Staff & Media Kit

 2015 DISTINCTION MEDIA KIT

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Publisher: John Fall
email: john@distinctionhr.com
Contact for inquiries into advertising and distribution.

Family: Wife, Suzanne; daughter, Sydney; and sons Davis and Harris. (Dog Gracie is an 80-pound Lab.)
Hometown: Virginia Beach
Last book I read: “Great by Choice,” by Jim Collins.
Greatest accomplishment 18 years of marriage and my three children!
Quote: “Never Take Counsel of Your Fears” Stonewall Jackson 
Favorite restaurant: Sirena & Coastal Grill 
Favorite drink: Bourbon and Ginger or a cold beer on the Grand Cayman flats

Editor: Judy Le
email: judy@distinctionhr.com
Contact for inquiries into story ideas, letters to the editor and general feedback.

Family: Husband, Jeffrey, and son, Abbott
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Favorite quote: A lie may fool someone else, but it tells you the truth: You’re weak. – Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities
In another life: I did approximately 4 minutes of stand-up comedy. (Back me up here: College was another life, yes?)
Favorite song to sing when no one’s listening: Either Os Justi Meditabitur by Anton Bruckner, or U Got The Look by Prince
Someone whose work moves me: Too many to name, but I am heavily influenced by writers who deal in authenticity.
Greatest accomplishment: Taking care of my mom as she died of cancer.
Last book I read: I recently went on a book-buying binge and got what turned out to be a tiny book by George Saunders, “Congratulations, By The Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness.” It was a graduation address he gave at Syracuse, which I had actually read at the time he gave it, some years ago. But I came to it anew, and was centered by it again.
If I ever played hooky, I’d: probably bore you to tears.

For inquiries into  photography, art direction, advertising design, website, social and editorial design contact both Jennifer Fenner & EJ Toudt.

Creative Director: Jennifer Fenner
email: jennifer.fenner@pilotonline.com

Family: Husband, Bryan; son, Davis; daughter, Logan; and our 95-pound mutt, Vinny.
Hometown: Hampton
Last book I read: “It Starts With Food,” by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, which was a nice change from my regular rotation of “Goodnight Moon” and “Five Little Monkeys.”

Greatest accomplishment: Being a mother. Hands down the best job in the world.
If I were a drink I’d be: An ice-cold beer, preferably a Brooklyn Summer Ale.
In another life: I would be insanely wealthy so I could spend my time traveling the world.
If I ever played hooky, I’d Spend the day at the beach.
Favorite color combination: Gray and yellow
Something I’d drive around the block to hear I have made an extra lap around the block (especially when my kids are sleeping in the back seat) to hear the end of a friend’s good story.

Creative Director:  EJ Toudt
email: ej.toudt@pilotonline.com

Family: Girlfriend, two dogs, two cats
Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill
Latest book I’ve read:
 “Deliver Us From Darkness”
Greatest accomplishment:
Consistently playing good music in great bands for 20+ years.
Quote:
“Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think  you’re crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out, is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.” – The Breakfast Club.
Favorite Movies:
 Breakfast Club, Shaun of the Dead, Django Unchained, Amelie, City of Lost Children, and many more.
Favorite current designer/artist: Daniel Danger (tinymediaempire.com)
Something I’d drive around the block to hear and have done just that:
 Johnny Cash
Favorite thing to for a weekend:
 Go to the Shenandoah Valley.

Copy Editor: Erica Smith

Family: Parents, two siblings.
Hometown:  None. I’m a (proud) military brat.
Last book I read: “The Stranger,” by Albert Camus (translation by Matthew Ward).
Greatest accomplishment: Helped my parents through my mother’s heart surgery and, later, her terminal illness; now supporting my dad. Proud, too, of my graduate work.
Quote: I know noble accents/ And lucid, inescapable rhythms;/ But I know, too,/ That the blackbird is involved/ In what I know.
– Wallace Stevens.
Profile: Too big, or too high.
In another life: My teacher was from New Zealand, my classmates were Japanese, Swedish, Austrian, Pakistani, English, Polish, American and, I think, Egyptian.
A song that moves me: Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music.