Editor in Chief Laura Pace Lilley came to Mt. Lebanon Magazine in 2007 after nine years with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, seven years at CBS radio and two years with a Knight-Ridder newspaper. She has extensive experience covering local government, school districts and economic development. Laura lives in Mt Lebanon with her husband, Myles, and dogs Oliver and Roxanne. Her son, Harrison, is away at college. Call your mother!
Senior Editor/Online Editor Katie Wagner came to Mt. Lebanon Magazine in 2015 after acting as the marketing & communications coordinator for PICT Classic Theatre. Originally from Indiana, PA, Katie is a 2012 graduate of Mercyhurst University, where she studied communications and voice performance. Katie currently lives in Mt. Lebanon.
Managing Editor Merle Jantz has been a professional writer since 1990. He has received several regional, state and national writing awards. He has worked for Gateway Publications and has done freelance work for a number of magazines and newspapers. His proudest moment was having a question published in Norman Chad’s Couch Slouch column.
Advertising Manager Diane Cyphers, joined Mt. Lebanon Magazine in 1999 after working for Marc USA. She has a B.A. degree in Journalism and Communications and has worked in marketing and advertising for corporate, retail and advertising agencies in the Pittsburgh area.
Judy Macoskey is Mt. Lebanon Magazine’s designer/photo editor. She also produces videos for the website and for the Mt. Lebanon Public Information Office. She has a B.F.A. from James Madison University, has worked for ad agencies in Virginia, Washington and California, and has a recipe for spiced pecans that is legendary. Judy and her husband, Kris, raised two children, Rebecca and Jon, in Mt. Lebanon.
Christopher Leeper comes to us with a diverse portfolio of work, from magazine to websites to logos and photography. Leeper was a design intern for Psychology Today in New York City and was a graphic designer for Century 21 Department Stories in New York, Dreamware Inc. in Florida and NutriMost in Pittsburgh. He also works freelance for several clients and plays the drums and guitar.
Content Creator Stephanie Hacke is a South Hills native who has worked as a writer for more than a decade. Her past work includes covering the South Hills for Trib Total Media and working as a freelance writer with a focus on local government and education. In her spare time, Stephanie loves to run, shop and consume more coffee than is humanly acceptable. She lives in Upper St. Clair and is on the hunt for the perfect pup to be her new roomie.
Krista Troy Foster has been an account executive for Mt. Lebanon Magazine for more than 10 years. Krista grew up in Mt. Lebanon and currently resides in the South Hills. Krista has worked in advertising, architecture, real estate development, construction and related industries which gives her a unique perspective and approach to her position with the magazine. Her greatest joy are her four daughters; two are out of college and making their way in the world while two are still at home. Family time, gardening, exercising and travel are the things Krista enjoys doing in her spare time.
Emily Chiappetta comes to Mt. Lebanon Magazine with more than 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Her background includes radio advertising, pharmaceuticals, senior living and estate sales, and she loves having the opportunity to help local businesses grow in our community. Born and raised in Mt. Lebanon, Emily and her husband, Tony, now live here with their two daughters.
Jill Doverspike comes to Mt. Lebanon Magazine with several years of experience in the newspaper and magazine industry, both in media marketing and journalism. After graduating from Penn State, she moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a career in advertising. She has a passion for people and loves helping local businesses expand their reach through print and digital solutions. Jill volunteers as a media coordinator and webmaster at her church. She lives in the South Hills with her husband, Tom, and they love spending time cooking, exploring and spending time working in ministry together.
Photographers/ Illustrators/ Videographers
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