Meet The Team

ROBYN L. JONES |  PublisherRobyn

Robyn, a long-time resident of Berks County, joined Berks County Living in 2001. Passionate about her position, she currently leads the team as Publisher and feels fortunate to head the most talented editorial, sales and design staff in Berks County. Robyn currently serves on the board of the PA Americana Region, the South Mountain YMCA, the GRYP Advisory Board, and is involved with the Women2Women organization. A big fan of all that Berks County has to offer, you’ll often see Robyn out and about attending community events. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, enjoying a fabulous glass of wine, watching a good movie and experimenting with new recipes. | 610.775.0640

NikkiNIKKI M. MURRY | Editor-In-Chief

Nikki started with Berks County Living in May of 2011. A Hamburg resident, she has an extensive background in covering the people, places and activities that encompass Berks. After graduating from Kutztown University with a degree in professional writing, she worked as a marketing associate for the Berks Arts Council, and as a freelance reporter by night for the Reading Eagle. She later took a position with Berks-Mont Newspapers, serving as editor for the Hamburg Area Item and Kutztown Area Patriot newspapers, and later as managing editor of the group’s five publications. Most recently, she was editor of Central Penn Parent magazine in Harrisburg. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, Riley, her dogs, volunteering for dog rescues, watching baseball and traveling. | 610.763.7500

VANESSA GOFFREDO | Art DirectorVanessa

Fueled by coffee and a love for design, Vanessa has been the visual mind behind the magazine since 2013. With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Kutztown University, she is a highly creative designer, with a thorough understanding of photography, typography and printing. She does more than just make things pretty. She makes things better! In her free time she can be found chasing after her son, Santino, scouring Pinterest for new recipes and DIY projects, binge-watching something on Netflix with her husband, Mark, and spoiling her fur baby, Jack. What inspires her? People, music, fashion and everyday life. | 484.546.0415

ElizabethELIZABETH BEEBE | Account Executive

Elizabeth (Beth) joined the Berks County Living team in June of 2009. She graduated from Penn State University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, and prior to working at BCL, she sold advertising for Journal Register Company (now digitalfirst Media) and Berks-Mont Newspapers. She loves working for such a prestigious magazine as BCL and appreciates the opportunity to help clients grow their businesses. In her spare time, Beth enjoys reading and relaxing with her husband, Ryan - that is, when she’s not busy chasing after (or playing with) their three children, Owen, Claire and Nathan. | 610.898.1928 ext.2

SaraSARA WOODWARD | Account Executive

Sara Woodward joined the Berks County Living team in 2016.  Born and raised in Berks County, she finds great passion in working with local businesses, helping them spread their marketing message and showing off all they have to offer. She appreciates all the relationships that she’s established thus far and looks forward to developing many more. In Sara’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Adam. Dining out at local restaurants is one of their favorite activities. Sara also loves spending time with her children and her extended family, swimming, nature walks, time at the beach, and volunteering in the local community. Sara is thrilled to be a part of the BCL team! | 610.413.0739


Heather Pendergast-Baker is the newest member of the BCL sales team. While she’s originally from North Carolina, and loves her southern roots, she’s been in PA for 20 years, with 17 of those being in Berks County. Her most recent sales experience stems primarily from her work in radio advertising sales for Y-102 and The Big I-105. Heather is looking forward to working with local businesses to help them stand out and promote what makes them dynamic! In her spare time, Heather enjoys live music and dining out with her husband, Doug. Together, they cheer for their son, Ben, on the soccer & baseball fields and visit their older sons, Patrick & Owen, in college. She loves the beach, baking for her friends and family, and a great book, too! | 484.388.3897 cell

Photos by Tania Colamarino, AMA Photography