I am proud to announce that as of January first, we have a new partner at POND Trade Magazine. Lora Lee Gelles has joined our team, taking on the role of Managing Editor. She brings a wealth of experience in magazine publishing to the team, having worked for a major magazine publisher for a number of years prior to joining POND Trade full time. Henceforth, she will be writing this issue intro, as part of her new role.
Please welcome Lora Lee Gelles…
Thanks Tom! Kind of feels like I was just handed a baton during a race and now it is my turn. Go!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to join the POND Trade team and bring some of my experience and ideas with me. As Tom stated above, I have worked at a large publishing house for years and was very involved with all aspects of getting the magazine organized, designed, out the door, and on the press.
You may notice that there are a few changes to the magazine. Some of the graphics have been updated for a cleaner, slicker look. The goal is to make POND Trade very reader-friendly so that you look forward to reading the great articles we offer each issue. And if the issue ends up rolled up in your back pocket and gets a little on-the-job dirt on it, then we have done our job!
We have a great issue for you, from pond construction to skimmers to iPad use for your business needs, plus a whole lot more. We also have a new columnist, Erik Tate from The Water Garden, who will be writing a new column called PONDer This! for us.
Please note the photo above, taken at the Water Garden Expo in Oklahoma that I was able to attend. And what a show it was! Record attendance and so much to see and learn. It was nice to meet many of you. Thanks for stopping by the booth. Looking forward to meeting many more of you as time moves on.