“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray”
Welcome to the May issue! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, our deadlines roll around sooner than later. Once we get an issue to press, it’s onward and upward to the next one. I am continually amazed at the talent each team member possesses month after month. Everyone brings something new and different to the table. Change is constantly in the air swirling around what we do, and I believe this helps ensure each issue is the very best it can be. One of our recent changes has been the promotion of our Junior Art Director, Lane Levitch, to Art Director. Needless to say, I’m very proud, especially knowing that Lane has worked incredibly hard to earn the promotion. Despite the fact he’s one of my kiddos, I have made an extra effort to make sure someone else on the team initially interviewed Lane for the job to make sure he was qualified and would oversee the day-to-day responsibilities he would be in charge of. Through my lens, this has worked out beautifully. It has given me the opportunity to work with Lane and witness the talent and possibilities he can bring to our publication. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new,” one of my very favorite quotes from Socrates.
Preparing this issue has been such a pleasure. I was so pleased to learn I would have the opportunity to interview David Coors with Molson Coors and learn more about their Five Trail whiskey. That’s right, a well-known beer company has decided to venture into the whiskey business. Five Trail whiskey will use Coors malt and Rocky Mountain water from Golden, Colorado, as ingredients just like the roots of their legendary beer. Produced in partnership with the famous Bardstown Bourbon Company located in Bardstown, Kentucky, this is one whiskey you will be adding to your collection.
If I may take a moment to also recognize our team once again for their insatiable drive, continued passion, vision and constant diligence to make this publication come to life. Our Senior Account Executive, Lauren Anderson, is like the energizer bunny dressed in only the best Boho chic. She rarely meets a stranger and always enjoys connecting with our advertisers with a warm and welcoming attitude (I like to say I’m her biggest fan). Amy Barnes is also one of our account executives who are out and about working with many folks in the local art scene. She is ready to help all of us reach our monthly goals with each issue we are working on. Myra Rose has joined our production team recently as our graphic design artist and has to be the sweetest person I have ever met. There are several other team members that I would like to recognize in a forthcoming issue because I’ve been told by our editor in chief that my word count for this note has exceeded the limit. Oops.
Thank you to our advertisers and subscribers that continue to support us. We have a strong vision and desire to continue the legacy of our city’s iconic premier publication, The VOICE of Louisville.