Meet the Team
Orlando Family Magazine was created with families in mind. Our team comes with a wealth of experience, talent and knowledge that allows us to successfully publish and deliver our magazine to you and your family each and every month. So with that in mind, let’s introduce the hardworking members of our family:
Eva Kelso, Founder & Director of Advertising
Eva Kelso moved to Orlando in 1991 where she graduated from the University of Central Florida and started her marketing career with a well-established advertising agency. She took her career to the next level and accepted prominent marketing positions with both a large national software company and a popular water theme park. A wife, mother of two and a business professional, Eva calls Orlando her home. Her dream to address a community need and start a local family publication was fueled by her creative energy, strong vision and a marketing-based knowledge that comes with over 15 years experience. Her ongoing mission is to create a quality publication to serve and showcase the Greater Orlando area and make the magazine the best it can be… Orlando’s Family Magazine.
Nate Shelton, Managing Editor
A native Floridian, Nate Shelton has nearly two decades’ experience in publishing and marketing, both in print and online. Before joining Orlando Family, he previously served as the managing editor of Sunshine Artist Magazine (focusing on the art & craft show industry), and he’s also plied his trade at the nation’s largest comic-book distribution company and a private-investigation firm, among others. Orlando’s been Nate’s off-and-on home since 1990, but he’s here to stay and is proud to represent the city he loves at Orlando Family Magazine.
Maria Foster, Associate Editor
Maria Foster was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Her expertise in written and verbal communication came from her study of foreign languages. Maria moved to the United States in 1968 and has been living in Orlando since 1991. After enjoying a successful real estate career for many years, she decided to nurture her creative talents. A natural born artist, Maria created her own company, a Whimsical Touch, and spent several years painting beautiful murals in the homes of many Central Florida families. Her artistic talents, however, are not limited to a paint brush, as her writing ability equally matches her gifts of painting and drawing. She has written many insightful poems, and has edited various types of material for many writers. As a grandmother of three beautiful girls, Maria is very excited to contribute her natural writing talent to Orlando Family Magazine.
Donna Colona, Sales Executive
Donna Colona spent 14 years at the prestigious publishing company Congressional Quarterly, Inc. rising to creative director for the in-house direct marketing agency. After leaving CQ, she gave birth to her son Patrick, and subsequently moved to Orlando with her family. Donna re-entered the workforce and is currently a marketing/outreach coordinator for the medical directors of a Central Florida sleep program with a strong focus on community education. Donna is excited about the opportunity to work with Orlando Family Magazine to expand her professional horizons and help provide a quality resource for family fun and informative content as well as develop a valuable tool for businesses to advertise their goods and services.
Lisa Harley, Sales Executive
Lisa Harley graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism. She has worked in sales in the Central Florida Market for 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and precious daughter. She also enjoys singing in Community Theater, swimming, reading and traveling. Family is important to Lisa, which is why she enjoys working with Orlando Family Magazine.
Glenda Morgan, Sales Executive
Glenda spent 27 years at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, New York Regional Office rising to Coordinator where she supervised a staff of 300 or more employees. She was in charge of the New York Regional Office on 9/11/2001 and witnessed firsthand that tragic day which took the lives of her Assistant Regional Director and Automation Supervisory who were on Flight 93. She retired one year later on September 30, 2002 to seek a quieter life style and after digging out of the most recent snow storm in December 2003, she decided to relocation to Sunny Orlando. Glenda is excited about the opportunity to work with Orlando Family Magazine. She has the gift of gab that allows her to reach out and touch lives by helping to provide a quality resource for family fun and informative content as well as develop a valuable tool for businesses to advertise their goods and services.