Alonia Jones - Publisher
GEORGIA - South Fulton Lifestyle
Alonia is an award-winning journalist, certified life coach and inspirational speaker who has 25+ years’ experience in the communications industry to include previous experience as a magazine publisher. She is a loving wife, doting mother, effective leader, compassionate friend, committed pastor, and successful business owner. A native Atlantan, Alonia holds a degree in English from Spelman College.
Andrew Stavast - Publisher
MINNESOTA - Eden Prairie Lifestyle
Andy Stavast is a veteran of 28 years in the Minneapolis Saint Paul marketplace where he managed the sales efforts at top Radio and Television stations. Andy has worked with a wide range of advertising clients assisting them in the development and implementation of unique and effective marketing strategies. Andy comes to the Lifestyle family with a true appreciation of working closely with clients to maximize and extend their marketing efforts. Andy is fully invested in Eden Prairie having been a resident for 28 years and also being part of a family with additional business interest in one of America's best cities to live in. Eden Prairie Lifestyle Magazine is a celebration of all things Eden Prairie.
ANDY MANZ - Publisher
A former restaurant owner in Kansas City, Andy and his family relocated to the Boulder area in 2012. His wife, Kate, is an intricate part of his three magazines, assisting with editorial operations. The Manz's are blessed to have four wonderful children, and a loyal (spoiled) black lab named Rajah. While they now call Colorado home, the Royals and Chiefs will always be their hometown teams.
Austin & Alana Bennett - Co-Publisher
NORTH CAROLINA - Asheville Lifestyle
A native southerner and a native midwesterner raising 5 children and 2 dogs in beautiful Asheville, NC. We love being able to support our family doing something we're both passionate about and we're very excited to have Asheville Lifestyle become an integral part in our community and help to give back to Asheville, which has given us so much.
Ben Malkin and Robin Chesler - Publisher
CALIFORNIA - Conejo Valley Lifestyle
Ben Malkin and Robin Chesler brought over 30 years of combined media experience to the table when they joined Lifestyle Publications as Publishers of Conejo Valley Lifestyle. Having lived and worked in the community for over 12 years their knowledge and relationships within the business, non-profit, services and medical sectors in the cities and the neighborhoods that make up the Conejo Valley....Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park and the Santa Rosa Valley.....resulted in an enthusiast response to Conejo Valley Lifestyle magazine by readers and advertisers. Ben focuses on editorial, business development and marketing while Robin ably handles sales.
Bill Northrop - Publisher
SOUTH CAROLINA - Mount Pleasant Lifestyle
Bill Northrop loves the printed word! To him, there is nothing quite like the tactile feel of ink-on-paper. Northrop has spent a career in the print business, first as publisher of a 35,000 daily newspaper and later as President of a group of 39 magazines in the Pittsburgh market. He also served as Executive Pastor for four years at the largest church in western Pennsylvania. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Northrop loves the opportunity of building his own magazine, working with Lifestyle Publications and linking arms with fellow publishers.
Brian Feldman - Publisher
MICHIGAN - Rochester Hills Lifestyle
Brian graduated from the University of Michigan in 1994, where he was also a member of the university’s varsity baseball team. He also holds a masters degree in Sports Marketing, and a law degree,from Wayne State University. Since 1995, Brian has worked as an entrepreneur, marketing consultant, professional sports agent and transactional attorney. He’s an avid sports fan and sports blogging contributor, and member of the distinguished Rochester Rotary Club. Brian resides in Rochester Hills, Michigan where he enjoys his greatest passion, spending time with his two daughters.
Caitlin Agnew - Publisher
WASHINGTON - Bellevue Lifestyle
I was raised in Bellevue (go Knights!), and went on to live in Southern California to pursue the sun, and a career in fashion. 2009 brought me back home where I successfully launched Makers, one of Seattle’s first coworking spaces, which is still alive and well 6 years later. I love health and fitness, and you can find me teaching and taking Pure Barre a couple times a week. Bellevue Lifestyle was a natural addition to my love of entrepreneurship and building healthy community. Bellevue is booming, and I’m excited to return to my hometown and bring this publication to the community.
