Doug Mackro


Kodi up front and Cort in background

What Doug is to us:

  • Incredible Inventor
  • Master Manager
  • Super Self Starter
  • Entreprenuerial Engineer
  • Design Brainiac
  • Real Renaissance Man

About 25 years ago, he had the idea to make a kayak nest into itself to make it easier to take with you. Back then he was paddling rivers a lot and it seemed that all he was doing was loading and unloading boats off the top of his car! The idea stayed with him but he didn’t do anything with it until he met his wife and told her about it. She said, “This is an awesome idea. Let’s do it.”

Zinelle helped him go forward with the idea, supporting him and encouraging him. Her background in marketing as well as her drive to be successful has allowed them to bring this concept to reality.

Doug Mackro’s bio:

Doug Mackro has owned and operated a successful construction and realestate development company which he started over 30 years ago. He has extensive knowledge across many disciplines and materials. 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’s built boats, repaired boats, and now designed the Pakayak. He’s a scuba dive master and loves the perspective that it gives him from the fish’s point of view. He also loves hiking, camping, skiing and almost anything else outdoors. Doug is an environmentalist at his core and has a deep respect for the earth and all of its forms of life.

Meet Our Other Team Pakayak Members

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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