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

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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 our team of Digital Media Specialists at Dogwood Media Solutions.

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.

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Beth Gillem

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.

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Kristen Wallace

Creative Director

As creative director, Kristen oversees all print versions of the Journal. She also writes for us on occasion.

Kristen is also the Creative Director at Dogwood Media Solutions.

When Kristen isn’t at work, you’ll normally find her spending time with friends or curled up with a warm cup of coffee reading a good book!

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Emily Jones

staff writer

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