Publisher and CEO
Joanne Hayes is a more than 20 year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked as an Account Executive for an award-winning Journal Register Company newspaper group, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, and as the Marketing Director of SO Rhode Island, a publication of the award-winning magazine company Providence Media.
Simply Buckhead Magazine was conceived by her company, ValueStream Media Group, and began publication in 2010, with Joanne at the helm as Publisher and Founder. A sister publication, 17th South Magazine, was launched in June 2016, the online news website BuckheadView was acquired in October 2016, and in May 2018 Atlanta Pet Life was added to the ValueStream Media Group family.
Joanne also currently serves as the Director at Large on the Board of Directors of the Buckhead Business Association.
Stacy Wright, Editor
Stacy Wright graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She moved to Georgia in 2010 to help establish Pet Pages Atlanta,a print and online directory of local pet businesses. In 2015 Pet Pages Atlanta expanded to include Atlanta Pet Life magazine, a lifestyle magazine for Atlanta pet owners. Stacy worked to establish the direction of content and design for both the directory and the magazine, along with webmaster duties and graphic design for advertisers. She continues to work with Atlanta Pet Life, bringing unique and relevant information to engage Atlanta pet lovers.
Andi Counts, Creative Director
Andi Counts not only brings a depth of creativity to the table, but staying power and wisdom from a breadth of experience across numerous creative roles. A Florida State alum, who graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts, her first job was as an art director with CCI, a trade and consumer magazine publisher whose brands at he time included Atlanta Magazine and Business Atlanta, next as the creative services manager at a high-tech firm and then as senior designer at a small design agency before starting her boutique agency, Veridian Design Group.
Publication design has always been her first love and recent titles include NW Georgia Living, Coastal Homes & Lifestyles, World Book Publishing, Atlanta House & Home and Atlanta Social Season magazines.
Andi can be found walking her Alaskan Malamute Sakari around downtown Kennesaw and up Kennesaw Mountain. She lives with her husband and son in a Victorian home under perpetual renovation.