Flamingo‘s mission to unify the state and to be the destination for all great Florida stories is driven by a team of seasoned editorial and marketing professionals, who know how to produce a media brand like no other. With international, national and regional magazine and newspaper experience, Flamingo‘s team is made up of passionate storytellers with deep roots in the Sunshine State.
Jamie Rich - Founder, Publisher, Editor in Chief
As an editor and journalist, Jamie has covered travel and culture around the world. Her work has appeared in national and international publications. She spent much of her professional life abroad and worked in newsrooms from The Moscow Times to The Times of London. She holds degrees from Florida State and Georgetown. She founded Flamingo in 2015.
Holly Keeperman - Creative Director
An award-winning art director, Holly has more than 15 years of experience at national and upscale regional magazines, including Esquire and American Salon magazine. A graduate of The School of Visual Arts in New York, Holly creates striking editorial layouts, directs photo shoots, conceptualizes brand elements, and ensures design cohesiveness.
Jessica Giles - Deputy Editor
A graduate of the University of Florida, Jessica brings a passion for storytelling and experience at national publications, including Garden & Gun and Dance Magazine, to the Flamingo team. Here, she generates digital content and works with talented writers to tell the Sunshine State’s stories.
Ellen Patch - Senior Designer and Photo Editor
This Florida transplant has more than 25 years of experience in graphic design and photo editing, working in cities from New York to London and, for the last six years, Ponte Vedra Beach. In the pages of Flamingo you'll see Ellen's keen design and photo editing eye at work.
Eric Barton - Senior Writer and Contributing Editor
Eric has been a journalist in Florida for two decades, including stints at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Stuart and Sarasota. His role at Flamingo includes everything from interviewing chefs to first-line editing on cover stories and penning our monthly culinary newsletter, Key Lime.
Janis Kern - Advertising Sales Director
Janis Kern has enjoyed a long, successful media career. Before joining Flamingo, she worked for The Meredith Corporation, Time Inc and DotDash, and also launched several Florida publications, including the Miami New Times. Janis is well versed in all advertising platforms including magazines, digital, OTT, programmatic, native, social and more.
Emilee Perdue - Marketing and Promotions Specialist
As a born-and-raised Floridian, Emilee loves to write, read and talk about the Sunshine State. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in editing, writing and media. Now, Emilee uses her skills to support our sales staff and assists with proposals, exclusive e-newsletters and advertorials.
Megan Zebouni - Advertising Sales
Fueled by a love of Florida and a penchant for people, Megan helps brands tap into the power of Flamingo’s statewide audience. The native Floridian graduated from the University of North Florida in 2018 with a degree in public relations. Now, she’s responsible for facilitating advertising partnerships and marketing initiatives that work.