Lyndsey Gilpin
Executive editor

Lyndsey Gilpin is the founder of Southerly. Based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, she is a reporter and editor who has covered climate change, energy, environmental justice all over the U.S. She was also a 2020-21 and 2021-22 JSK Community Impact fellow, focusing on information access in rural Southern communities of color.

Contact Lyndsey: lgilpin@southerlymag.org

Tajah McQueen
Director of Outreach and Engagement

Tajah leads the design, planning, and implementation of online and offline engagement and outreach activities with community organizations, reporting fellows, and readers. Originally from New York, Tajah is fully rooted in Louisville, Ken. Her work both in and out of the office has centered around community and engagement. Tajah previously worked with Ohio Valley ReSource sharing news stories and connecting with listeners. Tajah enjoys roller skating and tarot cards.

Contact Tajah: tajah@southerlymag.org

Leah Little
Director of Major Gifts

Leah is Southerly’s director of major gifts, focusing on identifying, cultivating, growing, and maintaining relationships with major donors interested in supporting our community-powered journalism. Leah’s first work for nonprofits was inspired by humanitarian trips to Latin America as a teenager. Since then, she has worked in refugee resettlement and disaster response organizations. Most recently, she was executive director of Circle of Health International, and she’s held several other positions in fundraising and management at nonprofits. Leah lives in Austin, Texas. She enjoys playing tennis and pickleball.

Contact Leah: leah@southerlymag.org