Request an Our State staff speaker for your next meeting or event.
Amy Jo Wood Pasquini, marketing development director of Our State, delights audiences with a brief history of the magazine, travel ideas, and stories about her favorite personalities she’s encountered across the state. She’ll even sing the Butter Bean song.
Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State, enthralls audiences with her enthusiasm for the people and places that make up the stories in the magazine.
Bernie Mann, publisher of Our State, shares an inside look at the fascinating business of magazine publishing.
Associate and assistant editors are also available to discuss the magazine and editorial process for schools and small groups.
If a staff speaker can’t accommodate your event or meeting, we’ll put you in touch with these professional speakers.
Bill Thompson, author of Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken, Pearl’s Port Palace, and Beauty Shops, Bow Ties, and Barbecue, brings his books to life with his folksy humor and charming demeanor.
Cecilia Budd Grimes offers her perspective on growing up Southern — a light and humorous romp through deviled egg plates, double names, down home cooking, unique expressions, soft drink rituals and giving directions — all Southern style.
Toby Bost, Tar Heel native and author of Carolinas Gardener’s Handbook, North Carolina’s Gardener’s Guide, and The Successful Gardener’s Guide, has lots of neighborly, over-the-fence advice for fellow gardeners.
For more information, please contact Katherine Bonney at firstname.lastname@example.org.