Aaron Swart - Publisher
VIRGINIA - Midlothian Lifestyle
Aaron's background includes business and community practice work, directing nonprofit marketing initiatives, personal development branding and social media consulting, and state and federal leadership with children and families in Virginia. Aaron put his love of writing and publishing to task as the editor of his high school newspaper, and the rest is history! Aaron loves the outdoors in the Fall and Winter, revels in card and board games, and he is always excited to catch the latest movie. Aaron's greatest joy is found in his family, son, and two Siberian Huskies.
Alexandra Patty - Publisher
MINNESOTA - Minneapolis Lakes Lifestyle
Alexandra is a native Minnesotan and graduate of the U of M. With over 20 years experience in marketing and advertising, she now resides in southwest Minneapolis and enjoys anything outdoors. She has a love for family, friends, animals, travel, golf, skiing, boating, and music. Alexandra is thrilled to publish Minneapolis Lakes Lifestyle which connects and supports the local community.
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.
Andy Patel - Publisher
TEXAS - Memorial Lifestyle
Every business has stories to tell--stories that will not only engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience, but that will also deliver on measurable business goals. And he is the conduit between a business and their consumer. The reason? He loves helping people and business owners get the exposure they deserve. Andy Patel is a life-long Houstonian and a proud graduate of the University of Houston (go Coogs!) with a bachelor's in Finance. His passions consist of being a super-husband and father to his wife and two boys, being a fitness and cross-fit enthusiast, and being a serial entrepreneur.
Anika Baty-Mills - Publisher
MARYLAND - Columbia Lifestyle
Anika Baty-Mills is a native Iowan who fell in love with Columbia, Maryland. So much so that she uprooted her family 15 years ago and has never turned back. She credits Columbia for helping her find her fabulous husband and business partner Christopher Mills, and also providing an awesome community for her three children, Kehran, Rahsaan, and Maliah, to grow up in. She is excited to return to her college journalism roots and publish Columbia Lifestyle. Sharing the wonderful stories about a wonderful place that gave her a wonderful life.
Arielle Jordan - Publisher
OHIO - South Dayton Lifestyle
Arielle Jordan's passion for creative writing and art direction began in middle school when she fashioned her own magazine from cut-outs of other magazines. Since then, she's enjoyed a successful career in marketing, working her way up from project manager to Creative Director for various companies. She moved to the South Dayton area in 2017 to help with invigorating the local tech start-up scene, and fell in love with everything the area has to offer. Each month she looks forward to introducing locals to places and things that will continue to make them proud and excited to call South Dayton home.
Athena West - Publisher
TENNESSEE - Franklin Lifestyle
Athena West is a former television reporter who has always had a love of writing. She moved to beautiful Franklin, TN with her husband and two children in 2014 and it was the best decision they could have made. She fell in love with her town and was determined to go from "new resident" to "resident expert" as quickly as possible. It was only natural to blend her love of storytelling with her love of Franklin by joining Lifestyle Publications. She gets pleasure from telling the stories of the people, businesses and events happening in Franklin. In her spare time, she can be found around Nashville enjoying the music scene with her husband, or cheering her kids on, whether it's on the ball field, golf course, hockey rink, or at a cheer competition.
Ben Malkin and Robin Chesler - Publisher
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 enthusiastic response to Conejo Valley Lifestyle magazine by readers and advertisers. Ben focuses on editorial, business development and marketing while Robin ably handles sales.
Bobby Mathis - Publisher
OKLAHOMA - Historic District Lifestyle
A deep love of architecture, history, art, food, and entertainment combine to fuel Bobby's passion for his community. After a successful career in Technology Sales, Sales Management, and Advertising Sales; Bobby leaped at the opportunity to switch gears and take on a new challenge as Founder and Publisher of Historic District Lifestyle. Bobby's desire to better Oklahoma City, coupled with his ability to connect people made this a perfectly natural match. Inspired by his son Evan to follow his passion and create a purpose-driven life, Bobby takes on the role with the help of his husband Steve, who serves as a sounding board, and an advisor through all of the successes and challenges that come along the way. Bobby and Steve believe that their family wouldn't be complete without the love of their dogs. Jasper, a 90 pound Walker Hound and Buster, a retriever mix, keep them grounded, reminding them when it is time to take some time off to spend at home.