Christian Houston - Publisher
I have always dreamed of starting my own business and being able to inspire and motivate others. My background includes publishing, photography and luxury cosmetic brands, such as Chanel, YSL and Armani. I feel so blessed about this opportunity and look forward to getting out there and making a difference. I strive daily to be an outstanding role model to my 14 yr old son, Jack. I want him to know, you can do anything you put your heart and mind to! Never give up!
Christie Thomas - Publisher
TEXAS - West FW Lifestyle
When my husband and I thought about becoming Publisher's with Lifestyle we knew that the product needed to be the right fit for our community. After speaking with Steven & Matthew and getting to know their beliefs and basis of the business model we knew that we had found the right business. Now 2 and 1/2 years later we have amazing community partners and are able to give back to this city we love. All of this is because of taking a leap of faith and working with Lifestyle Publications.
Colleen Nilan - Publisher
GEORGIA - Midtown Lifestyle
Colleen grew up in the Hudson Valley area of New York. She attended Russell Sage College and the Sorbonne University where she earned a BS in Economics and a BA in Marketing. After a successful career with Macy's New York she moved to Atlanta. Having now resided there for many years she has seen the excitement and the growth of the city. Her background of being raised in a small town channels her desire to be part of a big city that builds a sense of community to a specific local area. Colleen and her husband Chris have two children who play 5 different sports. They spend all their free time cheering them on.
Dan Austin - Publisher
Lifestyle Publications provided me an opportunity to tap into my entrepreneurial spirit and take it to a new level. I have been very impressed with the potential for growth as well as the community support for our brands. I have over 20 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience in both radio and digital advertising prior to joining Lifestyle. What I like best about Lifestyle is our hyper-local appeal and ability to deliver superior quality, content and results!
Daveta Core - Publisher
ILLINOIS - Bolingbrook Lifestyle
Da'Veta was born in Chicago,IL but grew up a suburban girl. A loving wife and proud mother of 4. She became an entrepreneur at 21 and never looked back. In her 13+ years of sales and marketing there has never been a platform to combine her love of giving back and helping others as much as being a publisher allows. Da'Veta came across Lifestyle Publications by accident, but she believes it was fate that brought us together.
Erika Smiley - Publisher
FLORIDA - Cape Coral Lifestyle
Although I was born and raised in Ohio, I always dreamed of living at the beach! In 2015 we took the leap of faith and headed south! Lifestyle Publications offers me a fantastic opportunity of being my own boss, but the real reward has been building relationships with people and businesses in this great city. I want everyone excited to find Cape Coral lifestyle in their mailbox each month! Erika, her husband Jason, two daughters and yellow lab are loving everyday in the sunshine state!
George Zorrilla - Publisher
NORTH CAROLINA - South Charlotte Lifestyle
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to own a business. After 32 successful and rewarding years in the corporate world; I was able to fulfill my desire of starting my own business when I joined Lifestyle Publications as a publisher in Charlotte. Since moving to Charlotte and in the short time I have been with Lifestyle Publications, I have experienced the enjoyment of building my own business while simultaneously achieving my personal goal of making connections with many throughout the Charlotte community. The daunting challenges of starting my own business have been tempered by the dedicated staff and resources available at Lifestyle Publications. Despite the hard work entailed in starting your own business; early success would not have been possible without Lifestyle’s very resourceful staff that is always poised to assist us.
Glen Cox - Publisher
MARYLAND - Towson Lifestyle
Originally from New York, I went to school in Virginia (University of Richmond), then moved about, spending time in Baltimore, New York and Aspen, Colorado. Lived and worked for 10 years in Moscow, Russia, where I published a popular English-language lifestyle magazine targeting expats. Have lived in Towson with my wife, Alla, and three kids (Dylan, 15, Jason, 12, and Isabella, 9) for the past 10 years.
