July 2016 Our Contributors 6

Tammy Richards


I was born and raised in the Johnson County area and currently live in Olathe with my husband and our two sons. I spend the school year in the office of our neighborhood elementary school and summers at the baseball fields. I love Hawaii, music, ice cream and my family. I also enjoy writing about life and what I’ve learned about raising boys on my blog 60ft6in2home.com.

Nicolette Martin


Nicolette Martin was born and raised in the Northland and is proud to be a KC native. She graduated from Missouri State University in 2014 with a B.S. in print and Internet journalism and a minor in art. When she isn’t writing or designing, you can find her hanging out on the lawn of the Nelson, grabbing a bite at The Mixx or catching an Iowa game at The Other Place. Fun fact: She has a tattoo of a crown on her finger so she’ll never forget the excitement of watching the Royals win a World Series.

Kathryn Leo


I am a mother of three terrific children, and we took many road trips while they were growing up that involved camping and hiking. My son thinks the best vacations were the ones where “the only plan is–there is no plan” because of the unexpected adventures we experienced.  I am a middle school teacher, and in my spare time I enjoy biking, reading, traveling walking and gardening.

Angela Broockerd


I grew up the 2nd oldest of ten kids and absolutely loved the craziness, fun and responsibility of being from a large family. I have four children of my own, a rockstar of a husband and an amazing community of friends and family that I adore.  I am a former 4th grade and middle school teacher, and I still periodically substitute teach just to get my “teaching fix.”  Other hats I have worn include Event Planner, Editor and Free-lance-writer. My newest adventure: Creative Director for Lifestyle Publications and spending the summer hanging out with my kids.

Janie Jones


Janie Jones is a Kansas City based photographer providing portrait and lifestyle images. She loves to bring people’s meaningful moments to life.  You can find her on FaceBook and at JanieJonesphotography.com

Nicole Sylvester

Layout Designer

Nicole Sylvester is the editorial director for Lifestyle Publications, as well as  the layout designer for  Leawood Lifestyle, Johnson County Lifestyle and Lee’s Summit Lifestyle  magazines. Her passion is art. She loves to paint, draw, sing and—of  course—design magazines, but her joy comes from her children. She is the proud mother of two wonderful daughters who also share a love for all things artistic.