JH_square_72Joanne Hayes
Publisher & Founder

Joanne Hayes is a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, having worked as an Account Executive for an award-winning Journal Register Company newspaper group, Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, and as the Marketing Director of SO Rhode Island, a publication of the award-winning magazine company Providence Media.

Simply Buckhead Magazine was conceived by her company, Valuestream Media Group, and began publication in 2010, with Joanne at the helm as Publisher and Founder. A sister publication, 17th South Magazine, was launched in June 2016, and in October 2016, Valuestream Media acquired the online news website BuckheadView.

Joanne also currently serves as the Co-VP of Programs on the Board of Directors of the Buckhead Business Association, and a Member of the newly-formed Diversity and Inclusion Council of the Atlanta Hawks organization.


LLD_square_72Lindsay Lambert Day
Editor-in-Chief

Lindsay Day is a relative newcomer to Atlanta, having relocated here last spring after a stint as managing editor of the Time Inc. publication Coastal Living in Birmingham, Alabama. A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication, Lindsay was born and raised in West Virginia and has also called Palm Beach, Brooklyn, and Boston home.

For 13 years, Lindsay has been a magazine editor and freelance writer, covering travel and lifestyle for publications including Forbes Travel Guide, Jetsetter, Coastal Living, Islands magazine, Domino, Paste, LearnVest, Shermans Travel and our sister publication, Simply Buckhead, among others. She lives in Briarcliff with her husband, Nick.


ARP_square_72Alan Platten
Creative Director

Alan’s design career began in the UK in the nineties. He spent eight years working for IPC Media (now Time Inc. UK), where he helped launch the home interest title ‘Homes & Ideas’. He then freelanced for IPC and other magazine publishers in London for a further two years before hopping the pond to Atlanta in 2004.

Since then he has designed publications for brands such as Callaway Golf, Sotheby’s International Realty and John Deere (helping them to win a few design awards along the way), redesigned the globally ­distributed Ask Audio magazine and has been Creative Director for Simply Buckhead since 2012.

In his other life, he produces electronic music, catches live bands coming to town, practices Qigong and consumes more coffee than is advisable.