Diane M. Bacha, Editorial Director, Kalmbach Media
I have a lifelong interest in the visual arts, writing, and jewelry — so Bead&Button magazine is a natural fit for me. As Editorial Director, I oversee a talented staff of editors who make magic happen with each new issue of the magazine, each new email newsletter, and each website update. I also oversee Kalmbach’s line of jewelry books and work closely with the people who organize the annual Bead&Button Show.

I got my start working for regional newspapers in New York and Wisconsin, then made my way to regional magazines. Over the years I’ve filled a wide variety of roles ranging from city editor to arts editor to editing a weekly tabloid for young people. I’ve been with Kalmbach since 2012.

I’m a native of New Jersey but a longtime Midwesterner who currently lives in Milwaukee with my partner John and our two cats, Daisy and Georgie. While I occasionally pine for the Jersey Shore, I’m thankful every day for my commute along a beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan.
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