John Nelson first visited Door County in 1961. "Nothing has changed, and yet everything has changed," he noted. "People have always come here because it's beautiful, and they fall in love with the county's atmosphere of possibility, but now they also experience an abundance of world-class art, music, theater, shopping, and recently, food. As publishers, digital marketing experts and video producers, everything we do is aimed at helping Peninsula-lovers find and enjoy the best possible outcome for their visit."
JOHN NELSON, publisher/editor
Born and raised outside of the Green Bay area, Ann Kaminski has been a resident of Sturgeon Bay for 29 years. With a bachelor's degree in both Business and Marketing, Ann has the ability to uncover the special marketing needs of individual Door County businesses. She believes visitors want to know where they should GO! while spending time here. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and outdoor activities such as boating, biking and flower gardening. She also enjoys traveling and a good book.
ANN KAMINSKI, media sales manager
A Door County native, Laurel Ciohon moved back to the county in 2013 and joined the DGP team. Laurel has a bachelors degree in Studio Art with minors in Graphic Design and Small Business Management. She is also the manager at Alexander’s in Fish Creek. Laurel enjoys Door County summers, paddleboarding, rehabbing her 1940’s house, running with her dog, eating and traveling.
LAUREL CIOHON, graphic designer
Kate Rispens was born and raised in Door County. She has a bachelors in Marketing and Computer Technology. Kate spent 10 years in Milwaukee using her marketing and business skills to help launch numerous ventures and turn them into successful small businesses. After returning to Door County, Kate joined the DGP team in 2016 and uses her extensive skills to help our clients get the most out of their social media presence.
KATE RISPENS, social media manager
Our video production house, Door County Digital, is a close collaboration with Bill Youmans, who has over 40 years of experience as a producer, direc-tor, cameraman and editor. At home with all film formats and hardware, Bill has created 1,000s of commercials, documentaries, and social media videos. His efforts have earned him not only many Chicago Addy awards, but also national recognition in the Telly and Clio awards. Door County Digital's dozens of video clients include Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, Country House Resort, Door County Maritime Museum, Door County Medical Center, Door Peninsula Winery and Northern Sky Theater.
BILL YOUMANS, film + video director
We like to work closely with select vendors, and for clients' website development, we turn to Dave Eash of Heydayv Design in Fish Creek. "Starting as layout editor of my high school yearbook, this humble beginning gave me a passion for design, leading to a small print shop, graphic design at a sign shop, and sales and marketing. Along the way I became a Certified Internet Webmaster Master Designer. I always try to bring a fresh approach to custom web design."
DAVE EASH, website designer
The multi-faceted background of Office Manager Christine Risch (former Door County realtor, high-end retail sales, bookkeeping, and also the current, much-beloved Office Manager at Peninsula Music Festival in Ephraim) makes her the perfect fit for Door Guide Publishing. She's hard-working, super-organized, smart, detail-oriented and caring. In other words, she helps make sure the trains run on time. We love her, but she wouldn't give us a photo to use, so she's obviously also humble and self-effacing. Thank you, Chris.
CHRIS RISCH, office manager