Rachel Giese, director of editorial
Rachel Giese is the editorial director at Xtra. Previously, she was deputy editor at 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 at Xtra. Previously, he was editor-in-chief at Curios and Conundrums and founding editor at In Toronto (now In Magazine) and Go Big: Life and Style. He was also Xtra’s arts and entertainment editor for many years.
Chelle Turingan, managing producer — video
Chelle Turingan is the managing producer — video at Xtra. They are a National Magazine Award-winning editor and cinematographer. Previously, they were deputy editor — video at Rogers Media. Their work has appeared in Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Hello! Canada and Sportsnet.
Erica Lenti, senior editor — politics and identities
Erica Lenti is the senior editor — politics and identities at Xtra. Previously, she was editor-in-chief at This Magazine and deputy editor at Torontoist. Her work has appeared in The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and Hazlitt.
Riley Sparks, producer and story editor
Riley Sparks is the producer and story editor at Xtra. Previously, 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.
Michelle da Silva, community manager
Michelle da Silva is the community manager and oversees social media and audience 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 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 the 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.