Nicole Bigham — Publisher – Nicole Bigham is a businesswoman and former Miss Pennsylvania USA. A longtime friend of David’s, she is an advocate for women and their right to be self-reliant and strong while also being beautiful and showing that beauty. She brings these characteristics to MECÉ while adding a feminine touch along with strong leadership qualities and a respect for David’s photography and history.
David Mecey — Founder/Editor-in-Chief – (Former staff photographer-Playboy) Writer, Photographer, Driver. The man whose ‘near-name’ sits atop this magazine, David brings what he did for that iconic publication to MECÉ Magazine. Similar, yet different. David’s wish: to add a contemporary, sophisticated feel to the photography while upholding the highest standards for the art. For those yearning to know, he also shares how it’s done.
Ian Branson — Art Director/Operations – Ian is our utility infielder. If you’re reading this and you like how it looks, lay the blame squarely at his feet. When he’s not sweating out the minutiae of kerning and leading, he is makieng shure things are speled rite. And wtihout sentence fragments. Elsewhere in MECÉ, he keeps the gears greased, the store open, the gas tank full, and communications flowing.
Hal Schmitt — Food & Beverage Editor – Call sign, ‘Bull’. Former Navy Top Gun pilot-instructor. It was Hal who convinced David he needed to bring out a magazine containing beautiful photographs of gorgeous women. A more mellow Hal is himself a gifted photographer and serious master of Photoshop, teaching both for years at his own studio, Light Workshops. Hal will make sure things are in order by lending stories about his latest passion, wine and food. Yes, the man makes his own wine, incredible vintages that are growing more in popularity each new season.
Lou Maggio — Travel Editor – Producer, entrepreneur, longtime friend of David. Having once owned his own modeling agency in Florida, where he met David, he has always had his finger on the pulse of knowing and working with beautiful and talented women. After giving up on the agency life, he worked as director of photography for Florida-based, VENUS swimwear for several years, traveling throughout Florida and the Caribbean on various photo shoots. Since leaving VENUS, he now works as a producer creating movies and TV shows with several produced, with others in current development.
Mark Thomas — U.K. Editor – Our U.K. editor comes to us from England, bringing interesting features on Britain’s extensive history, its perspective of this great country (as seen from over there,) and the market of lifestyle goods; cigars, spirits and drinks, tailoring, and automotive engineering. He also bring us creative individuals of note that put Britain on the world stage.
Daphne Doettger — Eats, Meats, & Treats Guest Contributor – Daphne travels the country sampling the good, the bad, and the ugly, specializing in those holes-in-the-wall establishments that are tucked away miles off the beaten path. She has a passion for all things culinary. This month Daphne puts on her photographer’s hat to share a few pointers on how best to photograph the fireworks lighting up the skies of America this 4th of July.
Jeany Zhao — Automotive Contributor – Jeany is one of the hottest looking car enthusiasts you’ll ever meet! But a serious one, so don’t let those looks fool you. Working with IMSA at races while also being a writer herself, she’s been published in the Porsche magazine, EXCELLENCE, and so much more. Entrepreneur is a best description, as she’s juggling several businesses constantly, while always finding time to exercise her cars at nearby racetracks. Jeany will be dropping by and sharing a few of her stories about cars and her involvement in motorsports, so keep an eye peeled for her.