Meet Our Staff
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Susan Zedella Miller
Susan moved to Wilmington from Columbus, Ohio, in 2004 after accepting a position in the English department at John T. Hoggard High School, where she taught for three years. She is a grammar enthusiast at heart, and in addition to serving as associate editor of our sister publication, Wrightsville Beach Magazine, Susan also enjoys working as the developmental editor for independently published novelists and nonfiction writers. In her spare time, Susan enjoys volunteering for the Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project, and supporting live local theater.
Director of Photography
Originally from Currituck County, director of photography Allison Breiner joined the Wrightsville Beach Magazine and Lumina News staff in July 2003. She began her career at The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City after earning a bachelor of fine arts in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in 1996. After more than five years of working in California for a commercial photographer in Sacramento and then The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, she’s happy to call Wilmington home. Allison’s North Carolina Press Association awards for her work at Lumina News include first and second place honors in feature photography (2008 and 2009) and first place for a photo page (2005).
Joshua is a professional photographer shooting people, places and things. A native of Wrightsville Beach, Joshua decided to return to North Carolina with his wife Karla to plant some roots, after living in San Diego and Santa Barbara. He worked with many photographers while attending the Brooks Institute of Photography, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in advertising. Joshua enjoys fishing offshore and in the creeks throughout the area, and can also be found riding waves when the conditions come together.
Cissy joined Wrightsville Beach Magazine and Lumina News in May 2005. Although her childhood was spent roaming the U.S. from military base to military base, her family has deep roots in Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, where she is happy to finally have put down roots of her own.
Sales and advertising
Jill joined Workin4U, Inc. in February of 2003. She often says “the wind blew us here.” Shortly after 9/11, she and her husband Ron decided they didn’t need to live in Central PA, so they opened the map and looked at every beach community from New Jersey to South Carolina.Wilmington offered exactly what they were looking for: the beach, the University and Historic Downtown. The name of their boat reflects Jill and Ron’s philosophy: Life’s Too Short.