The YGS Group

Elizabeth Watson

MAP Manager

I have a ukulele, but I only know how to play the C chord because that's the easiest one to learn.

Jack Davidson

VP, Marketing Services

I'm a twin.

Pamela Brossman

Senior Editor

I am a preacher’s wife!

Aaron Oxenrider

Developer

I hiked the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire during a storm with 80MPH wind gusts.

Ashley Reid

Managing Editor

I've performed as a vocalist in various countries around the world, including Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria.

Sam Hoffmeister

Managing Editor

Despite playing guitar in rock bands for the past 10 years, my most successful musical venture is a solo vocal Christmas album.

Amy LaPorte

Director, Marketing Automation

I have a slight addiction to CrossFit and I enjoy creating mosaics and stained glass pieces in my spare time.

Kali Eskew

Marketing Manager

I proudly know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby” and "Gettin' Jiggy With It.”

Brenda Trone

Program Manager

I enjoy reading, amateur sports, volunteering, and my 3 grandchildren.

Matt Roy

Digital Marketing Director

I rarely wear matching socks.

Annette Gray

Editorial Director

Mark Twain said, “Humor is a great thing, the saving thing.” I think Mark Twain is the wisest of men, I try to live by this sentiment each day.

Erica Reed

Senior Managing Editor

I speak Italian & French, and I have traveled all over Europe.

Scott Johnson

Web Developer

I once played the entire first act of West Side story by memory because I, along with the person I was sharing music with, refused to turn the page…we wanted to see who would give in first. 

Art Hurst

IS Project Manager

I like to spend my spare time fishing at the local lakes.

Lish Ephraim

Director, Marketing & Brand Strategy

I once snuck into Tina Fey's dressing room.

Michael Vucic

Senior Art Director

I’m by no means a fisher, but I did catch a 200 lb. sand tiger shark while in Cape May, NJ. Yes, I have pictures to prove it.

Brian Hershey

Senior Account Manager

My favorite band is The Who. I actually got a chance to see them with 3 of the 4 original members. I am waiting to see them again with no original members.

Chad Barshinger

MAP Administrator

My best friend and I used to drive 14 hours every other weekend from Memphis, TN to Corpus Christi, TX so he could teach me how to surf.

Deborah Sharpe

Art Director

I trained as a classical ballerina for 12 years. You'll still find me walking on my toes at times.

Shirley Kehr-Smeltzer

Director, Marketing Services

I have had the opportunity to travel to 48 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

Molly Markee

MAP Coordinator

In my hometown, I was awarded Miss Congeniality at the Shippensburg Fair.

Andrew Bankert

Associate Editor

When I have time, I maintain a music blog with a close friend of mine. We write about our favorite bands and musicians, and have even been lucky enough to connect with a few of them.

Jeff Smith

VP/Co-Creative Director

My wife and I have been adopted as ‘staff’ for two retired greyhounds – they are the 3rd and 4th that have adopted us over the last 16 years. Word gets around.

Charity Fox

Account Manager

Yes, I’m a natural redhead.

Amanda Stone

Digital Media Specialist

I am a crazy cat lady and proud of it.

Christophere Johnson

Developer

I have a new hobby every month.

Reynaldo Alvarado

Graphic Designer

I enjoy taking muay thai classes.

Alex Straughan

Graphic Designer

I have played soccer (specifically goal keeper) since I was five years old but often I find I’m too nervous about the outcome to watch an entire Sounders FC or USMNT game.

Robin Walker

Creative Director

I love color and texture and started throwing paint on canvas with my sons when they were 3 and 6 — definitely an outdoor adventure — but so much fun!

Jason Deller

Art Director

I played ice hockey for 8 years and was part of the first team from York to win both District and Regional Championships.

Serena Spiezio

Creative Director

I once walked 39.3 miles in a weekend, crossing over the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and George Washington bridges to raise money for breast cancer research.

Tamara Smith

Account Manager

I am a K9 enthusiast. I've trained with my English Springer Spaniel, Maya, in agility, rally obedience, nose works, barn hunt, and tracking”

Tina Enck

Account Director

I am a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Phillies, and I love alternative rock and 90's grunge.

Zon Buckley

Art Director

Every year I mow a wiffleball field into my yard.

Megan Hacker

Art Director

I can do a headstand on a paddleboard.

Karen Sunday

Marketing Automation Administrator

I am told my laugh is infectious...in a good way.