Meet the Staff

Veronica Tovey

Veronica Tovey

Publisher & President
 

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1102

What is your favorite film(s)?
Pulp Fiction
Must watch TV show
Netflix:The Crown and their many other historical biographies.
Amazon: Billions
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
All our national parks.  They sound so regular but they are amazing!
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
I’ve been to many wonderful places but never to the Galapagos
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Pink Floyd
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
One of them was in Paris with Ken and Doran Upton.  It was absolutely spontaneous and so much fun.  I think we might have had at least a bottle of Champagne and 4-5 courses each at Kens favorite restaurant.  Then we walked down the street to a piano bar for Armeniac, + songs.  Did I say fun!

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Ashley Raymond

Ashley Raymond

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1115
Instagram: ash_ray8
What was your favorite childhood tv show?
Carrot Top on the cartoon network is a favorite I remember waking up to.  (Yes, I had a TV in my bedroom) and I also loved Full House.
What is a hidden talent/hobby that no one would expect from you? 
I can blow bubbles with my spit, can’t you?
What was your first car growing up?
Used Acura Integra, I paid $1,000 for it -- two jeeps and a kid later...I drive a Honda Pilot and love it!
 
Year Started at What's Up?: 2002 



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James Houck

James Houck

Editorial Director

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1104
Twitter: @HouckJames
What is your favorite film(s)?
Jaws, Glory, Big Lebowski, It's a Wonderful Life
Must watch TV show
Netflix: Love
Other: The Simpsons, of course
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Florence, Italy and Aspen, Colorado
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Tokyo, Japan
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Grateful Dead
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Picking crabs on the back deck at my Grandfather Roy Houck’s beach house
Year Started at What's Up?: 2001 

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August Schwartz

August Schwartz
Art Director

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1119

What is your favorite film(s)?
The Crow
Must watch TV show
Netflix: Stranger Things
Hulu: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Amazon: Mr. Robot
Other: HBO's Westworld
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Internationally: Spain
Domestically: Anywhere in California
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
I would like to visit Italy, Greece, Japan, and Thailand.
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Nine Inch Nails
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Current favorite meal is the chicken/gyro combo at Baltimore’s favorite Halal food cart.
What is your favorite The Office quote?
"Now, you may look around and see two groups here. White collar, blue collar. But I don't see it that way. And you know why not? Because I am collar-blind." - Michael Scott
 
Year Started at What's Up?: 2010

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Dennie Mercer

Dennie

Accounts Receivable

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1105

What is your favorite film(s)?
Never Been kissed
Must watch TV show
Netflix: Stranger Things
Hulu: WKRP in Cincinnati
Other: HBO's Westworld and Game of Thrones
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Any beach
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Hawaii.
What’s your favorite band or artist?
80's Hair Bands!
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Best meal I ever had was my grandma’s homemade butter scrutchies! (noodles)
What is your favorite The Office quote? 
“Sometimes I'll start a sentence, and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way.”  -Michael Scott
Year Started at What's Up?: 2014

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Kathy Sauve 

Kathy Sauve

Senior Account Executive: Annapolis

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1107
Facebook: Kathy Stanton
What is your favorite film(s)?
City of Angels-Nicholas Cage was great until he turned dark and everyone loves Meg Ryan.  After that How to Lose a Guy in ten days.  You get the picture. They don’t make drama like they used to.
Must watch TV show
Two and a half men-Charlie Sheen-I am hoping for a reboot of the show.
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Grand Canyon was my favorite domestic trip and Costa Rica was my international fave. Everyone should hike the canyon down and back in one day. 
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Bora Bora and stay in one of those huts over the water.
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Journey-Steve Perry-am I dating myself?
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
If I knew I would eat it every day.
What is your favorite The Office quote?
What is the office-hahahhaha

Year Started at What's Up?: 2006

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Matt D'Adamo

Matt

Graphic Designer

Email: mdadamo@whatsupmag.com

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1117

What is your favorite film(s)?
Rocky series, Jaws 1, Nosferatu (1922 & 1979), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), Carnival of Souls (1962), Equinox, Big Trouble in Little China, Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Evil Dead series, Creepshow, Salem’s Lot (1979), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), El Santo y Blue Demon contra Los Monstruous, Tango & Cash, The Goonies, The Golden Child, Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2, Cobra, The Golden Bat (1966), The Alien Factor (1977), The Breakfast Club, License to Drive, Hausu
Must watch TV show
Kolchak: The Night Stalker, All in the Family, Sanford & Son, Ash vs. Evil Dead, He-Man and The Masters of The Universe
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Harper’s Ferry, WV
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Jerusalem, Rome, Japan
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Metallica, Converge, High on Fire, Hanoi Rocks, Killswitch Engage, Buckethead, Crowbar, Manimals, Grade, Megadeth, Dr. Living Dead
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Mama’s Pasta Fagioli
What is your favorite The Office quote?
“Computers are about trying to murder you in a lake.” -Michael Scott

Year Started at What's Up?: 2014

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Melanie Quinn

Mel

Special Events Director

Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1132
What was your favorite childhood tv show? 
Three's Company
What is a hidden talent/hobby that no one would expect from you? 
I love to crochet 
What was your first car growing up?
Red Mustang GT
Year Started at What's Up?: 2012