Brian Ihnat - Publisher
OKLAHOMA - OKC Lifestyle
Brian is a PGA Golf Professional and worked in the Golf Industry for over 35 years. Brian recently left the Golf Industry to start OKC Lifestyle. Brian has been married to his wife, Terri, for over 30 years. They have two daughters, Amanda and Lauren, who both live very close. Amanda and her husband, Will, have two daughters, Claire and Emmy. Brian and his family are big college sports fans, especially football. Brian and his wife, Terri, also enjoy golf, bike riding, wine tasting, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with family.
Brian Patchett - Publisher
CALIFORNIA - Yorba Linda Lifestyle
Brian was an executive in the Clinical Laboratory field of Health Care for 29 years. Born in Michigan and after finishing his degree left for Dallas Tx., the boom town of the early 80’s. In 1991 the laboratory moved the headquarters to Southern California and Brian decided to come along for the ride. Brian has 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls with 3 grandchildren. Brian coaches a high school basketball team, loves to play golf when opportunity presents itself and enjoys staying active with his kids and grandchildren.
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.
Candice Berube - Publisher
MASSACHUSETTS - Westfield Lifestyle
Born and raised in Westfield, MA, Candice and her husband, Dan, could not imagine raising their three children anywhere else. Most recently a sales executive for a health and wellness company, Candice felt the pull to return to her roots and pour back into the community she calls home. An entrepreneur at heart, Lifestyle Publications provided the perfect opportunity to do just that. As publisher of Westfield Lifestyle, Candice finds immense joy engaging with local businesses, enhancing the lives of the residents through relevant and hyper-local content, and further bridging the gap between the business community and its residents.
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.
Corey Mercke - Publisher
TEXAS - Austin Life
From the Crawfish and Mardi Gras capital of the South, Corey Mercke hails from the sticks of Louisiana, transplanted to the ‘weird’ river banks of glorious Austin, Texas. His father handed him a stapler at the ripe age of six and brought him to work in the bindery section of their family printing company. He spent six years in uniform for US Navy while completing his degree from UL Lafayette. He also has a Blue Lacy name Nera he likes to spoil that keeps up with his hiking and charitable work in the city and if it doesn’t get his heart racing you can bet to find him near it!
Dave Mattaliano - Publisher
MICHIGAN - Grosse Pointe Lifestyle
A native of Michigan and long time Grosse Pointer, David graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in International Business. He spent 4 years working overseas in International Trade before settling into a very successful 20 year career with higher education publisher Kendall/Hunt. In that time, David married his bride of 18 years Shelly and has two amazing and talented daughters. Mia is a senior at Grosse Pointe North high school and highly involved with performance and voice. Ava is a freshman at Rolston Hockey Academy and a member of the 14U Belle Tire Tier 1 hockey club. David and his family enjoy all sports, especially hockey (Lets Go Red Wings), theatre, travelling, skiing, boating, and especially family and friends. He finds Grosse Pointe Lifestyle an inspiration to the community he loves and a tribute to his mom and dad, Tom and Fina Mattaliano.
David & Cheryle Hayth - Publishers
SOUTH CAROLINA - Lake Murray Lifestyle
David and Cheryle Hayth bring 39 years of marital bliss to this amazing publishing business. We met at Duquesne University in Pittsburg PA. We now call Lexington, SC and beautiful Lake Murray our home. Cheryle has been an OB/GYN Nurse for over 30 years and David was an insurance sales and marketing executive for a national brokerage firm. Together we bring a passion to have our own business, help other businesses achieve their goals and affect the community in a positive light. We have 3 amazing children, Zachary, an Army Captain, and his wife Natalie (a nurse), Alexandra a proud 4th-grade school teacher and soon to be husband Lt. Brian Hill, USAF, and our baby, Victoria, a junior nursing student at USC.
Don & Marti Schnurr - Publishers
FLORIDA - Boca Style
Don & his wife Marti are going full circle with "Boca Style." Married at The Boca Raton Resort & Club, ready to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary & their daughter Ashley getting married at the same location 30 years later. In his previous life Don built a paint & coatings company in Princeton, NJ that grew sales 100X over 25 years in the yacht, industrial coatings & wood floor finishes industries, before selling to a private equity firm to get back to Boca Raton. Don & Marti wanted to travel, boat, watch football / baseball & become professional foodies, but the call to become a local publisher & to work with his wife as an editor was too strong of a challenge to pass up. "Boca Style" fulfills their entrepreneurial instincts with connecting with their community.
