Lisa Curry is an administrator, an organizer and a generalist, skilled in several areas but expert in none. She has served as executive director of the Vancouver Art Book Fair, overseeing its pivot to digital in 2020, as fundraising coordinator and program manager at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, and as coordinator at Kickstand Community Bikes. She founded a coworking space called Work Place and co-founded a comedy and zine festival called Unibrow Arts Festival. In her spare time, she is puttering around thinking about yummy food, or hunting for a new book and the strongest coffee.
Editorial and Program Director
For nearly three decades, Paula Carlson has worked as an editor and reporter at various newspapers throughout the Lower Mainland, contributing stories and stick-handling special projects that have won more than 50 industry awards for news, feature and opinion writing, page layout and design. Her work has appeared across B.C. and Canada. She's fairly certain a good cup of coffee improves almost anything.
Vendor and Volunteer Coordinator
Devon (He/ Him) has lived his whole life in Coast Salish Territory and moved from Seattle to Vancouver in 2017. He grew up reading street papers and was a regular customer of Megaphone magazine for years before formally joining the team. Blown away by the quality of our monthly magazine and the warmth he felt from our vendors he encountered on the streets, Devon soon became a Mega-fan of Megaphone. After a short stint as a front desk volunteer, he was welcomed on as Megaphone's new People Coordinator where he continues to support our incredible vendors and volunteers. Devon full-heartedly believes in the healing nature of listening to and uplifting people's stories, and finds great joy watching people find empowerment through Megaphone. Devon's happiest moments are when he is backcountry hiking, engaged in photography or sharing stories with friends old and new.
Fundraising and Communications Coordinator
Bianca (she/they) is a writer, editor, and event organizer from Vancouver. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing, and Digital and Print Publishing from Simon Fraser University where she also works as the Editor-in-Chief of SFU’s Undergraduate Journal, The Lyre. Bianca first learned of Megaphone when volunteering in the DTES last year and is so excited and enthused to work with them now! Bianca is a strong believer in accessible and informative storytelling and is so grateful to get to work with Megaphone and its audiences. In her free time, you can find Bianca in the aisles of Massy Books, looking up flight deals, or at home, having deep and meaningful conversations with her cat, Poe!