Our Team

Meet the founder and publisher as well as the amazing team here at Rapid Media.

Scott MacGregor

Founder & 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.

Ric Burnley


After graduating from University and serving in Russia with the Peace Corps, Ric returned to Virginia Beach and started writing his book, The Complete Kayak Fisherman . When he’s not chasing every fish that swims, Ric teaches English at a school for at-risk teens.

Kaydi Pyette

Managing 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.

Neil Trouton


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.

Cristin Plaice

Marketing 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.

Jennifer Quade


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 Hewis

Art 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 Mahaffy

Media 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 Bretzloff


Ray Bretzloff HOST 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.

Alex Traynor

Social 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.