Hannah Chillag, High Country Wedding Guide Editor



Mike Granger, Director of Development Wedding Guides

Mike has been actively covering the High Country for Gulfstream Communications and WNC magazine since 2013. He has a 20+-year background in magazine & digital publishing as publisher, sales manager, photographer and writer.

sales@highcountryweddingguide.com OR mike@wncmagazine.com


Melissa Reardon, WNC Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Melissa Reardon has worked as an editor and writer for WNC magazine since its inception in 2007 and has served as the Editor-in-Chief since 2014. For High Country Wedding Guide, she serves as an editor-at-large to help edit the guide. Though Melissa is based in Asheville, she loves making regular visits to the High Country.



Katie Hild, WNC Magazine Director of Advertising

Katie Hild is the Director of Advertising for WNC magazine, with 13 years of experience in advertising sales and marketing. The High Country Wedding Guide is the latest of many projects that Katie has worked with under the umbrella of GulfStream Communications, which specializes in strategic branding opportunities in print, online and at events.



Melissa Bigner, Charleston Weddings Magazine Editor-in-Cheif

Melissa Bigner is editorial director of Charleston Weddings magazine and senior editor at Charleston magazine. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she has written for Better Homes & Gardens Decorating, Coastal Living,Cottage Living, Southern AccentsSouthern Livingflower magazines, and more. The books and custom titles she’s authored for Coastal Living, TLC, HGTV, and Better Homes & Gardens tend toward home decorating and DIY makeovers. As for coffee table fare, she produced, styled, and wrote Southern Bouquets, and happily ate her way through Cool Inside: Hank’s Seafood Restaurant and Served with Style: Peninsula Grill while penning each. A native of Durham, North Carolina, she learned to ski on Beech Mountain, first camped as a grade schooler outside Blowing Rock, and did an Outward Bound stint in the Pisgah National Forest. Today Melissa lives in downtown Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and their cats, dogs, and books in a cottage that’s clearly fit to burst.