The YGS Group

Reynaldo Alvarado

Publication Designer

I enjoy taking muay thai classes.

Deborah Sharpe

Art Director

I trained as a classical ballerina for 12 years. You'll still find me walking on my toes at times.

Annette Gray

Editorial Director

Mark Twain said, “Humor is a great thing, the saving thing.” I think Mark Twain is the wisest of men, I try to live by this sentiment each day.

Art Hurst

IS Project Manager

I like to spend my spare time fishing at the local lakes.

Scott Johnson

Web Developer

I once played the entire first act of West Side story by memory because I, along with the person I was sharing music with, refused to turn the page…we wanted to see who would give in first. 

Brian Hershey

Senior Account Manager

My favorite band is The Who. I actually got a chance to see them with 3 of the 4 original members. I am waiting to see them again with no original members.

Amy LaPorte

Director, Marketing Automation

I have a slight addiction to CrossFit and I enjoy creating mosaics and stained glass pieces in my spare time.

Megan Meckley

Art Director

I can do a headstand on a paddleboard.

Aaron Oxenrider

Developer

I hiked the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire during a storm with 80MPH wind gusts.

Matt Roy

Digital Marketing Director

I rarely wear matching socks.

Amanda Stone

Digital Media Specialist

I am a crazy cat lady and proud of it.

Lish Ephraim

Director, Marketing & Brand Strategy

I once snuck into Tina Fey's dressing room.

Elizabeth Watson

MAP Manager

I have a ukulele, but I only know how to play the C chord because that's the easiest one to learn.

Serena Spiezio

Creative Director

I once walked 39.3 miles in a weekend, crossing over the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and George Washington bridges to raise money for breast cancer research.

Jeff Smith

VP/Co-Creative Director

My wife and I have been adopted as ‘staff’ for two retired greyhounds – they are the 3rd and 4th that have adopted us over the last 16 years. Word gets around.

Shirley Kehr-Smeltzer

Director, Marketing Services

I have had the opportunity to travel to 48 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

Tina Enck

Account Director

I am a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Phillies, and I love alternative rock and 90's grunge.

Karen Sunday

Marketing Automation Administrator

I am told my laugh is infectious...in a good way.

Kali Eskew

Marketing Manager

I proudly know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby” and "Gettin' Jiggy With It.”

Ashley Reid

Managing Editor

I've performed as a vocalist in various countries around the world, including Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria.

Alex Straughan

Graphic Designer

I have played soccer (specifically goal keeper) since I was five years old but often I find I’m too nervous about the outcome to watch an entire Sounders FC or USMNT game.

Robin Walker

Creative Director

I love color and texture and started throwing paint on canvas with my sons when they were 3 and 6 — definitely an outdoor adventure — but so much fun!

Jack Davidson

VP, Marketing Services

I'm a twin.

Andrew Bankert

Associate Editor

When I have time, I maintain a music blog with a close friend of mine. We write about our favorite bands and musicians, and have even been lucky enough to connect with a few of them.

Tamara Smith

Account Manager

I am a K9 enthusiast. I've trained with my English Springer Spaniel, Maya, in agility, rally obedience, nose works, barn hunt, and tracking”

Molly Markee

MAP Coordinator

In my hometown, I was awarded Miss Congeniality at the Shippensburg Fair.

Brenda Trone

Program Manager

I enjoy reading, amateur sports, volunteering, and my 3 grandchildren.

Zon Buckley

Publication Designer

Every year I mow a wiffleball field into my yard.

Chad Barshinger

MAP Administrator

My best friend and I used to drive 14 hours every other weekend from Memphis, TN to Corpus Christi, TX so he could teach me how to surf.

Jason Deller

Art Director

I played ice hockey for 8 years and was part of the first team from York to win both District and Regional Championships.