Founder/CEO + Publisher

Shawn Williams

Shawn is an entrepreneur, designer, and the CEO of GRAY Media, a company she founded in 2011 and independently owns. She also serves as publisher of the award-winning GRAY magazine. In 2018, Shawn was named one of Folio’s Top Women Entrepreneurs in Media. She previously led the creative for publications in the shelter and business categories including Network Communication and The Dolan Company.

Associate Publisher

Dixie Duncan

Dixie joined GRAY in 2016 to helm the company’s sales department. She came to GRAY from Sagacity Media after successfully launching the award-winning Seattle Met Bride & Groom. Prior, she led multiple sales teams at USA Today as their senior national account executive.

Editorial Director

Tiffany Jow

is a Seattle-based journalist specializing in art, design, and culture. Previously the Design Editor at Surface, she has contributed to a variety of print and digital publications including Architectural Digest, Art ReviewArtsyCulturedDwellNew York Magazine, Opening Ceremony’s blog, Wallpaper*, and Wallpaper* City Guides. She lived in London from 2009–2011 and spent a year in the research department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she contributed to the 2011 exhibition “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990,” curated by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt. Later, she served in the development office at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, where she managed corporate partnerships. She has also helped creative practitioners, including architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, implement their voice across platforms and articulate their mission, work, and process.

Senior Editor

Rachel Gallaher

Rachel is one of the founding editors of GRAY magazine who came to GRAY from Seattle Homes & Lifestyles in 2011. She is an award-winning writer focused on design and architecture and is particularly versed in long-form storytelling. In 2015, she was nationally recognized by Folio as a 30 Under 30, touted as an up-and-coming star who will shape the future of the magazine media industry.

Junior Art Director

Abby Beach

Abby is a University of Oregon graduate who majored in journalism and minored in digital arts. She now manages the production of GRAY magazine and has managed the redesign of our website, newsletters, and more.

Editor: Special Publications/Digital Content

Lauren Mang

Lauren is an award-winning writer and editor in the publishing industry with clips from Quartz, PaperCity,, Seattle magazine, Oregon Bride, Seattle Met, and VMSD. She had been a contributing writer and editor for GRAY before joining the team in 2018.

Events Manager

Kaitlyn Lush

Prior to joining GRAY, Lush served as the Events and Marketing Manager for Canada Wide Media, publisher of Vancouver Magazine, Western Living Magazine, BC Business, and Real Weddings. There, she led the communications and branding strategies for all four titles, including handling 30 to 60 signature and client events each year. She attended the Art Institute of Vancouver, graduating in Marketing and Events Management. Prior to CWM, she worked for Epic Events, where she produced weddings and corporate functions.

Copy Editor

Laura Harger

Laura is a veteran magazine and book editor who focuses on fine arts, design, architecture, and urban planning. Her career has focused primarily on museum publishing, and she has served as editor at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, University of California Press, and the Smithsonian.

Account Executive, Washington

Alan Braden

Alan grew up in Washington and graduated from the University of Washington. Having spent much of his career in the film industry, he now operates his own media placement agency and reps GRAY throughout California and the southwestern US.

Account Executive, Oregon

Craig Allard Miller

Craig’s background is in design, pro sports, and television. While living in Portland, he managed marketing and creative services teams for the Portland Trail Blazers and Fox prior to joining the team at GRAY in 2014.

Administrative Manager

Tracey Bjerke

Tracey overseeing the administrative functions of GRAY Media. She has worked in the home building industry as an executive assistant, office manager and administrator for 16 years prior to joining GRAY in 2016. She also volunteers her administrative skills to Portland’s Yeates Academy of Irish Dance.


Shawn Williams



Tiffany Jow



Abby Beach


Rachel Gallaher



Claire Butwinick



Laura Harger



Lauren Mang



Kaitlyn Lush


Dixie Duncan



Washington: Alan Braden
Oregon: Craig Allard Miller



Tracey Bjerke



Bob Moenster



Paxson Fay


Teaghan Skulszki
Camille Vance


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