Abby joined the Chronicle team from an enterprise software sales background after graduating from Georgetown University (District of Columbia) in 2016. During that time, she competed through the preliminary level of eventing with her somewhat (very) dramatic OTTB, What Everett Takes.
Working alongside Zoey, her golden retriever/Chief Goofiness Officer (CGO), Abby oversees all aspects of ad collection, organization and production for our print, digital and social media platforms. You might also catch her out and about in Area II (or III, depending on the temperature), competing her exciting young prospect, Absolute Zero/Elsa/the ice queen. #letitgo
Abby lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her farrier husband Zeb, Zoey the CGO, Sadie the German Shepherd/Squirrel Patrol and an entire zoo of reptiles.
When Beth arrived at the Chronicle in 1995 for a five-month internship, everything she owned fit into her Honda Civic. More than 20 years later, she spends her free time on the farm she shares with her husband, daughter, three horses and three rescued dogs.
As executive editor, Beth oversees the content of all Chronicle products. In addition to editing, she coordinates assignments with columnists, freelancers and staff, as well as working in conjunction with the publisher and CFO to ensure that the content complements the organization’s overall goals and plans.
She graduated from Middlebury College (Vermont) with a degree in English with a focus on nonfiction creative writing.
Kimberly grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia’s journalism school. She interned for the Chronicle in 2014 and joined the staff later that year. You’ll find her primarily covering the hunter/jumper circuit, but she tries to cover a few events and dressage competitions yearly.
She’s shown her off-track Thoroughbred Corey in hunters, jumpers and equitation and developed a (potentially unwise) interest in eventing since moving to Virginia with a variety of quirky Thoroughbreds. She raised dogs for the Guide Dog Foundation in college and adopted her fluffy princess, Wasabi, from the program.
Lauren originally came on board in October 2009 for a marketing role and also served as circulation manager for two years.
She began riding in kindergarten, focusing on hunters and equitation for most of that time. She competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association while earning her bachelor’s degree in rhetoric & communications at Mount St. Mary’s College (Maryland) and rode as an IHSA alumni for two years following graduate school at Drexel University (Pennslyvani) where she studied publication management.
She doesn’t horse show as much as she used to, but she has aspirations of one day riding her Hanoverian mare With Bells On in the adult hunters. For now she mostly settles on living vicariously through everyone she reads about in the Chronicle.
Linda has more than 30 years in publishing and a lifelong passion in the saddle riding mostly Thoroughbreds across a variety of disciplines. She’s an avid supporter of the sport horse industry’s evolution. She telecommutes from her office outside of Boston. When she’s not creating winning marketing programs for the Chronicle’s advertising customers, she enjoys time with her family; foxhunting with Vermont’s North Country Hounds; trail riding her retired event horse, Macon; cuddling with her mini donkey, Jack; and hiking with her husband and two rescue labs, Wilson and Macy.
Lisa grew up riding lower level dressage in North Carolina and graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a degree in English literature. After writing for nearly every publication in Knoxville, Tennessee, she moved to Middleburg and started working for the Chronicle in 2008.
She’s now relocated back to Knoxville, Tennessee, where she spends her free time eventing her off-the-track Thoroughbred mare, Skills, and hanging out with her corgi, Leo. Still new to the sport of eventing and a pretty big chicken, she’ll be the person at your next event wondering if her novice table is actually intermediate height.
Melissa comes to the Chronicle from the newspaper business. She has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Colorado and Delaware, spending a brief stint at Practical Horseman magazine and freelancing for the Chronicle and other equine publications along the way. Most recently, she has worked as a freelancer writer and editor, and group exercise instructor.
A retired eventer, Melissa still has her off-the-track Thoroughbred, “Hal,” who she has owned for 24 years and counting. They competed through the advanced level before Hal transitioned to his current career as a carrier of small children and resident wise, old man.
Melissa enjoys long hacks on the buckle, mountains (all sorts) and dessert. Her dislikes include jumping right-handed corners, seafood (all sorts) and the word “lessoning.”
She holds degrees in journalism and anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After moving between Colorado, Pennsylvania and London, she now lives with her husband and two daughters—only one of whom is pony-mad— in Houston.
Mollie has been with the Chronicle since 2007 and writes mainly news and features about the hunter/jumper circuit.
She grew up training with SBS Farms in Buffalo, New York, showing in hunters and equitation, and worked for Susie Schoellkopf and Jen Alfano for several years after graduating from the writing seminars program at Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).
She lived in Europe and Brazil before settling in Middleburg, Virginia, where she lives with a (theoretically) rotating slate of foster cats and hunts with Piedmont Fox Hounds.
Sonya grew up on a ranch in Linn, Texas. She moved to Austin in 1984, shortly after getting her BFA in advertising design at Pan American University. Sonya previously worked as a book designer at Holt Rinehart and Winston. Currently, she is a senior designer/photo editor for the Chronicle. She loves her job, especially working every day with images of beautiful horses.
Sonya has two musically inclined daughters, a dachshund and a cat with an attitude problem. In her free time, she loves to explore the many facets of visual art, such as photography, ceramics and painting. She also enjoys nature and spending time hiking, biking and practicing Bikram yoga.