Donald Fraser leads Around the Fire, channeling the creative aspects of his professional career through the lens of storytelling. He has refined his writing and communication skills while working with not-for-profit organizations, public institutions and services, community-based small businesses, and contributing to local and national media outlets and programs. Donald is the former owner and operator of both Small Print Writing and Consulting and Farm to Table Culinary Tourism.

His roster of previous clients and partners includes Trent University, the City of Peterborough, Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Peterborough Tourism, Peterborough Regional Hospital Foundation, Market Hall, Green-Up, Community Care, and many more.

As a media writer, editor, and producer, Donald served as the decade-long managing editor of TRENT Magazine (Trent University’s flagship publication) and the Alma Matters E-News publication. He was a former columnist for both the Peterborough Examiner and Peterborough This Week, a scriptwriter for Fish’n Canada (aired in 12 countries in six different languages and over 200 North American markets), and the host/producer of over four years of weekly segments on CHEX Television, among many other roles.

Donald has conducted audio, video, and print interviews with prominent Canadians, including two former Prime Ministers, the Governor General, the Lieutenant Governor, Juno winners, Governor General Award winners; as well as countless members of the Peterborough and Kawartha communities.