Visual Communication & Presentation

Our Team

Because our work is done “on the web” and we are able to communicate through advanced telecommunications systems and because our client domains are hosted by us on our own servers, we are able to work together seamlessly from wide-spread locations. All of us have more than 20 years of  experience in our fields and have achieved a high level of technical proficiency.

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Kathryn R. Burke, San Juan Publishing Group, Inc., publisher and principal. Kate has been involved in photo journalism, publishing, graphic and web design, for more than 30 years. During her tenure as a high school teacher, and later a professor, she taught art and design in the US and Spain. Kate has also hosted her own radio show, ‘Focus on the Arts,’ promoting the visual and performing arts. She is a former gallery owner (in California).  Post-graduate work in business administration enabled her to establish and maintain successful ventures in California (where she helped start-up companies obtain capital and set up management teams) and in Colorado where she established SJPG. Kate has worked for and consulted to various print and web publishing entities. She works with local schools through a special program to help students with learning disabilities gain knowledge and expertise in graphic and web design. Kate lives in Montrose, Colorado. She is the author of The Caregiver’s Journey, Navigating the Path, published May 2016. Kate also teaches writing classes and is available for talks on writing and caregiving.
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Jim Batchelder,
owner of Rest Easy Hosting and independent website designer/programmer. Jim has 20 years of website and email hosting experience and more than 20 years of website design experience with a broad and diverse U.S. and international client base. Jim has been the preferred, and almost exclusive, hosting provider for San Juan Publishing clients for more than 12 years. Through ongoing collaboration, San Juan Publishing and Rest Easy Hosting have created effective, high quality, web-based representations for dozens of clients in a wide range of industries and professions. Jim resides in Maui, Hawaii.
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Carol McDermott
is a freelance writer and poet contributing to many local and regional publications. A retired teacher, Carol continues to teach college classes and tutor and produces works for professional teachers and books for children. Her first poetry book was published in 2015 (by SJPG). During the summer, Carol is Montrose’s ‘Main in Motion’ storyteller. Carol is a long-time editor for San Juan Publications. She lives in Montrose, Colorado and is the author of Bits and Pieces.
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Carol Bucy,
is a writer and editor. She is meticulous in her editing, which is appreciated by both authors and publisher. Carol lives in Montrose, Colorado, and is the author of two books published by SJPG: Family Ties Through Changing Times, and Harmony, Evocative Images. Read more about Carol here.
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Bryce Chismire, a recent graduate of Santa Fe University of Art & Design, has been working with San Juan Publishing (SJPG) since his sophomore year in high school. Bryce, who is autistic, is extremely creative and proficient in graphic design. He has worked on many SJPG client projects including book illustrations and web design. This past summer he was the primary on upgrading many sites to a new content management system. Chismire is our lead book illustrator and just completed illustrating The Caregiver’s Journey, Navigating the Path. He plans to head our new web design department working with special-needs students and veterans. His first project is a virtual art gallery, already in progress, but not yet launched. Bryce lives in Ridgway, Colorado. Contact Bryce here..
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Jane Schucard,
copy editor. Before publishing your work in print or on the web, we always have Jane review it. A former teacher and long-time editor for SJPG, Jane reviews content for grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and general readability. She also reviews  website content to ensure it ranks high on the SEO readability scale. Jane will also review for and suggest external (and internal) links to improve your website SEO. Jane lives in Solana Beach, California.
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Laurie Cassleberry,
graphic and book design. Laurie was in-house graphic designer for SJPG before we decided to go with a virtual office. She continues to work with us (and other companies), finalizing graphic design projects for print and eBooks. She is the final authority on most books we publish, working with our editors to finalize every book project. Laurie’s book and book cover designs have won numerous awards. She works with us on websites promoting the books we publish and assists with graphic design for internet advertising we produce for various clients. Laurie resides in Durango, Colorado.

Student Interns. Through a program with local schools, SJPG works with students desiring to learn more about web design. Burke will also be mentoring students through the Art Partners program.