Team

Our top team brings to the table a wealth of combined experience in television ranging from cinematography to writing, production, finance, editing, animation and beyond.

Who we are

  • Mark Miller

    CEO

    Mark loves adventure and loves to ask questions. How does that work? Why can’t we try this? He has worked as a cameraman on Mt.Everest, flown airplanes since he was nine years old, and a few years ago managed to get his DNA on Mars. He started his television career more than 30 years ago. His passion is; “story”. When not making great TV, he is at home composing music. Mark has had dozens of pieces published and used for TV themes.

    Mark on IMDB

  • Blair Reekie

    President

    Blair began his television career in 1988 as a staff writer/producer. Since then he has produced countless hours of programming including MOW’s, documentaries, and reality series. Blair’s background in television movies and long format drama, as well as lifestyle programming gives him a breadth of experience unique in Canada.

    Blair on IMDB

  • David Way

    Senior Vice President

    David has 20+ years experience in factual programming with numerous organizations including Fusion Television, Life Network and Discovery Health Channel.

    David on IMDB

  • Wendy McKernan

    Vice President

    With over 25 productions to her credit, Wendy is considered one of Canada’s most respected factual producers, whose most recent credits include Highway Thru Hell and Heavy Rescue 401 and AirShow.

    Wendy oversees all production at Great Pacific including Lifestyle and Factual. She is also a senior member of the Great Pacific team developing fact-based events into scripted projects.  Before joining Great Pacific in 2012, Ms. McKernan worked in both scripted and factual with many of the industry’s leading studios and broadcasters.

    Wendy on IMDB

  • Dana Johl

    Vice President Production, Lifestyle

    Dana is a top series producer of lifestyle, factual and reality television in both Vancouver and Toronto.  A Gemini winner and multiple award nominee, Dana has produced seventeen series and over 400 episodes of television.  She now oversees all lifestyle productions at GPM.  Prior to joining the company, Dana worked at Force Four, Screen Siren, Omni, Fusion and was in-house at Life, HGTV and Food Network.
    Originally from Vancouver, Dana began her career in Toronto after graduating from Ryerson Journalism.  She loves the juggling act of production and is passionate about supporting her community, having co-founded Field & Post in 2014.

    Dana on IMDB

  • Kelly McClughan

    Vice President Production

    Kelly’s passion for exploration and story-telling has led her to some of the most intriguing places on earth.  As a producer, director, writer and show runner, she has filmed in challenging circumstances and locations – including several months circumnavigating the globe aboard a tall ship.  Her work has chiefly involved documentary, factual series and lifestyle programming.  Before embarking on an independent career, Kelly was a news and current affairs journalist for Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC.

    Kelly on IMDB

  • Tony Chung

    Director of Finance

    Tony is the Director of Finance for Great Pacific Media and is responsible for the company’s accounting, finance and tax functions.  Tony obtained his CPA designation while working for Wolrige Mahon LLP, one of the largest independent accounting firms in Metro Vancouver.  Tony joined Great Pacific Media in 2015, bringing to the company his decade of industry and corporate accounting experience.

    Tony on IMDB

  • Jeff Kinnon

    Director of Development

    Jeff has over a decade of experience working in unscripted television.  He has created two documentary series (Jade FeverHail Mary) and has worked on shows for Discovery, CBC, CityTV, W Network, Rogers Sportsnet, and NBC Sports.  In a previous life, he was an average drummer in an underrated band.

    Jeff on IMDB

  • Lindsay Macadam

    Head of Scripted Development

    With over a decade of experience working in scripted content, Lindsay joins Great Pacific as the Head of Scripted Development and is focused on developing television and feature film projects based in fact.  Prior to joining Great Pacific, Lindsay was an Executive Producer on the top-rated television series MOTIVE for CTV and NBCU International (52 eps x 60 mins), as well as a Producer on the feature film “Brain on Fire” starring Chloe Grace Moretz for Netflix.

    Lindsay on IMDB

  • Ed de Rivaz

    Manager, Factual Development

    Ed has a decade of experience developing and producing factual content in Canada and the US, at History Channel (including exec producing Ax Men and Counting Cars), BBC Worldwide Productions (notably developing and producing Nat Geo’s award-winning Life Below Zero), and most recently Anaid Productions (Engraved On A Nation: Man Vs Machine), where he served as Executive Producer and Creative Director.

    Ed on IMDB

  • Franz Gjula-Lyonnais

    Director of Post Production

    Franz has more than a decade of experience working in post-production.  Originally from small town Quebec, he moved to Vancouver after high-school to pursue a career in entertainment and gained hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of post-production.  His in-depth understanding of the creation process, passion for building teams and mentoring up-and-coming talent have led him to his current position as Director of Post-Production at Great Pacific Media since July, 2018.

    Franz on IMDB

  • Neil Thomas

    Showrunner

    Neil lives to tell visual stories. From the super secret hangars of America’s ‘X-planes’ to the ‘Highway Thru Hell’, Neil has been discovering unforgettable characters and making compelling, smart television for more than 25 years.

    Neil on IMDB

  • Kevin Mills

    Senior Editor

    Kevin’s television career start in 1987. Before becoming one of North America’s top editors, he worked as a writer, journalist, and cameraman. Kevin’s skill and unique passion for perfection makes him a key member of our creative team.

    Kevin on IMDB

  • Jason Mullen

    Operations Manager

    Jason Mullen is GPM’s Operations Manager and is in charge of all things technical.  Jason has 18 years of post production experience and is a certified Avid technician.  He has done it all in post from assistant editor to online editing to running a VTR room.  Jason first started his career in Toronto as an in-house assistant editor / Avid technician at Theatre D digital.  He has now called Vancouver home since 2005.

    Jason on IMDB

  • Ruth de la Giroday

    Office Manager

    Ruth is the first person you will meet walking into Great Pacific Media.  She is a photographer, is fantastic with people, and on the days she isn’t working, can be found in the great outdoors as far away from cell reception as possible.  Ruth comes from an extensive sales background and is an integral part of the day to day operations for the company.

    Ruth on IMDB