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Staff Directory

General inquiries

t: 604 822 5959
e: frontdesk[at]

Director’s office

Melissa Pitts, Director
t: 604 822 6376
e: pitts[at]

Brit Schottelius, Assistant to the Publisher and Permissions Manager
t: 604 822 4161
e: schottelius[at]


Darcy Cullen, Assistant Director, Acquisitions (Vancouver)
t: 604 822 5744
e: cullen[at]
BC Studies, Canadian History, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies

James MacNevin, Senior Editor (Toronto)
t: 289 779 2414
e: macnevin[at]
Communications & Media Studies, Environmental History, Environmental and Resource Studies, Health and Food Studies, Sociology, Transnational and Multicultural Studies, Urban Studies and Planning

Randy Schmidt, Senior Editor (Kelowna)
t: 250 764 4761
t: 250 681 4761
e: schmidt[at]
Asian Studies, Diplomatic History, Law and Socio-Legal Studies, Military History, Political History, Political Science

Nadine Pedersen, Editor
t: 604 827 1795
e: pedersen[at]
Purich Books and On Campus

Production editorial

Michelle van der Merwe, Assistant Director, Production and Editorial Services
t: 604 822 4548
e: vandermerwe[at]

Megan Brand, Editor
t: 604 822 5885
e: brand[at]

Meagan Dyer, Editor
t: 604 822 6436
e: dyer[at]

Ann Macklem, Editor
t: 604 822 0093
e: macklem[at]

Katrina Petrik, Editor
t: 604 822 6436
e: petrik[at]

Carmen Tiampo, Assistant Editor, Editorial and Production
t: 604 822 6705
e: tiampo[at]


Steve Young, Assistant Director, Finance and Operations
t: 604 822 8938
e: young[at]

Derick Chan, Finance Assistant
t: 604 822 5370
e: chan[at]

Marketing and sales

Laraine Coates, Assistant Director, Marketing and Business Development
t: 604 822 6486
e: coates[at]

Liz Hudson, Sales Manager
t: 604 328 8923
e: hudson[at]

Harmony Johnson, Academic Marketing Manager (Currently on leave)
t: 604 822 1978
e: johnson[at]

Kerry Kilmartin, Publicist and Events Manager
t: 604 822 8244
e: kilmartin[at]

Gerilee McBride, Advertising and Promotions Manager
t: 604 822 4546
e: mcbride[at]

Krista Bergstrom, Digital Publishing Coordinator
t: 604 827 5790
e: bergstrom[at]

Megan Malashewsky, Agency and Digital Marketing Coordinator
t: 604 822 8226
e: malashewsky[at]

Hailey Peterson, Publishing Clerk
t: 604 822 5959
e: peterson[at]

For all advertising related matters, please contact advertising[at]

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