July 2016 Our Contributors 2

Gregg Hall


Gregg Hall has served as a pastor in the Kansas City area, for seventeen years.  He has a passion for God, his family, and the outdoors.  He has never written a book but when he does it will be titled “Grow”, because he loves to help people grow to reach their full potential.

Nicolette Martin


Nicolette Martin was born and raised in the Northland and is proud to be a KC native. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2014 with a B.S. in print and Internet journalism and a minor in art. When she isn’t writing or designing, you can find her hanging out on the lawn of the Nelson, grabbing a bite at The Mixx or catching an Iowa game at The Other Place. Fun fact: She has a tattoo of a crown on her finger so she’ll never forget the excitement of watching the Royals win a World Series.

Kathryn Leo


I am a mother of three terrific children, and we took many road trips while they were growing up that involved camping and hiking. My son thinks the best vacations were the ones where “the only plan is–there is no plan” because of the unexpected adventures we experienced.  I am a middle school teacher, and in my spare time I enjoy biking, reading, traveling walking and gardening.

Brian Rose


My wife and I get the incredible honor of parenting 6 amazing kids together. I’m passionate about Jesus, our family, the Church, and sports. One of the things we love most about our lives together is helping people in any way we can.

Adriane Taylor


Adriane Taylor is an educator in the Olathe School District.  She enjoys spending time with her daughter, son, and twin granddaughters exploring all the great places and events in the Kansas City area.

Janie Jones


Janie Jones is a Kansas City based photographer providing portrait and lifestyle images. She loves to bring people’s meaningful moments to life.  You can find her on FaceBook and at JanieJonesphotography.com

Nicole Sylvester

Layout Designer

Nicole Sylvester is the editorial director for Lifestyle Publications, as well as  the layout designer for  Leawood Lifestyle, Johnson County Lifestyle and Lee’s Summit Lifestyle  magazines. Her passion is art. She loves to paint, draw, sing and—of  course—design magazines, but her joy comes from her children. She is the proud mother of two wonderful daughters who also share a love for all things artistic.