Doug McDermott - Publisher
PENNSYLVANIA - West Chester Lifestyle
Doug McDermott, a York County, Pennsylvania native, is an athlete with a head for numbers. After playing soccer, basketball & baseball in high school he went on to Towson University in Maryland where he played soccer while earning a BS in Finance/Business. He played soccer in Europe for three months before settling in the Philadelphia suburbs where he shares his home with two Cornish rex cats, Rexie and Reacher, and Toki, a Vizsla. Prior to becoming an Owner/Publisher with West Chester Lifestyle, he spent 12 years in finance. When he’s not working, Doug likes to kick back with friends, throw a few steaks on the grill and just chill.
Emily Barlow - Publisher
OHIO - Loveland Lifestyle
A Loveland native Emily and her family relocated back to Loveland in the fall of 2017 after living in Pittsburgh for a number of years. Her husband Jeremy's encouragement was one of the main reasons Emily started Loveland Lifestyle, and she is so grateful for his constant love and support. The Barlow's are blessed to have a beautiful daughter, Evelyn, and a spunky puppy named Charlie. Both keep them on their toes. In addition to publishing Emily also enjoys writing and looks forward to writing her monthly Lifestyle Letter in the magazine.
George Zorrilla and Lyn Coaldwell - Publishers
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.
Lyn has been a staple in the Charlotte business community for 36 years. Before joining the Lifestyle family she helped create, grow and sell businesses of her own in addition to consulting with others to help them do the same. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with degrees in Business and Merchandising and subsequently studied in Clemson University's MBA program before building her corporate marketing career in NYC, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and finally landing back in Charlotte. Lyn is never too busy to serve non-profits and her church. She is totally immersed in the South Charlotte community and fully committed to helping promote, grow and increase the visibility of businesses in Charlotte.
Gordon Montgomery and Kelley Lamm Montgomery - Publisher
MISSOURI - Chesterfield Lifestyle
Gordon and Kelley Montgomery say what attracts them as publishers to the magazine is its hyper-local appeal and ability to deliver superior quality, content that is inspired by community. Both can be heard each week on air as they host 'The She SAID He SAID" radio show entertaining and educating listeners with good advice and a sense of humor. As real estate agents they have a passion for developing new beginnings, as celebrities hosts they serve charity events and philanthropic projects to give back. Both look at this publication as a creative way to inspire, build optimism and strong relationships with in the community.
Greg Griffin - Publisher
COLORADO - Downtown Denver Lifestyle
A lifelong resident of Colorado, Greg was raised in the ski Industry and loves all things Colorado – skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, golf, and of course a huge fan of all the Colorado sports teams. After graduating from Colorado State University, Greg began his career in the Cable TV industry working in door-to-door sales for Mile Hi Cablevision, ultimately becoming a GM of fourteen cable systems in Northern Colorado and 4-term President of the Colorado CATV Association. After an acquisition, Greg then became the first Digital Sales Director at the Rocky Mountain News and held numerous digital sales leadership positions at large diversified media companies. Greg and his wife Allison are blessed to be living near their two children and two grandchildren.
Hann Livingston - Publisher
VIRGINIA - Leesburg Lifestyle
Hann Livingston began his career in the magazine industry in New York City, working as a writer and editor for American Express Publications when they produced Travel and Leisure, Food and Wine, Departures, etc. He has a Masters Degree in Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism and has always had a passion for producing beautiful, insightful magazines. So, after a 15-year career as an executive in the logistics industry, he decided to combine his passion for helping businesses grow with magazine publishing and start Leesburg Lifestyle. Getting involved in the local community and producing a positive community resource is a dream come true. Hann has two beautiful children, Finley and Wade, and is learning to raise cows, pigs and chickens in his spare time.
Jane Krzysiak - Publisher
TEXAS - Cross Timbers Lifestyle
Jane Krzysiak is a proud Texan who bleeds purple - Go Froggies! - and loves elevating brands, her community, and causes. After several years working on behalf of blue chip CPG and retail companies in the Southwestern United States, Jane is proud to utilize her “marketing chops” to benefit local business owners. A true ambassador for her marketing partners, Jane enjoys consulting with her clients to help them obtain their business objectives, as they communicate to their target audience. In addition, working closely with community leaders to impact small business owners and the local economy is a responsibility Jane takes seriously, along with the opportunity to benefit the community through philanthropic service.
