Cape Cod Life Publications Staff

Brian Shortsleeve, Cape Cod Life Publications

Brian Shortsleeve

President and Publisher
Brian Shortsleeve is the owner, publisher and founder of Cape Cod Life Publications. He grew up vacationing summers at Craigville Beach where he learned to sail when he was 12. During his years at Boston College High School and Holy Cross College, he began successful entrepreneurships in the areas of sailing instruction, sailboat rentals, and school newspaper and student telephone book publishing. After college Brian worked for a national publishing company. In 1979, he combined his love of the Cape and Islands with his interest in publishing by starting Cape Cod LIFE magazine. His personal column “Gunkholing” has appeared in every issue since 1979.


Judy Shortsleeve, Cape Cod Life Publications

Judy Shortsleeve

Office Manager
Judy Howell Shortsleeve joined Cape Cod Life in 1990 as the business manager. She married Brian Shortsleeve in the summer of 1990 and continued working until the birth of their second son. With both boys in high school, she came back to Cape Cod Life. Judy lives in Bourne with her husband, Brian, and two sons, Joshua and Maxwell. She likes cooking, reading, spending time on the beach and black labs.

Alyssa Rogers

Accounting & Office Manager
Alyssa was born and raised in San Jose, California and pursued her education at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she majored in Strategic Communications and minored in Business & Dance. After graduation, she started her career in the Bay Area as a Recruiting Coordinator for a software start-up. Alyssa relocated to Cape Cod in August 2023 and shortly after assumed the role of Accounting & Office Manager at Cape Cod Life Publications. Eager to immerse herself in Cape Cod culture and learn more about all the Cape has to offer, Alyssa is thrilled to be part of a company that wholeheartedly embraces this unique coastal destination.

Enzo Wagner

Office Dog


Julie Craven Wagner

Associate Publisher/Editor
Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.

Leslie Hatton

Assistant Editor
Leslie (Horne) Hatton enthusiastically joined Cape Cod Life in October of 2022. Educated in Mashpee and Falmouth, she graduated from Assumption College and received her Master of Education degree from Lesley College. A former teacher, she has taught middle school, preschool and most recently, fifth grade. She and her husband Tom have three children: Aidan, Colin, and Erin. Their newest family member is Millie, an outgoing, outrageously happy chocolate lab. She loves to talk about all of them so better not ask. One neat tidbit about Leslie is that she is the author of the locally best-selling children’s book Cape Cod ABCs, with over 10K books sold on Cape Cod, the Islands and across Massachusetts. Happiest in the summer with a little sun on her face, she loves being with friends and her family, laughing, drinking and eating all over beautiful Cape Cod.
Christina Staff Photo

Christina Galt

Digital Editor
Christina Galt is the Digital Editor at Cape Cod Life Publications. Born and raised on the Cape, Christina has always had a love for the ocean and everything "Cape Cod." She found herself the perfect home away from home at the University of Rhode Island and double majored in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies. After graduating, Christina came back to the Cape and started her journey at Cape Cod Life. She spends most of her free time with her family, especially her chocolate lab Sadie, and enjoys spending summers on her family’s boat. 

Josh Shortsleeve

Digital Coordinator/ Photographer
As a born and raised Cape Codder, Josh Shortsleeve grew up boating, sailing, surfing and fishing–participating in pretty much any activity that involved the water. After graduating from Bourne high school Josh joined the team at Cape Cod Life as a photographer, a passion he shares with his father Brian. Since then, his roles at Cape Cod Life have expanded to Digital Coordinator. Today, you can find Josh exploring the Cape & Islands, specifically Cuttyhunk, with his camera in tow.



Susan Temple

Art Director
Susan Temple joined Cape Cod Life in August of 2020. She grew up in Branford, CT and spent many summer vacations visiting the Cape. Graduating from SUNY Purchase with a BFA set her up with a solid foundation in graphic design. Her first stop was NYC where she worked at publishing and advertising agencies for over ten years. She returned to CT to join an ad agency and worked on many prestigious accounts including Yale New Haven Hospital, SAS Airlines and the Mohegan Sun basketball team. Once the pandemic hit, she and her husband Charlie decided life is short and made their part time Cape home a permanent one. Susan spends her free time sewing, reading on the beach and walking her two corgis, Tulip and Jake.

Carolyn Reardon-Neuman

Production Manager
Carolyn Reardon-Neuman is a long-time Cape resident. After graduating with a BFA in Design from Carnegie-Mellon University, her career has included graphic design, exhibit design and copywriting. After working on her own for many years, she joined Cape Cod Life in 2023 and is happy to work again in a team environment. She is even happier to work with office dog, Enzo.


Laura Crocker, Cape Cod Life Publications

Laura Crocker

Advertising Sales Manager
Laura Crocker started with Cape Cod Life Publications in 1996 as a marketing coordinator. As Cape Cod Life expanded and started publishing Cape Cod HOME that same year, she joined the sales team. She took a short hiatus in 2005 when her second child was born. After getting her children settled in school, she rejoined the sales staff in 2011. Laura lives in East Falmouth with her husband, son, daughter and their chocolate lab. Her favorite escape is the beach—it’s one of the reasons she loves the Cape so much!
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Laura MB Taylor

Advertising Sales Manager
Laura Taylor has the distinction of being a team member at Cape Cod Life Publications since April 1992. Laura truly enjoys helping people with their business challenges and offering connections, ideas and solutions. Establishing business relationships and cultivating long-term friendships are among the pleasures and rewards she appreciates so much. Laura’s fond of saying, “It’s not work if you love it,” and she is grateful for the many Cape Cod Life adventures she’s had the good fortune to enjoy. She also enjoys spending time on as many beaches and back roads as she can find on beautiful Cape Cod.

Miki Keil

Advertising Sales Manager
Miki is returning to Cape Cod Life Publications after previously working in an Administrative Support capacity and is the newest member to join the sales team as an Advertising Sales Representative for the Lower & Outer Cape Regions. Miki highly values people and relationships and is looking to bring that to the Cape Cod LIFE marketplace. She appreciates the incredible natural beauty that is Cape Cod and is drawn to the many nooks and crannies of the Cape. She spends much of her free time with her husband sailing in Cotuit Bay or walking her Great Pyrenees, Mosey Boy.

Alexis Mahon

Advertising Sales Manager
Alexis is one of the newest members to join our sales team. Recently awarded an “Outstanding Salesperson” Award at the 2023 BRICC Awards, Alexis truly revels in getting to know business owners and their employees. She thrives on connecting people, places and ideas to help businesses get their advertising needs met, which in turn, helps business growth and aids in building a stronger, more sustainable local community. Before joining our team, Alexis worked for an international nonprofit running academic symposia and workshops that were held on the campus of Harvard University. She studied in the undergraduate program at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning before receiving a BFA from RISD. Alexis is passionate about art, languages, the great outdoors, travel and the intersection of creativity and business. She was born and raised in Brookline, MA, and spent many summer vacations on the Cape. Her love for the region, and her family history here, inspired her to move to Chatham year-round in 2018. She feels fortunate to be raising her five year old daughter here on beautiful Cape Cod.