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.

Chief Creative Officer + Editor

Stacy Kendall

Stacy is one of the founding members of GRAY Media, starting out as its style director. She was named CCO in 2018. She is the creative strategist behind GRAY’s voice and tone and its outrageous events including the epic GRAY Awards Party. She previously served as market editor for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles magazine and director of marketing at the Pensacola Museum of Art.

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.

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.

Managing Editor

Jennifer McCullum

Jennifer joined GRAY in 2016 as an editor and was named managing editor in 2018. She’s a seasoned writer and editor specializing in style and design with clips from esteemed titles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, San Francisco Magazine, and Boston Common, and was an instructor at the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Editor: Special Publications/Digital Content

Lauren Mang

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

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.

Production + Editorial Assistant

Abby Beach

Abby is a recent 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.

Account Executive, California

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.

Contributing Editor, Washington

Rachel Eggers

Rachel has written for GRAY since 2013 and was named contributing editor in 2017. Specializing in arts and culture, she’s written for City Arts and Travel + Leisure, and worked on the Seattle International Film Festival. She’s currently the manager of public relations for Seattle Art Museum.

Contributing Editor, Oregon

Brian Libby

Brian is an architecture journalist and critic, as well as a photographer and award-winning filmmaker. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Dwell, The Atlantic, and Architectural Record. In 2004 he founded his Portland Architecture blog.

Portfolio:brianlibby.com

Contributing Editor, British Columbia

Nessa Pullman

Nessa joined GRAY in 2014 as an editorial intern while studying interior design at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She writes and scouts for GRAY and helms our volunteer program during IDS Vancouver each year. In 2016, she was named Contributing Editor.

Contributing Editor, British Columbia

Renske Werner

Portfolio:renskewerner.com

Contributing Editor, Washington

Amanda Zurita

Amanda is a freelance writer, editor, and photo stylist in the travel, design, fashion, and lifestyle genre. Prior, she served as style editor at Seattle Met and editor-in-chief of Seattle Met Bride & Groom.

Portfolio:amandazurita.com

CEO/FOUNDER + PUBLISHER

Shawn Williams

 

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER + EDITOR

Stacy Kendall

SENIOR EDITOR

Rachel Gallaher

 

MANAGING EDITOR

Jennifer McCullum

 

COPY EDITOR

Laura Harger

 

DIGITAL CONTENT +
SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS

Lauren Mang

 

EDITORIAL +
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Abby Beach

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

Dixie Duncan

 

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES

California: Alan Braden
Oregon: Craig Allard Miller

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Tracey Bjerke

 

NEWSSTAND MANAGER

Bob Moenster

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Paxson Fay

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Rachel Eggers
Brian Libby
Nessa Pullman
Renske Werner
Amanda Zurita

 

INTERNS

Claire Butwinick
Tamar Leveson

 

P.A. TO THE PUBLISHER

Tally Williams

What’s coming up next
in GRAY magazine?
THE AWARDS ISSUE

Collector’s Edition. Brimming with design excellence, not to mention serious name-dropping, this is the who’s who of design magazines!
Only in its 2nd year, and GRAY Awards is already *the* design competition to win. This must-have issue reveals the winners
and is launched during the Awards Party.

AD CLOSE: Oct. 24
MATERIAL DUE: Oct. 31