Glen Harris – Publisher/Founder
Glen’s years of publishing, writing and photography experience along with his integrity and laidback demeanour are definite assets to the Mountain Life crew. He has lived and shredded throughout B.C. and currently resides in the Blue Mountains of Ontario with his wife and children.
Jon Burak – Publisher/Co-Founder
‘JetBoil’ Jonny procrastinates too much, hence this is his bio. He likes long walks on the beach with a cup of hot chocolate cuddled within his giant mitts and a pillow in his backpack.
Todd Lawson – Publisher & Photo Editor
Todd believes in passion, diversity and the search for freedom outside. He’s an avid world traveller, husband, father, son, publisher, writer, photographer, storyteller, mountain athlete, humanitarian, adventure-seeker and lover of life and its wonderful ways, who’s currently working on his first book, a romp around the world on a motorcycle called Inside the Belly of an Elephant.
Feet Banks – Editor, MLCM
Feet Banks is a writer, editor, and (shitty) filmmaker from the west coast of Canada who appreciates large open spaces, shit-talking around a campfire, horror movies, books, naps, people who try new things, and pumpkin pie. He has been chipping away at the underlying truths, greater goods, and seedy underbellies of life since the late 1990s and is still not entirely convinced Western Civilization isn’t on the verge of collapse—if it can happen to the Inca, it can happen to us… Act accordingly.
Amelie Legare – Art Director & Head Designer
Two decades ago, following a mid-march epiphany on Whistler’s Harmony Ridge, Amelie left Quebec an hour after she finished her graphic design degree to chase powder in the Coast Mountains. For the last 17 years, Amelie has been at the helm of design and production for all of Mountain Life’s publications. When she’s not creating layout, she hangs with William, her one-year-old play buddy. She still chases powder.
Ned Morgan – Digital Editor
A seasoned editor and writer, Ned grew up in the Blue Mountains region of Ontario. When not working in his home office, Neditor can be found taking notes while hiking, biking, or skiing through the woods.
Krista Currie – Financial Controller
Adventure lover, number cruncher, eternal backpacker, and loyal mountain lifer, Krista lives in a sweet little ‘bunkie’ on the shores of the beautiful Georgian Bay in Ontario. When she’s not busy being a boss lady, you’ll find her outside, travelling the world, or strumming her guitar somewhere.
Leslie Anthony – Editor, MLA
Leslie Anthony is one of the most prolific outdoor writers of our generation. The Whistler-based writer, editor, biologist, bon vivant and author of several books is happiest skiing pow, paddling a canoe and searching for snakes. He’s never met a mountain he didn’t like.
Alain Denis – Photo Editor, Vie en montagne
A natural-born adventure photographer, Alain is always ready to go on a mission to capture new photos. He lives and breathes the outdoor life and can pack more toys into his van than you can imagine. Alain lives in St. Sauvert, Quebec and shoots pictures everyday with a fancy coffee in hand.
Ludovic Légaré – Publisher, Vie en montagne
Ludovic has always had a penchant for adventures, travel, the outdoors and likes to explore. “I have always been strongly drawn to the mountains, the ocean, the forest and all the sports that go with it,” he says. He grew up skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, swimming, camping, mountain biking, and many more outdoor pursuits. Today, he continues to explore all these passions and discover new ones with his wife and two children.
Mike Strimas – Sales, MLBM
A Mountain Lifer through and through, Mike grew up in the Blue Mountains region riding the trails and hills, fishing the rivers and catching the wind on the Bay. Mike’s got an enviable thick head of hair, a garage full of outdoor toys, and Westies galore.
Bobby Koven – Sales, MLBM
A passionate connoisseur of a four season outdoor lifestyle, Bobby is as comfortable sliding on the snow as he is fly fishing in the rivers. He lives full-time in Ontario’s beautiful Beaver Valley.
Erin Moroz – Managing Editor, MLRM
Sitting in grade five science class learning about surface tension, Erin Moroz came to the realization she wanted to be a writer. Following a stint studying journalism and international relations in Calgary, she freelanced for various magazines and major daily newspapers before relocating to the idyllic Rocky Mountain town of Canmore. She then co-founded Highline magazine, became the first woman to splitboard the Haute Route and is now slowly but surely learning how to adventure with two feral boys in tow.
Frédérique Sauvée – Editor, Vie en montagne
Never far from her hiking boots or bike-packing bags, Frédérique explores the world in search of inspiring destinations. She is particularly fond of North America, her adopted home and continent, which she travels long and wide, from the confines of Alaska to the coasts of Newfoundland or the mountains of British Columbia. In winter, she can be found on her splitboard, cross-country skis, or on a dog sled, exploring Quebec’s most beautiful trails.
Steph Martinek – Advertising Account Manager, MLBM
Steph is addicted to cycling: mountain, gravel, road. A cycling coach and Specialized Bicycles Ambassador, she has won a World Masters Championship and a World Master Games Championship. After graduating from university with a Biochemistry degree, she moved to Whistler and applied for her degree by coaching snowboarding and competing in pro boardercross. Steph values travel, friendships, aprés, and nature. She currently lives in Collingwood, ON.
Kristy Davison – Publisher, ML Rocky Mountains
With deep roots in the Bow Valley community, Kristy’s always got one ear to the ground in search of off-the-beaten-path mountain stories, ones that make us laugh at ourselves and love the place we call home. She has 15+ years of expertise in publishing, editing, writing, photography, layout and design and was the founding publisher of Highline Magazine from 2008-2016. When not at her desk, you’ll likely find her laugh-crying on her mountain bike, out for a moonlight ski, getting zen at a backcountry hut, or marveling at her child’s ability to find new and higher places to jump from.
Kristin Schnelten – Editor, ML Blue Mountains
Kristin is a telemark-skiing, mandolin-playing, big-dog-loving word nerd and mum. A recovering American, she spent her post-university years ski bumming in Utah and Colorado before crossing the border to marry a tele dude on a whim. Eventually making her way to Ontario, she built a sweet little house and managed to worm her way into the Mountain Life family—a ragtag group of crazies who tolerate her hyphenation debates and frequent her late-night kitchen parties, which may or may not include yodeling.
Noémie-Capucine Quessy – Director of Digital Media
Quebecer turned mountain lifer for 20+ years, Noémie-Capucine finds her sanctuary in the Coast Mountains of B.C. Drawing inspiration from the peaks, her deep connection to nature fuels her creative process. When she is not navigating digital landscapes, you can find her abroad capturing stories, or at home seeking backcountry cabins, exploring off-grid islands, or scouting her next mountaintop fondue spot with her dog.
Lin Oosterhoff – Photo Editor, ML Rocky Mountains
Lin is a trail runner and climber who is always looking for new challenges. She splits her time between Jasper and the Bow Valley where her passion for creativity is fuelled by fresh adventures and challenges in the mountains, and a love for community and the environment. As co-owner of the design firm Twin Studios, she weaves Dutch design finesse with Canadian warmth, crafting works that are meaningful and minimalistic.
Bob Covey – Publisher, ML Rocky Mountains
Despite growing up in Alberta, before he got a reporter job there, Bob Covey had never been to Jasper. It was a fast friendship, forged by a welcoming community and endless landscapes to discover. As founder of The Jasper Local, Bob has spent the last decade-plus knitting together community journalism and mountain culture coverage. Until he started a family with his wonderfully wild wife, Bob thought the closest thing to bliss was twisty singletrack, bottomless pow and feisty fish (he still likes those things). He takes for granted neither the trails at his doorstep nor the stories he’s trusted with.