STYLE is published seven times a year. Each issue reaches 75,000 upscale readers, mostly in Central Maryland.
A native of Philadelphia, editor-in-chief Joe Sugarman moved to Baltimore in 1991 and, despite the lack of good cheesesteaks, has refused to leave. He is the author of City Smart: Baltimore, an opinionated guidebook to Charm City. (Avalon, 2000) Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Chesapeake Life magazine and senior editor at Mid-Atlantic Country magazine. He also wrote about recreation and regional travel for Microsoft’s online city guide, Sidewalk.com in Washington, D.C. His freelance writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Sun, Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine, Washington Flyer, and other regional and national publications. An avid traveler, Joe has visited and written about his experiences in Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, Central America, and locations throughout North America. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Joe was promotions coordinator at the Maryland Science Center, a position that required, among other duties, to attend parades and festivals dressed as T. Rex, the museum’s dinosaur mascot. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Kim Van Dyke, creative director of STYLE, holds a B.S. in advertising design from the University of Maryland, and a M.A. in publication design from the University of Baltimore. She was previously art/creative director for Chesapeake Life, Lehigh Valley Style and Susquehanna Style magazine. She has received many awards for her design work, including an art direction award from the Illustrators Club of MD, DC, VA; first place in special purpose publications from the Press Association Affiliate; and an Award of Excellence from the Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington, D,C. The International Regional Magazine Association has also awarded her best art direction of a regional magazine. Kim serves on the board of directors for the Crownsville Conservancy and her community association. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
Senior editor Laura Wexler (http://www.laurawexler.com) is the author of the narrative nonfiction book Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America (Scribner, 2003). She teaches in the graduate creative writing programs at Johns Hopkins and Goucher College, and is one of the creators and producers of The Stoop Storytelling Series (http://www.stoopstorytelling.com). She is also a member of the Baltimore Improv Group (http://www.bigimprov.org).
Jessica Bizik, Audience Development Manager/Associate Editor, started her career as Managing Editor of STYLE and returned to us in 2012 in a hybrid role dedicated to storytelling and social engagement. Previously, she served as editor-in-chief of the Washington Flyer, Log Home Design and custom magazines for Hilton and CVS. She was a start-up editor at lifestyle e-publisher Backwire.com, helped to launch a mobile entertainment network for Cricket, and directed award-winning Facebook and Twitter campaigns for the Maryland Athletic Club. Jessica holds a B.A. in English from Dickinson College and says studying with Irish poet laureate Seamus Heaney was the highlight of her college career. In her spare time, she loves indie movies and volunteering as the social media maven for the Tyanna Foundation, a breast cancer organization supported by Under Armour.
Home & Design editor Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson is a journalist, author, editor, and professor whose articles, essays, and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in publications and Web sites including The New York Times Magazine, Slate, The Baltimore Sun, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Urbanite, and Conde Nast Traveler among others. She writes about architecture and design as a Contributing Editor with Architect and Architectural Lighting magazines and she served as the editor of Urbanite magazine from 2004-2007. She teaches writing at MICA.
Beauty editor Lisa Simeone spends her professional time writing for STYLE and hosting the radio programs World of Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Broadcast Series. She also writes the STYLE blog Glamour Girl, where she gets to indulge her passion for beauty and bargains. In almost ten years at STYLE, she’s written about architecture, design, fashion, travel and the arts. In her 30 years in radio, she’s hosted music, talk and news shows, including Weekend All Things Considered, Performance Today, and The Metropolitan Opera. She’s interviewed everyone from Jimmy Carter to Martin Scorsese to Rufus Wainwright to Placido Domingo. But she confesses her favorite reports were on bocce, the Hon Man of Baltimore, and the virtues of a well-fitting bra! She’s a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis and the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.
Food editor and Baltimore native Mary Zajac has baked smearcase cake at 4 a.m. at historic Hoehn’s bakery, sampled reindeer jerky at the Bergen (Norway) farmers’ market, roasted coffee at home in a Whirley-Pop Popcorn Popper and has logged uncounted hours in the Pratt’s Maryland Room researching Baltimore’s historic buildings and traditions—all for the sake of a good story. She is a radio geek, cat owner and sewist who loves oysters, French fries and a good Manhattan (but not all three at the same time). Zajac is also the co-host (with Jonathan Palevsky) of “Word on Wine” heard on 91.5 FM, WBJC.
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Today, Baltimore Style is mailed to some 45,000 homes and is sold on approximately 175 newsstands throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Baltimore Style is based in Owings Mills and is owned and operated by Clipper City Media. CCM is the umbrella brand of the Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style magazine and all the publications, products and services of the former Alter Communications. When Alter was sold to the WJW Group in April 2012, Clipper City Media was launched.