Meet Our Team

Barbara Mervin, CEO

“My vision for APTOELLA is to build a brand that helps women and girls look and feel incredible while playing the sport they love. I want this brand to parallel the rugby culture of inclusion, diversity, and excellence, which are the components woven into the very fibres of our great game.

Whatever shape and size you are, you are amazing! APTOELLA’s team goal is to empower and encourage young women to love their bodies for what they can do, love themselves for the person and teammates they are and believe in their ability to reach their true potential. “

Barbara Mervin Represented Canada in three 15s World Cups and competed in the Sevens World Series from 2011-13. She represented Canada on the international stage for 15 years.

Look Great. Feel Great. Play Great.

Nakisa Levale, Designer

Nakisa is contemporary and brings fresh youth to the APTOELLA brand. She graduated from Fashion Design School in 2019 and has worked for APTEOLLA ever since.

Nakisa made her debut on the Canadian National Sevens team, medaled at the Common Wealth Games, and completed in the South African 7s World Cup.

Paige Farries, Studio Asst

When not representing Canada on the international stage or completing her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria, Paige is putting her Jill of all trades talents to work in our busy studio.

Whether cutting and sewing on our production floor, putting the finishing touches on a custom piece with a heat-pressed logo, developing our social media presence, or stepping into a product photoshoot, there is nothing she can’t do.

Kane Wyatt, Videographer

As the son of Rugby Canada Royalty Mark Wyatt, Kane can hit any field in full stride and you won’t be able to catch him. Thankfully we were able to schedule a meeting and while we know his rugby skills are lit, his talents reach far beyond the pitch.

Kane’s breathtaking Instagram account got us thinking, with his rugby background and artistic eye he is the perfect fit to help APTOELLA showcase our products and help our fabulous customers understand how we can meet their needs. If you’re seeking inspirations to #liveyourbestlife check out Kane’s Instagram account @kanewyatt.