AugustaFamily.com is a place where moms and dads in the Augusta, Ga., can explore the topics that are of interest in their roles as parents. Augusta Family Magazine is published 10 times a year by Augusta Magazine. Our mission is to enrich families by providing information and inspiration in these areas: your spirit, your relationships, family life and activities, your home, juggling work and family and enjoying your extended family and friends. Our staff consists of mothers and fathers who would love to hear your thoughts and ideas for our award-winning publication.
Ashlee Griggs Duren - Publisher - Augusta Family Magazine
Ashlee lives in Aiken with her husband, Ron, a horse trainer, and her 3-year-old daughter Harper. They have a rescue beagle-mix named Lulu. She loves to read, and enjoys spending her free time with her family. Ashlee has been with Morris Communications (our parent company) for 16 years, beginning in the newsroom and most recently working in marketing, both at The Augusta Chronicle. In her new position Ashlee will serve as publisher to Augusta Family Magazine, Augusta Magazine, Aiken Homes and Livestyles and Skirt! Magazine.
Ashlee knew from an early age that she wanted to be a journalist and other than her current occupation, her dream job would be to be a member of the White House Press Corps.
Here are some fun facts about Ashlee:
• Her favorite indulgences are chocolate and red wine.
• Her first job was making bows at Fat Man’s West in Evans.
• Her signature dish is pecan pie.
• One word she’d use to describe herself: Adventurous.
• Her favorite TV show is Scandal.
• “Let It Go” from Frozen is the song that’s playing in her head. (She says it’s all they seem to watch at her house besides Curious George.)
Karin Calloway - Editor - Augusta Family Magazine
Karin has served as editor of Augusta Family Magazine since 2005 and as the cooking columnist for The Augusta Chronicle since 1998. She has lived in the Augusta area since 1985, and has worked in journalism, marketing and public relations, as well as recipe development and culinary instruction. As a professional writer, community volunteer, wife and mother of two teenagers, Karin knows the demands of today's hectic family lifestyles. She understands the daily challenges working families face and seeks to offer practical solutions through her work at both Family and The Chronicle. Karin enjoys exploring topics that are important to families including family health, relationships, activities and juggling work and home. She enjoys cooking, interior decorating and reading inspirational and self-help books.
Lisa Dorn - Sales Director - Augusta Family Magazine
With over 20 years in sales and marketing experience ranging from retail and newspaper advertising to marketing director, Lisa understands the challenges her customers face when trying to market their business. Also as a working Mom, she gets the “juggle” that parents face when trying to balance family and work and believes passionately in the value of Augusta Family magazine as a resource to local families.
She has lived in the Augusta area since 1993 and has volunteered with a variety of community organizations including the Girl Scouts of America, Junior League of Augusta, United Way, the American Cancer Society and with her son’s school, Augusta Prep. She lives in Appling with her husband of 19 years, Jeff, and their 14 year old son, Will.