Raven Reads is an Indigenous and womxn owned enterprise that aims to support other womxn in every avenue of our work. We are a virtual team composed of tenacious leaders and entrepreneurs who strive to see Raven Reads reach it maximum potential and offer our customers a quality products that we can be proud of.
Nicole McLaren is a mother, wife and an entrepreneur at heart. Nicole’s steady search for opportunities combined with her enterprising, Indigenous roots led her to launch Raven Reads – a subscription box featuring literature and goods from Indigenous authors and entrepreneurs across North America. Nicole is also the Founder and Chair of the Indigenous Women’s Business Network, an expanding non-profit network that provides support for other Indigenous women looking to start or grow their own business.
Kelly Krakalovich is currently a full-time student at the University of Winnipeg aiming for her Bachelors of Business and Administration in Marketing. She works part-time for her local Home Depot as a hardware associate, and takes immense joy out of being a mother of one. Her professional goals hope to take her to the field of Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Kelly looks forward to learning the most she can from everyone she meets along the way.
Customer Support and Account Manager
Chérie is a Computer Science major and virtual assistant focused on administration, tech and design with over 4 years of experience. She started working at Raven Reads in February 2019 and currently handles customer service and technical operations. Her energy comes from the boxes of wafer sticks she always has stacked by her computer.
Born in New Dehli, India, Paras’ family immigrated to Canada in 2003. Paras is a fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce Student in Edmonton, AB who enjoys watching basketball & spending time outdoors in his free time. Paras started as a Finance Intern for Raven Reads in September 2020.
Jessica grew up in Swift Current, SK and currently lives in Langham, SK outside of Saskatoon. Her husband is from James Smith Cree Nation and they have 3 children. Jessica is a social media manager for Raven Reads and helps with other aspects of the business where needed such as research for business expansion projects. Jessica operates her own virtual management business and has a full-time business in personal finance.