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Meet the Editorial Staff

Kelly GilfillanKelly Gilfillan

Owner, CEO. Executive Editor

Gilfillan is a Brentwood native whose diverse resume includes leadership positions in the fields of sales and marketing, including media and healthcare.

After a reorganization and expansion, Gilfillan assumed the titles of CEO and executive editor of Home Page Media Group – formerly BrentWord Communications. The company just reached the six year mark and has four news sites and a style-centric site under the company umbrella. The sites serve the communities of Brentwood, Franklin, Nolensville and Spring Hill.

Gilfillan is an alumni of the Leadership Franklin Class of 2014, Brentwood Police Citizens Academy and the Transit Citizens Leadership Academy. She was recently recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a 2015 Small Business Most Admired CEO and HPMG was honored with a Small Business Award this summer. She enjoys serving her community in board position with Williamson Inc, Davis House Child Advocacy Center, LION Publishers and Franklin’s Charge.

Mark CookMark Cook

Managing Editor

Journalist Mark Cook joined the Home Page Media Group in August 2015 as managing editor.

Cook most recently was editor and general manager of The Tennessean’s Williamson County publications, and spent more than 30 years working for Gannett newspapers in Guam, Oregon and Washington. He also worked in TV news in Guam.

He replaces longtime local journalist Jim East, who held the role for the past year before retiring.

Cook, of Franklin, is married and has four grown children and four grandchildren.

Rebekah Jones

Assistant Editor 

Jones joined Home Page Media Group as the assistant editor in January 2017.

Jones graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a focus in Literature.

In school, she worked as an intern for Chattanooga’s The Pulse. Most recently, she was a freelance writer and editor for Storyboard Publishing EMP in Nashville.

She was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. When she’s not editing, she enjoys reading, sleeping, watching movies, and tasting any coffee she can get her hands on.

Sam McGaw

Sam McGaw

Sports editor

McGaw joined Home Page Media Group as a freelance sports writer in July 2013, and took over as sports editor on Oct. 7 of the same year.

McGaw was born and raised in Brentwood and is a Western Kentucky University graduate, with a focus on broadcast news. His first exposure to journalism was in a TV Pro class his junior year at Brentwood High School, taught by Mark Madison.

Even though Madison passed away before the end of that school year, everything he taught helped McGaw get to where he is at today. Without that class, and Ronnie Adcock taking over a year later, McGaw would have never considered studying broadcasting in college.

McGaw grew up playing football for the Blaze, baseball at Civitan and basketball for Jr. Pro. Then, he played football and rugby for Brentwood High School. In college, he was the captain of the WKU men’s rugby club.

Brooke Wanser

Associate Editor

Wanser joined Home Page Media Group as the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page in August of 2017.

Originally from Southern California, Wanser is a 2016 graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In school, she worked with the Medill Justice Project, a national investigative journalism center that examines potentially wrongful convictions and researches systemic criminal justice issues.

Her research on  women’s issues in prison and the wrongful conviction of Jennifer Del Prete led to a story on Del Prete’s faith journey, which was awarded first place in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards for student work.

Wanser spent the her first year out of college working for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where she wrote stories in the metro and features departments.

She is a former competitive swimmer, and enjoys being active, drinking copious amounts of coffee, exploring new and old places, and learning a little bit about everything.

Matt Blois

Associate Editor

Blois started working as an associate editor at Spring Hill Home Page in January 2018.

Before coming to Spring Hill, Tennessee, he worked for Montana Public Radio in Missoula, Montana where he reported on politics and the environment. He also wrote stories for ScienceAudubon and Hakai about health, science and the environment. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Montana, and expects to finish his master’s degree in journalism in May 2018.

In another life Blois would have been the lead singer in a rock and roll band. He still plays lots of music. Lover of radio. Easily distracted by colorful birds.

Gilfillan joined Home Page Media Group as the associate editor of Style Home Page in September of 2017.

A 2015 Texas Christian University graduate with experience as a visiting student at Oxford University, Gilfillan has just returned to her hometown of Nashville upon completing her MPhilStud degree in Ancient Philosophy at King’s College London.

In addition to her work in philosophy, religion, and classics, Gilfillan has also done extensive research and activism in the field of human rights. She has served as the research assistant for the United States Agency for International Development in order to better understand perceptions of sex trafficking in Ukraine and Moldova.

During her two years living in London, Gilfillan also worked as the Social Media Specialist for Free People UK and expanded her horizons to include the world of fashion.

Now, she is happily setting her sights on all things “style” in Nashville.