About Us

About Us

Get to Know
Page Two

At Page Two, we’re different from other publishers. We offer a faster path to market, more creative control, and deep engagement in your launch strategy. Our co-founders, Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White, have a combined forty years of experience in the industry. They launched Page Two in 2013 to help non-fiction authors and organizations make smart, innovative publishing decisions. Our core team of talented professionals, and carefully vetted freelance associates, have worked for some of the world’s largest and most prestigious publishers. Combined, we’ve produced thousands of books in our careers, publishing international bestsellers and winning numerous awards.


Our Team

Jesse Finkelstein

Jesse Finkelstein

Principal

Jesse Finkelstein has spent her entire career in books. Prior to co-founding Page Two, Jesse held several management roles at publishing houses, including that of COO of D&M Publishers and associate publisher at Raincoast Books. She holds a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University and is adjunct professor in publishing at the university. She serves on the board of Creative BC, an organization devoted to supporting the growth of cultural industries.MORE

Trena White

Trena White

Principal

Page Two co-founder Trena White has worked in book publishing for over fifteen years, in various senior roles. She is the former publisher of Douglas & McIntyre and Greystone Books, where she oversaw a list of sixty new books a year, and a non-fiction editor at McClelland & Stewart, now an imprint of Penguin Random House. She holds a master’s degree in publishing from Simon Fraser University and is adjunct professor in publishing at the university.MORE

Peter Cocking

Peter Cocking

Creative Director

Considered one of North America’s finest publication designers, Peter has received over fifty awards for his work, and has lectured on design and typography throughout Canada and the United States. His design experience is wide, ranging from packaging to branding—including hundreds of books. He is also an award-winning professor of design at Emily Carr University.MORE

Amanda Lewis

Amanda Lewis

Editorial Director

Before joining Page Two, Amanda worked for eight years as an acquisitions editor at Penguin Random House. Books she has edited have become #1 national and international bestsellers, and won or been nominated for top literary prizes. She holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of British Columbia.MORE

Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit

Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit

Marketing Director

Annemarie has almost twenty years of diverse marketing experience, including managing a dot-com startup; launching the role of web strategist, media and public relations at Simon Fraser University; starting and selling her own online business, yoyomama; and running marketing campaigns for authors and businesses. She is a published author herself (Healthy Mum, Happy Baby).MORE

Gabrielle Narsted

Gabrielle Narsted

Publishing Services Manager

Gabrielle (“Gabi”) holds a master’s degree in publishing, and a bachelor in English literature. Gabi has applied her strategic thinking on production, printing, and logistics to diverse projects—from a community-building book for the Mastercard Foundation, to a children’s book by a Google programmer, and bestselling business books by Phil M. Jones.MORE

Rony Ganon

Rony Ganon

Project Manager

Rony holds degrees in publishing and advanced project management, plus a bachelor in political science and philosophy from the University of British Columbia. She brings her extensive project management experience to her work at Page Two, where she has managed a wide array of projects—from richly illustrated lifestyle books to #1 bestselling business books.MORE

Taysia Louie

Taysia Louie

Designer

Taysia Louie is a graphic designer and a type enthusiast who has experience in branding and publication design. She holds a bachelor of communication design from Emily Carr University, where she received the John C. Kerr Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.MORE

Lorraine Toor

Lorraine Toor

Sales & Distribution Director

Lorraine Toor works with Page Two’s global author roster to develop and execute distribution strategies. She oversees our trade distribution program, print-on-demand initiatives, and digital sales channels. Lorraine is also a five-time JUNO Award-nominated singer-songwriter with Canadian children’s music duo Bobs & LoLo and co-author of the critically acclaimed children’s book Run Salmon Run.MORE

Mary Trentadue

Mary Trentadue

Business Development & Special Projects

Mary began her career as a bookseller. She was the founder and operator of award-winning 32 Books, a beloved community bookstore in North Vancouver, and then moved on to key roles in two other successful bookstores. More recently, Mary has been working with authors and business leaders as an online manager.MORE

Deanna Roney

Deanna Roney

Administration

Deanna Roney supports the Page Two team with administration. Before joining Page Two, Deanna worked at Transatlantic Agency and several other literary agencies. She holds a BA in English and women and gender studies from Athabasca University.MORE