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.
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.
Jeni Fleck & Joan Dameron - Publishers
Jeni Fleck & Joan Dameron are a mother-daughter team that is proud call Colorado home. When they aren’t working on their publications, you can find them at the local coffee shop, hiking, snowshoeing, checking out a local brewery, or spending time with their family. Joan relocated from Tucson, AZ, where she ran her own small business for 12 years, to be closer to her daughters and three-year-old granddaughter. She has an extensive background in Customer Service Management and Training, and is excited to work with other business owners in the South-Metro Denver area. Joan is thrilled to bring the Parker community together with her passion for connecting people, as well as her joy for freelance writing. Jeni Fleck returned to Colorado three years ago after building her career in Sales & Marketing and Operations Management in the hospitality field. She brings a unique approach of consultative marketing strategies to assist all of our Community Partners in maximizing their marketing efforts in a multi-faceted way. Jeni’s true passion lies in building long lasting business relationships, and she looks forward to continuing to strengthen the already spirited sense of community in Parker. Jeni and Joan are energized and invested in being an integral part of their partners’ goals and growth.
Jennifer Conforti - Publisher
GEORGIA - Fayette County Lifestyle
Jennifer Conforti is a former management consulting business owner who moved from Chicago to Atlanta in 2008 to take a chance on a budding relationship. That bud burst open in 2010 when she married Byron Pugh and their beautiful daughter, Abby, joined their lives later that year. The band of 3 moved to Fayette Co., GA, in 2013 and she fell in love again, this time with her new community. She made a promise to her husband that they would be intently involved in their new community with the hope of having a positive impact. Her professional purpose is to promote, inspire and network businesses toward success and she is honored and thrilled to put her purpose to work through Fayette County Lifestyle.
Jennifer Downs - Publisher
TENNESSEE - Brentwood Lifestyle
With over 7 years experience in account management in the housewares industry, Jennifer knows the importance of building relationships with clients and serving as an accessible an effective advocate for their success. Jennifer lives in Brentwood with her husband and two wonderful children where she enjoys supporting her community and helping it grow.
Jennifer Simpson - Publisher
WASHINGTON - Kirkland Lifestyle
Being a fourth generation native, Jennifer holds a special place in her heart for Kirkland. The city's growth and change has been a tremendous process and Jennifer is committed to preserving the history of her town. Formerly a publisher and sales director for a large, International publication, she is thrilled to be such an integral part of a very close-knit community that she has called home for decades. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys volunteering for the local community associations. She also enjoys walking her Australian Cattle Dog and has a deep passion for all things equine. You might see Jennifer around town with her dog, Pie, or on the state park trails with her equine companion, Halo.
Jeron Traphagan - Publisher
MISSOURI - Northland Lifestyle
Jeron Traphagan is originally from St. Joseph, MO but after graduating from Missouri Western State University, she made her way to Kansas City in the early 2000s. Jeron quickly made the Northland area a second home as she was an NFL Cheerleader and worked at Saint Lukes Hospital as an Exercise Physiologist. She transitioned into the clinical research industry where she found a passion for account management and helping others grow. After 7 years in a corporate management role, Jeron found Lifestyle Publications in 2019 by the help of her husband who is also a part of the Lifestyle family. She now publishes for Northland Lifestyle and enjoys not only spreading good news but also helping local businesses thrive. Jeron enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, choreographing for local dance studios, and be a Chiefs fan all year round!
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
OKLAHOMA - Cleveland County Lifestyle
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.
Judy Peters - Publisher
MISSOURI - St. Charles County Lifestyle
Judy Peters has been a resident of St. Charles County since she was a child. Her extensive experience in marketing, advertising and publishing is an asset to her Ad/PR Partners in promoting and growing their businesses via St. Charles County Lifestyle. She and her husband, Dan, enjoy all parts of the County, as they travel the backroads on their Harley. She is a proud graduate of Lindenwood University.
Kamilla Batchelor - Publisher
TEXAS - River Oaks Lifestyle
Originally from Central Asia, Houston has been my home for the last 20+ years. Graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in finance. A wife and a mother of 3 kids and 3 fur babies. Passionate about cooking, nutrition and fitness. Love cross stitching.
