It’s been a fun four years.
Being the editor of Smart has been a huge part of my life, and I’ve had many rewarding experiences along the way.
My favorite part has been connecting with the community in new and different ways. I’ve laughed and sometimes cried with the people who took the time to call. I’ve had the chance to tell the stories of many inspiring women from York and Adams counties.
I enjoyed visiting places I might not have gone if I wasn’t the editor of a local women’s magazine. This spring, I got to know the owners of New Visions Books and Gifts in Springettsbury Township while working on the March/April 2012 issue. They allowed me to borrow some of their crystals for a photo shoot and shared their passion for holistic living.
I could share so many memories, but I’d rather look at what’s ahead.
I’m passing the torch to April Trotter, who already is doing a great job. April worked at The Sentinel in Carlisle for four years before coming to York. A Penn State grad, she is originally from northeastern Pennsylvania. She likes to play kickball and is a self-proclaimed craft beer enthusiast.
The next stop for me is in the York Daily Record/Sunday News metro department, where I’ll be the day metro editor. I’ll still be connecting with the readers of York and Adams counties, just in a different role. I’m excited to return to the metro department of YDR, which is where I started almost 10 years ago.
We just sent the July/August 2012 issue of Smart today — my last one as editor — and I’m happy to end my tenure with a magazine about fireworks, food and summer fun.