Liz Biggs is a Pensacola native and mother of four. Once upon a time, she had a high-pressure career but now she has a pension and is a freelance writer for Bella Magazine. Liz enjoys music, dancing, tennis and travel and tries to find humor in everything.
Leah Seacrest is a seasoned fitness industry veteran with 30 years of experience teaching individual and group fitness. Leah is passionate about inspiring people to move and she contributes as a writer for Bella Magazine, co-owns REGYMEN Fitness Pensacola and is corporate vice president of REGYMEN Fitness. Leah is also an ambassador for YOLO Board and Garden of Life. She is a mother of three and loves spending time on the water paddleboarding and hanging out with her family.
Lakesha Davis is an alumnus of the University of West Florida, mom of seven and a wife and business owner. Lakesha graduated with a degree in Computer Science but decided to take a different path. She worked her way up the corporate ladder, but at a point in life switched gears into entrepreneurship. She is the owner of Gulf Coast Panorama, an arts and media company, and co-owns Entrelife Magazine with her husband. Lakesha contributes to Bella Magazine by way of photography, capturing most of the Out & About events. Lakesha loves meeting people, building relationships and helping others in any way she can. She is also a member of Junior League of Pensacola in which she volunteers her time in the community, along with several other non-profits. When not behind the camera, Lakesha loves spending time with her family, traveling and networking!
Kelly MacLeod is the owner and publisher of Bella Magazine. She grew up in Pensacola and lived in Atlanta and Philadelphia until the call of the water and the salty air brought her back home in 2012. Kelly has a diverse background – she began her career in I.T. consulting and worked in several industries, including financial services and public health. She went on to manage a team of technology and public health professionals at the Centers for Disease Control while earning her M.B.A. She then launched a sorbet and gelato business which she ran for several years until she accepted a position at Gulf Coast Kid’s House, where she worked until the need to care for a sick family member led her to need part-time work. She was lucky enough to become a freelance writer for Bella and the Pensacola News Journal, eventually becoming the editor of Bella. Kelly is passionate about supporting women and when she received the news that the previous owner was closing Bella she took the opportunity to buy the magazine and reinvent herself, yet again. She believes life is an adventure and we can all create a life of joy and meaning — that we should all embrace and be grateful for what we have and always keep striving to make this world and ourselves better. She is on the board at Gulf Coast Kid’s House, loves sailing and traveling and wishes she could have a pack of Jack Russell Terriers at all times. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magi Thomley Williams, ALB, ACB, is founding principal at Thomley Consulting. She is a speaker, writer, organizational trainer and consultant in public relations, marketing and communications. A certified Master Life Coach, Magi helps individuals, especially women, to become better advocates for themselves and causes they care about. Her most rewarding moments are when she enables a woman to ask for and receive a better salary, professional promotion or contract. Her favorite things include walks on the beach and Netflix binges with her husband, Jackson.
Bradley "Beej" Davis, Jr., is a Pensacola area native with over 20 years of journalism and publishing experience. He is an advocate for the community and serves on several local boards including FavorHouse of NWFL and The Arc Gateway. He attended the University of West Florida where he studied English and Organizational Communications and served as Public Relations for the Student Goverment Association. Beej is passionate about Pensacola and truly excited about the opportunity to lift up women and provide a voice for those who may not otherwise have one.
Betsy Meyer is a graphic designer with more than 25 years of experience. Betsy spent her early career as a designer and design director at newspapers across the country before becoming an advertising and marketing designer. She is currently an adjunct instructor, professional advisor and director of The McKinley Avenue Agency at Ball State University – a student run strategic communication and media sales agency. Betsy was actually born in Pensacola while her father was in the U.S. Navy. She is married to Chad, a contractor, and they enjoy exploring state and national parks with their travel trailer. They have two cats and 26 nieces and nephews.
Allison McCrory is almost a Pensacola native who studied journalism and has worked in writing and editing since beginning her career in 1984 with Pensacola’s afternoon newspaper, The News, before moving to the Pensacola News-Journal when morning and afternoon papers merged. The mother of two adult children, she suffers from a tennis addiction, practices yoga regularly, likes to get creative in the kitchen and has worked with children through mentoring and fostering.