Stephanie Woody was named publisher of the Forsyth County news in September, 2017. Woody is a Forsyth County native, and a graduate of North Forsyth High School. She comes to the Forsyth County News from the Dawson County News, a sister paper of the Forsyth County News, where she was also publisher.
Woody has been with Swartzt-Morris Media for over 15 years, and has experience in all facets of the operation of a local newspaper. Woody, and her husband Robbie, also a Forsyth County native have three children.
Brian Paglia started working at the Forsyth County News in 2013 as sports editor after four years as a sports reporter at the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald.
Brian won the Furman Bisher Award in 2012, 2014 and 2015 from the Georgia Sports Writers Association for the best overall sports story in his division. He graduated from Elon University in North Carolina.
Tracie Pike began working at the Forsyth County News in 2003 as a copy editor.
Prior to beginning her newspaper career, she was an engraver and a certified pharmacy technician.
She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in commercial art.
Isabel Hughes started working for the Forsyth County News in July 2016 after graduating from Emory University in May of that year.
She covers education, crime and courts and general assignment beats and enjoys making podcasts to accompany her stories.
In her senior year of college, she worked as a freelancer for CNN. Isabel is originally from the Boston area.
Kelly Whitmire began working with the Forsyth County News in the fall of 2014 and covers the local government beat.
He is a 2013 graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where he majored in magazine journalism.
Kelly wrote for The Red & Black, an independent student newspaper at UGA, and Dalton State College’s The Roadrunner.
Ian Frazer joined the Forsyth County News in February 2017, prior to which he worked at the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for a year as a sports reporter.
He is an alumna of the University of Missouri, holding degrees in journalism and Spanish.
Jim Dean came to the Forsyth County News in 2006 as a photographer and became involved with the website in 2010. Prior to that, Jim produced local television in Cumming and was operations manager at Cumming's AM1170 radio station.
Angie Decker joined Forsyth County News in 2014 as a graphic designer. Prior to joining FCN, she worked as a designer for three years in the dental industry.
With a background in customer service, Angie enjoys fulfilling the needs of clients and advertisers and specializes in custom designs.
Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Angie and her family relocated to the Atlanta area in 2007. She graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta in 2009.
Ryan Garmon joined the Forsyth County News as an Advertising Account Executive in 2009. Named Advertising Manager in 2011 and Advertising Director in 2012, Ryan continues to help local businesses foster audience engagement and strengthen customer conversion rates. Ryan and the Forsyth County News advertising department have won numerous Georgia Press Association advertising awards over the past 5 years.
Prior to joining the Forsyth County News, Ryan spent two years playing for the Cincinnati Reds Minor League affiliates in Rookie and High A ball in Sarasota, Florida.
After his stint in the Minor Leagues, Ryan returned to University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia where he graduated in 2008.
Advertising Account Executive
Connor Kelly began working for Morris Multimedia in 2012. He works as an account executive in the advertising department and enjoys helping local businesses achieve their marketing goals. He is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia
Lisa Salinas joined the Forsyth County News in 2010 and was named circulation director in 2013. Lisa has more than 20 years of experience in newspaper circulation.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys watching football and hanging out with her children.