A decade and counting
We decided to call our enterprise Indian River Magazine, after the magnificent waterway shared by St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties and the playground of our childhood. We soon nicknamed her Irma, based on the acronym for Indian River Magazine.
Besides Indian River, Indian River Magazine Inc. publishes Port St. Lucie Magazine, Fort Pierce Magazine, the Sunrise Theatre Playbill, the St. Lucie Travel Guide, the Emerson Center program and the Vero Beach Centennial magazine.
PUBLISHER AND EDITOR
Gregory spent 30 years working as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Florida and Alabama before returning to the Treasure Coast in 2006 to start Indian River Magazine. Besides Indian River and its sister publications, Fort Pierce Magazine and Port St. Lucie Magazine, Gregory also launched two magazines in Alabama, including a football magazine covering the Crimson Tide. He and his wife, Gretchen, are the parents of three children. He enjoys cycling, gardening and playing the trumpet.
Allen is a Fort Pierce native who grew up in St. Lucie Village. Besides his involvement with Indian River Magazine, he is also co-owner of East Coast Lumber & Supply Co., with operations in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard counties. He is a past president of Main Street Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce Rotary and the Florida Building Material Association. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of St. Anastasia Catholic School. Allen and his wife, Terry, live in Vero Beach.
Michelle is a native of Fort Pierce and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida. She and her husband, Michael, are the parents of a daughter, Zoe Leurie.
A Treasure Coast resident since the early 1980s, Susan has worked for the Jensen Beach Mirror and The News Tribune. A bicycling enthusiast, she thinks nothing of riding 20 or 30 miles. A graduate of Columbia University and New York University, Susan is a big fan of eagles.
A fifth-generation Floridian, Donna moved to Martin County in 1983. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida and trained at the ABC affiliate in Jacksonville. She belongs to a book club and enjoys cooking gourmet dinners for husband, Rick.
A native Floridian who lives in Sewall’s Point, Sandra is the author of history books on Stuart, Sewall’s Point, Jensen Beach and the House of Refuge. She likes working in her yard when not collecting and sharing local history. She and her husband, Tom, and three grown children are all active in the community
A lawyer by profession, Rick grew up in Stuart, graduated from the University of South Florida and earned his law degree with honors from the University of Florida. The Palm City resident who has two sons with his wife, Donna, enjoys sightseeing, writing and painting.
A Fort Pierce resident, Pattie has worked in journalism and education while raising two daughters with her husband, Rusty. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, she once received top secret clearance at the Office of Emergency Preparedness so she could type up the projects.
A photographer, writer, video producer and cameraman, Greg spent his formative days as an Army brat, attending 12 schools in 12 years. The Jensen Beach resident likes to keep active traveling, having visited six continents and attended 11 Olympics events in seven countries.
The South Carolina native is a part-time teacher and freelance writer who studied at Western Carolina University and Indian River State College. A mother of four and grandmother of three, Ellen once lived in India for a year. She enjoys community theater, traveling and poetry.
A longtime Vero Beach resident, Janie is a writer and retired producer for NPR member station WQCS. Born in Deland, she received a journalism degree from the University of Florida. She enjoys Florida walking tours, playing the piano and the painted buntings in her backyard.
Catherine Enns Grigas
A third-generation Fort Pierce native, Catherine, author of The Journey of the Highwaymen, is an award-winning writer. She and her husband, Dan, live in Stuart and Charlottesville, Va. and previously lived in Jacksonville, where they raised three children.
Before moving to Vero Beach, Willi lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Miami. Arts and crafts, including lapidary and silversmithing, are several of her hobbies as is cooking West Indian food. And she once crewed on True Love, the sailboat seen in the movie High Society.
A transplant from Brick Township, N.J., Jerry lives in Fort Pierce where he enjoys beach activities, nature walking and birdwatching. The longtime book editor/writer, was once a licensed life/health insurance agent.
The Vero Beach resident, who lives with her chihuahuas, Lucy and Boca, wears many different career hats, from writer to marketing coordinator to photographer and graphic artist. A self-proclaimed “investigative ninja,” she enjoys cooking, creative arts and antiques.
Gaettane A. Paul
Gaettane A. Paul was born in Stamford, Conn., and grew up on the Treasure Coast. She has an English literature degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Rody Johnson was raised in Vero Beach. He was with the Harris Corp. in Melbourne and later publisher of the Vero/Sebastian Sun. He is the author of three books relating to Vero Beach history: Different Battles, Dodgertown and An Ice Age Mystery.
Bernie Woodall grew up in Fort Pierce and spent 21 years as a wire service reporter with Reuters in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and Fort Lauderdale. He is a graduate of John Carroll High School, Indian River State College and Macalaster College in Minnesota.
Kerry Firth is a native Floridian who has lived in Vero Beach for nearly 40 years. She is the founder and former publisher of a local tourism guide, who recently became semiretired so she could enjoy the freedom of freelance writing for a variety of local publications.
Milt Thomas is editor of InsideVero.com, past editor of the Treasure Coast Business Journal and past director of economic Development at the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Vero Beach High School and Florida State University and has published 20 books.
Anthony Inswasty has spent most of his life on the Treasure Coast. He is a graduate of the University of North Florida and is trained in traditional printmaking and papermaking.
John Biondo is a Marine Corps veteran and photographer for Indian River Magazine and other publications. He is a resident of Vero Beach.
Phil Reid is a professional photographer who lives and works in Vero Beach. He is on the leadership team of the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village and is a past president of the Vero Beach Dog Park board of directors.