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.
KC Cole - Publisher
MARYLAND - Potomac Lifestyle
KC is a Former Licensed Investment Advisor, Banker and VP Community Relations Manager in Montgomery County, MD, where she has partnered with a multitude of businesses and organizations for over 18 years. KC is married and blessed to be the all-around mom of 4 sports-enthused children that run track and play lacrosse. Her passion is art, dance, whole organic food, the gym, healthy living and teamwork! She is originally from New York, NY, and while she still loves the Yankees, she has the Washington Redskins at heart!
Kim McClure - Publisher
GEORGIA - Smyrna 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.
Kimberly Phillips - Publisher
PENNSYLVANIA - Pittsburgh North Lifestyle
Kimberly Phillips, a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania native has owned hearing aid companies most of her life. She loves building strong business foundations, sales and helping others to succeed in business and life. Kimberly has been blessed with incredible twins, Kelsey and Nolan and they are the main reason she joined Lifestyle Publications which was the best decision she has ever made. Kimberly loves networking and connecting with people, running, biking, boating, the beach, a great glass of wine and hanging out with family and friends.
Kristen Wojdan - Publisher
MARYLAND - Frederick Lifestyle
Kristen Wojdan is a Maryland native, living with her husband of 15 years, daughter and son in Frederick County. She earned a BS from Towson University and a M.Ed. at McDaniel College and served in various leadership, educational and consulting roles for 22 years in public and private schools, the corporate world and the non-profit sector. Kristen is passionate about serving her community and shares the excitement of her fellow Frederick residents and businesses for the exceptional growth and opportunity in the Frederick area. Her true passion lies in building supportive, authentic business relationships, and she looks forward to continuing to strengthen the already energetic sense of community in Frederick. In addition to serving her partners, you can find Kristen connecting with a friend at a local coffee shop, spending quality time with her family, volunteering at her church or around the community, and checking out a local restaurant with her husband for “date night.”
Kristi Dressler - Publisher
COLORADO - Loveland & South Lifestyle
I'm a born and raised farm girl with deep roots in the Northern Colorado area, 4th generation to be exact! With a grandfather who served as the Larimer County Extension Agent for almost 30 years and an uncle who founded the Rocky Mountain Fence Post magazine, I have community service and publishing in my blood! After a successful fast-pitch softball journey that led me to college in Georgia, I graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and from The University of Phoenix with a Master's degree in Global Management. I then settled into a wonderful corporate career at UPS for 14 years with the most recent role being the Central Region Sales Manager at UPS Mail Innovations. During this time as a sales manager, my husband and I welcomed two beautiful children that changed everything for me! I desired less travel and more engagement with my local community, which is what drew me to Lifestyle Publications. I now spend my days meeting with my local community building lasting partnerships that will help businesses grow - the very same passion my grandfather had 90 years ago on the very same streets and roads! I am also able to share the good news of Loveland, Berthoud and Johnstown with the community each and every month! What an honor and dream come true!
Laura Paszkiewicz - Publisher
MISSOURI - Lee's Summit Lifestyle
Laura Paszkiewicz is a native of Kansas City, spending most of her life the the Lee's Summit community where she is married to her husband of 29 years. She has three teenage daughters and a very spoiled Maltee Poo. Laura's work experience in the Multi-Family development industry and Residential Real Estate that spans over 30 years. As a stay-at-home mother, she was active in the church and the private schools that her daughters attended. In 2012, Laura joined Lifestyle Publications as an Account Representative before taking on the role of Publisher. Designing, decorating, gardening, rehabbing homes, and the arts are a few of her passions. Additionally, her passion for assisting and helping others achieve their dreams and goals is what creates the perfect fit for a Publisher in a big "small town".
Lisa Hatch - Publisher
TENNESSEE - Chattanooga Lifestyle
Lisa was raised on the outskirts of Chattanooga and watched the city transform from the EPA’s dirtiest city’s list to being voted Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever” twice! After receiving her BA from the University of Missouri, Lisa enjoyed a successful 30-year career as an executive in the shopping center industry but knew her entrepreneurial spirit was calling her back to her roots. Lisa has one beautiful daughter, Kobi, and enjoys biking, traveling and being with family and friends. She welcomes the opportunity to bring Chattanooga Lifestyle to a truly wonderful town hoping to create, inspire and give back to the community.
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.
