About Us

About Us

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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 thought leaders, subject matter experts, and organizations publish leading non-fiction books. They are past finalists for the RBC Women Entrepreneurs’ Award, recognized for building a thriving, innovative company. 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 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


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

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

Gabrielle Narsted

Director of Operations

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

Caela Moffet

Production Director

Caela Moffet brings a range of experience in publishing to Page Two. She has worked in magazines, custom content creation, and academic journals, and spent the last decade working in Montreal, Toronto, and the UK–most recently as a production editor at Cambridge University Press in England. She holds a bachelor in English literature and a master’s degree in communications. MORE

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

Adrineh Der-Boghossian

Project Manager

Adrineh expertly manages projects for Page Two’s clients. She brings a range of experience to her role at Page Two, having held communications, writing, and editing roles across the nonprofit, media, and education sectors in Canada and abroad. Adrineh holds certificates in editing and publishing as well as a master’s degree in communications. MORE

Louise Hill

Project Manager

Louise works closely with Page Two clients to coordinate the logistics of their entire book production process. She has held diverse writerly, editorial, and managerial roles across the publishing, nonprofit, and education sectors. She holds a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History.MORE

Taysia Louie


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

Jennifer Lum


Jennifer Lum is an award-winning designer with extensive experience in publication design. Before joining Page Two, she was a senior designer at Penguin Random House Canada, where she worked on a range of international bestselling and award-winning titles. She has lectured at Sheridan College, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and the University of Toronto. MORE

Fiona Lee


Fiona Lee is a designer with expertise in publication and information design. Before joining Page Two, she worked with a range of organizations, from a health-design studio to a non-profit agency. She holds a bachelor of communication design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.MORE

Melissa Kawaguchi

Production Editor

Melissa lends her sharp editorial eye to proofreading and copyediting just about everything that Page Two sends out into the world—from our books to our marketing assets, and everything in between. Before joining Page Two, she was the editorial assistant at Dundurn Press. She holds a BA in history from McGill University and a publishing certificate from Ryerson University.MORE

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

Chris Brandt

Marketing Strategist

Chris Brandt develops marketing strategies for our clients. An experienced marketing and social media expert, Chris has more than twenty years’ experience working in the music industry, and has taught business and marketing at the post-secondary level for a decade. He has also built and led a national charity. MORE

Meghan O’Neill

Marketing Director

Meghan O’Neill brings extensive experience in media and communications to her role as marketing director. Currently pursuing a PhD in publishing, Meghan also holds degrees in publishing and writing, plus a bachelor of international relations from the University of British Columbia.MORE

Madison Taylor

Publicity and Communications Associate

Madison (“Maddie”) is an experienced marketer, publicist, and content creator. She honed her publicity skills at the Arts Club Theatre Company and has written and edited content for publications across North America. And she knows how to sell books, having worked as a bookseller at McNally Robinson. Maddie holds a BA (Hons.) in English literature.MORE

Madelaine Manson

Sales Associate

Madelaine brings a range of publishing and sales experience to Page Two, including sales and business development at Penguin Random House Canada, market development at DocuSign, and ad sales in the magazine industry. She holds a bachelor’s in sociology from Carleton University and a publishing certificate from Centennial College.MORE

Leonni Antono

Digital Marketer

Leonni brings strong copywriting, marketing, and graphic design experience to her role as digital marketer, crafting visual and written content and managing advertising campaigns for Page Two’s clients. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and has previously held marketing and design positions at the Vancouver International Film Festival Society and Building Bloq Project.MORE

Sarra Francis

Sales Administrator

Sarra coordinates Page Two’s bulk sales and translation rights programs and manages our data and sales and inventory needs. Before joining our team, Sarra was agency assistant at Cooke McDermid; digital and online sales coordinator with Little, Brown and Orion; and sales assistant at Profile Books.MORE

Colin Rier

Sales Administrator

Colin coordinates Page Two’s bulk sales and translation rights programs and manages our data and sales and inventory needs. He holds a BA in history and canadian studies from McGill University and was previously a publishing assistant at Penguin Random House Canada.MORE

Kendra Ward

Editorial Director

Kendra Ward is an editor of nationally bestselling, award-winning books. She has been editing for almost twenty years, previously in-house at Penguin Random House and the Art Canada Institute. Her education includes pastoral studies at the University of Toronto and a degree in English literature from the University of British Columbia.MORE

Emily Schultz


Emily Schultz is an editor and best-selling novelist with twenty years of experience. She has edited over 200 books in a wide range of genres. Books she’s worked on won or were nominated for the Ippys, the Edgars, and the Giller Prize. Emily lives in Brooklyn.MORE

James Harbeck


James Harbeck has more than twenty years of editorial experience, working with many different writers on a wide range of subjects. He’s also a well-known, award-winning writer and presenter on language and editing. James has an MA in linguistics and a PhD in theatre history.MORE