Team Pakayak

Team Pakayak

From left to right: Doug Mackro, Zinelle Mackro, Phil Miller and Day Moore

Our Vision

What we care about most is bringing the joy of kayaking to more people. We think kayaking is one of the best things you can do in your free time. Just inches off shore equals instant vacation.

It can be difficult to have a kayak in some of the places that we live. Often getting it to and from the water requires a pickup truck, a roof rack and a buddy. And, for all of you who live in the city, it’s next to impossible. Our nesting kayak solves these issues without sacrificing performance.

That’s why we invented Pakayak. The Pakayak is a 14-foot sea kayak with hatches fore and aft, deck webbing, and outfitted to accept a rudder yet it packs into a 3 ½ foot tall bag. Imagine the flexibility this gives you. You can take it and store it anywhere. Put it in your apartment or in your dorm room. Take it on an elevator and store it in a closet. Take it on a plane, put it in the back of your convertible, put it on your back and hike to that remote location you’ve always dreamed of paddling. Live in a studio apartment? No problem, hop on the subway or catch a cab, and be paddling in minutes!

Wouldn’t you rather Pakayak than rack a ‘yak?

Bringing the Joy of Kayaking
to More People

That’s our vision.


Meet Team Pakayak

Our team is comprised of Doug & Zinelle Mackro, Day Moore and Phil Miller. We each bring a completely different perspective and set of experiences to round out our company quite nicely.

Doug Mackro - Co-founder, CEOCo-founder, CEO

Doug Mackro

Doug Mackro has owned and operated a successful construction and real estate development company which he started over 30 years ago. From building spec homes to restoring boats, Doug understands innately the nature of material compatibility. His knowledge of cabinet making and boat construction drove the creation of the mating surface for Pakayak.

Doug has been an avid sailor, canoeist, kayaker and whitewater kayaker all his life. He also loves hiking, camping, skiing and almost anything else outdoors. He’s built boats, repaired boats, and now designed the Pakayak. Doug is an environmentalist at his core and has a deep respect for the earth and all of its forms of life. Read Full Bio

Zinelle Mackro - Co-founder, VP of Marketing & ITCo-founder, VP of Marketing & IT

Zinelle Mackro

Zinelle Mackro worked in the corporate setting for companies including Aetna, OLM Web Hosting and Aptar, and has been running her own successful graphic/web/marketing company for over 15 years. Her experiences and connections have proven invaluable for developing and marketing Pakayak.

She's a nature lover, an avid volleyball player and loves to kayak, canoe, sail, hike, bike, run, boogie board and travel. “Z” is happiest when she’s outside experiencing nature in its most pristine state. Read Full Bio

Phil Miller - VP of Manufacturing & OperationsVP of Manufacturing & Operations

Phil Miller

Philip Miller joins our team bringing over 35 years of manufacturing experience in a number of diverse industries and technologies. He has worked for the entire gamut of business structures from running his own injection molding company to Research & Development, Operations and General Manager for several international companies. He is the Co-Inventor on a number of Patents.

Phil has been a boating enthusiast since his childhood in California where he developed a love for the classic mahogany speed boats. His family moved to the east coast and he spent his teen age years sailing on Long Island Sound. He loves diving and water sports, travel and the outdoors. Read Full Bio

Day Moore - VP of Sales & PRVP of Sales & PR

Day Moore

Day Moore is a painter, designer, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, with innate passion, curiosity, and ambition. With a B.F.A. from Rhode Island College. She has worked for Sotheby’s as a paint restoration artist, a sous chef, a consultant on small business projects, and a small business owner. Day’s entrepreneurial work has gained national attention, earning several awards in the sustainable and social enterprise arenas.

Day loves to kayak, SUP, swim, sail, surf, scuba dive, hike, bike, rock climb, read, cook, and preferably all while traveling. And, did we mention that she loves to travel? Read Full Bio

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