Back at the office, this core group of people make the pages of Routes flipping sweet…
Sandra Wiebe, Founder/CEO/Publisher. After traveling and living in several countries, raising two amazing sons, Sandra and her husband settled into life in High River. She returned to school and received a Bachelor of Communications degree in Journalism from Mount Royal University (interning at Cool Companies and Avenue magazine). Based on a love of magazines, a school project and a market niche need, Sandra launched Routes magazine in November of 2008. Blessed to have found some amazing people to work with, Routes is thriving as the foothills region’s lifestyle magazine, shining a light on the amazing people and things to be discovered right here in our own backyard.
Pat Fream, copy editor and writer. Pat joined the the Routes team in 2009, first as a writer, now she continues to write amazing editorial and has also taken on the role of a family-life columnist with her humorous wit and passion for life. Pat is also Routes’ copy editor, working hard to keep Routes on target with well-written editorial content from a pool of talented local writers. Pat has been writing for various Alberta businesses and publications for more than 18 years. In addition to her penchant for words, Pat is passionate about fitness, travel and all things related to her husband and three kids. Although work and activities often take her to the city, Pat enjoys acreage living in the DeWinton area, where soaring hawks, rolling hills and the distant Rockies are a constant source of awe and inspiration. email Pat
Sharon Syverson, art director. Sharon has been working on creating beautiful pages for Routes since the very first issue. Sharon works tirelessly to give a fresh and unique look to the pages of Routes as well as running her own freelance design business SonnyDesign. Born and raised in northern Alberta, Sharon has made her home here in the foothills for the last 10 years. email Sharon
Neville developed an early taste for photography using a simple point and shoot camera which enabled him to appreciate the components of light, shutter speed and aperture in the image making process. His interest grew throughout the next 20 years, turning professional in 1999. His work has been published in magazines, calendars and cards and has been used by music artist for CD covers (George Canyon) and on display for the Calgary Stampede, best in show competition 2010. Now located in southern Alberta, Neville enjoys the challenges of photographing a different culture and lifestyle. He has a deep understanding of image making, and always tries to share his experience of the moment through his pictures. email Neville