Steve Dietrich – Publisher

Steve has over 20 years experience as an independent magazine publisher and has launched four successful magazines, numerous Web sites and acted as a media representative for another 6 publications during this time. His most successful launch was Backbone magazine which ran for 14 years, inserted within The Globe and Mail, as well as a Tourism BC Ski Guide and an Adventure Guide for 6 years, Great Britain’s Daily Mail Ski Magazine for 9 years, and Ski Press for 8 years, to name a few. He has developed national events, reader competitions, social media strategies and enjoys working with multinational advertisers as much as he does with small town developers and realtors.

Right Sizing magazine is his next brainchild which relates to his love for small communities and his realization that many of his friends are looking to to exit the Vancouver housing market but don’t know where to go. He may be next on the long list to downsize his present home.

Lynn Mitges – Senior Editor

Lynn Mitges reported from the B.C. Legislative Press Gallery and smaller B.C. communities before spending more than 25 years as a writer, editor and editorial board member at The Vancouver Sun and The Province. Her earlier days were spent at CEGEP in Montreal before undergraduate studies at UBC, plus journalism at VCC Langara. She now calls North Vancouver home.

Charlene Rooke – Contributing Editor

Charlene is an award-winning Vancouver-based editor. She is a former Editor of “Avenue Calgary” and “Western Living”. She has also worked with “Food & Drink”, Air Canada’s “enRoute”, “Fairmont” magazine and customer magazines for Mercedes-Benz and Bombardier private-jet owners.

Also former Editorial Director of the Custom Content Group at The Globe and Mail and Chief Creative Officer at Canada Wide media, she created dozens of print and digital publications for top brands from Grey Goose to Tourism Ontario, and from Tourism Vancouver to BC Hydro. Her editing and writing and has won more than 25 major awards. Charlene was born in Edmonton and has lived in five Canadian cities and traveled to 55 countries worldwide.

Amélie Legare – Designer

Hailing from “La Belle Province” of Quebec, Amélie fell in love with the Coast Range a decade and a half ago while riding  on a bluebird pow day. She ran away from her job in a concrete building without windows, moved west, and started a design company. Besides winning numerous design awards and maintaining a client list as long as a downhill racing ski, Amélie still finds time to snowboard all winter, wakesurf and bike in the summer and travel around the world in between.

Steven Threndyle – Writer

Steven was first tempted to buy lakefront property on a trip to Nelson in 1980, when a cabin on Kootenay Lake could be had for under $50,000. Since that time, he’s seen a few booms and busts, but believes that “smaller cities and towns are BC’s future. As the tech sector and tourism grow, young people will go to places like Nelson, Courtenay and Kelowna, probably following their retiring, baby boomer parents. Published samples of his work are archived at https://sthrendyle.contently.com/

Michelle Hopkins – Writer

Michelle Hopkins is a freelance journalist and corporate writer with extensive experience in travel, food, home decor and business writing. She’s passionate about travel and hiking.

Lucy Hyslop – Writer

Lucy Hyslop is a contributor to top Canadian and U.K. publications who has been an editor at the Telegraphand the Vancouver Sun, a correspondent for Monocle Radio and is a qualified ski and yoga instructor.

Gail Johnson – Writer

Gail Johnson is a writer who covers everything from food and dining to health and fitness and from interior design to personal finance. She’s also a mom of two boys and a certified group-fitness instructor.

Kirsten Rodenhizer – Writer

Kirsten Rodenhizer is a seasoned editor, writer and escapist who, when she isn’t jumping on a plane, is exploring Vancouver and Western Canada with her camera and chipping away at a fixer-upper in East Vancouver.

Harry deHaas – Account Manager

Six years ago Harry downsized his family from Markham, Ontario to Kelowna, B.C. which he says, was unquestionably the best decision he ever made. The the lake within minutes from his house, a ski hill up the road, great schools for his 5 children, a  central hub for business, he is truly in his element. As an avid photographer and over 10 years of experience selling advertising and managing a wide range of national, international and local accounts (mostly with Publimedia Communications) he is an integral part of the Right Sizing team.

Publisher:
Steve Dietrich Cell:  604 787 4603  Email: sdietrich@rightsizingmedia.com

Editor:
Charlene Rooke
Lynn Mitges

Designer:
Amelie Legare Email: amelie@calypsodesign.ca

Account Managers:
Harry deHaas   Cell: 250 681 1696   Email: Harry@rightsizingmedia.com
Tibor Antal        Cell: 604 762 7812   Email: Tibor@rightsizingmedia.com
Brian Heighington Cell: 250 418-0093 Email: Brian@rightsizingmedia.com
Burke Tanner  Cell: 604-442-3714 Email: BTanner@rightsizingmedia.com

Writers:
Steve Threndyle
Michelle Hopkins
Kirsten Rodenhizer
Michael White
Michelle Hopkins
Lucy Hyslop
Iva Dietrich

Web Designer:
Visco Design/ John Magill  Email: john@visco.ie

Digital Marketing Manager:
Jessica Bingham     Email: jessica@rightsizingmedia.com

Printer:
Transcontinental

Photographers:
Bruce McCalla
John Morningstar
Harry deHaas