Spring is a time of new beginnings and I’m taking that very literally this year! I’m Jeron, the new Publisher of Northland Lifestyle Magazine.

I grew up in St. Joseph and attended Missouri Western State for college. In the early 2000s, I moved ‘south’ to the Northland and have loved it ever since! I spent seven years as a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs and still love to dance and choreograph. I work with local high schools, dance studios, and even my old stomping grounds at Arrowhead.

So many of my big life moments have happened here–I met my husband, Zach, here, and we got married in 2014. We have a three-year-old son, Coy, who is so excited to be a big brother this year! I love being Coy’s mom and I’m looking forward to the fun and craziness that comes with two kiddos.

So why make the leap to Northland Lifestyle now? Because I’m passionate about people and community, as my father was before me. He passed away in 2017 and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever faced. My father valued and acted out compassion, hard work, and generosity for others. I see the opportunity to spread the good news about the people of the Northland through the pages of this magazine and want to partner with you, our readers, to do that. Teaching my son to spread goodness, just like his Papa did, is the most fitting way to honor my father.

Rachel and I are committed to seeing stories from around the corner as much as from around the city in Northland Lifestyle. I’m so excited to grow in an area of the city that is bursting with potential. The next few years promise to be exciting and