Steve Dietrich – Publisher
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Steve has over 20 years of 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, Golf Business Class special inserts, Tourism BC Ski Guide, 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 latest passion which relates to his love for small communities and his realization that many of his friends are looking 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.
Charlene Rooke – 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 have 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 Légaré – 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, wake surf, 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 sthrendyle.contently.com
Lucas Aykroyd – Writer
Lucas Aykroyd is an award-winning writer, national newspaper columnist, and public speaker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and The Hockey News.
Andrew Findlay – Writer
Andrew Findlay is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about adventure, travel, business, conservation issues and culture.
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 Telegraph and the Vancouver Sun, a correspondent for Monocle Radio and is a qualified ski and yoga instructor.
Gail Johnson – Writer
Gail Johnson is a print, digital, and broadcast journalist who writes regularly for the Georgia Straight and The Globe and Mail, among other publications, and has a regular food spot on CBC Radio in Vancouver.
Lisa Manfield – Writer
Lisa Manfield is a Coquitlam-based writer, editor and content strategist. Currently senior editor and writer at Forge & Spark Media, she was also the founding editor of BCLiving and has written for magazines such as BCBusiness, Real Weddings, Enterprise, Boulevard and Bijou.
Matt O’Grady – Writer
Matt O’Grady has held senior regional and national media positions, including as former editor-in-chief of BCBusiness, which he led to several National Magazine Awards and a Jack Webster Award.
Tracey Rayson – Writer
Tracey Rayson is a Vancouver writer and editor who divides her time between penning lifestyle articles and travel features. When she’s not on the road, she’s checking out the latest home décor/design/renovation trends and writing about the newest real estate digs.
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.
Michael White – Writer
Michael White has held senior positions at Vancouver, FASHION and Glow magazines, and is author of the award-winning music biography Popkiss.
John Magill – Web Design
Charity Robertson – Digital Media Manager
Iva Dietrich – Accounting