Jane Rial - Publisher
OREGON - Bend Lifestyle
Jane is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Advertising. She spent her early career in corporate marketing in Denver and Seattle, before she began producing magazines for non-profit associations. She and her husband and three children have lived in Bend since 2004. In her free time, Jane nurtures her lifelong passion for horses and photography, and enjoys riding, skiing, travel, creative projects and spending time with her family.
Jay Chambers - Publisher
MONTANA - Glacier Valley Lifestyle
Jay is an Army veteran that served for ten years followed by living abroad in South East Asia where he founded an ESL recruitment agency that placed thousands of English teachers in Taiwan and Mainland China. He specializes in Content Marketing for Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Marketing and Sales, and International Trade. Jay is a caring father of two with an undying passion for family, community, and nation.
Jeff Lethert - Publisher
MONTANA - Billings Lifestyle
A native Montanan, Jeff has enjoyed over 20 years of success in sales, marketing and consulting for both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business, with a Marketing Option from Montana State University and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has a passion for God, family and community, and a skill set to help business owners define and achieve their goals. Jeff and his wife Ann have four children, and he enjoys spending time outdoors in the great state of Montana.
Jim Newman - Publisher
Jim was born in Kansas City where he grew up until attending and graduating form Memphis State. From there he moved to Atlanta where he married and had two children. He was in the building material sales business for most of his life and achieved top salesman honors for six years in row with yearly sales topping at over 48 million in a single year. Jim launched his first publication with Lifestyle in 2012 and is now publisher of three magazines in the Atlanta area. In addition, Jim is the Regional Manager for the East Region for Lifestyle.
Jimmy Darden - Publisher
Born in Erlangen, Germany, Jimmy Darden was adopted by an American soldier and his wife. His family eventually settled in Dumas, Texas, and after high school he earned a degree in marketing from the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. Jimmy served four years as an infantry soldier in the U.S. Army’s Presidential Honor Guard. First and foremost Jimmy serves his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and attends Life Church where he leads a Life Group that tutors elementary children in his community each week. He enjoys spending time with his family: his father, Jim, 87, and sons Luke, 12, and Zach, 11 and additionally, he has a passion for golf, enjoys history and politics, is an avid Yankees fan and likes the cinema.
Joe Violi - Publisher
OHIO - Medina County Lifestyle
I join lifestyle publications in late 2015. After spending over 10 years in the advertising world I felt like this was an opportunity to use my experience at a more local level. I look forward to be more involved in the community and to grow long-lasting relationships with the customers. The opportunity to do something that I love and have the flexibility for quality family time is a blessing.
Joyce Selk - Publisher
ARIZONA - Chandler Lifestyle
Joyce and Mark moved to Phoenix in July, 2014, taking a job transfer to be closer to his kids and grandkids on the hottest day of the year (118*!!!) leaving no doubt they had just moved to the desert! As recent St. Louis transplants (GO CARDS!), Joyce makes trips back to the midwest often to visit her children, grandaughter, and grandpups. She feels the Lifestyle opportunity is a great way to get involved and immersed in a new community.
Kathy Slemp - Publisher
OKLAHOMA - Tulsa Lifestyle
Kathy graduated with a BS degree from Rochester Institue of Technology after studying Communication Design and Business Administration. She was vice president at EDC Publishing leading the direct sales division to achieve sales growth that earned the company the distinction of being listed in Forbes as one of the fastest growing small companies in two various years while serving on the board for the Direct Selling Association in Washington D.C.. Kathy has been in sales and marketing her entire career and has extensive knowledge in sales and leadership training, motivation, start-up development, and organization. She owned two small businesses concurrently for 5 years. Kathy lives in the Tulsa metro area with her husband and between them they have five grown children; she enjoys photography, skiing and volunteers for OAA and weekly at the Broken Arrow Animal Shelter.
