Karen A. Kovacs / Publisher, a Pennsylvania native, is the Publisher of Local Living Magazine and CEO of Blue Water Media LLC. With 18 years of experience in the sales and marketing industry, Kovacs currently manages all aspects of both the digital & Print versions of Local Living in addition to overseeing all media operations. Her previous experience includes Regional Marketing Manager for Cheapcaribbean.com. With giving back to the community as one of Karen’s core priorities, she is the founder of Danny’s Dream, a non-profit organization that does fundraising for children’s leadership and self esteem programs.
Sherilyn Kulesh / Creative Director of Blue Water Media LLC. She began her career in New York nearly 20 years ago working in advertising agencies and publishing firms. She is the owner of Kulesh Design Group where she assists small and mid-sized companies with business marketing projects of all sizes. She has won numerous design awards for both logos and editorial design.
Blair Johnson/ Director of Sales hails from New Orleans, and started out in the entertainment industry in NYC. He is currently Director of Sales for Local Living Magazine, under Blue Water Media LLC. Blair moved to Philadelphia with his family and pursued a career in marketing, as well as performing in regional theater and several commercials. He became a familiar voice on Philadelphia radio stations, including WMGK and BEN FM.
Susanna Koppany / Director of Marketing Susanna attended Bucks County Community College and brings 25 years of sales and marketing experience to our organization. Susanna has helped brand, promote and market large retail locations, colleges and universities, regional hospitals and corporate organizations. Susanna is a member of National Association of Professsional Women and is the Delegate for Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. Susanna lives in Montgomery County and enjoys spending time with family, volunteer work, a healthly lifestyle and embracing new adventures.
Lori Straff / Sr. Account Executive Complete sales, marketing executive with account responsibility for clients in the Philadelphia metro area.
#1 ranked Account Executive in 2009 & 2010 in sales revenue
Responsible for 50% of magazine advertising revenue
Achieved client customer service satisfaction rating of 100%
Melinda Kovacs / Office Management Melinda is the Accounting and Office manager of Blue Water Media, LLC. She handles the day- to- day operations and financial responsibilities at the office. Melinda loves animals and in her free time she volunteers at the local Humane Society.
Amy McDermott / Photography & Video