PBG Lifestyle Magazine Team

Melisa Sedler – Promotional Sales Executive

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Melisa Sedler, Promotional Sales Executive, grew up in the suburbs of Columbia, SC. Wanting a change in her surroundings, Melisa felt drawn to the sunny state of Florida, which is where she ultimately decided to start her life and career. After falling in love with Florida and living in this great state for nearly 18 years, she now considers herself to be a true Floridian. Melisa graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in marketing and an emphasis on communications and event management. Her career is based...

Lee Hershfield – Staff Photojournalist

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Lee Hershfield, Staff Photojournalist, is a multiple award-winning photojournalist whose images have been published locally, nationally and internationally. A native of Massachusetts, Lee moved to Palm Beach Gardens in 2000, and though he remains true to his beloved Red Sox, and pines for the crisp, autumn, apple-picking air of New England, he has immersed himself in the countless wonderful offerings of his new hometown. Whether it’s strolling the Green Market to Legacy Place and PGA Commons, or running the courts at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Lee cannot envision...

Erica Hernandez – Contributing Photographer

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Erica Hernandez, Contributing Photographer, was born and raised in South Florida. A passionate photographer and owner of Beautifully Composed Photography, she has photographed for several publications released in the U.S. and across the globe. Hernandez has also worked with major record labels and has won several awards. It is an honor for her to capture a moment, whether it be photographing a concert in front of thousands or photographing one-on-one. She has always been intrigued by how a photograph can freeze time and impact others with a moment. When she isn't...

Terri Schlichenmeyer – Book Review Columnist

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Terri Schlichenmeyer, Book Review Columnist, has been reading since she was 3 years old and she never goes anywhere without a book. She has worked with more than 200 newspapers and nearly 50 magazines scattered in 46 states, the Virgin Islands and six provinces of Canada. Terri lives on a hill in Wisconsin with two dogs and 12,000...

Jenna Michael – Contributing Photographer

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Jenna Michael, Contributing Photographer, was born and raised in sunny Hobe Sound, Florida, and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Her passion for all aspects of the arts has led her to try everything from painting and stone carving to crochet and set design. Jenna first fell in love with photography a photo contest in the second grade. Following high school, she moved to Daytona Beach and attended Daytona State College’s Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, where she earned an AS Degree in Photographic Technology. “I am incredibly excited to advance my knowledge...

Maureen Rothwell – Astrology Columnist

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Maureen Rothwell, Astrology Columnist, resides in Palm Beach County, is a professional Psychic/Astrologer and fifteen-year member of The American Federation of Astrologers, an organization responsible for establishing and maintaining a high standard of ethics for the legitimate astrologer.

Born with an extraordinary gift, she delights clients all over North America and abroad with her keen insight and ability to connect with the individual. Involved with the community, Maureen has donated time and talent to The Sunny 104.3 "Pretty in the City" events, Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, Leukemia...


Lauren Delgado – Contributing Writer

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Lauren Delgado, Contributing Writer, is a student at the University of Florida majoring in Journalism and minoring in Environmental Studies. Ever since winning an essay contest in the seventh grade, becoming a journalist has been in the back of her mind. After a semester-long stint of pre-veterinarian courses, journalism has been her focus.

Besides writing for PBG Lifestyle magazine, Lauren juggles school, an internship at Home: Living in the Heart of Florida magazine and reporting for The Warrington Times newspaper.

Lauren hopes to someday work for either Newsweek magazine...


Doreen Marcial Poreba, Contributing Writer & Photographer

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Doreen Marcial Poreba, APR, Contributing Writer & Photographer, is a communications professional who has had a passion for writing and photography since she was a child. Today, she is an award-winning, accredited public relations professional and photojournalist with more than 25 years of experience working on both sides of the media fence. She launched her career in radio while still in college, then became a television news reporter before shifting into public relations. After working in PR for Northwood University, The Miami Herald and SunFest, in 1997, she founded The PR...

Carol Saunders – PBG Style Columnist & Photojournalist

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Carol Saunders, PBG Style Columnist & Photojournalist, is well known to North Palm Beach County readers. For the past several years she has penned two columns, "Community Chatter" and "Backstage," for the Jupiter Courier and been a frequent contributor to Around Towne, a quarterly business publication based in Stuart.

Saunders also has the distinction of having worked as a writer for two high-powered West Palm Beach television stations: WPTV-Channel 5 and WPEC-Channel 12. She also served as the Public Information Officer for the City of West Palm Beach for nearly five...


Alicia Donelan – Staff Photographer

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Alicia Donelan, Staff Photographer, is a professional photographer originally from Dallas, Texas. She has been involved in photography since she was a teenager and has travelled extensively photographing people from around the world in China, Australia, Europe and Russia to right here in our own backyard.

While living as a freelance photographer in New York, she studied under such artists as Robert Capa, Duane Michals, Hans Neleman, Andrian Piper and Mary Ellen Mark along with noted art critics and historians.

Alicia’s specialty is people.

“I love to hear people’s story...

Carrie Sills – Art Director

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Carrie Sills, Art Director, joins PBG Lifestyle as a professional graphic designer, originally from Michigan, who now lives and works in Vero Beach, Florida. With over sixteen years of experience, she has since started her own business and built a reputation for offering quality design and service to her clients along the Space and Treasure Coast. Whether it is bringing a new look to an established publication or building the layout and design for a magazine or newspaper at its inception, the pride she takes in her work is shown in...

Sean Kreps – Tech Tips Columnist / IT Director

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Sean Kreps, Tech Tips Columnist/ IT Director & owner of ComputerGiant Consulting, began his computing experience at the age of 6 on a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, upgraded to an Amiga 1000 in 1985 and has been learning the ins and outs of every computer platform since. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a BS in Accounting Information Systems he began his tech career during the dot-com boom as a Java Software Engineer at Quansoo. Thankfully his position focused on building web sites and client consulting and not locking himself in an...

Kimberly Field – Vice President of Operations

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Kimberly Field, Vice President of Operations, is an award-winning writer, manager and teacher. She holds degrees in management and education from Palm Beach Atlantic University and Palm Beach Community College, in addition to a broadcasting certification from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

A native Floridian, Field has worked extensively with a number of high-end publishers across the Sunshine State, including the Daily Business Review and Florida Lawyer, for which she has garnered a reputation for her in-depth, research-driven...


Chris Hayes – Editor

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Chris Hayes, Editor, graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in journalism, where his focus on online media and web design led to work with UF's Newszine and The Independent Florida Alligator. Since returning to Palm Beach Gardens, he has taken great strides to involve himself in community events and learn more about the local organizations that make South Florida so unique.

After joining the PBG Lifestyle staff as an Associate Editor in November 2008, Hayes was promoted to Editor several months later, and has since played an integral...