Maggie Langrick, CEO and Publisher
Maggie founded LifeTree Media in 2013 to fulfill a long-held dream to lead a company dedicated to aiding personal growth and conscious communication, after a 14-year career as a magazine and newspaper editor. Before founding LifeTree, she was Arts and Life editor for the Vancouver Sun. In her teens and early twenties, Maggie had an all-too-brief but thoroughly enjoyable career as a film and television actress.
Maggie was shortlisted by Editors Canada for the 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence, for her work on Shell, by Michelle Stewart. She also serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Independent Book Publishers Association. Maggie lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles, California.
Sarah Brohman, Editorial Director
Sarah is a pedigreed editor with deep experience acquiring and editing general nonfiction books in the categories of lifestyle, parenting, spirituality, business, self-help, history, and memoir. During her time at Random House of Canada she edited the work of bestselling authors, including Rick Gallop of The GI Diet series and Paul Kropp, author of How to Make Your Child a Reader for Life, and was responsible for running the award-winning cookbook program that included authors such as the former food writing duo of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, and Bonnie Stern.
Jesmine Cham, Publishing Coordinator
Jesmine grew up with a love of books and pursued that passion into the publishing industry. After graduating with a Communications degree from Simon Fraser University, she attended the Master of Publishing program, where she earned the Susan Juby Award for Editing. She honed her editing and marketing skills at Geist Magazine, Greystone Books, Quietly, and other organizations. In between freelance projects, Jesmine is either engaging in acts of mindfulness or whittling down (and adding) to her TBR list.
Carol Volkart, Editor
Carol left The Vancouver Sun newspaper in 2013 after four decades in journalism, first as a reporter then as a copy editor. As a writer, she loved seeing her byline on the front page, but one of the highlights of her editing career was a stint as writing coach, helping reporters develop their skills. She gets a thrill out of sharpening, clarifying and improving copy, helping ensure that what writers mean to say is what they actually do say. She started a newspaper about her own family when she was in grade school, spent childhood summer holidays writing fiction, and has been a voracious reader all her life.
David Drummond, Designer
David is founder and principal of Salamander Hill Design, based in Elgin, Québec, Canada. Salamander Hill Design, founded in 2002, produces projects that include posters, book covers, promotional materials, magazine illustration, packaging and identity development. His work has appeared regularly in AIGA (American Institute of Graphics Arts) design competitions, AAUP (American Association of University Presses) Cover and Jackets Competition, Communication Arts Design Annual and Print magazine’s Regional Design Annual as well as the Coupe Annual Design and Image Awards Issue.