Marc Schwartz - Publisher
NEW JERSEY - Northwest Bergen Lifestyle
As a lifetime resident of Northwest Bergen County, Marc can truly say that this is his home turf and always will be. His wife, Debbie, has been so supportive of this venture since day one with her patience and encouragement. They are blessed to have five adult children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and one amazing grandson. He is prepared and committed to providing each and every one of his readers with the best that Northwest Bergen has to offer. Thank you in advance to my readers and advertisers for keeping "local in local".
Marisa MacLean - Publisher
CONNECTICUT - Westport Lifestyle
Marisa has had a long career in Advertising, Media and Sales. Her background is primarily in Out of Home Advertising, where she was a National Account Manager for one of the biggest companies in the US, selling the billboards in Times Square. After taking a break from the corporate life for a few years to start a family, Marisa was ready to get back into the media world. Luckily, she found out about Lifestyle Publications. Working with Lifestyle Publications has enabled her to work for herself, but not by herself, in the media industry she knows and loves very much. In her free time, Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and the boss of their house - an 8lb Yorkie/Maltese mix named Max.
Mark Andrea - Publisher
OHIO - Mason & Deerfield Lifestyle
Mark Andrea is a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio. He's had a passion for print publications for nearly 15 years since he first started knocking on businesses' doors for Lakota East's Spark news magazine. After graduating from Miami University with a BS in Business with a focus in Marketing, he started his career as a Marketing Manager for Miami's department for housing and dining, where he led their digital and print marketing plans. Mark is excited to be back near where he grew up and to bring a new publication to tell the stories of the great communities of Mason and Deerfield Township.
Mel Miles - Publisher
COLORADO - Castle Rock Lifestyle
Being a Colorado Native I’ve lived in several parts of Colorado but my heart brought me back to Douglas County almost 20 years ago to live in beautiful Castle Rock with my husband and four children. Growing up in Douglas County I bring a unique perspective that keeps this publication rooted in the past, present and future of what residents here like to call Castle Rock Proud. We drive a little slower, we hold doors, we say hi and chat just about anywhere in town with just about everyone, our Mayor owns the local coffee shop in Historic downtown and at the crack of dawn daily he is still serving the residents coffee behind the counter. This town has heart, grit, and a passion for its community. People love living here. I feel honored that my publication gets to shine a big ole bright light on this splendid town and those that reside here each and every month.
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.
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.
Mike Gerard - Publisher
California - Laguna Niguel Lifestyle
Mike Gerard moved to Laguna Niguel over 30 years ago. A passionate believer in good karma, endless learning and the blessings of fatherhood, Mike spent 25 years as a fulltime snow skier and ski resort marketing executive. Later, he lead the IOC-recognized USA Surfing Team program for 7 years. He is also a licensed real estate broker who specializes in luxury homes in South Orange County. Mike Gerard believes that family, career, health, and spirit are the Four Pillars of a quality life. It’s the harmonious blend of all four—in association with a positive work environment—that create true happiness. He enjoys interacting with like-minded, optimistic people who embrace a win-win philosophy in business relations.
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.
Nick Wood - Publisher
COLORADO - Fort Collins Lifestyle
With a background in television, Nick currently enjoys work-life balance as the Publisher of Fort Collins Lifestyle. He is a proud husband and father of four beautiful children. His greatest joys are spending time with his family in the outdoors in Colorado.
Peggy Garner - Publisher
Texas - Cypress Lifestyle
After 21-years as a marketing executive in the corporate world, Peggy was looking for a new challenge. When she happened upon Lifestyle Publications, she found her new home! Peggy is passionate about helping her partners be successful and promoting the Cypress area. She shares the excitement of her fellow Cypress residents and businesses at the tremendous growth and opportunity in the Cy-Fair community. Peggy's other passion is her family. Husband Jim and children Ryan, Jack and Delaney, as well as their furbabies, make her feel blessed beyond measure.
Renee Moore - Publisher
MISSOURI - Kirkwood Lifestyle
Renee is a native of St. Louis and received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Missouri State University. After over 20 years in sales and marketing, Renee is delighted to play a part in connecting the local Kirkwood communities. She absolutely believes there is no better place to raise a family (and dogs). She and her husband, Jay, along with their two sons and two dogs enjoy all-things-outdoors from the sun to the snow.
Richard Meyer - Publisher
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.
