Dayan Moore

Kayaking

Aah, the turquoise water of the Bahamas

What Day is to us:

  • Artist Extraordinaire
  • Amazing Entrepreneur
  • Superb Social Media Expert
  • Energetic Enthusiast

When we figure out everything Day knows how to do, we’ll let you know. Right now, she’s doing everything we give her and we keep giving her more and she keeps doing it. Consider her our Public Relations, Sales and Social Media guru with who knows how many other tasks she’s attacking right this very minute. She comes to us with a background of being an incredible artist, a business owner, entrepreneur, motivated earth lover, foundation creator and supporter. Basically, she’s incredibly bright and if she thinks something is important, she gets completely immersed and involved in it and does a fabulous job with it. We are proud and happy to have her on the Pakayak team to do just what her particular talents can do for us.

Dayan Moore’s bio:

Dayan Moore, painter, designer, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  A born advocate with innate passion, curiosity, and ambition, she was an environmentalist and vegetarian by age 11.  Day enjoyed all outdoor and artistic activity, driving anything with a motor, and dreaming of the life on the open sea.  Through her adventures, at a young age, she also developed a love of fashion and a discerning eye for detail & design, which she nurtured by immersing herself in reading, visiting museums, and learning the works of O’Keefe, Rodin, Avedon, and Rothko.

Day earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island College.  She has worked for Sotheby’s as a paint restoration artist, a sous chef for a gourmet catering company, a consultant on small business projects, and a small business owner as a vegan handbag designer. Day’s entrepreneurial work has gained national attention, earning several awards in the sustainable and social enterprise arenas, including the 2009 Eileen Fisher Business Grant Program for Women Entrepreneurs.

Day donates a percentage of every painting sold to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society who’s mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

  • 2012 Global Fellowship Program – U.S. State Dept., Costa Rica & University of Connecticut
  • 2011 ReSet Social Enterprise Award
  • 2011 Connecticut Green Business Award
  • 2009 Eileen Fisher Women’s Business Grant Recipient

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?

Meet Our Other Team Pakayak Members

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

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