Publisher & Editor
After working as a journalist for daily newspapers for several years in Nova Scotia, Isabelle decided to check out the west coast and ended up working for The Powell River News and later for The Peak. Since 1993, she has won 16 national and provincial journalism awards. She keeps busy as Powell River Living Magazine’s publisher, managing editor and mother to two young boys.
Isabelle wanted to create a publication that focused on what is positive about the wonderful community she calls home. “I was tired of sensationalism and the ‘if it bleeds it leads’ mentality,” she said. “I wanted to create a publication that celebrated human successes.”
“It is most rewarding to hear and see the response to Powell River Living from advertisers and readers. Their enthusiasm makes it all that much more worthwhile.”
In November of 2006, Powell River Living was named the New Business of the Year at the Horizon Business Awards, and a Small Business of the Year runner-up in 2008; in 2009 the magazine was runner-up for the Home Based Business of the Year. Powell River Living Magazine was a finalist for best new magazine of the year in western Canada with the Western Magazine Awards. Powell River Living Magazine is a member of the BC Association of Magazine Publishers.
Associate Publisher & Advertising Sales Manager
Sean Percy is Powell River Living Magazine’s associate publisher and advertising sales manager. Sean has been involved in the community newspaper industry since 1990, first with The Powell River News and then as managing editor with the Hay River Hub. He’s won several photography and journalism awards over the years. Sean’s knowledge of the publishing industry, excellent writing and photography skills combined with his graphic design skills make him a welcome addition to the Powell River Living team. This Powell River native is happy to be back home with his wife and two young children.
Editor & Graphics
Pieta Woolley is a history nerd and mom-of-two. She brings her newsroom experience at The Georgia Straight, The Tyee, the Hay River Hub, plus years freelance writing and media communications consulting, to her position at Powell River Living.
In addition to planning and executing new and interesting projects for Powell River Living, she brings her considerable writing skills to bear, as you’ll see in the pages of the monthly magazine.
Suzanne (Suzi) Wiebe
Sales & Marketing
Suzi moved to Powell River from Revelstoke with her husband, who is a Sergeant with the RCMP. She has experience in advertising and marketing, including time with newspapers and radio.