Andrea Tyler Evans | Publisher
Andrea is the publisher of Frontdoors Magazine — a publication dedicated to celebrating the people and groups that give generously and work to build the future of our community. She is a 2018 Phoenix Business Journal “Outstanding Women in Business,” a graduate of Valley Leadership Institute and proud ASU alumni. She volunteers with a number of Valley nonprofit organizations that help women, children and the arts. Andrea is married to Tom Evans and mom to Thomas, Ellie and their rescue kitties, Sally and Shelly.
Karen Werner | Editor
Karen is an accomplished journalist, editor and media consultant with experience in several different platforms. She is the founder and principal of KWink media, a consulting firm that manages communications for a number of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. A frequent instructor at the Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, her work has appeared in newspapers across the country as well as in magazines like Sunset, Parents, Mental Floss and The Saturday Evening Post.
Perrine Adams | Managing Editor, The Red Book and Lifestyle Editor, Frontdoors Magazine
Perrine Adams, a longtime member of The Red Book team, will continue as managing editor of the esteemed Valley publication while also serving as lifestyle editor of Frontdoors Magazine.
Adams has long been one of the faces of The Red Book, which was acquired by Frontdoors Media on June 1, and has been instrumental in producing the book over the past several years. Additionally, her experience with The Red Book Magazine before it merged with Frontdoors Magazine provides her a unique insight into the Valley’s fashion, lifestyle and luxury trends.
Adams is an experienced marketing/PR executive with a history of working in the luxury, publishing and advertising industries. For The Red Book products, she served not only as managing editor but as director of marketing and public relations as well, and represented the brand extensively at community events.
Lisa Pagel | Associate Publisher
Lisa Pagel has joined Frontdoors Media as Associate Publisher, where she will perform a broad spectrum of duties in support of the company’s digital and print products.
Pagel is a senior community relations, retail and nonprofit executive with over 30 years of experience in customer and donor relations, strategic partnerships and public relations.
While working as part of the executive team at Neiman Marcus Scottsdale, she managed their social media, events and promotions, marketing and media relations as the public relations manager, and was one of their on-air media spokespeople.
Abby Petersen | Digital Editor & Production Coordinator
Abby joined Frontdoors Media as a Digital Editor and Publishing Coordinator. She has many responsibilities at Frontdoors Media including social media and website management, writing stories, and producing content for weekly newsletters.
Abby is a Minneapolis native and graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Strategic Communication with an emphasis in public relations. In college, she interned for multiple online publications as a social media manager or writer.
Carey Peña | FrontdoorsTV Host & Executive Producer
Carey Peña is an Emmy-winning journalist, television personality, podcast host and the founder & CEO of Inspired Media 360. After working behind the scenes as a writer and producer, Carey became a main anchor at 3TV, covering some of the biggest breaking news stories, including the global war on terror as well as local and national elections.
Tom Evans | Contributing Editor
Tom Evans has an extensive background in journalism and public relations and is partner of public relations and event strategies at ON Advertising, a Phoenix-based full-service advertising and marketing firm. He previously served as principal of Evans Communications, which merged with ON Advertising in April 2020.
Julie Coleman | Office Doors
Julie is principal of Julie Coleman Consulting, a community engagement consulting firm providing advisory counsel and program execution in partnership with businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals. She helps clients realize their social purpose by mobilizing them to drive sustainable change through cross-sector partnerships, investment and volunteerism. Julie is a Phoenix Business Journal “40 Under 40” awardee, Valley Leadership graduate, and volunteers with numerous Valley nonprofit organizations. She is married to Ron and a proud mom to their rescue fur babies, Oliver and Dumpling.
Shoshana Leon | Kitchen Doors
Shoshana Leon is a contributing writer covering culinary topics for Frontdoors Magazine. She is the creator of Foodie Fo Sho, a blog and resource for culinary news and events. An experienced writer, she is passionate about sharing her experiences and information about the Arizona culinary scene, from food and wine events to resort dining, restaurants and local chefs. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Shoshana has more than 15 years of professional communications experience.
Judy Pearson | A 2nd Act
Judy Pearson has two decades of published writing to her credit, including four nonfiction books and JudithL.Pearson.com. The diagnosis and treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer led Judy to create A 2nd Act. The organization raises funds through live storytelling events, the money funding (among other things) annual micro-grants for women who want to launch or grow their own second acts. Judy lives at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve with her husband, David.
Catie Richman | Contributing Writer
Catie Richman is a contributing writer covering fashion and general interest topics for Frontdoors Magazine. She is an experienced public relations and event planning professional with a portfolio of work that includes Arizona, California and Europe. She currently works as Director of Events and Marketing for ON Advertising in Phoenix. She is an Arizona native, a graduate of Xavier High School and an alumna of the University of Southern California.
Zenobia Mertel | Contributing Writer
Zenobia Mertel is a contributing writer covering Arts and Culture and a mix of lifestyle topics for Frontdoors Magazine. She is the host of Inspired Living for Inspired Media 360 and interviews inspiring people in the life and style space. Zenobia’s career began in Phoenix upon graduating from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Communication. Her work in television broadcasting, public relations, and as a freelance columnist has spanned more than 15 years and three states including, Colorado, Illinois and Arizona, which she calls home. Zenobia’s affinity for travel, fashion and culture is influenced by her profession and vice versa, lending to an authenticity that translates through her work. As a wife and mom of three, Zenobia andher family enjoy embracing adventure and celebrating life with family and friends.