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New GBA Editor

Brian Pontolilo | Posted in General Questions on

Hi Everyone.

A few months ago Kiley Jacques started helping me with content by starting a bi-weekly blog that is published on GBA on alternating Mondays called the Green Advocate (you can find it in the “Blogs” drop down menu at the top of this page).

Kiley had been the design editor at Fine Homebuilding for about two years and from early on in her time there, had expressed interest in working on GBA. When I was looking for some help, she was a natural fit.

Before coming to FHB, Kiley had been a freelancer writer covering architecture and design and was regular contributor to the U.S. Green Building Council’s magazine, USGBC+. Today Kiley is starting on GBA full time and will be our lead editor going forward.

I’m looking forward to working with her in this role and hope that you will all giver her a warm welcome.

If you have ideas, comments, or questions, you can reach Kiley at [email protected].

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  1. Expert Member
    Michael Maines | | #1

    Welcome, Kiley! You've been a great editor for me and my Fine Homebuilding articles and I always appreciate your writing. I know you'll do well in your new role. And we look forward to having you as co-host of The BS + Beer Show!

    1. GBA Editor
      Kiley Jacques | | #2

      Thanks a million, Mike. You know better than most how thrilled I am by this opportunity. It's a towering honor!

  2. Expert Member
    ARMANDO COBO | | #3

    Way to go... Girl Power!!! Congratulations. I know with you and Brian, the GBA is in good hands. I'll continue looking forward reading you guys comments and blogs. Best wishes.

    1. GBA Editor
      Kiley Jacques | | #4

      Thanks for your vote of confidence, Armando--it's much appreciated!

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    Martin Holladay | | #5

    Welcome, Kiley, and congratulations on your new role. We look forward to your ongoing contributions and wish you the best of luck.

    1. GBA Editor
      Kiley Jacques | | #6

      Many thanks, Martin. It's a deep honor to be here.

  4. Eric__S | | #7

    Congrats Kiley!

    1. GBA Editor
      Kiley Jacques | | #8

      Thank you, Eric!

  5. carsonb | | #9


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      Kiley Jacques | | #11

      Thanks very much, Carson.

  6. Expert Member
    Peter Yost | | #10

    Welcome aboard Kiley!

    All the best - Peter

  7. GBA Editor
    Kiley Jacques | | #12

    Peter! Who saw it comin'?

  8. Expert Member
    BILL WICHERS | | #13

    Welcome Kiley!

    But a question: where have our past editors been off to? I see them lurking and occasionally posting so I know they’re still around. Are they off stealthily working on an exciting new publication about to launch? Big new articles in the works maybe?


    1. GBA Editor
      Kiley Jacques | | #14

      Thanks very much, Bill. I am helping to steer this ship under Brian's tutelage. He is now editorial director for both GBA and FHB--so he's around but with a few more plates spinning . . .

    2. GBA Editor
      Martin Holladay | | #15

      I'm not working on any exciting new publications -- neither openly nor stealthily. I'm retired. Lately I've been cutting and splitting firewood, harvesting garlic, and putting pesto in the freezer.

      1. Expert Member
        BILL WICHERS | | #16

        Ah, then I wish you a good retirement Martin! I have learned a lot from your many articles over the years. You have passed the torch to a good team.

        It sounds like you’re starting winter preparations. My garden here is just starting to get to harvest time, soon with watermelons and tomatoes. Plenty of basil too :-)

        If you haven’t tried it before, I highly recommend you try growing some “purple ruffles” basil, it is very tasty with a unique flavor. Burpee has the seeds. I had never seen it before my wife was with me at a local greenhouse and saw some, remarking it reminded her of what she was used to in Armenia. It’s not quite the same as what they have over there (they won’t export their local variety, but there is a seller in Ukraine that can ship seeds), but it’s very good.


        1. GBA Editor
          Martin Holladay | | #17

          I lived in Armenia for over a year, when I was helping with earthquake reconstruction projects. I recall many memorable meals there -- wonderful food.

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