Kelly Brace - Publisher
ARIZONA - Gilbert Lifestyle
Kelly Brace has spent over 30 adventurous years exploring diverse types of sales and marketing opportunities. Radio. Yellow Pages. Newspaper. Real Estate. Outdoor. And for 2017… Gilbert Lifestyle Magazine. Print always works – especially with a local focus – and the Lifestyle model supports her belief in that statement! In addition to involvement with community events, Kelly’s spare time in sunny Arizona is spent playing golf and hiking.
Kim McClure - Publisher
GEORGIA - Vinings Lifestyle
Kim Waymer McClure took the skills she honed as a television producer at Black Family Channel and as a media buyer at Comcast and started an advertising agency in 2012. She successfully produced and launched multi-media campaigns for several businesses, including a local grocery chain, MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), and many doctors, dentists and lawyers. Kim joined the Publishers team at Lifestyle Publications in 2016 and committed to bring her readers quality content and her advertisers creative ads that bring them more business. Kim enjoys teaching her daughter and young girls many things about life, especially, how to turn their talents and skills into business opportunities at any age and the importance of education. Kim obtained her B.S. degree from Hampton University and M.S. degree from University of South Carolina.
Lucy Jones - Publisher
CALIFORNIA - Carlsbad Lifestyle
Lucy Jones’ history of entrepreneurial endeavors created the perfect scenario for a publishing career. After filling her post graduate bucket list of travels, Lucy began her career in marketing, advertising and public relations. Lucy owned her own company for several years but was then hired by one of her clients, a top resort architectural firm, to serve as International Director of Marketing. Relocating in Vail, Colorado in 1991, Lucy traveled extensively serving non-profit organizations nationwide as a consultant, strategic planner and running multi-million, dollar development campaigns. In 2006, Lucy applied her passion and experience, to start the first youth club volleyball program in the state of Montana, growing the program to the largest and most successful of its kind, in the Pacific Northwest region. Recently returning to her roots in Southern California, Lucy has partnered with Lifestyle Publications to publish Carlsbad Lifestyle.
Lynn Bowles - Publisher
TENNESSEE - Hendersonville Lifestyle
Lynn Bowles is from Detroit, MI and has spent most of his career in Tennessee working in management for some of the largest print media companies in the world including Gannett (Nashville, TN), McClatchy (Charlotte, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC), Scripps (Knoxville, TN), and most recently at iHeart Media radio. With over a combined 20 years of experience with these companies the time was right to join Lifestyle Publications and further expand my experience with my own publication. This entrepreneurial opportunity is a welcome change from the corporate life. In Lynn’s spare time he enjoys photography, drones, and flying RC helicopters.
Will Thackeray - Publisher
UTAH - Draper Lifestyle
Joining Lifestyle Publications has been a great experience and allows for great potential to build and grow a business. It offers a way to join businesses and community to collectively work together. Beyond that it's a pleasure to assist businesses in their marketing efforts and help them come up with a plan to grow their company in a creative way. The publication also gives the community a voice which creates something meaningful but also allows me the opportunity to be financially independent as well.
Mark Thackeray - Co-Publisher
UTAH - Draper Lifestyle
Mark is the youngest of 7 children (6 boys, 1 girl) and has lived his entire life in Utah,
apart from a 2-year church mission in Italy. After graduation from the University of Utah
with a degree in both International Relations as well as Public Relations/Advertising,
Mark started a photography studio. After traveling across the United States for several
years for various shoots, Mark decided it was time to stay closer to home, and he took the
opportunity to join Lifestyle Publications.
A true local product, Mark spends ample time outside, enjoying the exceptional backcountry terrain found in both northern and southern Utah, along with his wife and three daughters.
