Rachel Giese, director of editorial
Rachel Giese is the editorial director at Xtra. Previously, she was deputy editor of The Grid, a senior editor at The Walrus and editor-at-large at Chatelaine. She is the author of Boys: What It Means to Become a Man, which was named one of the Globe and Mail’s best books of 2018.
Gordon Bowness, executive editor
Gordon Bowness is the executive editor of Xtra. He was previously editor-in-chief of Curios and Conundrums and founding editor of In Toronto (now In Magazine) and Go Big: Life and Style. He was also Xtra’s arts and entertainment editor for many years.
Eternity Martis, senior editor
Eternity Martis is a senior editor at Xtra. Her work has been featured in Vice, The Walrus, CBC, The Fader, Hazlitt, Salon and more. Her book They Said This Would Be Fun is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart.
Erica Lenti, senior editor
Erica Lenti is a senior editor at Xtra. She previously served as editor of This Magazine and deputy editor at Torontoist. Her work has appeared in The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and Hazlitt.
Arvin Joaquin, associate editor
Arvin Joaquin is an associate editor at Xtra. He was previously an associate producer for Global News’ The West Block. His work has appeared in The Vancouver Courier, CTV News, TVO, CBC and CKNW 980.
Chelle Turingan, managing producer — video
Michelle Turingan is a managing producer — video at Xtra. They are a National Magazine Award-winning editor and videographer. Previously, they were deputy editor — video at Rogers Publishing. Their work has appeared in Maclean’s, Chatelaine, FLARE and Today’s Parent.
Riley Sparks, producer and story editor
Riley Sparks is a producer and story editor at Xtra. He has produced videos for The Globe and Mail, worked as a digital journalist and overseas freelancer for the Toronto Star and covered city news for the Montreal Gazette.
Corey Misquita, video producer
Corey Misquita is a video producer at Xtra. She is an award-winning filmmaker and editor whose work has been screened at TO WebFest, LA Femme Festival and the Female Eye Film Festival. Her work has appeared in JUNO tv and The Fader.
Michelle da Silva, community manager
Michelle da Silva oversees social media and reader engagement at Xtra. Previously, she was the life and social media editor at NOW Magazine and a staff writer at the Georgia Straight. Her work has also appeared in Bustle, House & Home and Food Network Canada. She hosts and produces the biweekly radio show Early Bird Special on ISO Radio and sits on the jury of the Polaris Music Prize.
Francesca Roh, digital designer/design coordinator
Francesca Roh is a digital designer at Xtra. Previously, she was an interactive graphic designer at Blitztream Inc., art director and interactive graphic designer at Cundari And Quizative Inc and editorial and graphic designer at Living Plus, Design Leepop And C2 Education Private School. She is an award-winning Early Bird [Website Design – Single] at 2011 Applied Arts Student Awards Contest Winner.