The individual can be anyone who has worked with an AMPA member magazine, has demonstrated that they bettered the Alberta magazine industry through their involvement, and has inspired others to take part in the industry.
Breanna Mroczek began offering her volunteer services to Glass Buffalo in 2014, where her enthusiasm for publishing and her eagerness to share knowledge has made her indispensable. She doesn’t just help Glass Buffalo get work done—she elevates the magazine to new levels of excellence.
As a volunteer editorial assistant, Mroczek’s incisive copyediting and proof reading is meticulous. She’s also become an invaluable business advisor for Glass Buffalo, helping to direct its future, finding new audiences for its literary content and initiating key sponsorships and partnerships. Mroczek also helps to run launch events for Glass Buffalo, as well as spearheading a sold-out event in Canmore in partnership with Wild Life Distillery.
When she’s not devoting her time to Glass Buffalo, Mroczek shares her talent and enthusiasm with aspiring magazine writers, helping them craft pitches and find venues for their work. For two years, she sat on the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Conference Committee, shaping professional development opportunities for the province’s magazine makers.
Mroczek’s volunteerism isn’t limited to the publishing industry. She’s also the volunteer social media coordinator at The Local Good, an organization that helps Edmontonians support their local economy, creating a thriving online community for more than 14,000 followers.