Treena Hancock is a writer for Stargate: Atlantis. Shew is a Native of Norris Point, Newfoundland. Treena moved away from home at age 18 to attend Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's. Treena moved on after a year to Ryerson University in Toronto where she earned a bachelor of applied arts and met Melissa R. Byer, her writing partner. The two have been writing and producing together ever since and currently reside in Los Angeles.