The LuxuryNovaScotia Team


LuxuryNovaScotia is brought to you by Riley International Media‘s International Content Team. Our  dedicated, professional writers and editors are committed to bringing you the latest news and reviews related to luxury experiences, lifestyles, real estate, and travel  in spectacular Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Riley International Media – Editorial Team

Bryan Dearsley — Editor-in-chief: Bryan has over 20 years of content development experience in both digital and print formats. A resident of Muskoka, his SEO-rich content ranks highly on search engines, achieving a consistently high UVM. Formerly Associate Editor of CARPNews FiftyPlus (now Zoomer Magazine), he’s also a Contributor with, one of the world’s leading travel websites.

Vince Grittani – Lifestyles Editor (Nova Scotia): Vince is a playwright, screenwriter, illustrator and Realtor known for his work as a lifestyle producer and host on several television series including his own, The Weekend Guy. Recently, he escaped Ontario to live on the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia where he continues to renovate, sell real estate with Cape Breton Realty, and write the great Canadian story. 


Content Team 

Andrew Wagner-Chazalon — Contributing Editor (Canada): Andrew has spent many years writing about fine dining, theatre, superb homes, classic boats, and other aspects of the luxurious life in Muskoka and beyond. He is Editor and CEO of Dockside Publishing, producing magazines that celebrate the best of cottage and chalet life throughout Central Ontario.

Beth Hoke – Contributor (US): Beth is a US-based freelance travel and lifestyles writer.

Bindu Gopal Rao – Contributor (India): Bindu is a freelance writer and photographer from Bangalore, India, who likes taking the offbeat path when travelling. Birding and the environment are her favourite topics, and she documents her work on and on Instagram bindugopalrao.

Charlie Wagner-Chazalon – Contributor (Canada): Charlie is a travel enthusiast who splits his time between Muskoka and Toronto, Ontario.

Chris Occhiuzzi – Contributor (Canada): Chris has been writing for newspapers, magazines, and websites for nearly two decades. He’s a staff writer at Dockside Publishing and founder of Muskoka Unlimited.

Dee Dee Weiland – Contributing Editor (Canada): Dee Dee  is a long-time cottager on Lake of Bays, and is now a full-time resident of Muskoka. She’s a professional home stager with a flair for design, and a Realtor with expertise in luxury Muskoka real estate. She continues to experience and enjoy luxury lifestyles in Muskoka and around the world.    

Gina Baksa – Contributing Editor (UK): Gina is a freelance lifestyle and features journalist with a focus on luxury brands and experiences. You can follow Gina’s travel adventures on @Travelscriber (Twitter), @ginabaksa (Instagram),, and

Gregory George — Contributing Editor (Canada): Greg is co-founder and Editor-in-chief of, a travel blog that ranks in the top 10 Most Visited Travel sites on Rise Global’s ‘Top 1000 Travel Sites’.

James Ross — Contributing Editor (Canada): James is a travel writer and columnist, as well as author of the books Cottage Daze and Still in a Daze at the Cottage. He lives in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

Kim Kerr — Contributor (Canada): A long-time Muskoka resident, Kim is a freelance writer specializing in luxury lifestyles and travel.

Mary Noe — Contributing Editor: Mary specializes in reporting on international and domestic travel, and also contributes regularly to upscale print magazines including Southern California Life.

Maureen Littlejohn — Contributing Editor (Canada): Maureen is a writer and editor for print and online applications including National Geographic Traveller, and is chair of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Canadian Chapter.

Rossana Wyatt – Contributor (Canada): Rossana is a travel blogger specializing in family and solo travel that includes teens and the 50+, as well as specialty diets. She is also a member of the International Travel Writers’ Alliance. Visit her website at

Sue Kelly – Contributor (Canada): Based in Muskoka, Sue is a frequent traveller and a professional writer. She’s also a radio host, educator and author of Still Sexy After Sixty (

Thomas Wilkinson — Lifestyles Editor: Aka Dr Wilko, Tom makes cocktails in his spare time and podcasts about their history at Dr Wilko’s Campaign for Better Beverages. He also produces two other podcasts: Hat of Many Things, on random topics drawn from a hat, and Unparliamentary Language about the state of British politics.

TMA Howe – Contributor / Auto Editor: TMA Howe is a constant traveller, car enthusiast, and Riley Media’s Automotive Editor. 

Tech Team

Cody Fillion — Senior Web Administrator