The YGS Group

Molly Markee

MAP Coordinator

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

Charity Fox

Account Manager

Yes, I’m a natural redhead.

Art Hurst

IS Project Manager

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

Lish Ephraim

Director, Marketing & Brand Strategy

I once snuck into Tina Fey's dressing room.

Matt Roy

Digital Marketing Director

I rarely wear matching socks.

Michael Vucic

Senior Art Director

I’m by no means a fisher, but I did catch a 200 lb. sand tiger shark while in Cape May, NJ. Yes, I have pictures to prove it.

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.

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.

Megan Meckley

Art Director

I can do a headstand on a paddleboard.

Pamela Brossman

Senior Editor

I am a preacher’s wife!

Karen Sunday

Marketing Automation Administrator

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

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.

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.

Aaron Oxenrider

Developer

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

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.

Deborah Sharpe

Art Director

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

Kali Eskew

Marketing Manager

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

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.

Sam Hoffmeister

Managing Editor

Despite playing guitar in rock bands for the past 10 years, my most successful musical venture is a solo vocal Christmas album.

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.

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.

Tina Enck

Account Director

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

Shirley Kehr-Smeltzer

Director, Marketing Services

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

Brenda Trone

Program Manager

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

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.

Ashley Reid

Managing Editor

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

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”

Reynaldo Alvarado

Publication Designer

I enjoy taking muay thai classes.

Amanda Stone

Digital Media Specialist

I am a crazy cat lady and proud of it.

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.

Jack Davidson

VP, Marketing Services

I'm a twin.

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!