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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).


Amie Lalonde
Distribution Assistant

Originally from Ontario, Amie moved to Banff in 2017 and has slowly been shaking off her city roots. When she’s not cataloguing historic objects at the Whyte Museum or distributing magazines, she is usually found snowboarding, cycling, hiking, and slowly conquering her fear of heights one mountain at a time. ⁠


Sarah Magyar
Social Media/Marketing Assistant

Sarah is a content creator and social media specialist located in the Bow Valley. Originally from Ontario, she fell in love with the Rockies the first time she spotted them out a bus window from the highway in Calgary. Sarah enjoys trail running, skiing, hiking and climbing, or anything that will get her out in the mountains.


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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