PROVIDENCE MEDIA is the locally owned publishing company of four award-winning monthly magazines: Providence Monthly (now merged with longtime publication East Side Monthly), South County-centric SO Rhode Island, East Bay-focused The Bay, and statewide special guide-turned- monthly mag Hey Rhody. A small but mighty team of editors, graphic designers, and seasoned sales force works together to support local small businesses (like themselves!) through both stories and advertising online and in print.
Abigail Brown, Senior Editorial Designer, started with Providence Media in 2019. Through a busy first year and shifting roles, Abby has gradually taken the lead in laying out every article, cover story, and cover for all four magazines each month. You may also see her name attached to an illustration or two!
Louann DiMuccio-Darwich, Account Manager for East Bay & Providence, has been with Providence Media for 13 years. She has a long history of developing strong relationships with customers, having also worked in the broadcasting industry, both on air and in sales. “I am blessed to work with an amazing team and local business community.”
Ann Gallagher, Account Manager for South County, has been with Providence Media for 12 years serving South County, and feels fortunate to live in the community she serves. “I love that I can shop and support local businesses while also helping them get their message out through our magazines. It’s so gratifying to see small businesses prosper with our help.”
Taylor Gilbert, Senior Graphic Designer, has been with the company since 2018. As Senior Designer, she collaborates with the sales team to create ads, special pages, rate cards and sell sheets for all publications, plus handles the design of the marketing materials for special events. “We all work together as one big family, constantly supporting and motivating us all to be a better company.”
Abbie Lahmers, Editor, curates the Hey Rhody e-newsletter that goes out three days a week, keeps up with all things food for the magazines, and writes Rhody Gems, neighborhood spotlights, and more. She began as an assistant editor in 2019 and now serves as an editor.
Elyse Major, Editor-in-Chief, landed her “dream job” at Providence Media in 2018. A longtime proponent of small business, the position was a perfect match for this much-published writer, author, and former communications professional. “Sharing uniquely Rhode Island stories is an honor that never gets old.”
Kristine Mangan Olf, Account Manager for South County & Newport, has been with Providence Media for eight years. With over 25 years of sales experience, Kristine prides herself on helping any sized business grow and prosper via advertising in both print and online. “I love our magazines and what they offer to the local community.”
Sascha Martin, Account & Social Media Manager, Sascha started in 2020 as an account manager, and after the pandemic hit she took over managing Providence Media’s social presence, where she was able to nurture her passion for community connection and outreach throughout the state.
Elizabeth Riel, Account Manager for Providence, has been at Providence Media for over 13 years and has been dedicated to helping businesses in Providence grow and thrive. She works closely with owners to create effective ad campaigns. “I love our little city and seeing all the exciting changes over the years.”
Megan Schmit, Managing Editor, has been with Providence Media since she was an intern 2017, and today serves as managing editor for the publications. The job involves many hats: directing the editorial team, managing the website, developing cover and community news stories, and routinely writing for all four magazines.
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