The People Behind the Magazine...
Kristen K. Tucker Editor & Publisher
Kristen K. Tucker formed Tucker Publishing Group along with her husband, Todd, in September 1999 and published the first issue of Evansville Living in March 2000.
Kristen, publisher and editor of Evansville Living, has more than 25 years experience in journalism, public relations, and marketing. She holds a bachelor's degree in public relations and English from Western Kentucky University and a master's degree in liberal studies from the University of Southern Indiana.
Kristen is a member of the City and Regional Magazine Association and serves on the board of directors for the following organizations: Evansville Commerce Bank, the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County, the University of Evansville Theater Society, Indiana Landmarks, and the Board of Advisors for the IU Medical School Evansville. In 2007, she helped to found the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County. She also is a member of the 100+ year old Social Literary Club. Kristen is the 2003 Athena Award recipient and the 2006 recipient of the Indiana Commission for Women’s Torchbearer Award.
Kristen and Todd have two children, Maxwell, 14, and Jackson, 11. The family is active in Holy Rosary Church and school. Kristen enjoys walking, working out, hot yoga, reading, and knitting.
Todd A. Tucker President
Todd A. Tucker formed Tucker Publishing Group with his wife, Kristen Tucker, when he left his career in surgical sales to help with Evansville Living's rapid growth. Todd, president of Tucker Publishing Group, has 15 years experience in medical capital equipment and surgical support sales.
He received his bachelor of science in liberal studies from the University of Evansville, as well as a master's of science in management from Oakland City University. He has also attended classes at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Todd has served on the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Youth First, University of Southern Indiana School of Business, and the Economic Development Coalition of Southwestern Indiana and is past chairman of the board of Keep Evansville Beautiful. He is also active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations. Todd is a weekly contributor on Local 7 and a regular guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at the University of Evansville. He was elected to the national board of directors for the City and Regional Magazine Association in 2008. Todd is also a board member of Southwest Indiana Landmarks and is on the Holy Rosary School Board.
Todd and his wife, Kristen, live in Evansville and have two young children, Maxwell, born in 1998, and Jackson, born in 2001. Todd is an avid triathlete who has completed 13 marathons and numerous triathlons as well as three Ironman events, including Ironman Louisville in August 2007.
He has a tremendous passion for bad drumming and continues to coach more youth sports teams than he can count. He and his family are members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Laura M. Mathis Creative Director
Laura M. Mathis joined Tucker Publishing Group's in-office team in July 2003 as art director after serving as freelance art director since the magazines’ inception in September 1999. Laura has more than 20 years of graphic design experience. In 2007, she was promoted to creative director.
Laura received her bachelor's degree in advertising from Western Kentucky University. She is a member of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra board of directors.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Laura currently resides in Owensboro with her sports writer husband Mark Mathis and daughters Natalie, born in 1995, and Lillie, born in 1999. She enjoys gardening, walking, re-decorating her home, and spending time with her daughters.
Heather Gray Art Director
Heather Gray joined Tucker Publishing Group in November 2009 as art director. She previously served as the director of Web design at Media Mix Communications for nearly 10 years. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the University of Evansville in 1999.
At Tucker Publishing Group, Heather is involved in all facets of design, including conceptualization and layout for TPG publications. She also is responsible for Web site development, custom publishing projects, social media, and photography.
Heather resides in her hometown of Poseyville, Ind., with her husband Jason and their
four five six pets. A self-proclaimed geek, she has a knack for tinkering with computers and loves gadgets, video games, and science fiction movies. In her spare time, Heather enjoys thrifting, reading, riding her pink bike, eating junk food, collecting t-shirts, and finding great deals on the Internet.
Jessica L. Hoffman Account Executive
Jessica L. Hoffman joined Tucker Publishing Group in December 2001 as advertising coordinator after receiving her bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Southern Indiana. She now serves as account executive.
Prior to graduation, Jessica completed an internship with Tucker Publishing Group, as well as advertising internships with SMG Evansville and WNIN Channel 9.
Jessica grew up in Cynthiana, Ind., and graduated from North Posey High School. She is a member of ANEW, Kiwanis, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Jessica enjoys running 5Ks, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband Jason and her golden retriever/chow mix, Lily.
Jennifer Rhoades Account Executive
Jennifer Rhoades joined Tucker Publishing Group in December 2002 as an advertising coordinator. She was promoted to marketing manager in 2005 and became an account executive in May 2010.
Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Southern Indiana. She is involved in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program as a big sister.
Jennifer grew up in Cynthiana, Ind. She married John Rhoades, of Evansville, in September 2003, and they reside in Newburgh. They welcomed their daughter, Hayden, on August 14, 2007. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her friends and family.
Upcoming Events in the Tri-State:
- Saturday Art Series: Women Artists
Sat., May 25
- Show & Tell, Taste, Touch & Smell: Space Exploration
Thu., May 30, 10:30am
- Evening on the River
Fri., May 31, 6:30 - 10:00
- 6th Annual Ruby Moon Winery Annual Arts & Crafts
Sat., Jun 1, 9:00am - 6:00pm