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Dee Larosa
Co-Founder + Art Director/Designer

Dee is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer and marketing strategist based in Banff. For over nine years, businesses have relied on her firm, Phaneric, for consistent and professional branding. When she’s not at her computer, you’ll find her outdoors, where she loves split boarding, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking.

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Meghan J. Ward
Co-Founder + Editor-in-Chief

Based in Banff, Meghan is writer, editor, adventurer and digital content specialist with over nine year’s experience working with mountain culture publications throughout North America. An outdoorsy mama, she loves any sport that takes her up a mountain or into the backcountry.

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Paul Zizka
Photo Editor, Canadian Rockies Annual

Based in Banff, Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer and the founder of OFFBEAT. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including Maclean’s, National Geographic Adventure, Huffington Post, and Canadian Geographic.

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Jennifer Groundwater
Associate/Copy Editor, Canadian Rockies Annual

A freelance writer and editor for over 15 years, Jen is a long-time Canmore resident now exploring life in the Comox Valley. She loves adventuring on Vancouver Island’s many beautiful beaches, mountains, forests and trails, but still misses the Rockies.

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Juliette Recompsat
Editorial Assistant, Canadian Rockies Annual

Raised in the Rockies, Juliette Recompsat travelled to every continent before her roots drew her back to the mountains. She’s a writer and communications strategist who loves storytelling as much as she does skiing, hiking and Earl Grey tea (best when combined).


Tyler Parker
Staff Photographer

Tyler followed snowboarding from Vancouver to Banff for what was meant to be one winter season in the Rockies. Many years later, he is still here with no plans of leaving. A passionate photographer and self proclaimed ‘Fly Fishing Addict’, he spends most of his time exploring Banff and the surrounding area.


Billie Norman
Editorial/Marketing Assistant

Billie fell in love with Canada at the age of seven and writing at the age of 21. After studying History & Politics at Loughborough University and enjoying a couple of winter seasons in the Rockies, it felt right to merge her two passions together. She started a travel guide website called Voyage Collective to inspire others to get out there and explore.

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Cory Tracy
Social Media Intern

Cory is a graphic designer/communications specialist based in Canmore, and an avid split boarder, rock climber, mountain biker, hiker and fisherman. Originally from Red Deer, he is a recent graduate of Royal Roads University’s Professional Communications program. In 2011, his passion for the outdoors and creativity crossed paths and brought him to the Bow Valley.

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Tony Larosa
Event Assistant

Tony relocated to the Rockies from Australia after experiencing the four distinct seasons the mountains have to offer. An avid enjoyer of the active lifestyle – be it on foot, snow or two wheels – he has called Banff home since 2010.



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