Thirsty for a craft beer? This new brewery could be the one you’ve been looking for

Backroads Brewing Company in Nelson is almost ready to fill your hearts with cheer and your belly with beer

Gordon McArthur pretzels his body to complete a course at the World Cup Championship in Italy.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Small Business Spiderman’s got nothing on Gordon McArthur, wall climber extraordinaire

Cranbrook residents are driving each other up the wall at Arq Mountain Centre

Darrel Davis has discovered a “staggering” gold deposit near Trout Lake, B.C.
West Kootenay, Mining “This could turn out to be one of the biggest finds in the whole Kootenay, by far.”

After 37 years of mining, Darrel Davis has uncovered “one of the richest finds in the last hundred years” near Trout Lake, B.C.

That’s not the sunrise coming over the mountain—that’s avalanche control being carried out by a Gazex exploder detonating at Kootenay Pass.
East Kootenay, Technology Here comes the BOOM! Avalanche control is on the scene and blowing it up

A behind-the-scenes look at the essential work of an avalanche controller

Telus brand ambassador Daniel Gonzalez shared information about the Future Home, which was parked in the Kimberley Aquatic Centre parking lot
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Technology Making chores easy: 7 useful, mind-boggling gizmos have arrived

Telus’ innovative Future Home was showcased in Kimberley, B.C.

GW Floors’ Owner/Manager/President, Harvie Hurd.
West Kootenay, Trail, Small Business GW = Good work

GW Floors owner Harvie Hurd is here to help

Wayne Postnikoff
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Feeling at home

Wayne Postnikoff: home matchmaker.

Irvin and Evelyn Sobry pose inside their store, Lectric Avenue Electronics.
East Kootenay, Creston, Small Business, Technology What to do when you retire: Start a business!

There’s no time to be bored at Lectric Avenue Electronics

Marriane Millar with a dog
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Animal Care, Small Business Animal Instinctz Grooming

Animal Instinctz Grooming can make your pet look like a dinosaur.

Kevin Maffioli
West Kootenay, Small Business Loving what you do and doing what you love

Kevin Maffioli built a career out of love for his favourite game.

Sara Stuart in the Country Roads General Store in Fruitvale, B.C.
West Kootenay, Small Business Social shopping

Sara Stuart’s store is at your service.

Collin Johnston manages Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn. He’s quick to point out his Saskatchewan Roughrider memorabilia, which you’ll see if you step inside his office.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn is a welcoming place of both travellers and locals alike

With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Collin Johnston knows how to get the most out of his staff and make guests feel welcome.

Jim Bradbury stands outside his store Playmor Power Products in Crescent Valley, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business Mixing work and pleasure

Jim Bradbury of Playmor Power Products turned his passion for snowmobiling into a business.

Ralph and Debbie Koerber on the river
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business Riding the rapids in Revelstoke

Apex Rafting boasts camaraderie and fun on the river.

Elko Mill in Elko, B.C.
Environment, Forestry State of the forest industry

The good, the bad and the unknown.

Aerial view of Hopkins Harvest
East Kootenay, Invermere, Cuisine, Environment, Small Business Harvesting the sun

Produce isn’t the only thing the Hopkins are harvesting—sunlight is next on their agenda.