The premier lifestyle magazine of the Baltimore Metro area, STYLE showcases fashion, food, travel, design, local personalities and more. The magazine published nine times a year. Each issue reaches 112,000 upscale readers.
MEET THE STAFF
Associate publisher Jeni Mann grew up in Carroll County and is a proud Towson University graduate. She was the executive editor for Corridor, Inc. magazine, deputy managing editor for the Baltimore Examiner and creative services manager for the Baltimore Sun’s special advertising sections. She lives with her husband and two rescue cats in a rowhome overlooking Patterson Park.
Kim Van Dyke, creative director of STYLE, holds a B.S. in advertising design from the University of Maryland, and a M.A. in publication design from the University of Baltimore. She was previously art/creative director for Chesapeake Life, Lehigh Valley Style and Susquehanna Style magazine. She has received many awards for her design work, including an art direction award from the Illustrators Club of MD, DC, VA; first place in special purpose publications from the Press Association Affiliate; and an Award of Excellence from the Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington, D,C. The International Regional Magazine Association has also awarded her best art direction of a regional magazine. Kim serves on the board of directors for the Crownsville Conservancy and her community association. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
A longtime journalist, Michael Yockel–freelance senior editor–has spent the bulk of his career as a writer and editor with the alternative press, including stints as editor of Baltimore City Paper, associate editor of Miami New Times and frequent contributor to New York Press, where he wrote, among many other things, a weekly column called “Obituary.” Locally, he has worked as a freelance writer for Baltimore magazine, various Johns Hopkins University-affiliated magazines and STYLE.
Staff writer Kimberly Uslin is a 2014 graduate of Washington College, where she earned her B.A. in English and Creative Writing and was honored as a finalist for the Sophie Kerr prize, the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award. After graduation, she attended Columbia University’s Publishing Course, only to discover that New York was not the place for her…and certainly had nothing on Charm City. Before coming to STYLE, she worked as a reporter for the Gettysburg Times and as an advertising and marketing assistant/online editor for Girls’ Life magazine. She now lives in Federal Hill with her large cactus collection and fat cat, Tito.
Martha Thomas, food editor, has had a long and varied career as a writer and editor. She grew up in New Hampshire and came to Baltimore in 2000 after living in Minneapolis and New York City. In Maryland, she has been a freelance writer, regularly contributing food features and reviews to such local publications as The Washington Post, City Paper, Urbanite and of course, Baltimore Style. Her work has also appeared in regional and national magazines including Architectural Digest, TimeOut New York, Travel & Leisure and AARP. She is a freelance copy editor for the World Wildlife Fund and is publications editor for the Baltimore Symphony.
A writing instructor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Martha recently launched a new course, Writing about Food, to examine and practice various genres of food writing, exploring how food is intricately woven into leisure, culture and society.
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