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Staff Directory


Jennifer Jackson

Associate Publisher
Marty Goodnight

Founder and Board Director
Dianne Elizabeth Osis


Editorial Director
Eric Olson

Features Editor and
Audience Development Director
Hanna Smith

Web Producer
Geoff Pickle

Matthew Henderson
Sydni Moore

Editorial Designer & Photographer
Wes Hamilton

Editorial Intern
Editorial Intern


Circulation Director
Diana Weber


Vice President of Business Development
Todd Brierly

Account Executives
Valerie Pister
Karen Ross
Linda Merkling


Vice President
Mar'Ellen Felin

Lead Designer
Heather Mosley

Writer and Designer
Kristi Merideth

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