Andrea Schafer proudly represents several B2B publications serving the U.S. agriculture industry. With a focus on building strong, long-term relationships with clients, Andrea’s goals are to ensure their marketing plans are successful and hit their objectives using options across multiple platforms — all while staying on-budget. In addition to enjoying her job, she is a recovering hockey mom, current soccer mom and very proud Army mom.
For over two decades, Greg has continued to focus on meeting the needs and expectations of business owners, advertising agencies, media professionals and Fortune 500 companies. He has proudly served the specialty agriculture market, with Great American Media Services, since 2007.
With over 20 years of experience in advertising, media and sales, Kim helps create multi-platform advertising plans to help meet the needs of her clients. Utilizing her 16 years in the horticulture industry, Kim is the Integrated Media Consultant for GPN, Big Grower, Lawn & Garden Retailer, Hemp Production News, and Organic Grower and the National Sales Manager for Cannabis Product News.
Cindi Olwell is a 17-year media veteran and recognized top sales performer who's held key roles at leading Educational, B2C, and B2B media organizations. Cindi is the Western Account Manager for Fruit Growers News, Hemp Production News, National Nut Grower, Organic Grower, and Vegetable Growers News. Her sales territory includes AZ, CA, OR, and WA.
Gerry Bogdon has over 20 years of experience serving specialty agriculture with creative, comprehensive marketing plans and solutions. He prides himself on being responsive to the audience and clients' needs of Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing, Organic Grower and National Nut Grower.
As the managing editor for Organic Grower and associate editor of Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News, Stephen took his lifelong interest in agriculture to pursue a degree in communication with a journalism emphasis where he enjoys meeting, researching and bringing growers stories to life. He often finds a good story at the point where growers may be able to mitigate risk and improve their farm operations through access to tools, products, or to research on the best growing techniques.
Tim is the editorial director for the horticulture and specialty agriculture publications at Great American Media Services, where he is responsible for the overall editorial operations of both print and digital publications, developing and presenting industry-specific conferences and being an active participant in the markets he covers. He has served as a journalist for more than 35 years, with the last 15 years of covering the floriculture, lawn and garden retail and agriculture markets and is currently serving on the board of directors of the National Garden Bureau and on several advisory boards of major trade shows.
Kristina has 11 years of experience in art direction, graphic design and brand development. Her love for building and shaping brands has landed her seven national advertising awards. She thrives on connecting people and brands through design, technology and data.
Jess brings a creative writing degree and over a decade of professional writing experience to the team. As a career marketer with a background in the design world, she works with clients to make their brand stories stand out. Her specialties are thought leadership, compelling descriptive language, technical details and marketing strategy.
Becky is an audience insight expert, having working in audience development for more than 13 years. She has a vast amount of experience with the various audiences across print and digital platforms. Becky and her team dig into our entire data platform and, based on the client’s needs, provide them with a target audience for the best performance possible.
Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and events with a demonstrated history of success in the trade show and publishing industries. With her diverse skills in event management, digital and email marketing, audience development, social media and branding, she is an essential part of our team.
Kim has 20 years of experience in journalism and marketing. With degrees in journalism and anthropology and a master's degree in integrated marketing communications, she believes in the power of storytelling and information to create connections and bring people together. Her specialty is in combining data and heart to build a compelling brand story, and she loves working with clients to set a unique marketing strategy to drive their businesses forward.