Seattle Homes & Lifestyles is part of the Network Communications, Inc. family of home and lifestyle magazines.
Recently honored with Best Cover in the 2005 American Graphic Design Awards competition, Seattle Homes & Lifestylesis a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
The company was acquired by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners in January of 2005. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. Network Communications’ assets, The Real Estate Book, Apartment Finder / Blue Book, Mature Living Choices, CorporateChoices.com, Black’s Guide, New Home Finder, Enclave, Unique Homes, Kansas City Homes & Gardens, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles and Mountain Living, include publications that millions of readers around the country turn to when looking for the latest information about the real estate and home design markets.
About the Staff
Jill L. Mogen, Publisher
Jill Mogen has more than 22 years of publishing experience in the Seattle market. She started her publishing career with Washington, the Evergreen State magazine, (ad director 1984-1989). She then launched the first shelter title in the market, Seattle Home and Garden in 1989 for Micromedia, Inc.
Subsequent to her magazine experience, she was ad director in an alternative weekly startup, Eastsideweek, (1990-1996) which was part of Seattle Weekly, now part of the Village Voice media conglomerate. Mogen was charter president of the national selling organization AWN (Alternative Weekly Network) which took national billings in alternative weeklies across the country from $200,000 to $26 million over a five year period.
Mogen became publisher of SH&L in May of 2002 and has overseen the growth from a frequency of 6 times to 8 times per year, and now, in 2006 to 10 times per year.
Mogen holds a law degree, J.D. from Hamline Law School, St. Paul, Minnesota. She lives in Ballard and has three children, 15, 12, and 10. (Photograph of Jill Mogen by Adam Crowley).
Giselle Smith, Editor
Giselle Smith has been an editor and writer in the Seattle market for almost 20 years. She started her magazine career with Alaska Airlines Magazine, and in 1991 joined Micromedia, Inc. to launch Seattle Magazine as a bimonthly. After seven and a half years as editor of Seattle, during which time the magazine was sold to Adams Publishing and grew to 12 times a year, Smith left to pursue online editing projects for a variety of software companies and clients.
In addition, Smith has edited guidebooks on Seattle, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska for companies such as Sasquatch Books and Insight Guides. She has taught nonfiction writing and editing through UW Extension, the University of Washington’s continuing education program, and has written for a variety of travel and home-related publications and websites.
Smith became editor of SH&L in December of 2005.
She holds degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Washington and lives in Fremont. (Photograph of Giselle Smith by Hank Drew).
Lindsey Rowe, Assistant Editor
Lindsey Rowe is thrilled to tap into both her passion for the written word and her interest in design trends as assistant editor for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles. In the past, she has written about library openings for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and uniquely furnished student rooms for the Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Most recently, she has profiled local personalities and reviewed books for Seattle Magazine.
Adventures outside the written word include: creating espresso drinks at a coffee shop, leading a Girl Scout troop, studying at Oxford, sailing in the Gulf of Maine, leading high school students on backpacking and kayaking trips, directing a pony day camp and volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium.
A West Seattle native, Rowe obtained her liberal arts degree from Smith College inMassachusetts, where she was an English major and a biology minor.