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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.
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K. Franz, Publisher
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
J. Alexander, Editor
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
Jennifer Perkins-Frantz, Graphic Design
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
Rita Baker-Schmidt, Cover Design
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
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.
Hanley, Office Manager
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.
Ace, Advertising Sales Assistant
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.
not chauffeuring kids to sports and music lessons, she enjoys
good books, music, gardening and cooking.