Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.
Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Graphic Designer, Lisa Bisbee, joined New Bern Now in March 2012 as our “web design guru”! She creates fine art on commission, develops websites and brands marketing materials for businesses, artists and entrepreneurs. Lisa is a true web developer and graphic designer with credentials from Carnegie-Mellon University and she graduated with a Bachelor of Art – graphic design, major – art history, minor from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). We are very fortunate to have Lisa join our team to help promote New Bern, North Carolina!
Radio Voice of New Bern Now, Laura Johnson, has been helping New Bern Now since 2009. She’s been a sounding board for ideas, stepped in to take photos and videos of local events with Wendy, and dedicated a lot of time and effort distributing New Bern Now’s Ledger. When Mike Afflerbach of Radio Free ENC – WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM “teamed up” with NBN in March 2012, Laura stepped up to the plate as the “Voice” of New Bern Now’s “Community Segments”. She has a soothing, radio voice!
The “Face” of New Bern Now, Thea Kincaid, owner of Thea’s Ideas promotional products business, “teamed up” with New Bern Now in February 2011. Thea is a natural on camera and she looks great on video! She is doing a terrific service in our community by giving her time to promote our local non-profits and businesses! Thea is also very involved in numerous community efforts! She’s the past President of the Coastal Women’s Forum and has been actively involved in many projects that helped shape our City’s landscape. She was instrumental in the “Bear Town Bears”, “Save the Downtown Post Office”, “New Bern’s 300th Committee” and numerous projects around town!
Healthy Living Contributing Author Kate Horney joined our team in February 2013. Kate is a fat loss professional helping hundreds of busy moms achieve the best results possible in the shortest amount of time. Kate is the founder and creator of New Bern’s Premiere Female Fat Loss Program, Bikini Bootcamp and the online Beyond Baby Post-Partum Fat Loss System. She is passionate about spreading the message of sustainable fat loss to the readers. Kate and her team of trainers utilize the science of short, intense exercise mixed with doable nutrition practices to get 1,000′s of real women real results worldwide and we are honored to bring her expertise to our local readers as we join in this healthy living.
New Bern Now’s “Map Man”, Rich Sheridan, owner of the Crystal Coast and New Bern Discovery Map, has been advising New Bern Now since 2010. He has been involved with the strategic developments and feature enhancements to both the New Bern Now newsletter and blog. Rich is a media professional with 24 years experience working for the publisher of Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and People magazine. Rich and his wife Sallianne live in New Bern, NC and have three sons.
Sound Manager and Acoustic Performer for New Bern Now, Bobbi Waters of the Sweet Water Band, was instrumental in creating the music for our community radio segments. She’s also been a sounding board for numerous ideas. Bobbi is also the Community Outreach and Solid Waste Management Coordinator for the Coastal Environmental Partnership. As a member of the New Bern Civitan Club, she’s a woman in the know!
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