About TSG main line Editor Laurie Wightman:
Laurie Wightman grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she graduated from Upper Dublin High School. She then moved on to Penn State University, where she graduated with both a journalism and speech communications degree. For the last 17 years she built a career in advertising sales and marketing in San Francisco, New York City, and her native Philadelphia while working for publications including U.S. News and World Report and Martha Stewart Living and at Time, Inc. working for the Entertainment Group, which included selling for Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, InStyle, and Essence magazines. After moving back to Philadelphia, Laurie started a hyper-local publication called Wayne Magazine.
While running her own magazine Laurie became increasingly interested in The Scout Guide and what the brand was doing locally for the Main Line and Philadelphia. Laurie joined the TSG Philadelphia and Main Line team as Co-Editor in 2016 and was thrilled to be a part of something much larger doing incredible work on a local level for the Philadelphia area, then took on the role as Editor for The Scout Guide Main Line in 2017. Her favorite aspect of working on TSG is meeting so many different kinds of business owners who are making a change and paving the way for the area to be a better community for locals and visitors alike.
LAURIE’S THREE FAVORITE REASONS TO VISIT THE MAIN LINE:
- Valley Forge National Historic Park. “This is a must thanks to the park’s natural beauty and the way it connects key monuments and historic structures from the Revolutionary War. It’s a nature and history walk all in one!”
- Chanticleer Garden. “This is one of the most enchanting gardens in the region, offering over 35 acres of the most beautifully designed gardens, trees, and sculptures. It is a magical oasis not to miss.”
- The Local Shopping Scene. “Shopping on the Main Line is always an adventure. And be sure to stop into Cornerstone BYOB and artisanal market in Wayne for Oyster Happy Hour after a day of hitting the shops. You won’t regret it!”
WORDS LAURIE LIVES BY:
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” —Max De Pree