Editor Bios

Rachel Hart Rachel Hart
Editorial Director
As editorial director in Tiger Oak's Seattle office—and editor of award-winning Seattle magazine—Rachel oversees the editorial operations of Seattle magazine and Northwest HomeSeattle Bride,Oregon Bride, and California Wedding Day... more »
Virginia Smyth
Executive Editor
Executive editor Virginia Smyth recently returned to Seattle magazine after a 6-year stint overseeing a variety of publications for Group Health. Her career has included reporting and editing roles at weekly and daily newspapers. She joined Seattle magazine in 2003 after serving as editor of Seattle’s Child and Parentmap magazine, which she helped launch. more »
  Jim Demetre
Arts + Culture Editor
Jim Demetre is a writer and critic who has written about visual art, dance, performance, film and Northwest history since 1995. He was publication manager of Reflex, The Northwest Forum on the Visual Arts and the publisher and editor of Artdish: Contemporary Art & Culture, an online critical art journal. His writing has appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly and City Arts. He is also an authority on Northwest horticulture and has worked as a gardener for the City of Seattle. Jim is a Seattle native whose family has resided here since 1907.
Julien Perry Jessica Yadegaran
Food + Dining Contributor
Jessica Yadegaran has been writing about food, wine and dining for nearly 15 years - first on California's Central Coast, where she was first bitten by the wine bug, and later in a plum gig as a restaurant critic and food and wine writer in the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked until relocating to Seattle in 2014.. more »
  Jennifer McCullum
Style + Design Editor
Jennifer McCullum joined Seattle magazine as the publication’s style & design editor. A new resident of the Pacific Northwest, Jenny previously lived in San Francisco where she was a contributing writer for the digital edition of C California Style, San Francisco Magazine, as well as an instructor at the School of Fashion for the Academy of Art University..more »
Lauren Mang Lauren Mang
Senior Digital Editor  
Lauren Mang started her career in magazines as an assistant then associate editor and managing web editor at Visual Merchandising and Store Design magazine. It was there that she fell in love with writing about architecture, design and the grandiose inner workings of window displays. She has dressed mannequins... more »
Knute Berger Knute Berger
Editor at Large
A Seattle native, Berger has served as editor of  Seattle Weekly three times in the last two decades and authored the popular Mossback column on Seattle politics and goings-on. He is also the founding editor and publisher of Eastsideweek... more »