Our Team

Glen Harris

Publisher/Founder

Glen, who has lived extensively throughout the Coast Mountains as well as the Kootenays of British Columbia, currently resides in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario. While he does manage to get in lots of ski days as well as spend time with his lovely wife and two young kids (Noah & Leo), he does still get pretty choked at West-Coasters when they constantly send email reminders of how much snow there is and how big the hills are. Glen’s many years of publishing, writing and photography experience along with his honest and laidback demeanor are a definite asset to the Mountain Life crew.

Jon Burak

Publisher/Co-Founder

Jon was born in Ontario but got out of there shortly after high school and moved to the Coast Mountains to ski, become a rafting guide and generally get outside as much as possible. In 2005 he started Mountain Life Coast Mountains with Glen Harris, balancing his publisher’s duties with deep powder days, river trips and roadtrips to Tofino and beyond. His favourite peak is Mount Currie in Pemberton, BC. “I stared at that mountain for ten years before I finally got to ski it,” he says. “It was well worth the wait.” Jon and his partner Kar (also a former raft guide) are proud parents to little Levi, a 3-year-old who just learned how to ride a bike.

Todd Lawson

Publisher/Photo Editor

A wilderness and nature lover, Todd has spent the past 20 years of his life in a quest for diversity in the worlds of sport, travel and the outdoors. His passion for discovery of new places and friendly faces has taken him to 54 countries on 5 continents, and he dedicates his time and energy to spreading his photography and travel stories for the benefit of others in third-world countries. He is the founder and president of the Sean Lawson Young Travellers Foundation, and is an International Ambassador for the Against Malaria Foundation. Todd currently lives in Whistler, B.C. with his partner Christina Tottle and their new daughter Seanna. “I have amazing friends and family whose passion and spirit always inspire me to strive for the best life possible.”

Leslie Anthony

Editor, Mountain Life Annual

Leslie Anthony is a writer, editor, and filmmaker with interests in popular science, environment, action sports, and adventure travel. His PhD in Zoology belies a career that includes Managing Editor of Powder, Creative Director of Skier, and Editor of internationally acclaimed Peak Performance Journal. Author of the acclaimed ski adventure book White Planet, he also resides on the masthead of several North American ski and outdoor magazines, and his work appears annually in twelve countries in seven languages. He writes broadly about subjects ranging from imaginary monsters to fossil smuggling, invasive species to China’s nascent ski industry. His forthcoming book, The Body Birchbark, is a meditative canoe journey examining the father-daughter relationship.

Amélie Légaré

Art Director/Production Manager

Hailing from “La Belle Province” of Quebec, Amélie fell in love with the Coast Range while riding Whistler’s Harmony zone on a bluebird pow day. She ran away from her job in a concrete building with no windows, moved west, and started a design company focused on local businesses and outdoor recreation. Besides winning numerous design awards and maintaining a client list as long as a downhill racing ski, Amélie still finds time to sled and snowboard all winter and wakeboard and bike all summer. “In the fall, I travel,” she adds, “Mostly to surf.”

Feet Banks

Contributing Editor, Mountain Life Annual/Editor, Mountain Life Coast Mountains

Feet was raised in the Northern BC wilderness without electricity and his first friend was a rooster named Houdini. At age 12 his family moved to Whistler to live the dream. Hiking, skiing, rock climbing, and ocean canoe trips proved to be the highlights of his high school years and after graduating from the University of Victoria, Feet returned home to the mountains where he co-directed and produced the seminal Canadian ski film Parental Advisory Vol 1. Feet also makes short horror films for fun, hosts many Whistler events, writes a weekly movie column, freelances for numerous top outdoor mags, and has been the editor of Mountain Life– Coast Mountains since it’s inception in 2006. He lives in Squamish and rides a BMX with a fake plastic gas tank on it.

Colin Field

Contributing Editor

Colin Field comes from a background of photojournalism that grew from the ‘zine upwards. Previously associate editor at SBC SKIER, assistant editor at Windsport and SBC Kiteboard, his clients for both photos and text have included Ski Journal, Canadian Living, explore, Toronto Star, Cottage Life and others. An avid mountain biker with over 15 years of BMX racing and freestyle experience, Colin’s roots run deep within the bike community. From working as a bicycle courier in England, to a bicycle tour guide in the USA, or riding to Timbuktu in Mali, he enjoys any kind of riding as long as it’s on two wheels. And in the winter, oh, well, there we’ve got an obsession… But you already heard about one of those. Colin now lives in Clarksburg after a brief, but necessary hiatus from the area, while living in Toronto.

Ned Morgan

Contributing Editor/Editor, Mountain Life Ontario

Ned lived in Toronto for many years and took what he needed (a degree from U of T as well as editing, publishing and communications experience) but left behind what he didn’t need (crowds, gridlock). In 2007, Ned moved back home to the Blue Mountains region of Ontario. He is a seasoned editor and copywriter with experience on staff at the University of Toronto Press and at Kids Can Press. His writing has been published in Canadian Geographic, National PostCanoeroots, Crosscurrents and elsewhere. When not working at his desk, Ned can be found taking notes and pictures while paddling Georgian Bay, or hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing through the woods.

John Magill

Web Designer/Developer

With a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia, and 5 years experience running his own freelance business, John packed up his laptop and left Ireland in 2009 to chase his dream of spending a season skiing in Whistler, B.C. After falling in love with the mountain lifestyle he quickly embedded himself in the local scene and now spends his days off working for a local newspaper and expanding his design business into Canada. Nowadays he’s more likely to be found on two wheels following his new-found passion for downhill mountain biking. He recently received his Canadian residency after proving he spends more than 183 days a year in the local Irish bar with a pint of Guinness in hand.