Our Team


Publisher Lisa Prophet-Craik 604-476-2728
Lisa Prophet-Craik has been a resident of Maple Ridge for the past 20 years and in the media business since 1999. She is actively involved in the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, Ridge Meadows Minor Ball Hockey Association, local secondary high school committees, to name a few. She actively participates in and sponsors numerous local events, non-profit groups and businesses. Lisa has been with Black Press for 14 years, and manages all departments at The News. She is the recipient of the Presidents Award from Black Press, as well has earned multiple B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper and Canadian Community Newspaper Advertising awards, local Chamber awards, and is proud to represent the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News. publisher@mapleridgenews.com

Editor Michael Hall 604-476-2733
Michael Hall has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and more than 10 as editor of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News. In addition to editing and social media duties, he writes news, features and opinion, and shoots photos and video. He lives in Maple Ridge with his wife and two children, and previously lived in Pitt Meadows, and has been active in coaching minor sports. editor@mapleridgenews.com

Multimedia Journalist Phil Melnychuk 604-476-2735
Phil Melnychuk has been a reporter and editor in B.C. and Alberta for more than 20 years, working in Whitecourt, Stony Plain, Medicine Hat, Vancouver and Abbotsford. He covers politics for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, as well as environmental issues, and shoots photos and video, as well. pmelnychuk@mapleridgenews.com

Multimedia Journalist Neil Corbett 604-476-2736
Neil Corbett covers education, health care and sports at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News. He has worked in journalism for more than two decades, as an editor and reporter, and now as a multi-media journalist. ncorbett@mapleridgenews.com

Multimedia Journalist Colleen Flanagan 604-476-2734
Colleen Flanagan is a multimedia journalist with more than 10 years experience. She covers arts and community events for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News. cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

Circulation Manager Brian Yip 604-466-6397
Brian has been the circulation manager at The News for the past 6 years and works alongside our circulation clerk, Mara Fraser and three part time field representatives. Brian has been in the media distribution business for the past thirty five years and brings extensive experience to The News circulation department. He oversees the entire delivery operation across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows including early morning starts to ensure delivery drivers get the newspapers out to over 250 youth and adult carriers, twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Fridays regardless of weather. circulation@mapleridgenews.com