Content Editor/Editor In Chief
Pam McCormick has yet to encounter an Oxford comma or exclamation point she couldn’t put to good use. Her range of professional and personal experience, and enthusiasm for ‘telling the story,’ are why she was selected to be the Editor of ‘Gather Media LLC’ products. She is skilled in copywriting, advertising, editing, social media, public speaking, and photography. She possesses a strong art and design base built on her Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Michigan State University. She edits books (Fun with Flowers – A Guide to Selecting, Arranging, and Enjoying Beautiful Flowers,’ by J Schwanke), creates social media content (sheownsit.com, 30SecondMom.com, dancinmoma.com), and showcases her business acumen. She owned Creative Digital Ink for a number of years, and previously was project manager for the John Henry Company in Lansing, Michigan. Following John Henry, Pam relocated to the Grand Traverse region to raise a family with her spouse, Daniel McCormick, Jr., now sales manager at Fox Motors. Brady, their eldest son, is now studying environmental science in college. Casey, a high school sophomore, is a member of the TC St. Francis band and recently released his first album with his group, MacCormick, Their daughter also seems to have inherited the performance and dance genes, and is expanding her own repertoire. Pam is also a highly respected dance instructor and choreographer in Traverse City. She teaches ballet, tap, jazz, Celtic, musical theater, and creative movement. Her dance students have learned about technique, confidence, expression, and hard work. Teaching with Dance Teachers that were previous students is a priceless bonus of ‘experience.’ She excels as a performer and choreographer as well. Her appearances are too numerous to mention, but noteworthy is an appearance as the professional dance partner of the president of Team Elmer’s when they won “Swingshift with the Stars” in 2014. They raised the most ever for charity to that point. Pam’s involvement in community events such as Swingshift reinforces her personal affection for and commitment to the region. Her role as Editor of Gather Media, LLC products allows her to share her gifts with the community.
Jaclyn Dugan Roof
Jaclyn Roof possess more than 10 years of progressive experience in community related fields. Her professional history includes positions such as Executive Director at a local chamber of commerce, Business Development/Account Rep. at various local advertising companies as well as overall community focused and driven fields. She has also worked as a board member and volunteer for various organizations, focusing on how she can best impact her community. Most recently, she has been a self-starter in the area of entrepreneurship, proving her high commitment and dedication. She has always had a passion for local communities as well as connecting its residents and having places to which they can foster their own relationships. One of her greatest passions is to see people come together in whatever capacity best serves them and their lives. Because of this, she has even started her own Coaching & Consulting business, focused on empowering and helping others to seek out their own truths and maximum impact in all levels of business, life and leadership. Her high level of compassion and dedication have always been at the forefront of everything she does and she is excited to now partner with Gather Media LLC. Focusing on both Old Mission Peninsula as well as the Grand Traverse County region, she aims to make sure that the voices of business and residents are heard in positive and impactful ways and is excited to begin her journey in being a part of the marketing, strategy, promotion and overall needs of various business and organizations throughout our communities.
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