About Us

Ocala Magazine is the area’s definitive city/regional magazine celebrating over 30 years of publication. Ocala Magazine offers engaging content delivered with cutting edge design to make it the ultimate in gracious Central Florida Living.

For Business & Adverting Inquiries Contact:
Linda Marks
Publisher
linda@ocalamagazine.com

For Editorial Inquiries Contact:
Lisa McGinnes
Coordinating Editor
lisa@ocalamagazine.com

For Art/Graphic Inquiries Contact:
Elle Tomaszewski
Creative Director
elle@ocalamagazine.com

For Billing Inquiries Contact:
Elizabeth Cole
Office Manager
liz@ocalamagazine.com

For Distribution Inquiries Contact:
Elizabeth Cole
Office Manager
liz@ocalamagazine.com

We Are Located At:
743 SE Fort King Street • Ocala, FL 34471
Ph: 352.622.2995
Fax: 352.622.9200

The Ocala Magazine Team

Linda Marks

Publisher

Linda is the owner and publisher of Ocala Magazine and Special Publications, Inc., now in its 37th year of publication. Linda, a sixth generation Floridian, has been a leader in the publishing industry since 1980. During her career, she launched 15 different magazines in Florida and Georgia. She has served as President of the Florida Magazine Association and on the Board of Directors for more than 15 years. She was inducted into the lifetime Hall of Fame of the Florida Magazine Association, given to only 5 publishers in the State of Florida to date, for her contributions towards helping a large number of people start their own magazines. She has also been awarded the FMA Publisher of the Year and Marion County Small Business Person of the Year. She has served on numerous state and city community and industry boards, including Munroe Regional Medical Center Foundation, Marion County Humane Society, Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council, Florida Women’s Alliance, CF Foundation, Volunteer Service Center, Kimberly’s Cottage, Dance Alive, WUFT and The Florida Women’s Network, which she helped found, to name a few.

Lisa McGinnes

Coordinating Editor

After working for Ocala Magazine as Social Editor and freelance writer since May 2016, Lisa was excited to take on her new role as Coordinating Editor. A published author of two nonfiction young adult books, she has also edited many books. Lisa graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in public relations, and has experience in print and broadcast journalism. As a freelancer, she enjoyed working with local Ocala businesses as a content writer. Lisa plans to continue to attend as many local events as possible, and is looking forward to continuing Ocala Magazine's tradition of bringing our readers the best-written, engaging local content every month. Outside the office, Lisa enjoys exploring the woods and waterways and having adventures with her native-Floridian husband, Rod.

Chris Redd

Chief Photographer

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Chris Wims

Director of Media

Chris uses his time to engage with the community and help businesses reach loyal consumers. Prior to 2011, Chris enjoyed writing poems, acting, illustrating, branding and videography which ultimately led him to become a comedian/actor/model. Gaining exclusive acceptance into the Manhattan Film Institute in 2016 gave Chris a chance to be shaped by some of the leading minds in Hollywood. Chris loves creating content that creates engagement. As Ocala Magazine's Director of Media, being proficient with Adobe Photoshop, PremierePro and After Affects allows Chris to create unique content for our advertisers' brands. Chris organically contours a client's brand to their target audience via Facebook or desired social media platforms. Consulting with decision makers and listening is an important part of his creative process. Monitoring who is interested in, using and talking about our clients' products is vital for creating engagement. Ocala Magazine aims to represent and saturate your target market in the most elegant and professional manner via Social Media and this is where Chris lends his expertise.

Kevin Bischof

Social Photographer

A lifelong photography enthusiast, Kevin has been shooting events, portraits, and whatever catches his eye for years, and has recently made his print publication debut in the pages of Ocala Magazine.  He enjoys traveling, hiking, and kayaking, snapping photos all the way.

Whitney Willett

Medical Editor

Born in Ocala, Whitney is a life-long Central Florida resident. Her career in the medical field began as a certified pharmacy technician. Whitney also practiced as a licensed massage therapist before moving to Orlando to pursue her degree in pre-medical biology. She has experience in the specialties of dermatology, plastic surgery, chiropractic, primary care and medical management. With a diverse education and work background, Whitney returned to Ocala in 2014 to focus on her true passion – patient education. Outside of work, Whitney enjoys frequenting Ocala’s independent restaurants, attending concerts, cooking and Gator football games.

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