Born in Grand-Mère, Quebec, Gord Hunter has, over the years, lived in six different provinces from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. As a result, he stubbornly refuses to be classified as a regional Canadian, despite having lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, for almost 20 years.
He has worked as a sailor, a landscaper, a freelance gaffer on a film crew, a radio producer, an announcer, a video tape editor and a television director. Gord also worked at CBC Calgary in the 1970s.
He served as the National President of NABET, a broadcast trade union, and was the National Vice-President for Media Workers for the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. As a representative for those trade unions, he negotiated many collective agreements in a wide variety of industries, mostly in Western Canada and was responsible for the union’s communications needs in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
He retired in 2008 and his current interests beyond family are photography, politics, travel, reading, cooking, single malts, badminton, floor hockey and good craft beer.
Gord Hunter served in Canada’s Cold War Navy from 1962 until 1970. No-Badge Killick is his first full-length book.