Meet the Greater Good Media Family.
Jen MacMillen - Publisher
Jen MacMillen began her “good news only” publishing business when she started an employee newsletter for Gannett Outdoor billboard advertising company in 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She had no idea where this would take her because she did it for the fun of it! Today, she publishes four print journals featuring the “good people, good places and good things happening” in two communities in Vermont and one in St. Petersburg, Florida and the newest one in Lebanon, New Hampshire! Seeing the good in people and sharing their stories is what she does best.
Jen lives with her teen daughters, Dewey and Maisie, in Norwich, VT and therefore has no free time, but loves spending what time she does have with them and on growing her good-news-only publishing business.
Melissa Madden - Operations Manager
Melissa handles all things customer service, administrative and operational for the Greater Good Media team. Prior to taking on the Operations Manager role in November 2019, she provided administrative and operations coordination for a residential treatment facility for young adults. Melissa works closely with all members of the Greater Good Media team to facilitate taking the publications from story idea to print, to manage administrative functions, and to streamline systems.
In her free time, Melissa likes to walk, bike, and to hang out at her lake house with her husband and two rescue dogs in between doing seemingly constant renovations on their homes and those of their two grown children.
Melissa and her family have lived in Vermont for 30 years.
Julie Johnston - Graphic Designer/Copy Editor
Julie Johnston is a freelance graphic designer and designs the layout of three of the four Greater Good Media papers: the Norwich Times, the Lebanon Times and the Northeast Journal of St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to her graphic design business, Julie has enjoyed her role as stagehand for 12 years and on the board since 2004 at Eight O’Clock Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Largo Cultural Center in Florida. Her volunteer interests are Horses for Handicapped, Special Olympics, the SPCA, and high school drama troupes in Florida and California.
email@example.com or JohnstonGraphicDesigner@gmail.com
- Northeast Journal
Susan Seta - Advertising Sales for Northeast Journal
Susan brings over 25 years of marketing and advertising expertise to the Northeast Journal. Her past experience has been from ad sales executive, to sales manager to owning her own business. After selling her business she joined the Northeast Journal in 2005 as advertising director. As a result of her experience with owning her own business she treats the publication like it is her own and takes pride in helping her clients. She enjoys helping local businesses expand and prosper. She has been part of the wonderful St. Pete community for over 10 years now and is so proud to be part of such a great place to live.
- Northeast Journal
Jamie Mayo - Distribution Manager
Business owner of Wife For Hire and Reconciled! (cleaning and bookkeeping, respectively); Home delivery and subscription manager for the Northeast Journal. “Frankly, it is an honor to be associated with the Journal. The Northeast Journal has been my only printed form of advertising and some of my best accounts, many of whom I now consider like family, have come from my advertisement in the Journal.”
Jamie came to St. Petersburg in 1979 from Strongsville, Ohio (go Browns!), but has a heart for her hometown St. Petersburg and am grateful for the small ways I am able to serve.