Meet Our Staff

maryanne lechleiter

Maryanne Lechleiter


As the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Stimuli Magazine, I love sharing life’s little obsessions with our readers. Fashion, food & wine, beauty, great gift ideas, home decor, DIY and more. In my downtime (really, what’s that?) I love reading, spending time on the lake, am always planning my next trip to anywhere with palm trees, and I definitely consider shopping a sport.

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Melissa Warren

Melissa Warren


Project & Event Coordinator by day, Food & Nutrition blogger by night (or every other waking moment!) Melissa has lived all over, but currently calls Coquitlam home. She has a passion for promoting positive body image and healthy whole-food cooking. Her blog, A Lovely Balance, is filled with healthy recipes, life as a new mom and…happiness!

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Tanya Colledge


After hearing the editor of Vancouver Fashion Magazine speak to her class of Fashion Business and Creative Arts students at John Casablancas Institute, Tanya knew she wanted to combine her passion for fashion with her love of the written word. She now holds a degree in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University and has been published in various publications such as The Other Press, The Globe and Mail, Sounding Board, WorkSafe Magazine, and Business in Vancouver.

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Ronda Payne


A writer since she could hold a pen, Ronda is passionate about her craft. In 2007, she kissed ‘real jobs’ goodbye and began her true occupation as a full time copywriter and freelancer. A regular contributor to a variety of publications, Ronda joyfully lives in Maple Ridge, BC in yet another renovation project home with her husband and their pets.

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Linda Horn


Linda is sweet on baking. She grew up cooking and baking at her mother’s side. Today, she lives, works and plays in Langley, BC with her husband Robin. When she’s not making desserts for her family and friends, she’s the art director for a publishing company. You can find more of her recipes and photography on her blog, Let Them Eat Cake!

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Christa Wilson

Christa Wilson

Editorial Assistant, Contributor

Having found success in the real estate industry, Christa has always been passionate about connecting people to a lifestyle and community that inspires them live a life they love.  With her focus shifting to a growing family, Christa now splits her time managing the real estate business she shares with her dad and business partner, Mike Wilson, as well as her Editorial Assistant and Contributing positions with Stimuli.

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Jesse Eberts


Jesse has been in the travel industry for 2 years. His prior career saw him traveling the world, giving him expensive experience and growing a passion to explore the world. Naturally, he began helping people plan their trips, leading him into his career in the travel industry.  While the love of catching that next flight to a far away place moves him, coming home and connecting his community to the world is what motivates him.

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Scott Jackie Waddle

Scott & Jackie Waddle


Scott Waddle, along with his wife Jackie, are the proud owners of Precision Auto Service in Langley, BC.  They are going to celebrate their 20th year in business in the upcoming year, have two children and love to stay involved in their community on a professional and person level.

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Tonia Jacobsen-Marshall


Having been in the mortgage industry since 2003, I am highly fortunate to be living a life I truly love.  I suppose I have always been an over achiever and no matter what I am doing, I am “all in”.  I’m equally passionate about work and play, which typically involves my husband and two boys…usually down at the beach!

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Carrie Thachuk


Wife. Mom. Creator. Decorator. Business Owner. Entrepreneur

Carrie created The Passionate Home, a décor store in Downtown Langley over 10 years ago to share her eye for RECLAMING, RESTYLING & REDECORATING.  She creates beautiful spaces and believes that everyone deserves a home that celebrates their uniqueness and that evokes family happiness.  Carrie’s passion is to inspire and work with all people to Create a Beautiful Life!

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