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Rick Marsalek

RM

Account Executive: Annapolis and West County

Email: rmarsalek@whatsupmag.com
Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1124

What is your favorite film(s)?
Tombstone
Must watch TV show
Netflix: The Last Kingdom
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
The Smokey Mountains
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Stibrne Hory, West Bohemia – My great grandparents hometown
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Lomi Salmon in Hawaii
Year Started at What's Up?: 2015 

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Lauren VanSickle

Lauren
Graphic Designer

Email: lvansickle@whatsupmag.com
Phone: 410-266-6287 x 1123
What is your favorite film(s)?
The Goofy Movie πŸ•ΊπŸ˜ŽπŸš—πŸ—Ί
Must watch TV show
Anything on TLC or HGTV πŸ’‹πŸ’
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Nashville, TN πŸ€ πŸ‘’
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Australia πŸ¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Drake βœ¨πŸ—£
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Chipotle is my life 🌯

Year Started at What's Up?
2017

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Caley Breese

Caley
Community Editor

Email: cbreese@whatsupmag.com
Phone: 410-266-6287 x 1111
What is your favorite film(s)?
The Princess Diaries; The Parent Trap: 10 Things I Hate About You; Date Night
Must watch TV show
Netflix: The Office (obvi); Stranger Things; Parks and Recreation
Hulu: Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Atlanta; The Mindy Project
Other: The Bachelor/Bachelorette; Bull
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Internationally: the Italian Alps (Dolomites) 
Domestically: Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Literally anywhere. But Croatia, Austria, and the Amalfi Coast are high on my list.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
A really basic turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. It was after a long flight and I hadn’t eaten that day, and it was just simply amazing. Also, any sandwich ever because I love sandwiches.
What is your favorite The Office quote?
There are too many hilarious ones to choose from; however, according to my colleague, Cate, I say this quote approximately twice a week, so I guess you could say it’s in my top 100: 

"I hate disappointing just one person. And I really hate disappointing everyone. But I love Burlington Coat Factory. You go in there with $645, you are literally a king.”


Year Started at What's Up?
2016
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Nicholas Gullotti

Nick
Production Manager
 
Email: productionmanager@whatsupmag.com
Phone: 410-266-6287 x 1101
What is your favorite film(s)?
My favorite film of all time is Rocky.  I saw it for the first time when I was around six or seven years old and have loved it ever since. 
Must watch TV show
Netflix: Stranger Things is my top pick.  I think out of all the Netflix exclusive shows this is far and away the best.  I may be a bit biased, though, because growing up I loved all the movies that influenced Stranger Things.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
I would love to someday visit Japan.  My wife and I have a strong interest in the culture (no, not just because we like anime).  I would be perfectly content to visit either the cities or rural locations because I find both appealing.
What’s your favorite band or artist?
It is a toss up between Radiohead or The Smiths, but lately I would have to say Radiohead.  Their early material (all the big alternative radio hits like ‘Creep’ and ‘High and Dry’) I enjoy overall, but everything they did afterward to the present is just amazing, innovative stuff.  The fact that they have been able to produce such high quality music all these years is even more impressive to me.
What is your favorite The Office quote?
For me this is near impossible to decide…but I will go with “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.”  That hit hard with a lot of people and I feel it gets overshadowed by the funny quotes (which are amazing, of course).

Year Started at What's Up?
2017

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Olga Stine

Weddings Magazine Art Director

Email: Olga_stine@yahoo.com
Phone: 443-852-9272
What was your favorite childhood tv show?
Any show that was based on classic fairy tales and of course I loved everything Disney.
What is a hidden talent/hobby that no one would expect from you?
I speak four languages.
What was your first car growing up?
Toyota Corolla
Year Started at What's Up?
2011

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Cate Reynolds

Cate
Entertainment Editor
Email: creynolds@whatsupmag.com
Phone: 410.266.6287 ext 1127
What is your favorite film(s)?
Princess Diaries, Anchorman, Princess and the Frog, It’s A Wonderful Life, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Must watch TV show
Netflix: Stranger Things, The Office, Mad Men
Hulu: Handmaid’s Tale, Parks and Rec, New Girl
Other: Game of Thrones
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Internationally: Villa d’Este in Tivoli, Italy. Fun fact: Paulo takes Lizzie McGuire here in the Lizzie McGuire Movie!!!!!!!!!! Domestically: Pueblo, Colorado. It’s so, so beautiful. I suggest doing some white water rafting down the Arkansas River. 
If you’d like to experience the ~flavor~ of international travel without the international price tag, I recommend the World Showcase in Epcot at Disney World.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Ireland/England
What’s your favorite band or artist?
This is the hardest question ever, but if I have to pick one...Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The real list of my favorite musicians/bands is a mile long.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Okay, so, there was this sandwich. Thinly sliced chicken breast, tomato, arugula, mozzarella, balsamic glaze, and pesto aioli hugged within a perfectly toasted ciabatta roll. It came with a delicious side caesar, and it was the greatest sandwich ever. You may not believe this, but this #perfect sandwich was on the menu at Nordstrom Cafe. One day I walked into  Nordstrom Cafe to order my favorite sandwich, and the cashier said “Oh, we actually changed our menu and we don’t have that sandwich anymore.” I never truly felt heartbreak until that day. I have contacted Nordstrom customer service several times asking them to bring back the sandwich, but my prayers have not yet been answered.

