I hate change as much as the next person. I always have. Yet, it seems inevitable. Each time I've expressed how much I hate change is the very moment I’m having to fully embrace it. Obviously, Savannah is facing change with its trusted arts and entertainment magazine, Connect Savannah. Hi, I’m Noelle and I’m the change. I am the new editor for Connect Savannah. I’m not the only change, though. Our team is thriving with fresh talent and big ideas. This is all a big change for me, too. So, let’s get through this together. My most recent past job was as a mass communications soldier on Fort Stewart. During 2020, I took over as editor of the paper which covered Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfi eld and any military-related news in the surrounding communities. My final out day was the end of February, and now I am back to civilian journalism and was fortunate enough to land in another editor position here in the Hostess City. Now, internal military news is a lot diff erent, but I do have a variety of other journalistic experience. I have been in the media industry in some capacity ever since I graduated college from the University of Cincinnati. I have filled spots in a newsroom to include staff writer, editor and even account executive. Through my experience and with the awesome team built by my Connect Savannah publisher, Erica Baskin, regional vice president of Morris Multimedia, Joe McGlamery, and owner founder of Morris Multimedia, Charles Hill Morris, I am confident in leading this magazine in the right direction and giving our readers the things they want to see here when they pick up this publication. Change is here. I’m meeting all of you in a brand-new way. I’ve lived in Savannah for about five years, but I have never been this integrated into the downtown scene and all that makes this city run. I'm attending Chatham Chamber of Commerce gatherings and collecting important business cards; I'm showing up to Veterans of Foreign Wars meetings to listen and be present and I'm walking into businesses in the middle of their renovations and realizing what a great story they have that needs to be shared. I look forward to hearing more great stories and meeting outstanding people. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or any of my Connect Savannah team if you've got something great to share or if you simply would like to connect. I hope we can all take on this change and come out better than ever before. I intend to.