Meet Our Team

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, CEO

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.

Zinelle Mackro

CO-FOUNDER, VP OF MARKETING & IT

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.

Phil Miller

VP OF MANUFACTURING & OPERATIONS

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.

Day Moore

VP OF SALES & PR

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?