Who We Are

Ed MaletThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Publisher
Jo Anne DurakoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Editor
Alex BiancoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Art Director
Marci TomassoneThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Associate Editor
Mercedes ThomasThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Assistant Editor
Debra FrenchThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Business Manager
Kim Ross Account Executive
Susan GillespieThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Account Executive
Eddie Davis Account Executive
Alyssa Thayer Food Editor
Alyssa Thayer found her love of food at an early age, frolicking around her mother’s organic farm and eating her weight in berries and snap peas each summer. She is a self-proclaimed urban farm girl, whose mission is to bring inspired ideas to life, passionate people together, and good food to every table.
Matt Freeman
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Contributor
A versatile, award-winning freelance writer, Matt has experience writing feature articles, press releases, ad copy, marketing materials, and web content. He’s also an avid photographer and blogs on an eclectic range of topics-often humorous vignettes from his life.
Carol Metzker
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Writer
Carol Metzker is a writer, frequent speaker, coauthor of Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn and author of Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery. Her articles in international and local print and online publications capture real-life stories to inspire and spark change. After living in Chester County as a child, Carol returned with her husband and daughters in 2001. Find her at SuccessfulOutcomes.com.
Wil Moore
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Contributing Photographer
Wil Moore is a self-taught artistic photography from Detroit, now living in Pottstown. He calls himself an artistic photographer because he’s an artist—with a degree in computer graphic design and fine art—who’s merged his art training with the art of photography. Serving in the armed forces gave him the opportunity to travel, and much of his subject matter stem from places he’s visited. Wil has exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented by the E&S Art Gallery in Louisville. Find him at WilMoorePhotography.com.
Andrew Seymour Contributing Photographer
Andrew Seymour is a 40+ year resident of the Chester County area, who started using traditional film-based cameras in his early teen years. Since then, he has worked at such companies as Kodak, TV Guide, DuPont and IBM, as digital technologies have transformed the areas of photography, prepress and publishing info web based technologies. Andrew currently runs a consulting business in Downingtown that specializes in photography, software training and photographic restorations. Find him at ASeymour.com.
Fred Naddeo
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Wine Writer
What started as a hobby is now a career in wine. Fred Naddeo began his wine journey more than 20 years ago when his wife bought a bottle of Black Tower Riesling to try something different. It marked the beginning of an exploration of the amazing world of wine that continues to this day. Fred is a wine specialist at the Springfield Fine Wine & Good Spirits store on Baltimore Pike and writes a quarterly wine column for County Lines Magazine.
Timlyn Vaughan Contributing Photographer
Tim Vaughan is an artist, photographer, sign consultant, graphic and sign artist living in an 1855 farmhouse in West Chester. He’s worked with digital photography since its inception in the early 1990s. Through 25 years as founder of Elmark Graphics—a local sign, display and graphics company—photography began as a necessary business tool and progressed into an art. Tim sold that business in 2007 to pursue his photography passion and related interests. Today he owns Timlyn Vaughan Photography, specializing in fine art photography, large format and giclee printing of his own artwork and works for other Chester County artists. So many of Tim’s works—including landscapes, familiar and historic buildings—reflect a distinct West Chester/Chester County feel that he’s been called West Chester’s resident chronicler. More at TimlynVaughanPhotos.com.
William Woys Weaver Contributor
William Woys Weaver, renowned food historian and cookbook writer, is Director of the Keystone Center for the Study of Regional Foods and Food Tourism. He’s written 14 books, including Heirloom Vegetable Gardening and Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking, both of which received the Julia Child award. In addition to his many articles on heirloom gardening, seed saving and culinary ephemera, Weaver has served as contributing editor to Gourmet and Mother Jones.