Key Staff

Ken Wetherell

President and Publisher

Bachelor of Commerce
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Role at RMV Publications

Ken is RMV’s president and publisher. He leads the company’s management team and provides input and direction for all business functions, with a focus on strategic planning, publication creation, advertising sales and financial management. Ken is an RMV Publications Ltd shareholder.

Personal Interests

Born and raised in Canmore, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Ken enjoys various outdoor pursuits including downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking, usually in the company of several members of his direct family, including Mary Jane (the love of his life), eight fantastic children and a motley assortment of dogs.

Insight into Our Work

“As the leading source of print and online publications for travellers to the Canadian Rockies, we have an obligation to our readers to provide informative, entertaining and interesting content that entices and enables them to get the most out of their visit, while maximizing the value of our supporters’ advertising investment.”


 

Chuks Ezeokafor

Vice President Sales & Marketing

Bachelor & Master of Science (Computer Science)
Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management)

Role at RMV Publications

Chuks leads business development and sales at RMV. He is responsible for strategic account planning and customer satisfaction. Chuks is an RMV Publications Ltd. shareholder.

Personal Interests

Chuks’ interests include international travel, hiking and photography. He also enjoys DJing (country, afrobeat and hip-hop), public speaking, following technology trends and innovation, sketching and non-fiction books. Married to Adesua, they have three children — two in junior high and the youngest in elementary school.

Insight into Our Work

“Our passion for our customers is best expressed through our track record of meeting advertiser expectations, especially through our widely distributed publications and by facilitating innovative connections between our clients and their customers.”


 

Kyle Kerpan

Vice President Digital Media

Bachelor of Commerce

Role at RMV Publications

Kyle leads digital media, project management and technology consulting at RMV. He strives to apply innovation in ways that that truly benefit customers. Kyle is an RMV Publications Ltd. shareholder.

Personal Interests

A fly-fishing enthusiast, Kyle also enjoys skiing, hiking, photography, gardening, biking, travelling and Labrador retrievers. He is married with one child; all share his zeal for the mountains.

Insight into Our Work

“Increasingly, RMV connects travellers to the destination experiences they seek though our innovative digital products. We meet advertiser expectations by ensuring a wide reach for our online assets.”


 

Warren Mackie

General Manager

RMV Publications Ltd.
& IMPACT! Brochure Systems
Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing)

Role at RMV Publications

Warren manages the daily operations, buildings, vehicles, computer systems and other assets at RMV Publications Ltd. He participates in ad sales, manages many RMV Creative projects, and is president of IMPACT! Brochure Systems, RMV’s Canmore-based warehousing, circulation and racking company. His IMPACT! staff of 11 (including part-time employees in Jasper and BC Rockies) service the 1,500 locations where RMV and 70 other tourism business publications are distributed. Warren is an RMV Publications Ltd. shareholder.

Personal Interests

Warren maintains an active mountain lifestyle, focusing on downhill, backcountry and cross-country skiing, mountain biking, road riding and cycle touring, plus canoeing, front and backcountry camping, hiking and photography. Warren and his wife Caroline can be found touring the country in their Little Guy T@B trailer with bikes or a canoe on top. Warren and Caroline have two children, who have both graduated university and entered the work force.

Insight into Our Work

“It is great that we publish excellent tourism publications. But it is equally important to ensure that they are in-stock in the right locations so visitors can easily access the information we provide.”


 

Jack Newton

Associate Publisher

Bachelor of Arts (History and English) 
Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Role at RMV Publications

Jack was formerly RMV’s publisher and president. In his new supporting role of associate publisher he assists the company’s current management team with strategic planning, financial management, human resources, supplier relations, ad sales, contract publications, and publication content and construction.

Personal Interests

Jack enjoys international travel as well as outdoor activities such as downhill and cross-country skiing, cycling, canoeing and hiking. He and his wife Donna have three children — two are engineers and one is launching a career in theatre.

Insight into Our Work

“Having a healthy stable of satisfied advertisers is essential to the financial success of our business. But readers are RMV’s most important stakeholders. As such, we must avoid overly promotional editorial and instead load our publications and websites with reliable, insightful and detail-rich content that honestly helps travellers have a great vacation.”


 

Nicky Pacas

Editor and Communications Specialist
BA.Hons (English)
M.A (English)
Ph.D Candidate (English)

Role at RMV Publications

Nicky is the editor and communications specialist at RMV. She has extensive writing and research experience, and combines her expertise with community engagement to meet RMV’s mission of creating reliable and insightful information for visitors and residents of the Canadian Rockies.

Personal Interests

Born and raised in Canmore, Nicky was quick to develop a love for the outdoors, with a special love dedicated to cross country skiing and to mountain biking. Nicky has one cat, several non-biological nieces and nephews, and an expansive comic book collection.

Insight into Our Work

RMV publishes the kind of information that helps visitors to the Canadian Rockies make the most of their time. New visitors can rely on our publications for researching the area, and returning visitors and locals can use our publications to explore the Rockies in ways they might not have considered or experienced before.


 

Alexander Mukai Jr.

Art Director

Role at RMV Publications

Alex is our award winning art director who has over nineteen years of experience in the publishing industry. He has extensive knowledge in graphic design, prepress, and interactive digital app publishing. This expertise, in combination with his high attention to detail, results in the creation of impactful designs that come together in our publications.

Personal Interests

Having always dreamed of mountain living, this Southern Californian easily made the leap to call Canmore home to be with the love of his life. He’s passionate about mountain biking, fat biking, hiking, and believes there’s no better place in the world to work and play than the Bow Valley. Now he enjoys being nestled in the Canadian Rockies with his wife and daughter where he can explore the very areas featured in our magazines.

Insight into Our Work

“With my passion for design I am excited to create an intriguing visual guide for visitors to the Rockies; drawing them in to enjoy everything this magnificent landscape has to offer from the great outdoors to urban culture, and everything in between.”


 

Caroline Cousins-Mackie

Accountant

Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting)

Role at RMV Publications

Caroline is our part time company accountant. She handles our account payables and receivables, banking protocols and financial statements.

Personal Interests

Caroline likes to cook, entertain and keep active. She loves trail running (initially taking up the activity to train for a cancer fundraiser), and rides her bike all over Canmore and Banff. She travels—sea kayaking in Baha and cycling through Italy. Her two children have recently graduated from university and entered the work force.

Insight into Our Work

“It is important to keep our books in order, invoice our clients punctually, and pay our staff and suppliers on a timely basis. Our quality publications and good business reputation can only be maintained if we have good cash flow.”


 

Andrea Vickers

Administrator

Role at RMV Publications

Andrea is the administrator for both sides of the company; RMV and IMPACT!. She keeps the office organized and connected by handling our client management, distributor coordination and maintaining our various databases while keeping a positive moral for the office as a whole.

Personal Interests

After moving to the Bow Valley in 2004, Andrea has tried to leave the mountains, but her heart is here in the Canadian Rockies. She enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, baseball and horseback riding while spending time with her family in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.

Insight into Our Work

“I love working in an office that is connected and interactive. I think that it is important to communicate constantly. We all get to be a part of that experience when we see what RMV creates, how Impact! circulates and how travellers and locals respond to the resourceful information we provide.”