Scott MacGregorFounder & Publisher
Scott has a serious writing and paddling crush but a business brain, so he started this magazine. He’s also the founder of Beer Fridays and Meat Sticks & Mars Bars Mondays. His two kids are just a smidgen cooler than he is.
Kaydi PyetteManaging Editor
Kaydi has managed Rapid Media’s publications since 2012. She has a Bachelor in Journalism from Ryerson University. If she’s not out on the water she’s poring over a map dreaming up her next paddling adventure.
Cristin PlaiceMarketing Director
Cristin is obsessed with marketing, has a healthy appetite for chocolate cake and makes smart investments in party favours. When she’s not frothing over CRMs and new tech, you can find her playing in the mountains of BC.
Neil TroutonMedia Sales
Neil has been on a fun paddlesports journey for almost 30 years, from recreational paddler, athlete, paddling parent to having a career as an instructor, retail sales, and industry sales rep. When he is not thinking about all things paddlesports he also manages to fit in being a dad, mountain biking, fishing, climbing and anything else that's fun to do in BC's amazing outside playground.
Alex TraynorSocial Media Manager
The outdoors has been a core part of Alex's upbringing and lies very close to his heart. Growing up in Ontario, a large part of his summers were spent heading up Highway 400 to the vast network of rivers and lakes.
Jennifer QuadeSubscriptions and Customer Service
Jen is our longest-running team member, having started in 2007. Jen is responsible for keeping our readers happy and coordinating our Paddling Film Festival. You can find her reading by the lake, researching new dessert recipes to try, and hiking with her dog.
Michael HewisArt Director
Mike loves to create: when not designing he’s experimenting with oil paints, curating an impressive Instagram and instructing his daughter in the art of casting spinning rods. Curling with the hammer in the last end at a bonspiel? Yep, you’ll find him doing that, too.
Claire MahaffyMedia Sales Coordinator
Claire is a professional list maker and very amateur office badminton player. On weekends she volunteers for a summer camp planning anything from crafts to camp outs. Her favourite canoe trip meals are scrambled French toast and tuna mac.
Ray BretzloffHOST COORDINATOR
Ray is an adventurer at heart. He has 25 years of paddling experience, from family canoe trips to whitewater raft guiding to owning an adventure instruction company. His dog and office mascot, Lucky, is 13 years old, likes long walks and naps anywhere, but especially loves the cool bottom of a canoe.
Robyn PlantingaFINANCE MANAGER
We’re stoked Robyn is returning to Rapid Media. She is a Lakehead University graduate from way back and a new mom of two. Her previous experience as our advertising coordinator makes her familiar will our partners and a perfect fit for her new role as finance manager.
Marissa EvansDIGITAL EDITOR
With a love for storytelling and SEO, Marissa has been at home in the digital content space since 2016. Her offline pursuits include camping, downhill skiing, ice cream eating, and book reading.