TownVibe is the leading publisher of high-quality lifestyle magazines and digital products for the nation’s most sophisticated, savvy, and sensible readers. TownVibe’s six award-winning magazines and website townvibe.com are cherished by 225,000 regular readers. People welcome the magazines, read the magazines, and love the magazines. TownVibe advertisers have a very positive response, as measured in tangible business and significantly positive ROI from their placement in the various titles.
There is no greater medium for reaching the people of Western Connecticut, Litchfield County, Berkshire County and the Hudson Valley than through the magazines of TownVibe. The TownVibe readership reaches from the Long Island Sound to the Hudson Valley to the Berkshire Mountains. The six titles are Berkshire Magazine, Bedford Magazine, Fairfield Magazine, Litchfield Magazine, Ridgefield Magazine, and Wilton Magazine. Founded in 2002 by editor and publisher Geoffrey Morris, the company has earned plaudits from readers and awards from numerous organizations for its quality design, editorial, and creativity
TownVibe also supports companies in their custom publishing efforts and Internet marketing ventures. TownVibe publishes Bainbridge Island Magazine, Green Chimneys Magazine, WMN, and Green Home.
Geoffrey Morris is editor-in-chief and publisher of the six titles. Mr. Morris is a veteran of the magazine business—he was executive editor at National Review, a senior editor at Reader’s Digest, and an editor at MBA Jungle. He has written and edited hundreds of articles, book reviews, and editorials and his work has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards. He holds a BA (philosophy) from Hobart College and an MBA from NYU. He lives in Ridgefield with his wife, Martha, and two daughters.
Martha Evans Morris is the associate publisher of TownVibe. Martha began her career in the marketing department at The Library of America--the publisher of American classics. She then became an advertising account executive with Franklin Spier, Inc. and subsequently the Spier Group in NYC--ad agencies catering to the publishing and entertainment industries. After moving out of New York she earned a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University, specializing in children and families and worked with women and children at My Sister’s Place in White Plains, NY and Yale Child Study in New Haven. In 2002 she turned her attention back to marketing and advertising to assist in the launch of Morris Media Group with her husband Geoffrey Morris. Martha and Geoffrey live in Ridgefield, CT with their two daughters, two dogs and six magazines.
Deborah Hayn is creative director for all six TownVibe titles. Hayn has been working in publication design for over 20 years. She directed the design development of new magazines for Family Circle Lifestyle Publications, Image Partners Custom Publishing, and Goodman Media Group as well as designing for numerous national titles including American Homestyle and Gardening, Country Living, Country Living Gardener, Healthy Living, McCall’s, Old House Journal, Redbook, The New York Times Magazine, TV Guide, and Woman's Day Specials.
Robin H. Phillips is editor of Fairfield Magazine. Robin has a strong and varied magazine and publishing background—working on both national titles and local outlets. Most recently she was co-editor of fairfieldmoms.com and prior to that worked in New York City with Conde Nast Publications, on such titles as House & Garden, Conde Nast Traveler and Bon Appetit, and at Meredith, with Ladies Home Journal and Country Homes. She is a graduate of Smith College and lives in Fairfield.
Jennifer Moore Stahlkrantz, editor of Bedford Magazine, has been a contributing writer and editor for various TownVibe titles for more than a decade. A graduate of Cornell University, she is also a lifestyle, design and construction writer and is the author of Reservoir and co-author of Building Net Zero.
Megan Smith-Harris is editor of Wilton Magazine. Smith-Harris is a storyteller who has achieved success in many different media. She has directed, produced, and written for film, television, theater, and print. She is co-owner of Pyewackitt Productions, a Wilton-based production company.
Laurie Newkirk is Director of Digital Media. Newkirk is an award-winning website strategist and producer of creative content. Her background in publishing started at Hearst Magazines. She became immersed in the online world as Director of Marketing at USA Networks overseeing the merchandise websites for the NHL, PGA, NASCAR, and the NBA. She has been overseeing the website and producing for the Emmy winning TV show Teen Kids News and is co-founder of the website Motherrr.com.
Francis Schell, before becoming Bedford Magazine’s gardening editor, served for three decades as an editor for Reader’s Digest, spending half that stint in Europe. He holds certificates in Gardening and Commercial Horticulture from the New York Botanical Garden.
Victoria Secunda is a researcher, the author of among other books Losing Your Parents, Finding Yourself, and an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Woman’s Day, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, and Glamour.
Emma Sutherland lived in England and worked as a freelance illustrator for The Economist, The London Times, and other British publications before adding freelance writer to her list of talents. Currently a resident of Wilton, Sutherland runs SmartArt, an art school in Wilton for “ages three to 99.”
Peggy Tagliarino operated a New York public-relations firm for the past 30 years, representing some of New York and Connecticut’s greatest restaurants, chefs, and authors. She writes regularly about style, entertaining, and food for Litchfield Magazine and other publications.
Lois Alcosser was a copywriter at Young & Rubicam and Grey Advertising. She has written for the New York Times, Westport Minuteman, and Connecticut Life. Her Wilton Magazine article “A Welcome Home” won Best Magazine Feature from the CT Press Club.
