Randy Noles, Editor & Publisher

Randy has lived in Winter Park since the mid-'60s and has enjoyed a 40-year career in publishing, primarily lifestyle magazines. He has won dozens of local, regional and national awards for writing and reporting. He has also written two books, the most recent of which, Fiddler's Curse (Centerstream Publishing), was adapted into a documentary film.

Michael Mcleod, Editor at Large

Mike has been a journalist and educator for 40 years. He has written for The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Orlando Sentinel and has taught writing at the Ohio State University, the University of Central Florida, and, currently, Rollins College. His own writing has been recognized with awards from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University; the Missouri School of Journalism, The American Society of Newspaper Editors, The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, the Associated Press,; the Society of Professional Journalists and magazine associations in Florida and Ohio.

Jay Boyar, Arts Editor

Jay teaches at Rollins College and UCF. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times,Orlando Sentinel and Variety. A Pulitzer nominee, he has been honored by the Florida Magazine Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press and Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.

Rona Gindin, Dining Editor

Rona is a career-long restaurant reporter and has been an Orlando-area restaurant critic for 15-plus years. She created the original saveur.com website, authored a Disney guidebook, and is Zagat and Fodor’s go-to Orlando restaurant editor. Rona writes for national media outlets including epicurious.com and Endless Vacation, and talks about restaurants on regional TV news shows. Learn about upcoming dining events at ronarecommends.com.

Marianne Ilunga, Fashion Editor

Marianne is an image and fashion consultant who holds a degree in fashion merchandising and retailing. She is an expert in personal shopping, wardrobe styling, travel packing and closet makeovers. She travels all over the U.S. for her personal clients, and has served as a fashion contributor and wardrobe stylist for several local magazines. She has also hosted fashion events and styling parties for such retailers as Saks, Macy’s and Bloomingdales.

Karen LeBlanc, Contributing Editor

Karen LeBlanc is a TV host, writer and blogger. Her online show, The Design Tourist, can be seen on thedesigntourist.com, and offers a dose of design inspiration from across the country and around the world. Also, check out her blog for news on the latest trends and tastemakers in art, architecture, home fashion and design plus more videos. Her blog is at designtourist.net.

Harry Wessel, Contributing Editor

Harry spent four decades at the Orlando Sentinel, starting as a clerk in the newspaper’s Washington bureau. He subsequently served varying stints as a reporter, editor, columnist, feature writer and senior business reporter. Since retiring in 2008 he has held editing positions at several local lifestyle magazines.

Dana S. Eagles, Contributing Editor

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Dana S. Eagles is a Longwood freelance writer who was an Orlando Sentinel editor and recruiter for 36 years until his retirement in 2014. A graduate of both the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida, he has taught journalism at UCF. When not writing, he sings in Winter Park’s Bach Festival Choir.

Rafael Tongol, Photographer

Rafael is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Newsweek, W, Seventeen, American Photo and Traveler, among other national and international publications. Educated in Fine Arts and Film, he has lived and captured images all across Asia and Europe before settling in the U.S. When not traveling for an assignment, you can usually find him cycling around Winter Park.

Jenna Carberg, Graphic Designer

An Orlando native, Jenna is a graduate of Valencia College and has been graphic designer for numerous lifestyle and special-interest magazines, including Winter Park Magazine, Florida Homebuyer Orlando, ArtsLife and Growing Bolder. She particularly enjoys visiting show homes and learning more about home decorating and design.