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.


Mel Jones Editor

An Arkansas native, Mel Jones has worked in publishing and nonprofit communications for more than 15 years. She loves design, fashion, gardening and road trips, and enjoys helping others tell their stories. Mel is mom to two spoiled dogs. Send her a message at melanie@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.

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.


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