Kathleen Atkins, a Southport resident, is a recent graduate of Stonehill College. A past intern for Morris Media Group, she is now freelancing for Fairfield Magazine. She has written for Design New England and other publications.
Christine Baer lives in Wilton with her husband and two children. She worked in promotions and copywriting at GQ and The New York Times before becoming a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer.
Brita Belli is the editor of E/The Environmental Magazine and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home. Her blogs on sports and the environment are featured at PlayItGreen.com. She lives in Fairfield with her husband and daughter.
Amanda Bergen is a writer and broadcast journalist. She has worked in Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C., reporting on local and international events. Bergen has hosted two series on HGTV and is a freelance anchor on News12.
Jude Blundell is a novelist for young adults. Her next book, What I Saw and How I Lied, will be published in September. Under the name Jude Watson, she is a New York Times bestselling author for teens. Her current project is a novel in the new 39 Clues series for Scholastic.
Michelle Beyman was an advertising and marketing executive prior to becoming a ceramicist and instructor. When not immersed in clay, she enjoys writing humorous observations about life, undeterred by her teenage children’s warnings of “Mom, you’re not funny.”
Dan Briody is the best-selling author of The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group and The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money. He has written regularly for various national magazines as well.
Bonni Brodnick, author of Pound Ridge Past: Remembrances of Our Townsfolk, was an editorial staffer at various magazines, including Glamour and House & Garden. She is now director of communications at Brunswick School in Greenwich.
Jane Roy Brown, a writer in Western Massachusetts, is a contributing editor at Landscape Architecture and a contributor to The Boston Globe travel section. She is winner of a 2008 Gold Award from The Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.
Nancy Burton has a B.A. in journalism from New York University. She has been a reporter for The Associated Press in New York City, a book editor for the University of California Press, and frequent magazine contributor.
Wendy Carlson is a lifestyle, travel, and food writer as well as a versatile and talented photographer. Carlson’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Traditional Home, Bon Appetit, and other publications.
Doug Colligan is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in publications including Sea Kayaker and The Wine Enthusiast to Reader’s Digest and The New York Times. A longtime area resident, Colligan recently returned from living in Paris.
Maura Connolly is a former editor and features writer for The Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, and Westport News, and currently does freelance writing and public relations. She volunteers for many town organizations.
Joyce Caruso Corrigan is a former editor-in-chief of Elle and a contributor to Vogue, The Sunday Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and “Good Morning America.”
Lesley Cotten has been a writer for 20 years. With an MBA from Boston College, she has focused her writing mainly on the financial industry. An avid runner and cyclist, she has also covered athletic events for Ridgefield Magazine and other publications. Cotten lives in Ridgefield with her four children.
Caroline Davis works for Alice Marshall PR in New York City. Prior to that, she worked as a business reporter for The Seattle Times, assisted top editors at Travel and Leisure, and wrote for CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg.
Florence de Dampierre is an esteemed interior designer and antiques expert whose work has been featured in Elle Décor and House Beautiful. Her book, French Chic (Rizzoli), is a sumptuous room-by-room tour of French-inspired design.
Morton Dean spent nearly four decades as a correspondent and anchorman for CBS and ABC News. He covered the Vietnam War, the terrorist attack on the USS Cole, and filed numerous reports from Baghdad following Desert Storm. He is a much-sought-after public speaker.
Kerry Anne Ducey is a freelance writer who serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations. She received her master’s in education, which started her 20-year career as a teacher. She is editor of MMG’s Talk of the Town blog.
Dan England is a freelance writer and a reasonable theologian. He is also a corporate speechwriter and communications strategist, who writes regularly for Wilton Magazine, Ridgefield Magazine, and other publications.
Carolyn Rundle Field is editor of Wilton Magazine. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New Haven Register, and many Fairfield County newspapers. In her previous life, she was a senior vice president at major NYC advertising agencies.
Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick is a correspondent for AOL’s StyleList, the number-one fashion and beauty site on the Internet. Her award-winning work has appeared in The Huffington Post, US Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.
Teri Fogel is a closet freelance writer. In her spare time she works full time as a financial planner with a local firm. She’s lived in Wilton for since the early 1990s, and enjoys writing anecdotal accounts of her experiences here.
Bill Franzen is a fiction and humor writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, National Lampoon, and elsewhere. The author of the collection of stories, Hearing From Wayne, he has another book planned for next year.
William Garvey is editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill’s Business & Commercial Aviation, and has also served as the top editor at Flying and at Reader’s Digest. He won the 2009 Journalism Award from the National Air Transportation Association.
Susie Bedsow Horgan has lived in Wilton for 25 years, nineteen of which she and her family lived at the Haunted Inkbottle house. She spent 20 years in daytime television (“the soaps”) as a writer and producer, culminating in winning an Emmy for writing then becoming executive producer.
Laura Hussey was a healthcare marketing executive for Oxford Health Plans prior to becoming a freelance writer. She enjoys researching and writing about people, places, and events in Wilton, where she has lived for 13 years.
