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Culture Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

Cheese slate with bloomy rind cheese, honey, and nuts and the words "Welcome to culture editor-in-chief Courtney Hollands & food editor Leigh Belanger" written on it in chalk

Culture is thrilled to announce several staffing changes as we usher in 2015!

First off, we are very sad to see founding editor Tony Bogar step back. Tony has been acting as culture‘s interim editor as we navigated the process of finding an editor-in-chief who will help us take our publication to the next level. He will continue to work with us as we transition in our new team members, reducing his time as they take the reins. 

We are happy to introduce two new staff members:

New culture editor-in-chief, Courtney Hollands.

New culture editor-in-chief, Courtney Hollands.

Editor Courtney Hollands comes to culture with more than a decade of experience writing and editing for magazines, newspapers, and the web. She started her career as a small-town reporter and has covered everything from fashion and travel, to music and beer for Boston magazine, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, even Rolling Stone, and is excited to immerse herself in the fascinating, delicious world of cheese. 

Food editor Leigh Belanger.

New culture food editor, Leigh Belanger.

Leigh Belanger joins culture this winter as the food editor. She’s worked as a food writer, editor, and project manager for over a decade, including as the program director for Chefs Collaborative and as a contributor to local newspapers and magazines, where she’s written about whoopie pies, food policy, and cheese-making chefs. Her first book, The Boston Homegrown Cookbook, was published in 2012. She lives and cooks in Boston with her family. 

Courtney and Leigh will start with culture in early February, 2015 and will help as we move the magazine forward with continued in-depth reporting on cheese, expanded partner publications, greater circulation, and additional partnerships and events. 

Photo Credit: Featured image of cheese with honey and nuts on a vintage slate courtesy of Shutterstock, edited by culture.

Amy Scheuerman

Amy Scheuerman—culture's former web director—spent eight years in North Carolina where she developed a love of barbecue and biscuits before moving up north to get a degree in nutrition. She now works at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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