Staff Bios

Bernard McCormick

Bernard McCormick is the publisher of Gulfstream Media Group, which operates the flagship magazine Gold Coast. He’s an award-winning journalist who was a senior editor with Philadelphia Magazine before moving to Florida. A graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, he wholeheartedly roots for the Explorers in basketball and fervently roots against Temple, St. Joe, Villanova and some Ivy League school … oh, Penn.


Kim Capen

Kim Capen is the publisher of Stuart Magazine. She has lived in Stuart since 1962. “Stuart is what I know better than any other area in the world. I have loved it and lived its essence for most of my life,” she says.

Kim has had an articulate and visionary professional career in magazines for more than 24 years and has experience in all facets of sales and marketing in a consultative role. She possesses outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and an inherent ability to build effective and cohesive teams.

Kim has launched additional magazines, including a wedding magazine and a charity magazine, and grew a Palm Beach magazine along with several resort books around Florida. Many of these were tied into events and into successful sales and revenue.

Kim has been the chairwoman of several successful charities. Through all of these magazines, successful venues, speaking events and social functions, Kim has helped the community evolve to where it is today.
 
Her creativity and lifelong learning has helped Stuart Magazine become what it is today: true to its nature and people.  


Kayla Walsh

Kayla Walsh is the Administrative and Marketing Assistant for Stuart Magazine. In addition to contributing editorial ideas, Kayla  oversees the office and maintains the packed schedule Publisher Kim Capen keeps. Kayla also coordinates events, manages special promotions, organizes contests and helps enhance Stuart Magazine's multitude of sponsorship opportunities uniquely tailored to showcase area nonprofits, charities, philanthropist, corporations and small businesses. You can reach Kayla at kayla@gulfstreammediagroup.com.


Alyssa Morlacci

Alyssa Morlacci is the managing editor of Gulfstream Media Group. She moved to South Florida after graduating from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University in Ohio. During her time at Kent State, she attained high honors and served as editor-in-chief of the university’s award-winning magazine, The Burr. Following graduation, Alyssa worked for Cleveland Magazine and The Independent in Ohio, and for South Florida’s Sun Sentinel. When she isn’t obsessing over sentence structures, she’s likely sipping a cup of coffee, packing her bags for a weekend trip or participating in the latest exercise fad.


Melissa Puppo

Melissa Puppo joined Gulfstream Media Group as associate editor upon graduating from Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She held numerous student media positions, including editor in chief of A Magazine, Kent State's fashion publication. She served as a student ambassador for the College of Communication and Information and interned at WHIRL Magazine. Although she hails from Pittsburgh, South Florida always has been a part of her life growing up. She won't be trading in her black and gold spirit anytime soon, though, and will gladly cheer for all Pittsburgh sports team, especially the Pirates. You can find her checking out the local food scene or happily catching some rays at the beach in her free time.​


Holly Gambrell

Holly Gambrell joined the Gulfstream team as a Web Editor after graduating from High Point University in North Carolina. During college she interned for Modern Luxury's DC Magazine in Washington, DC and Good Housekeeping Magazine in New York City. She originally hails from Frederick, Maryland. Holly loves traveling, sports, reading and trying out new restaurants. On the weekends you can catch her at the beach enjoying the sunshine or binge-watching her favorite Netflix shows. You can contact her at holly@gulfstreammediagroup.com.


Craig R. Cottrell

Our esteemed art director was born in New York and raised in South Florida. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. While destiny initially pointed to a career as an illustrator, like his grandfather, graphic design and eventually web design became his focus. He joined Gulfstream Media Group in 2000 and was promoted to art director soon after. As art director, his duties include the design of all editorial pages and covers as well as managing all of the company’s websites. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, playing guitar and the endless pursuit of breaking par.


Liz McKinley

Liz McKinley is the Society Editor and Contributing Graphic Designer of Stuart Magazine. She was raised in New York and Ft. Lauderdale. After high school she studied journalism in Southern California but then returned to Ft. Lauderdale and became a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Advertising Design. Liz, her husband Joe and two children moved up to Stuart in 2006 and have not looked back. They love the beauty, charm and wonderful sense of community. When Liz isn’t out flashing her camera at an event, on the computer designing something creative, or out shooting a virtual tour, she loves to meet friends downtown for a bite, cook up something fresh and healthy, go boating, inline skate or cycle about.


Ike Crumpler

Ike Crumpler is a contributing editor for Stuart Magazine. He reported for major Florida newspapers and a national online news agency before founding his media-relations firm in downtown Stuart. Specializing in government affairs and political consulting, he represents several Martin County public, private and nonprofit entities. When not indulging his voracious appetite for news, he cherishes time with his wife, Paula, and daughters, Skylar and Kylie. He can be reached at ike@upstairscommunications.com.