ABOUT US

Invitation Oxford is Oxford’s premier community lifestyle magazine and is for everyone who calls north Mississippi home. We cover a variety of events, news and more. Thousands of free copies are distributed on the 1st of the month in bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping districts and at art festivals and sporting events. The magazine is published 10 times per year. The company also publishes Invitation Tupelo.

Invitation Oxford respects the diverse individuals and organizations who make up north Mississippi and strives to be an inclusive representation of all members of our community.

Rachel West

Publisher
Rachel@InvitationOxford.com

Rachel Malone West is the founder and publisher of Invitation Magazines. She and her husband, Phil, launched Invitation Oxford in 2006, and in May 2010 they began Invitation Tupelo. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi and received a master’s degree from Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss. She has lived in both Jackson and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast working in public relations as well as doing several projects as a freelance writer.

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Rachel West

Rachel West

Publisher

Lena Anderson

Editor in Chief
andersonlena@gmail.com

Lena Anderson is the editor in chief of Invitation Oxford. She has a degree in communication studies and creative writing from Missouri State University and has been with Invitation Magazines since 2011.

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Lena Anderson

Lena Anderson

Editor in Chief

Melanie Crownover

Senior Writer
melanie.crownover@yahoo.com

Melanie Crownover is the staff writer for Invitation Magazines. A Tupelo native and graduate of Mississippi University for Women, Crownover has written for publications all over the southeast since 2005 including Columbus’ Commercial Dispatch, The Daily Pressin Virginia, The Town Talk in Louisiana and Valley Parent Magazine in Georgia. She has been with Invitation Magazines since 2010.

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Melanie Crownover

Melanie Crownover

Senior Writer

Emily Suber

Production Director
Emilysuber.invitationoxford@gmail.com

Emily Suber is the production director of Invitation Magazines. She has a degree in art and graphic design from the University of Mississippi. Before coming to work for Invitation Oxford in 2008, she was a product development coordinator for Crown Products in Mobile, Ala.

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Emily Suber

Emily Suber

Production Director

Hallie Thomas

Creative Director
hallielandonmarshall@gmail.com

Hallie Marshall Thomas is the creative director of Invitation Magazines. She is an Oxford native who graduated from the University of Mississippi and worked as a designer for Cooking Light, Southern Accents and entrée magazines, all in Birmingham, Ala. She has been with Invitation Magazines since 2010.

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Hallie Thomas

Hallie Thomas

Creative Director

Mary Moreton

EVENTS EDITOR
mary.invitation@gmail.com
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Mary Moreton

Mary Moreton

EVENTS EDITOR

Joe Worthem

Staff Photographer
joe.invitation@gmail.com

Joe Worthem is the staff photographer for Invitation Magazines. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is an Oxford native. Worthem has experience in both photography and graphic design. He previously worked for FNC, Inc., Southern Growth Studio and Oxford Publishing Company. He has worked for Invitation Magazines since 2010.

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Joe Worthem

Joe Worthem

Staff Photographer

Becca Pepper

Graphic Designer
becca.invitation@gmail.com

Becca Bailey is a graphic designer for Invitation Magazines. She has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with a minor in photography from Delta State University. She has worked for Invitation Magazines since 2012.

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Becca Pepper

Becca Pepper

Graphic Designer

Zach Fields

Graphic Designer
zmfieldsoxford@gmail.com

Zach Fields is a graphic designer for Invitation Magazines. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and majored in fashion design. Before coming to work for Invitation Magazines in 2012, he interned as a menswear designer for Marc Jacobs in New York.

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Zach Fields

Zach Fields

Graphic Designer

Alise Emerson

Advertising Consultant
aminvitationtupelo@gmail.com

Alise Emerson is an advertising consultant for Invitation Magazines. Emerson has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. She has worked for Invitation Magazines since 2010. She is married to Joseph Emerson, and they have a son.

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Alise Emerson

Alise Emerson

Advertising Consultant

Leigh Lowery

Advertising Consultant
leigh.invitationoxford@gmail.com

Leigh Lowery is an advertising consultant for Invitation Magazines. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in marketing from the University of Mississippi. Lowery has worked for Invitation Magazines since 2009.

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Leigh Lowery

Leigh Lowery

Advertising Consultant

Lynn McElreath

Advertising Consultant
bmmcelreath@aol.com

Lynn McElreath is an advertising consultant for Invitation Magazines. A graduate from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, McElreath has been with Invitation Magazines since 2007. A native Oxonian, she is married to Mark McElreath and they have three children.

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Lynn McElreath

Lynn McElreath

Advertising Consultant

Moni Simpson

Advertising Consultant
moni.simpson@gmail.com

Moni Simpson is an advertising consultant for Invitation Magazines. Simpson has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Mississippi, and has worked for Invitation Magazines since 2011. She is married to Stuart Simpson and is an avid dog foster and rescuer.

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Moni Simpson

Moni Simpson

Advertising Consultant

Hollie Hilliard

Business Manager
hilliard.hollie@gmail.com

Hollie Hilliard is the business manager of Invitation Magazines. She is an Oxford native who attended Northwest Community College where she majored in business and paralegal studies. She has worked with Invitation Magazines since 2013.

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Hollie Hilliard

Hollie Hilliard

Business Manager