Meet the Team
Magazine Editorial Team
Craig PattersonEditor-In-Chief & Founder
Located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also a Director at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.
Lee RivettPublication Support and Operations
Lee Rivett, based in Vancouver, supports the digital distribution and technical backend operations of Retail Insider. This includes providing technical support for the editors during the digital publication cycle, streamlining virtual tools for the cross-country team and a variety of other duties which keeps the publication running smoothly.
Jessica FinchSenior Editor
Jessica Finch is a senior copyeditor and part-time journalist, now based in Calgary. She holds a BA in English and Psychology and is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Publishing program. With particular interests in the food & beverage industry and the health & wellness industry, where possible, Jessica likes to focus her attention on local and main street retailers who create the backbone of our Canadian communities.
Dustin FuhsDigital Content
Dustin Fuhs is a Digital Marketing Entrepreneur and Retail Specialist with over 15 years experience. At Retail Insider his duties include managing the social media channels, SEO and various tasks on the Operations team. He is the founder of Steps to Magic, a travel website that focuses on Disney & Universal theme parks.
Darryl Julott is a digital marketing and small business expert based in Toronto. He is the Advertising Manager for Retail Insider, including building strategic partnerships for special events. Contact him for the latest Media Kit for Retail Insider and other collaboration opportunities.
Alexis Rivett provides accounting support for Retail Insider. All inquiries related to accounts payables and accounts receivables can be forwarded to email@example.com.
Mario Toneguzzi, based in Calgary, has more than 40 years experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist, and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, faith, city and breaking news, and business. He now works on his own as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training.
Sean Tarry is an experienced writer who leverages his unique storytelling abilities to bring retail industry news and analysis to life. With 25 years of learning, including over a decade as Editor-In-Chief of Canadian Retailer magazine, he’s equipped with a deep understanding of the unique world of retail and the issues, trends, and innovators that continue to influence its evolution and shape its landscape.
Megan Harman is a business reporter based in Toronto. She writes about topics including retail, financial services and technology. Megan covers Toronto’s retail industry through her blog Retail Realm (torontoretail.wordpress.com). Follow her on Twitter at @meganmharman.
Patricia Viscount lives in Calgary and has over 25 years of experience as a communications specialist, writer and editor. She began her career as a public affairs officer in the Canadian Forces before transitioning to a senior advisor role in the energy industry. Self-employed since 2016, she helps her clients navigate the stressful world of words to allow them to build business messages with confidence and clarity.
Maxime FrechetteMontreal Correspondent
Montreal-based Maxime Frechette is an expert in luxury and other retail, and is also an influencer who works with brands through his platforms including Edition Standard
Helen SiwakWest Coast Correspondent
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Communications, publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and specializes in the Luxury Lifestyle niche. She is the West Coast Correspondent for Retail-Insider and has a vast freelance portfolio including Montecristo Magazine, Boulevard English & Chinese editions, and Indulge. firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher LuiAlberta Correspondent
Christopher Lui is a Human Resources and Marketing Professional with over 10 years of experience in project management and working on multi-stakeholder projects in both public and private sectors. He has management consulting experience in areas such as strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and change management. Follow him on Twitter @chrislui01 or LinkedIn at Christopher Lui.
Ritchie PoContributing Editor/Vancouver Correspondent
Ritchie Po is a privacy and cybersecurity lawyer based in Vancouver, with considerable experience in data breach handling and technology procurement. He runs his own practice focusing on data privacy law and is a legislative consultant. He is also the original copy editor for Retail Insider. Connect with him on LinkedIn.