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Mason-Dixon ARRIVE is the only magazine dedicated to the lifestyle of suburban residents living in Baltimore County’s Central Corridor and Harford County’s affluent suburbs. Reaching a targeted demographic that is well employed, highly educated, owns their home, travels, dines out twice weekly and owns stock portfolios, MD ARRIVE penetrates the most sought-after zip codes.

Based on recent research, adults aged 45-65 prefer to read lifestyle magazine print editions, with the option for online readership. These online editions allow for a quick reference to an event, recipe or daytrip, but nothing replaces the tactile feeling of relaxing with a high quality magazine. We offer both options, and offer online subscriptions, which spread across many county lines. Publishing two editions, Baltimore County and Harford County, our combined readership is 100,000 adults.

To receive information on advertising, request a media kit at info@mdarrive.com.

Vicki K. Franz, Publisher
Vicki@mdarrive.com

Vicki Franz has been publishing magazines for over 10 years. Following her successful career as an advertising executive with the Baltimore Sun, she launched Kemper Franz Marketing, Inc., a sales and marketing consulting company. She launched Stone House Publications when she began publishing magazines in the Baltimore Metropolitan region. In March 2005, the first issue of Mason-Dixon ARRIVE was distributed. In August 2011, the first issue of I95 BUSINESS was launched, covering the strategic Northeast Corridor between White Marsh and Cecil County. Find it online at www.i95business.com.

She lives with her wonderful husband, two beautiful teenagers and ride-along-dog Fritzi, in an historic house in Cockeysville, where she enjoys gardening, cooking, preservation, hiking, traveling the back roads and entertaining on her front porch. She is a member of the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, involved with many community organizations and actively promotes causes she is passionate about from her position as publisher.


Gregory J. Alexander, Editor
Editor@mdarrive.com

Greg Alexander has been the editor of Mason-Dixon ARRIVE since its inception and has been a writer since the fourth grade. Since then, he has been writing non-stop from high school to college to subsequent newspaper jobs until he made the leap into full-time freelance writing. Greg (www.gregoryjalexander.com) is also the co-author of two books from Arcadia Publishing and proprietor of Pen & Ink, LLC. He earned a bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism from the University of Georgia.

As editor of Mason-Dixon ARRIVE, Greg enjoys developing story ideas, working with local writers, meeting amazing people and relishes the opportunity to explore the region’s back roads. What little spare time he has is spent traveling around the globe or learning the ropes on his sailboat. Greg lives in Charles Village with his partner and an adopted racing greyhound, Herschel.



Jennifer Perkins-Frantz, Graphic Design
Art@mdarrive.com

Jennifer Perkins-Frantz, originally from Connecticut, has been the graphic designer for Kemper Franz Marketing, Inc. for over seven years. She created the original design for Mason-Dixon ARRIVE and continues to provide creative services and marketing for our clients. She lives in Reisterstown and works from home while taking care of her three young children, all involved in different schools, soccer and lacrosse teams, dance, swim and gymnastics lessons…it’s endless, oh yeah, and with her husband.

She has a B.A. from University of Maryland Baltimore County. She likes to participate in triathlons and run races with all three of her children, exercise, read, and enjoy the occasional glass of wine with tips from our monthly column.



Rita Baker-Schmidt, Cover Design
reetsmail@comcast.net

Rita Baker-Schmidt designs our covers every month and is also a contributing writer. Rita resides in the Hereford Zone with her family and her attack cockapoo, Honey. She is a professional writer and graphic designer with an M.A. in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. And, she is very involved in her community. An avid advocate of the arts, she teaches drama and works behind the scenes with the Youth Theatre of Northern Baltimore County.

Rita is a Girl Scout leader, trainer and teen mentor, and a music minister at Our Lady of Grace where she Cantors and helps with Youth Ensemble. For fun she gardens, knits, reads, writes and cooks. Her favorite Starbuck's beverage is a grande-decaf-skim-mocha.



Cindy Jacobson, Advertising Sales

cinjac@comcast.net

Cindy Jacobson is a life-long resident of Baltimore County, living in Jacksonville with her husband. She has pursued the challenge of outside sales for twenty-five years, while always selling a product that she felt was needed to bolster the recipients’ bottom line. In her spare time, which is filled with gardening, Cindy also enjoys a variety of crafts, dining out, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Debbie Hanley, Office Manager
Debbie.mdarrive@comcast.net

Debbie Hanley is quite simply, indispensable. She keeps all of us organized by making sure that everything works smoothly. She manages the account records, communicates with the sales and production teams and generally handles the myriad details that go into running a small business. She lives in Jacksonville with her husband and two gorgeous and athletically-gifted daughters. She spends much of her spare time on lacrosse fields across the region, bakes cookies every week, and loves to garden and cook.

Robin Ace, Advertising Sales Assistant
Robin.mdarrive@hotmail.com

Robin Ace grew up in New Jersey, near New York City. She attended Towson (then “State”) University, earning a B.A. in English. She has worked in advertising as an account executive and copywriter, and has been the office manager of a graphic design studio. She currently lives in Freeland with her husband, three children and Daisy, the cocker-boxer. She’s spent many hours volunteering in schools, helping teachers, and mentoring children in reading and writing. She has been a Girl Scout leader for four years, and looks forward to sharing her love of camping and the outdoors with her troop each fall.

When she’s not chauffeuring kids to sports and music lessons, she enjoys good books, music, gardening and cooking.



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