Joshua D. Cates, Colorado Springs Publisher & Founder
Josh has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare and publishing arena. Prior to starting Living Well Magazine, Josh founded and operated Unlimited Care of North Texas, a 24-hour personal home care agency in the Dallas, Texas area. After caring for more than 700 families over 10 years, Josh sold the business to pursue publishing his own healthcare educational magazine and turn his attention to educating those in his local community.
The first edition of Living Well Magazine came off the press in the summer of 2005. Today, after 12 years of publishing, Josh will tell you his favorite part of the business is bringing helpful knowledge and great stories to his readers. "There is great responsibility behind the power of the pen," Cates says. "I wake up more excited than ever to tell that next story to our readers," he says.
Josh and his wife have two daughters and split their time between their home state of Texas and adopted home of Colorado. When he's not publishing, Josh is an avid thrill seeker who enjoys traveling, cycling and skiing.
Bob Cates, San Antonio Publisher & Co-founder
Bob has always been an entrepreneur and lived the american dream starting and running his own businesses. Graduating from the University of North Texas with an accounting degree, Bob received his CPA while an Audit Supervisor for the State of Texas. In 1983 Bob started his first business, an independent oil and gas exploration company, which he operated until 2007.
At the helm of Living Well Magazine as CFO since it's inception, Bob is an invaluable part of the brand and his talents expand beyond his dynamic abilities with projections and figures. Bob sits on the board and counsels on all matters relating to the brand's image.
Splitting time between Colorado and the Texas Hill Country, Bob loves the outdoors and has a passion for bow hunting, cycling, hiking and golf.
Nancy Kay White, Copy Editor
Nancy has always had a love for reading and language, dating back to her time with the English Department at the University of North Texas in her hometown of Denton, Texas. Her strengths in interior design and editing contribute to the unique look and quality of Living Well Magazine.
Part of the original team, Nancy has maintained the role of lead Copy Editor for Living Well Magazine since it's inception in 2005. An integral part of the team, Nancy makes certain all of our feature writers and clients are polished and presenting themselves in the best light possible.
Don Jones, Photography
It is often said of Don that he is an extraordinary listener – it is this rare ability that enables him to extract the core of a person’s personality and it is then that he captures the image. It is also the reason agencies and high-profile individuals have enlisted Don’s unique and beautiful approach to photography.
A graduate of Brooks Institute in California, Don blends twenty-two years of commercial photography experience with his intrinsic feel for the fine art of photography to create award winning and powerful images. His understanding of the desire to reach the audience, consumer or otherwise, allows him to work successfully with other creative leaders in an interactive and collaborative manner to accomplish the goal.