About Us

Virginia Living celebrates all things Virginia—from its people and places, to its deep history and traditions. The highest quality, most widely read magazine in the state, Virginia Living’s combination of smart, engaging stories and stunning photography makes it a must-read for anyone interested in the Commonwealth.

Publisher John-Lawrence Smith conceived of Virginia Living while relaxing with his dog Cutty on the James River one beautiful June day in 2002, and the premiere issue was published on October 31, 2002. The glossy, upscale lifestyle magazine is now the top media reference in Virginia, with a readership of over 600,000.

Cape Fear Publishing is the parent company of Virginia Living, and is named for a favorite rest and relaxation spot of our owner, John-Lawrence Smith, who founded the publishing house in 1988, shortly after he graduated from the University of North Carolina.

The lower Cape Fear region of North Carolina is where much of the thinking and planning for the company originally took place. John-Lawrence was looking for a good, strong, striking Southern name for his company, and Cape Fear Publishing Company seemed like the perfect choice.

Virginia Living publishes six bimonthly issues per year, plus the bonus Best of Virginia issue in May. We add bonus departments and super sections to every issue. Look for Weddings in January/February, State of Education in March/April, WaterLife in July/August, both Drink and Top Hospitals in September/October, and Made in Virginia in November/December. Health + Wellness and House + Garden each appear three times annually, and we cover Retirement Living twice each year.

Virginia Living is available by subscription and at quality newsstands across the state, including Barnes & Noble, Kroger, Wegman’s, and more.

The Virginia Living Family

John-Lawrence Smith

PUBLISHER
Favorite place to be in Virginia: On the Rappahannock River.
804.343.7539

Torrey Munford

SALES DIRECTOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Hiking any trails in Bath County.
804.343.0782

Mindy Kinsey

EDITOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Tasting and toasting at our many craft beverage makers.
804.622.2608

Ann Harvey

ART DIRECTOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Wandering the collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
804.343.0779

Matthew Marjenhoff

SALES MANAGER
Favorite place to be in Virginia: The Swift Creek Reservoir on a kayak.
804.622.2602

Warren Rhodes

MEDIA CAMPAIGN CONSULTANT
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Hiking the Blue Ridge mtns. and climbing at Grayson Highlands State Park.
804.622.2603

Clay Thomas

MEDIA CAMPAIGN CONSULTANT
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Melrose Caverns where I married my wife.
804.622.2609

Kenny Kane

CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Long bike rides on the Virginia Capital Trail.
804.622.2604

Markus Schmidt

ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: On my front porch with a glass of Virginia distilled bourbon.
804.622.2610

Vayda Parrish

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: William & Mary University campus.
804.343.0778

Ryan Rich

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: On the rocks at the James River in Richmond.
804.343.7539

Angela Shapiro

CIRCULATION MANAGER
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Anywhere on Virginia Beach.
804.343.7539

Lisa Westerman

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Kayaking on the James River.
804.622.2607

Timothy Edmunds

DIGITAL SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Old Town Alexandria waterfront.
804.873.3344

Lizanne Jeveret

E-STORE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Riding horses through the Virginia countryside.
804.622.2614

DeAnna Johnson

DATA ANALYST/RESEARCHER
Favorite place to be in Virginia: Exploring Luray Caverns and 4X4 off-roading in the Shenandoah Valley.
804.343.7539

Rhett

ACTIVITIES & MORALE DIRECTOR
Favorite place to be in Virginia: IN the Rappahannock River!
804.343.7539

 

John-Lawrence Smith
Publisher
(804) 343-7539
JLSmith@CapeFear.com

Mindy Kinsey
Editor
MindyKinsey@CapeFear.com

Ann L. Harvey
Art Director
(804) 343-0779
AnnHarvey@CapeFear.com

Markus Schmidt
Associate Editor
(804) 622-2610
MSchmidt@CapeFear.com

Ryan Rich
Assistant Art Director
(804) 622-2606
RyanRich@CapeFear.com

Vayda Parrish
Assistant Editor
(804) 343-0778
VaydaParrish@CapeFear.com

Angela Shapiro
Circulation Manager
(804) 622-2612
AngelaShapiro@CapeFear.com

Kenny Kane
Creative Services Director
(804) 622-2604
KennyKane@CapeFear.com

Lisa Westerman
Accounting Manager
(804) 622-2607
LisaWesterman@CapeFear.com

DeAnna Johnson
Data Analyst/Researcher
(804) 343-7539
DeAnnaJohnson@CapeFear.com

Send story ideas, information and press releases to: editors@capefear.com



 

Torrey Munford
Director of Sales, Central &
Western Virginia
(804) 343-0782
TMunford@CapeFear.com

Matthew Marjenhoff
Sales Manager, Eastern Virginia
(804) 622-2602
MatthewMarjenhoff@
CapeFear.com

Warren Rhodes
Northern Virginia
(804) 622-2608
WarrenRhodes@CapeFear.com

Clay Thomas
Southwestern Virginia
(804) 622-2609
ClayThomas@CapeFear.com

Timothy Edmunds
Digital
Sales and Marketing Manager
(804) 873-3344
TimothyEdmunds@capefear.com

Lizanne Jeveret
E-Store
Product Development Manager
(804) 622-2614
LizanneJeveret@capefear.com

109 E. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23219