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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 an editor, journalist, marketing, and digital professional. Over the past 15 years, Sondra has managed over 12 lifestyle publications, four of which she helped create from the ground up. She’s also created marketing copy for clients ranging from advertising firms to luxury resorts to small businesses, as well as provided a host of other services including social media management and advertising. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, her experience in the areas of publishing, business development, and Internet marketing strategy, led her to start The Media Barr, Inc. For LIVING WELL, 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, Kathy Ireland, Jack Hanna, Tom Watson, Lisa Rinna, and Laird Hamilton.
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.