About Us

Meet the Savvy Staff

Rebekah Hardin

Rebekah Hardin Publisher

Rebekah Hardin grew up on a farm in Calhoun, Louisiana, and is the former publisher of At Home in Arkansas. She joined the Arkansas Times in January 2014 and now serves as publisher of the Times’ special publications, including Savvy, Arkansas Wild and Food and Farm. Hardin is a mom to a teenage son and enjoys spending her free time gardening and in the great outdoors. Send Rebekah a message at rebekahhardin@nullarktimes.com.

Erica Sweeney

Erica Sweeney Editor

Erica Sweeney is thrilled to be editor of Savvy Kids. She has been a regular contributor to the magazine and loves sharing information with the families of central Arkansas. Send Erica a message at ericasweeney@nullarktimes.com.

Rose Gladner

Rose Gladner Account Executive

Rose Clemmons Gladner has over 20 years experience helping business owners reach their target audiences and motivate them to action. Her background includes print, television and social media. She has worked with some of the biggest advertisers in Arkansas. Clients have long appreciated Rose’s ability to bring about results while respecting their budget. Send Rose a message at rosegladner@nullarktimes.com.

Lesa Thomas

Lesa Thomas Account Executive

Lesa Thomas is committed to customer service and promoting the businesses of central Arkansas. She is a single mom with two sons, so she understands what information families need most. Send Lesa a message at lesathomas@nullarktimes.com.

Wendy Hickingbotham

Wendy Hickingbotham Account Executive

Wendy grew up in Dallas, Texas and made Little Rock, Ark. her home in 1994. The former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader is the mother of three boys and knows what parents are looking for in a family magazine. She loves helping clients plan their advertising in order to get the most effective results. In her spare time, Wendy loves spending time with her family and her husband, Mitchell Reed. Send Wendy a message at wendyhickingbotham@nullarktimes.com.

Kelly Lyles

Kelly Lyles Advertising Sales Assistant

This mother of three, and grandmother of two, is the woman making things happen behind the scenes. Kelly also puts together the Savvy Calendar of Events. Send your event information to her at kellylyles@nullarktimes.com.

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones Editorial Art Director

Do you love the look of Savvy? Well, it’s all due to the creative design of this guy! When he’s not sitting at his desk in our office, he can be found at local events taking photos for the magazine.


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