Northern Michigan Woman Magazine is a community for women and by women. We publish a bimonthly magazine that can be found on local newsstands, and will also arrive in your inbox! We strive to serve women on all fronts – business, health, home, family, inspiration and more. We also hold events to serve you and help connect women in the area. The main goal for us is to always have a fun way to get together, learn a little bit, meet new friends and stay connected.

Northern Michigan Woman Magazine also serves as a vehicle to reach a powerful consumer audience: women! Learn more here on how we can help your business reach decision-makers for their business, their homes and families. Interested in writing an article? Check out the information here.

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Kerry Winkler, Publisher & Editor
kerry@northernmichiganwoman.com

Kerry is the founder of Northern Michigan Woman Magazine. Over the last two decades, she has served women and helped grow their businesses. You may recognize her from her first publication Grand Traverse Woman Magazine. The tradition continues of bringing women together both in sharing stories and in engaging educational events! She is also an educator, a business consultant and realtor – so many hats to wear like most moms. Kerry was born and raised here in Traverse City and spends much of her time trying to convince her two kids to go on hikes.


Lori Maki, Account Executive
lori@northernmichiganwoman.com

Lori joined Kerry in the quest of connecting women in 2003….unless you count them also being sisters for 40+ years, than even longer! Lori has a knack for marketing ideas to reach the niche of female consumers for her clients. She moves clients along their marketing goals and helps them develop a strong plan to reach them! She’s a Northern Michigander – raising her family here with a grown daughter, Abbie, and a middle-schooler Ben. Her husband Bruce can fix or build anything. And Lori can mix a mean drink on a Saturday night to celebrate an issue gone to press!


Sherry Galbraith, Account Executive
sherry@northernmichiganwoman.com

Sherry is a firecracker when it comes to serving businesses of the area with panache and marketing flair. She is a singer, actress, friend, mom, wife and recent dog mama. She takes all of that creativity and energy and puts it into serving clients and growing their businesses. What starts as a nugget of a marketing idea with Sherry, will become a dynamic campaign that caters to big business goals and showcasing the uniqueness of area businesses.


Susie Gordon, Account Executive & Copy Editor
susie@northernmichiganwoman.com

Susie has 30+ years of experience of helping businesses build professional brands as they grow and reach their full potential. Susie has a unique blend of looking at the big picture while dialing in the small details. She can craft an effective campaign to serve her client. She enjoys working with Grand Rapids clients, as well as the Greater Grand Traverse area. And if you are chatting with her on the phone and you hear a young squeal, you know her grandbabies have arrived for the ultimate playdate!


Jamie Kirschner, Account Executive
jamie@northernmichiganwoman.com

Jamie is a photographer, entrepreneur, mother, wife, yogi and ambivert who loves meeting new people and building lasting relationships. She is excited to be raising her family with her husband Josh that includes their two children and a maltipoo puppy named Chewbacca Sausage in beautiful Traverse City. Crackerjack Photography Studio, Jamie’s portrait photography business specializes in family portraits and provides a luxury service with wall art design for the home. Jamie volunteers with the Traverse City Young Professionals as the Marketing Committee Chair and Secretary/Treasurer of the program. She is also a member investor of Traverse Connect. With a passion for community and connection and a history of working with women’s organizations, Jamie looks forward to serving the women of northern Michigan.


Bethany Gulde, Designer

Bethany works her magic throughout the entire Northern Michigan Woman publication. She creates eye-catching ads for clients, as well as the beautiful warm layouts for the articles. She’s full of creative ideas and has the extraordinary talent to put them on paper (or screen)! She’s a Michigander with a hubby and has a daughter who loves writing. Creativity runs in the family!



Sarah Elizabeth Anderson, Assistant Editor
sarah@northernmichiganwoman.com

A Michigan native with a passion for amplifying the voices of women, Sarah manages and edits our content to ensure voice, clarity and flow throughout our entire publication. Sarah got her start 5 years ago working for a local women’s publication in Michigan and has since gone on to work full-time in New York City at Hearst Magazines in content and SEO. Her enthusiasm for sharing stories with others is evident the minute you meet her and it shines through on every page!