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Sam & Spring Houston
Sam and Spring Houston, a husband/wife team, are the Publishers of four area magazines, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine, Denton County LIVING WELL Magazine and Texoma Area LIVING WELL Magazine.
Both Sam and Spring Houston have business degrees from Texas institutions of higher learning; Sam from University of North Texas, Spring from East Texas State. Sam put his degree to work in field sales for a number of years while Spring rose to contract specialist for a national company. During hours not devoted to work the couple enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family including their own son Sam and daughter Parker.
Editor-In-Chief and Feature Story Writer
Sondra Barr is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist, and social media director. Her experience in the areas of publishing, business development, and Internet marketing strategy, led her to start The Media Barr, Inc. As a features writer, editor-in-chief, and social media director for LIVING WELL Magazine, Barr secures and writes celebrity cover stories, directs the magazine’s online strategy, and helps develop new business opportunities. Among the celebrities and sports figures she’s profiled for LIVING WELL: Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John, Jane Seymour, Tom Watson, and Laird Hamilton. Prior to founding The Media Barr, Inc., she served as editor-in-chief of Go Gilbert! Magazine, a monthly lifestyle publication, where she managed editorial and photography content. She’s also been a columnist for the Arizona Republic newspaper, an assistant editor for Tycoon Magazine, and a staff member at The Ritz-Carlton Magazine. She co-founded the companies FindMyResort.com and Jet Away Golf. Barr has a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
Layout & Production
Lewis Schucart has over 25 years experience in journalism, design and photography, and most recently updated and created content for a major metropolitan daily newspaper. He has a degree in communications/print journalism and marketing from Southeast Missouri University. Schucart also handles promotion and website functions for Loewy Design, LLC, and has edited produced the website and quarterly color magazine for the Avanti Owners Association International. He handles the layout and production for LIVING WELL titles in Texas and Oklahoma.