“It’s a real shame because studies have shown that more information gets passed through water cooler gossip than through official memos. Which puts me at a disadvantage because I bring my own water to work.” -Dwight Schrute

Year Started at What's Up?
2018

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Brian Saucedo

Brian

Web Specialist


Email: bsaucedo@whatsupmag.com
Phone: 410-266-6287 x 1116

What is your favorite film(s)?
Cars, Interstellar, Frank, Sicario, Ex Machina, Drive, The Grand Budapest Hotel, , Blade Runner & 2049, Koyaanisqatsi.
Must watch TV show
Netflix: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown,Better Call Saul, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Stranger Things, Elite, La Casa de Papel
Hulu: Atlanta, Rick & Morty, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lodge 49
Amazon: Mr. Robot, The Man In The High Castle, The Grand Tour, Betas, The Boys
Other: Game of Thrones, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kidding
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Internationally: Guatemala. Perfect weather, amazing sceneries, and lovely people. 
Domestically: Los Angeles, California. Awesome weather and underrated food culture. Colorado is a beautiful state as well. 
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Japan & China. 
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Bloc Party
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Tacos los Gueros, Mexico City
What is your favorite The Office quote?
“Saw Inception, Or at least I dreamt I did." -Michael Scott


Year Started at What's Up? 
2018
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Beth Kuhl

Beth 2

Account Executive: West County

Email: bkuhl@whatsupmag.com

Phone: 410-266-6287 x 1112
 

What is your favorite film(s)?
All time favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life – I watch it every Christmas
Must watch TV show
Netflix: House of Cards, Breaking Bad
Other: The Wire, Sex and The City
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?
Domestically: Skiing - Park City UT, Sedona
Internationally: Caribbean - Puerto Rico
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Greece
What’s your favorite band or artist?
Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty, Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Rolling Stones I also like Dave Matthews, U2 and Bruno Mars
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
I can’t remember what I had but I remember it being really good.  The restaurant was Stinky’s Fish Camp in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.


Year Started at What's Up?: I started working at What's Up? Magazine in 2015 as a Special Events Coordinator

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Michelle Roe

michelle roe

Account Executive: Eastern Shore

Email: mroe@whatsupmag.com

Phone: 443-782-5335
 

What is your favorite film(s)? 
My Fair Lady (1964), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974),The Great Gatsby (1974), Rocky (1976), Goodfellas (1990), Star Wars (1977) , Pulp Fiction(1994), Casino (1995) , Departed (2006) , Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), The Princess Bride ( (1987), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) , Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), Dirty Dancing (1987) , Jaws (1975), The Wizard of Oz (1939) and The Wiz (1978). MINISERIES: North & South (1985-1994), The Thorn Birds (1983) and Lace (1984)
Must watch TV show
GOT: Game of Thrones (2011 - present) HBO,  Homeland (Since 2011 - present) Showtime, Ozark (2017- present) Netflix, Billions (2016- present) Showtime, Cable Girls (2017- present) Netflix, The Crown (2016 - present) Netflix, The Americans (2013 - 2018) FX, True Detective (2014 - present) HBO, The Affair (2014- present) Showtime, 7 Seconds (2018 – 10 Episodes) and Breaking Bad (2008-2013) AMC, FX.  Want to watch: Stranger Things (Since 2016- present) Netflix
Where would you recommend someone travel to internationally and/or domestically?Internationally: ENGLAND: (Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Harrods, Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Clarence House, Tower of the London, Canterbury Cathedral, Jurassic Coast- UK, University of Cambridge- UK). BEACHES: Antigua, St. Johns, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Turks And Caicos. Domestically: COLORADO: Denver (Red Rocks Amphitheater), Colorado Springs: (Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge Bridge, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Manitou Springs, Red Rock Canyon, The Broadmoor Seven Falls) Ski Colorado: Keystone, Monarch, Cooper Mountain, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte Mountain, Steamboat, Aspin!  (I never made it to Vail). OUR NATIONAL PARKS: The parks I have visited: Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Big Bend National Park.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
ITALY: Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florence, Venice, Malan, Naples, Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Catania, Lake Garda, Sicily and Sardinia. Other Places Include: Sardinia, Bali, Santorini, Phuket- Thailand, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Maldives and Aruba.
What’s your favorite band or artist?
I love all types of music, too many to list. My most memorable concert was front row, Live Aid at JFK in 1985. If only the iPhone had been invented back in the ‘80’s… it would have been amazing to have a zoom camera, video capability and endless picture taking but instead I had no extra room for additional film in my fanny pack once my camera was zipped in.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
The best meal I’ve ever had was in Colorado Springs: The Broadmoor, Penrose Room.


Year Started at What's Up?: 2018