Publisher Gregory Enns is a fifth-generation Floridian whose family arrived in Titusville in 1891. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he started Indian River Magazine on the Treasure Coast in 2006. Indian River Media Group, the company he heads, now publishes seven magazines, including Space Coast Living, which was purchased in March. He is vice president of the Florida Magazine Association.
Associate Publisher Allen Osteen is also president of East Coast Lumber & Supply Co., which has stores and lumberyards in Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. In 2018, Osteen was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Indian River State College Foundation. Osteen’s great-grandfather, George F. Paddison, a former mayor of Eau Gallie, co-founded East Coast Lumber & Supply Co. in Eau Gallie in 1902.
Lori Reader, director of sales for Space Coast Living for nine years, rejoined the magazine in April to once again lead sales efforts in Brevard. She is former vice president of Scott Reader, DMD, and CEO of Little Look-A-Like Custom Dolls. She holds a bachelor of arts in communications and has been a resident of Brevard County since 1994. A former personal trainer, she enjoys traveling and all forms of exercise.
Michelle Moore Burney
Michelle Moore Burney has worked as Indian River Media Group’s design editor for 14 years. A native of the Treasure Coast, she holds a bachelor of arts in graphic design from the University of Central Florida.
Sue DeWerff, sometimes known as “Surfer Suzy,” has been a freelance contributor for Space Coast Living since 2010. A shark bite survivor, she enjoys surfing, golfing, kayaking and boating.
Amanda Rose Newton
Amanda Rose Newton holds degrees in horticulture, biochemistry, entomology, and is currently finishing her PhD in STEM education. She is a professor of horticulture at Eastern Florida State College and an education specialist at Rockledge Gardens. She is a volunteer for U.S. Agency for International Development’s Farmer to Farmer Program, promoting positive change in food security worldwide.
Steven R. “Doc’’ Hicks, Ed.D.
Photographer and writer Steven R. “Doc’’ Hicks, Ed.D., is an Adobe creative educator at Viera High School in the Academy of Communication, Art & Design. He’s also an adjunct instructor of digital media at Eastern Florida State College. He’s been an active commercial photographer, graphic designer, and writer for more than 35 years. He lives in Viera with his wife and two sons.
Jess Mack is an adventure-seeking, theme park-loving individual. She can usually be found at Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando when she’s not working.
Photographer and writer Rob Downey has been working with the Indian River Media Group since 2006. He began his career in Connecticut in 1974 doing photo illustrations for textbooks. When he moved to Florida in 1981, he added advertising agencies, magazines and a variety of corporations to his client list. He is a former mayor of Melbourne Village.
Mary Ann Koenig
Mary Ann Koenig is a writer and filmmaker who directed, wrote and co-produced the award-winning documentary feature film, A Bond Unbroken. She co-authored the memoir Cold War Navy SEALand is a features contributor for Indian River Magazine as well as Space Coast Living. She holds a BA in history from London Metropolitan University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.
Maria Sonnenberg writes about the unique and quirky people, places and things that make the Space Coast a delight. A resident of Grant-Valkaria, she is also an adjunct professor at Florida Institute of Technology.
Fred Mays is a retired TV newsman and winner of the Peabody Award and several Emmys. He’s a freelance writer and photographer in Satellite Beach.
Danielle Rose is a seventh-generation Florida gardener and fisherwoman and descendant of the prodigious Summerlin family. A graduate of the University of Florida, she loves gathering friends and family around the table for homegrown food.
Jason Hook is an award-winning commercial and editorial photographer with more than a decade of experience. He has worked in Florida and nationally for a variety of respected companies including Microsoft, L3 Harris and many more. He is the owner of Jason Hook Photography, which has a studio in Melbourne.