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.
Rob Hannon - Publisher
Rob is originally from Colorado and attended Colorado State University. For the past 25 years, Rob has held several senior executive leadership sales and marketing roles at MCI, Verizon, ADT and Fluke Digital Systems. Rob has also been a professional singer/musician and has opened up for many major recording artists including Josh Turner, Frankie Ballard, Sawyer Brown, Dan & Shay and many others. Rob currently leads Worship where he and his wife Jenifer have 4 kids and live in Naples Florida. Rob says he feels so blessed to have found the opportunity to give back to SW Florida through Lifestyle Magazine, and be able to shine a light on all we have been blessed with living here in SW Florida , and those who bless others.
Russ and Maria Ragone - Publishers
MICHIGAN - West Bloomfield Lifestyle
Russ and Maria Ragone are a newlywed team who both grew up in West Bloomfield. Russ, having graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Construction Management, spent 10 years managing high profile commercial construction projects, then owning his own commercial property and home inspection business. His background gave him experience in managing a company and building client relationships. Maria, graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Textile Science and spent most of her career as a product engineer. After Maria was laid off from her corporate job she and Russ decided to embrace their entrepreneurial mindset to start their own business together with Lifestyle Publications. Running a business as a husband and wife duo allows them to be more involved in their community and gives them flexible time to grow their family. They are excited to be connecting local businesses with the diverse community through West Bloomfield Lifestyle. Maria focuses on editorial, business development and marketing while Russ handles sales and business partnership relationships.
Sharon Duffy - Publisher
TEXAS - McKinney & Prosper Lifestyle
Originally from Southern California, I have loved my relocation to Texas, having lived in El Paso, the Houston area, and now North Texas. My background includes having been a pharmaceutical sales rep, attended post-graduate studies at UTSW, and being a teacher, which I loved. However, when a friend of mine told me about the opportunity to license the Lifestyle Publications expansion into the McKinney & prosper area, I couldn't have been more excited. This has afforded me the ability to create my own business while connecting with the community in a very productive and positive way.
Tammy Fellows - Publisher
Tammy Fellows is a fourth generation native to Arizona which is indeed quite rare, She grew up in Scottsdale, specifically in the areas of Arcadia and Paradise Valley. As a native to the area and the youngest in a large family, she is very well connected in her community. Graduating from the University of Arizona with a Communications Degree, Tammy brings almost twenty years experience in the global communications market and publishing industries through business media in emerging technology with sales, brand development, strategy as well as content generation. She has worked with various media companies and brands in print, online and live events. Tammy has always embraced her entrepreneurial spirit having launched and built her own media company previously. With that in mind she has always been drawn to community focused platforms such as Paradise Valley Lifestyle, as her passions truly resonate in connecting people. She and her husband are now raising their four active boys in Scottsdale. Tammy enjoys being active in the outdoors through hiking, camping, running, skiing, scuba diving, traveling around the country in their RV and mostly spending time with family and friends.
Thomas Graf - Publisher
NEW YORK - Patchogue Lifestyle
A former elementary school teacher and basketball referee, born and raised in New York shares a love for both community and diversity. After living in Patchogue for over 20+ years fell in love with it's deep rooted history. Now named among the 2019 Great Neighborhoods in the nation by the American Planning Association for 2019, Patchogue has become an entertainment and dining destination.
Tiffany and Jake Slowinski - Publisher
NEW JERSEY - Bridgewater Lifestyle
Tiffany and Jake Slowinski first met "On the Banks of the Old Raritan," and graduated from Rutgers University together. Once married, the pair settled on Bridgewater, NJ to raise their family. They were sold on the town for many reasons. The schools are amazing and the neighborhoods are quaint, yet still close to tons of shopping, dining and recreation options. Above all else, the people of the town are friendly and welcoming. They are now the proud parents of three little girls, and they can't think of anywhere else in the world that they would rather call home. They like to say, "We are Bridgewater..."
Tobin Clark - Publisher
MICHIGAN - Birmingham Life
Tobin is a Michigan native and a graduate of Colorado State University. Having moved back to his home state after college , he has spent the better part of his career in automotive testing. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys all that Michigan has to offer; be it golfing or boating in the summer, autumn colors, winter skiing or springtime walleye fishing, he believes Michigan has it all. He cannot wait to incorporate this passion into his publication and share it with the community.