The YGS Group

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Amanda Stone

Digital Media Specialist

I am a crazy cat lady.

Shirley Kehr-Smeltzer

Director, Marketing Services

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

Reynaldo Alvarado

Graphic Designer

Believe it or not, I've competed in multiple video game tournaments.

Ashley Reid

Managing Editor

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

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.

Craig Lauer

Content & Copy Director

Matt Roy

Digital Marketing Director

I rarely wear matching socks.

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.

Tina Enck

Account Director

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

Ellen Hoover

Account Manager

I survived getting hit by a line drive while holding my newborn son at a minor league baseball game and/or I have a son who plays DII baseball in college

Christophere Johnson

Developer

I have a new hobby every month.

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. 

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.

Brenda Trone

Program Manager

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

Kali Eskew

Marketing Manager

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

Art Hurst

IS Project Manager

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

Cambria Bailey

Sales & Marketing Manager

I am really into woodworking and restoring things. I think they call it upcycling.

Erica Reed

Senior Managing Editor

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

Pamela Brossman

Senior Editor

I am a preacher’s wife!

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.

Molly Markee

MAP Coordinator

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

Deborah Sharpe

Art Director

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

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.

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.

Charity Fox

Account Manager

Yes, I’m a natural redhead.

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”

Megan Hacker

Art Director

I can do a headstand on a paddleboard.

Zon Buckley

Art Director

Every year I mow a wiffleball field into my yard.

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!

Karen Sunday

Marketing Automation Administrator

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

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.