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About our Team

Mike Granger, Publisher

Mike is publisher for GulfStream Communications’ wedding guide group and WNC magazine. In his six years with GulfStream, he’s focused on creating and growing GulfStream’s publications in western North Carolina–Asheville Wedding Guide, High Country Wedding Guide, and WNC magazine. He’s a UNCG graduate in communications, has a 20-plus-years background in magazines and digital platforms as a publisher, sales manager, and business development manager. Mike’s favorite leisure activities? Travel, photography, and jogging. OR

Melissa Reardon, WNC magazine Editor-in-Chief

Melissa Reardon has worked as an editor and writer for WNC magazine since its inception in 2007 and has served as its Editor-in-Chief since 2014. For both Asheville Wedding Guide and High Country Wedding Guide, she serves as an editor-at-large.

Katie Hild, WNC magazine Director of Advertising

Katie Hild, director of advertising for WNC magazine, has 13 years of experience in advertising sales and marketing. The Asheville Wedding Guide is the latest of many strategic branding opportunities—in print, online, and with events—that Katie has worked with under the umbrella of GulfStream Communications.

Melissa Bigner, GulfStream Weddings Division Editorial Director

Melissa Bigner is editorial director of Charleston Weddings magazine and senior editor at Charleston magazine. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she has written for Better Homes & Gardens Decorating, Coastal Living,Cottage Living, Southern AccentsSouthern Livingflower magazines, and more. The books and custom titles she’s authored for Coastal Living, TLC, HGTV, and Better Homes & Gardens tend toward home decorating and DIY makeovers. As for coffee table fare, she produced, styled, and wrote Southern Bouquets, and happily ate her way through Cool Inside: Hank’s Seafood Restaurant and Served with Style: Peninsula Grill while penning each. A native of Durham, North Carolina, she learned to ski on Beech Mountain, first camped as a grade schooler outside Blowing Rock, and did an Outward Bound stint in the Pisgah National Forest. Today Melissa lives in downtown Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and son and their cats, dogs, and books in a cottage that’s clearly fit to burst.