The Dogwood Journal is an online magazine produced by Dogwood Media Solutions based out of Montgomery, Alabama. Our goal is to tell stories about life and experiences here in Alabama utilizing user driven content and stories from our staff.

We encourage people to submit family friendly stories and high quality photography using our content submissions page.

Executive Staff

about Lauren

Lauren Cumbie

Managing editor

As managing editor, Lauren is the driving force behind most of the content you see on this site. If she didn’t write it, she’s had a hand in finding, curating, or directing the writing of it. Lauren has always loved to read and write and even graduated from Troy University with a Bachelors Degree in English, so this is a natural fit for her!

In addition to managing the Dogwood Journal, Lauren manages several other client accounts as their Digital Media Specialist and point of contact.

When she’s not working at Dogwood you’ll find her at home crafting or writing and spending plenty of quality time with her husband Chase and their two dogs.

staff headshot of Beth Gillem

Beth Gillem

staff writer

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

staff writer

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Brian Harris

executive editor

As executive editor, Brian provides oversight to the Dogwood Journal publication. 

Brian is also one of owner/partners for Dogwood Media Solutions.

When Brian isn’t at work, you’ll normally find him at an Atlanta United game or home with his family…probably playing FIFA.

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

Creative Director

As creative director, Thomas oversaw the original design of Dogwood Journal and now it’s continued design. Thomas also oversees the quarterly print version of the Journal. 

Thomas is also one of the owner/partners at Dogwood Media Solutions.

When Thomas isn’t at work, you’ll normally find him tossing a frisbee or home with his family playing Rocket League. 

Brittany Bradley

Brittany Bradley

Graphic design


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