Jack is a well-known photographer throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia who has always called Canton home. Known by many as "PhotoJack," he has more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper and magazine publishing industry, including photography, editorial, public relations, graphic design, and distribution. Family Life Publications is Jack's first venture as a magazine publisher. As a native who is central to the three magazine coverage areas, community is important, and Family Life Publications began and exists as one way to give back to the community. Jack also serves the area by being an active member on several community boards, including Boys & Girls Club – Cherokee, Canton Main Street, and Healing Hands Youth Ranch. Additionally, he volunteers at Rising Hills Church and is very active in the Hickory Flat Volunteer Association as well as being a volunteer firefighter and member of the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Special Operations Dive Team. Elsewhere, you may find him traveling, cruising on his motorcycle, or enjoying time well spent with his loyal dog, Riley, Family Life’s CEO (canine executive officer).
Janet Ponichtera, Sales and Market Director
Janet has her BS in accounting from the University of South Florida and has worked in advertising sales for community magazines in Canton, Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton since 2005. Janet enjoys helping small businesses thrive and volunteering in the community. She humbly accepted Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Quarter award in March 2014 and October 2015, as well as their Volunteer of the Year award in 2014 and 2015. Her other community involvement includes:
Board of Main Street Woodstock’s membership chair from 2009 to 2016, Board Chair 2016-2018 and currently Investment Chair
Chairman's Council for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for 5 years
Active member of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, serving on Expo 2016 and 2017 committee and Non-profit Leader of the Year committee 2017-2018
Active member of the Alpharetta Business Association, including serving on the ABA Expo 2016-2018 committee
Janet and her husband, Stephen, have two grown children and a very, very, very adorable grandson.
Mandy Marger, Graphic Designer
Mandy studied design at Portfolio Center (now Portfolio Center at Miami Ad School Atlanta) and had the opportunity to work for several high-profile design firms in Atlanta before staying home to raise her children. She currently wears several hats: designing at Family Life Publications as well as working as a professional horseback rider and residential mortgage broker. She lives on her family farm in Canton with her two horses, four chickens, two dogs, twin son and daughter, foreign exchange student, and very patient husband Phinney.
Julie Senger, Editor
Julie has worked in the writing, editing, teaching, and communications industry since 2008. She obtained her BA in English and her MA in Professional Writing, both from Kennesaw State University. She is a happy wife and proud mother of two. In her spare time, Julie is a singer/songwriter who performs with her band throughout the state of Georgia as well as in musical theater productions.
Laurie Litke, Graphic Artist
Laurie is originally from Rochester, New York, where she graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has over 30 years experience in fine art and design. As a mom to two children, she enjoys playing tennis and living in Downtown Woodstock.