Employees

Greetings from the Ballinger staff!

Ballinger Publishing is a member of the Committee of One Hundred, the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Ballinger Publishing is proud to be locally-owned and operated. All Rights Reserved on all publications and logos. Reproduction or use of the contents of our publications is prohibited. Comments and opinions expressed in the publications represent the personal views of the individuals to whom they are attributed and/or the person identified as the author of the article, and they are not necessarily those of the publisher. Ballinger Publishing accepts no responsibility for these opinions. The publisher reserves the right to edit all manuscripts.

But, other than the legal hoo-ha, we are a fun-loving bunch of people who work hard to spread the good news of Pensacola and the rest of Northwest Florida. We love this region and want to recognize all the good people in it. If there is a person, place or thing that you feel we should cover in one of our publications, send your request to Kelly@ballingerpublishing.com. Call us at 850.433.1166 or fax 850.435.9174.

Employees and Administrative Information

Malcolm Ballinger, Owner & Publisher
Malcolm@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone extension 27

Hailing from the best of the British Isles, Malcolm was born and raised in Derby, England but has been living in the U.S. for longer than he lived in England. If you’re a golfer, you’ll probably meet him on the green one day.

 

Glenys Ballinger, Owner
Glenys@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone extension 22

Glenys spends most of her time giving back to the community and promoting Ballinger Publishing’s community ties. She is on the board of ARC Gateway and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is also a volunteer with the Gulf Coast Kids House. In her free time, she enjoys beating Malcolm at golf.

Kelly Oden, Executive Editor
Kelly@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone Extension 23

Although she grew up in New Orleans, Kelly was born in Minnesota and she even spent a few pre-Big Easy childhood years right next door in Gulf Breeze. She has also lived in San Francisco and New York City. An Avid traveler, Kelly has backpacked through Europe, driven across Ireland and fallen in love with Italy. She’s been happy to call Pensacola home since 2001. When the workday is done, Kelly enjoys the usual suspects: books, music, food, wine and the company of her daughter Lola. Kelly lives with Lola and their dog Pixie in downtown Pensacola.

guy_web_newGuy Stevens II,  Art Director
guy@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone extension 26

Guy Stevens graduated from the University of North Florida where he earned a BFA in Photography. He has worked in the photography and graphic design field for over 10 years, handling everything from fine art and commercial photography to print design and corporate branding. Guy is an avid photographer who enjoys working with toy and antique cameras and dabbling in alternative photographic processes.  When not in the office, Guy is usually enjoying the outdoors with his wife and pets.

Hana Frenette, Editor
hana@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone extension 29

Hana graduated from the University of West Florida in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She’s written for a variety of local and national publications, and began working at Ballinger Publishing in 2016 as an editor, writer and social media manager. When she’s not juggling publication deadlines, she enjoys yard saling, Thai food, planning road trips, and eating an entire wheel of brie in one sitting. She lives in East Hill with her husband Richard, their dog and two cats.

Carly Stone, Graphic Designer
carly@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone Extension 30

Carly is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer who’s delivered creative and engaging solutions across brand identity, print, and digital media. A graduate of Pensacola State College, she received her BAS in Business & Management with a concentration in Graphic Design Management. She is an avid animal lover with four dogs, one cat and hopefully more to come. When she’s not working, Carly enjoys spending her time reading, watching movies and sleeping.

Tanner Yea, Editorial Assistant
Tanner@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone extension 29

Tanner Yea is from Navarre, Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 with a BS in Journalism. He is the assistant editor, writer, social media admin and semi-humorist of Ballinger Publishing, as well as the designer of Summation Weekly and Quarterly. When he is not misplacing his notes or staring at a piece of paper with deadlines on it, Tanner can be found performing music, writing and playing tabletop roleplaying games, watching sci-fi movies from the 70s and listening to the same song on repeat for a week straight.

Becky Hildebrand, Account Executive
Becky@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone extension 31

A native of Pensacola since she was four, Becky has 16 years of sales experience at the Pensacola News Journal. Becky loves meeting people, forging relationships and finding mutually-beneficial ways to impact her clients’ lives. In her off time, Becky enjoys spending time with her six-year-old daughter, reading, spending time at the beach, and doing yard work.

 

Bridget Roberts, Legal Administrator
bridget@ballingerpublishing.com
Phone extension 25

Bridget works alongside The Escambia/Santa Rosa bar Association to provide an outlet for affordable legal notices and ads to our local attorneys through The Summation Weekly.  Native to Pensacola, Bridget is an experienced paralegal who began her career in Washington D.C. in 2003 after deciding to move away from home and assert some independence. After living in such places as Washington D.C., Ocean Springs, MS and the outskirts of San Francisco, she decided to move home with her two children and settle down in Gulf Breeze for the long haul. As often as possible, you can find her enjoying hikes down to the sound with her three dogs, trying out a new recipe using local fresh goodies or leaving technology behind and exploring with her two children, Aiden and Isabelle.