ROCHEPORT, MO Missouri Life magazine has added three new members to its staff to bring readers a look at the people, culture, artwork, food, and stories that define the Show-Me State.

Sandy Selby joined the magazine’s staff as editor-in-chief on November 8. She has more than two decades of experience as a magazine editor, most notably as the executive editor and associate publisher of Inside Columbia. Sandy spent the last six years as executive director of Friends of Arrow Rock, a historic preservation and history education nonprofit based in the National Historic Landmark village of Arrow Rock, Missouri.

Sandy has been an occasional contributor to Missouri Life and is eager to join the magazine’s award-winning editorial team full-time. 

On October 11, KateLynn Ketsenburg joined Missouri Life in the new role of marketing and events coordinator. KateLynn received her B.S. in science and agricultural journalism from the University of Missouri and has four years of experience in the marketing and sales industry. 

“I’m looking forward to sharing my favorite things to do in Missouri with our readers and hope to enhance the Missouri Life brand,” KateLynn says.

Jodie Jackson Jr. joined the team as digital editor in August. He is a lifelong Missourian and journalist whose career spans parts of six decades. including stints at the Gasconade County Republican in Owensville, the Jefferson City News Tribune, the Fulton Sun, and then he also owned the Northern Boone County Bullseye in Hallsville.

More recently, Jodie was marketing and communications manager for Special Olympics Missouri before coming to Missouri Life. Jodie’s bylines have appeared in a number of local and regional publications and he was a long-time freelancer for Missouri Life.

Missouri Life’s mission is to help Missourians celebrate and explore their state. Our passion for Missouri and excellence in all matters have helped us grow into the Missouri magazine with the most paid circulation. Missouri Life has received many awards from state and international organizations, including the International Regional Magazine Association’s Magazine of the Year Award six times and five Emmys for the corresponding television show, Missouri Life TV, which can be found on YouTube.