Justine Ickes is a contributing writer for Washington Parent and blogs as the Cross-Cultural Traveling Mom at travelingmom.com and cultureeveryday.com. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia (MA, Anthropology).
Katherine King is a staff writer for The Stamford Advocate. Her work has been published in The Associated Press, American Journalism Review, and The Global Post. She grew up and lives in Wilton.
Fiona Kirk is a freelance journalist based in New York City and in Bedford. Her work has appeared in Stage Directions, Pointe, Pilates Style, Dance Teacher, and other magazines.
Terry Kirkpatrick has been a national feature writer for The Associated Press, managing editor of Reader’s Digest, and editorial director at The Peppers and Rodgers Group. He has written extensively about business and technology for IBM’s Think Leadership journal and CIO Insight.
Suzanne Knutson is a freelance writer and landscape designer. Her landscape designs have been featured in numerous magazines as well as in two books: Poolscaping by Catriona Tudor Erler and The Flower Gardener’s Bible by Lewis and Nancy Hill.
Amy Kundrat is principal of ARK Projects, a communications & design firm she founded after a decade in PR. In addition to blogging for CTbites.com and Motoamy.com, she is fanatical about two-wheels, from her road bike to her Ducati motorcycle.
Mike Lauterborn is a Fairfield-based writer who for 25 years was a senior marketing executive in publishing, entertainment, advertising, and sales promotion. He is the author of the travelogue “Chasing Charley”, a re-creation of John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley adventure.
Gerri Lewis grew up in Ridgefield and returned in 1984 with her husband to raise their three children. Her work has appeared in Reader’s Digest and other magazines. She has won numerous journalism awards, including a New England Press Association award.
Juan Martin is a recovering intellectual property attorney. He holds a BS in Environmental Science from Rutgers and a JD from Pace. A Wilton resident since 1997, he enjoys raising his three sons in his most recent role as a stay-at-home dad.
Beth Mason is a longtime Wilton resident. Her home away from home is the Wilton Library, where she worked for 26 years and where she continues to visit almost daily to volunteer, attend programs, and meet friends.
Nancy McLoughlin, a Bedford Magazine contributing writer, has produced and appeared in fashion segments and contributed to numerous publications. She wrote a regular column “Threads” for New York Newsday.
Eve Marx is the author of six books, including her latest, Flirtspeak: The Sexy Language of Flirtation. She is a recipient of the prestigious Washington Irving Book Award.
Joseph Montebello is host of the radio show “Between the Covers,” which showcases book authors. Prior to his radio career, he was creative director at HarperCollins in New York City.
Kimberly Pagan, a former advertising and new-media executive, lives in Wilton with her husband and two sons. She is a regular contributor to a sports/comedy website and creator of her own site, The Mommyvan (themommyvan.com).
Andrea Raisfeld is location agent, writer, and former contributing editor to Martha Stewart Living. Her essays and other work have appeared in The New York Times, Brides, Self, and New Woman.
Susan Reid is a frequent contributor to Wilton Magazine. Previously, she was managing editor of Fetch, a magazine for dog lovers, and editor/writer for Art Business News, The Hour special-sections editor, and The Fire Island Tide contributing editor.
Michael Walsh is the author of 11 books, including the novels Hostile Intent and Early Warning (Pinnacle Books), and, writing as “David Kahane,” Rules for Radical Conservatives (Ballantine). He lives in Lakeville.
Nick Wedge is a founding editor of Hearst’s Rod & Gun and consulted on editorial projects for The New York Times and Financial Times. For nine years, Nick co-edited along with his wife Janet, the award-winning travel journal, London Outlook.
Douglas Foulke has been a photographer for 20 years. His work has been published worldwide in such magazines as, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, GQ, and Esquire. He co-photographed the book "A Fairy's Child" with his wife, Photographer, Ann Dahlgren. Published by Harry N. Abrams.
Rana Faure lives in Croton-on-Hudson with her two children and wild and crazy dog. Rana was previously director of photography at Getty Images and photo editor at Seventeen Magazine.
Peggy Garbus is an award-winning photographer. She loves to capture family relationships in her photographs. When not behind her camera, she can often be found tending to the gardens surrounding her Wilton home where she lives with her family.
Kristen Jensen is an award winning lifestyle photographer and motivational speaker who brings an enlightened and gracious style to her magazine assignments. This unique perspective comes from her years in front of the camera as a former international Ford fashion model. Kristen specializes in shooting portraits.
Pam Rouleau is an architectural and fine arts photographer from Wilton, where she lives with her husband, two children, and black lab Katie. Photography has been her passion since elementary school. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston.
Rich Pomerantz has taught garden photography at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the NY Botanical Gardens, and the Berkshire Botanical Garden and authored Great Gardens of the Berkshires (2008) and Hudson River Valley Farms (2009).
Trevor Tondro, originally a student of urban design, has always been interested in how people relate to the spaces they inhabit. Tondro works for some of New York’s finest interior design and architectural firms and currently lives with his wife in Brooklyn.
What Readers and Others Have Said
“Superior photography and design complement the high level of editorial craftsmanship.”
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“I can’t wait for the next issue to arrive.”
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