Karen Gilder

For 13 years, Karen has dedicated almost every waking moment to making the magazine all it can be, from selling advertising to setting up shoots and planning editorial. She is thrilled that she is able to use her B.S. in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi to fulfill her lifelong dream.


When not working on the next issue, Karen can be found on the course of any number

of local 5ks/10ks/half-marathons, playing with her four dogs or watching her favorite Double-A baseball team, the Mississippi Braves.

 Kelley King • Art Director

Kelley has been in the design and printing business for over 18 years. She was the Production Manager of the Mississippi Business Journal for seven years and has had the opportunity since to work for commercial printers and also as her own boss.


She has been happily married to her husband Bryan for 10 years and has three beautiful children, Peyton (7), Max (4) and Shelby (1) who occupy many of her waking hours. She spends her free time in the gym lifting weights, outside in her yard with her plants or baking gluten-free goodies in her kitchen.

Rhonda is a writer living in Florence with her family and her two children. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with honors, with a bachelor's degree in psychology, including a minor in drawing and painting. She has been writing news and feature articles since 2009 and is currently the PORTICO editorial assistant. She loves writing fiction, features and human perspectives more than any other genres. Rhonda loves talking to people about their passion more than any other assignments. And, she especially likes finding that unique voice in every person she interviews. Rhonda wrote this month’s Perspectives

Rhonda Dunaway • Editorial Assistant

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