Mike and Kat McMahon - Publisher
Growing up in upstate New York, raising a family in the Mid-West (Go Chiefs!!!) and now living in sunny Arizona, Kat has always been sales or relationship driven. With years of experience in selling a multitude of consumer goods and products, to working in the nonprofit and education fields, she's embraced her professional path with an entrepreneurial spirit. Since 2015, Lifestyle Publications has allowed her the opportunity to tap into connecting people and businesses, while utilizing her life experiences. She loved it so much, Mike decided to make Lifestyle Publications HIS fifth business - he's a serial entrepreneur and mentor! Hailing from Iowa (Go Hawks!), Florida and Kansas City, his passion is helping businesses grow. Bringing an in-depth marketing background with him, Mike's worked throughout the U.S and Canada and finds pure joy in hearing a success story from those he's worked with. Married in 2011, they are grateful for all their blessings. They have 3 boys, 2 granddaughters, love to travel, enjoy sporting events and indulge frequently in movie popcorn!!
Michelle Moody - Publisher
Michelle Moody is an Ohio native who grew up in Cleveland, attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, then moved to the Northwest Cincinnati suburb of West Chester Township in 2000. Michelle brings close to 20 years of print advertising expertise to the Lifestyle Publications family, having previously worked on national print advertisements for Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, Luxottica, KAO, and many more. Michelle joined Lifestyle Publications in August of 2015 where she now publishes West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. She has a passion for connecting her fast-growing community, inspiring action and volunteerism, and helping local businesses thrive. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, volunteering, singing in the church praise band, and representing her church on the Council and stewardship team.
Michael Beightol - Publisher
ILLINOIS - SW Lake Lifestyle
SW Lake Lifestyle is blazing new trails as an innovative and hyper-local magazine and media platform that is inspired by the families, readers, community leaders and advertisers in Lake County (ranked as the most affluent county in the State of Illinois). The publisher, Michael Beightol, is a professional communicator with experience in publishing, advertising, public relations, branding and Social Media. A client recently called him a "24/7 Marketing Machine."
Michael Tucker - Publisher
MONTANA - Missoula Valley Lifestyle
Michael was born and raised in Montana. He went to school at the University of Montana and has been a proud supporter of UM Athletics and the local economy. Michael started two local companies that serve the Missoula Valley, The Tucker Entertainment Group Marketing company and Tucker Entertainment Events before embarking on a new adventure, Missoula Valley Lifestyle. Michael saw an opportunity to produce a local publication that would bring the good news and positive local stories to build our local community.
Nick Lodhi - Publisher
NEVADA - Green Valley Lifestyle
Father, Husband & an entrepreneur with over 20 years of Sales, marketing and Networking experience. My family and I have been a part of the Henderson community for over 10 years. Being able to take part in producing an amazing neighborhood publication that would connect the residents and businesses is an amazing blessing. LifeStyle Publication is a product like no other and we as a community get to build it from the ground up and see the city thrive.
Peter Fetzer - Publisher
ILLINOIS - The Parks Lifestyle
When I started with Lifestyle Publications I knew nothing about the publishing world. The training and support I have received from the corporate team has been amazing. I'm constantly amazed by the product that comes out of the the layout and design departments every month, they make me look like an expert. Additionally, Lifestyle is truly a community unto itself. Living up to the slogan "inspired by community".
Randy Harding - Publisher
Randy is currently the Publisher of Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine with a 40 year background from logistics and real estate to publishing. Originally from Nebraska, he has spent over 33 years of his professional life in California. Having grown up with deep roots in sports and athletics, he is still an avid Cornhusker football fan. As a result of his team-oriented roots and personality, Randy has a heart for giving back and supporting the community. Newport Beach Lifestyle provides the opportunity for him to support local businesses and non-profits with a magazine that is "Inspired by Community".
Rick French - Publisher
COLORADO - Roaring Fork Lifestyle
I have been with Lifestyle Publications approaching 2 years. I have been in the publishing industry for 15 years. Knowing I needed a personal change I started investigating unique regionally based publications that directly served the local business community and non-profit organizations. Lifestyle Publications allowed me to create a "locals" magazine that my neighbors could enjoy and call attention to incredible small businesses that homeowners network with everyday. Let there be be no misunderstanding, this is hard work but it is work I enjoy everyday. I have always believed work should be fun. I enjoy the challenges of each new day. Thank you Lifestyle for putting fun back in my day.
