Kirby Best

There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston

About Me:

I’ve been a musician, tree planter, project manager, and a data analyst. I’ve worked in the Canadian publishing industry for ten years.

I am an RStudio and Tidyverse fanatic.

I’m interested in big process oriented projects (Marathon Running, Implementing CASL for Penguin Random House Canada’s email program).

I love making my colleagues and friends’ lives easier (Dashboard Design, Automating personal finance analysis).


Teaching Myself Woodworking
Using Sketchup and youtube, I’ve been teaching myself woodworking.

Improving my Data Analysis Skills
I’m reading Hadley Wickham’s R for Data Analysis with a focus on improving my GGPlot and modelling skills.

Scoring Very Short Films
As a lockdown project, I recorded some musical sketches to go along with short videos.

Currently Reading: Jeff Tweedy – How to Write One Song