Richard Mellert - Publisher
Prior to joining Lifestyle Publications, Mr. Mellert held several Senior Executive positions including CEO of Infopaginas (2012-2013), Vice President of Ziplocal (2007-2010), CEO/President of Plus Pages Publishing (2005-2007), and CEO/President of Willamette Valley Publishing (1997-2001). Richard also served as Director of Sales at Dex Media (now R.H. Donnelley). Both Willamette Valley Publishing and Plus Pages were start-up companies where Mr. Mellert had successful exits with the sale of these companies. He has 23 years of experience across both Sales and Operations and has held progressive senior management positions in the areas of product and channel management, territory development and expansion, strategic planning, business development, major account management and sales leadership. Mr. Mellert is a native of upstate New York and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance. When not at work, he spends his time with his family traveling, hiking and fishing where he resides in Western North Carolina with his wife and their two children.
Richard Meyer - Publisher
IDAHO - Boise Lifestyle
My wife Julie and I have six sons, and have been married for over 22 years. During that time, I have enjoyed working with some of the largest advertising/media companies in the United States including, Knight Ridder, McClatchy, and Hibu. After selling advertising to hundreds of accounts in Texas, Colorado, and Idaho, I was looking for an opportunity to take a leadership position with a publication of my own. With Lifestyle Publications, I found that opportunity. I am excited to be the Publisher of Boise Lifestyle Magazine and honored to be among the ranks of incredible publishers nationwide. I look forward to developing my publication, and serving the greater good of my community.
Robert Whyte - Publisher
CALIFORNIA - Bakersfield Lifestyle
Publishing an upscale lifestyle magazine was in many ways a realization of years of interest in art, photography and newspaper writing. Bob also spent many years in sales and marketing with several Fortune 500 companies. Ali worked most of her professional career as an art restorer with a graduate degree in Conservation. She brings her artistic sensibilities to the magazine with a sense of style and a flair for writing as design and editorial coordinator. Together they will develop a bond with the people and business community of Bakersfield.
Sherel Lawson - Publisher
NORTH CAROLINA - Greensboro Lifestyle
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked with adults, children and families for over eighteen years. I have a passion for helping others and will always continue to do so but I am excited about helping others with a new platform wrapped up in a beautiful magazine, such as Greensboro Lifestyle Publications! I love meeting new people, reading and writing and spending time with my family, which includes two handsome sons and two beautiful maltese dogs! Life is truly what you make it!
Stephanie Scordas - Publisher
VIRGINA - Roanoke Lifestyle
Stephanie is a native of Virginia, born in Roanoke. She has 28 years of sales experience to include broadcast media and print sales. Stephanie graduated with a BS in Communications from the University of Tennessee. Her knowledge and understanding of demographics has enhanced her ability to create successful marketing campaigns for clients in all media. Stephanie became a publisher in October 2016. She enjoys reading English history, gardening, home decorating, watching golf and college football.
Teddy Johnson - Publisher
CALIFORNIA - La Quinta Lifestyle
Teddy Johnson, BSME, MBA is also a veteran of the Marketing Industry. Serving others is the driving force of his entire career. Lifestyle Publications provides him with the ultimate vehicle to serve community and the local business people who focus on serving this community.
Tim Miller - Publisher
TEXAS - Frisco Life
Born and raised in Iowa Tim graduated from the University of Iowa. As a newly crowned "Hawkeye" alumni Tim moved immediately to Dallas Texas to pursue advertising and marketing. His entrepreneurial and creative spirit lead him through a few start up ventures including high-tech, publishing, acting and television production endeavors. After having launched a few award winning publications and started a family with his Dallas born wife and two awesome kids, his feet are back on the ground and running with the 2016 launch of Frisco Life magazine in Frisco, Texas.