Meet the Editorial Staff

Kelly GilfillanKelly Gilfillan

Owner, CEO. Executive Editor

Gilfillan is a Brentwood native whose diverse resume includes leadership positions in the fields of sales and marketing, including media and healthcare.

After a reorganization and expansion, Gilfillan assumed the titles of CEO and executive editor of Home Page Media Group. The company is approaching the eight year mark and now has six news sites and a style-centric site under the company umbrella. The sites serve the communities of Brentwood, Franklin, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Bellevue and Sumner County.

Gilfillan is an alumni of the Leadership Franklin Class of 2014, Brentwood Police Citizens Academy and the Transit Citizens Leadership Academy. She was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a 2015 Small Business Most Admired CEO and HPMG was honored with a Small Business Award. She enjoys serving her community in board positions with Williamson Inc, Davis House Child Advocacy Center, LION Publishers, Battle of Franklin Trust and Franklin’s Charge.

Mark CookMark Cook

Managing editor

Journalist Mark Cook joined the Home Page Media Group in August 2015 as managing editor.

Cook most recently was editor and general manager of The Tennessean’s Williamson County publications, and spent more than 30 years working for Gannett newspapers in Guam, Oregon and Washington. He also worked in TV news in Guam.

He replaces longtime local journalist Jim East, who held the role for the past year before retiring.

Cook, of Franklin, is married and has four grown children and four grandchildren. He also is the owner of a small business in Spring Hill, Wild Hare Beer Co.

Sam McGaw

Sam McGaw

Sports editor

McGaw joined Home Page Media Group as a freelance sports writer in July 2013, and took over as sports editor on Oct. 7 of the same year.

McGaw was born and raised in Brentwood and is a Western Kentucky University graduate, with a focus on broadcast news. His first exposure to journalism was in a TV Pro class his junior year at Brentwood High School, taught by Mark Madison.

Even though Madison passed away before the end of that school year, everything he taught helped McGaw get to where he is today. Without that class, and Ronnie Adcock taking over a year later, McGaw would have never considered studying broadcasting in college.

McGaw grew up playing football for the Blaze, baseball at Civitan and basketball for Jr. Pro. Then, he played football and rugby for Brentwood High School. In college, he was the captain of the WKU men’s rugby club.

Landon Woodroof

Associate Editor, Brentwood Home Page & Nolensville Home Page

landon@brentwoodhomepage.com

Emily WestEmily West

Associate Editor, Franklin Home Page and Williamson County Schools

Just out of college, Emily West came to the Franklin Home Page to become the beat writer for the city.

West moved to Franklin from Greeneville, Tenn., where she previously worked for The Greeneville Sun while still finishing her senior of school. She took this job here because of her love for the Middle Tennessee area.

In starting her journalism career, West interned for WPLN-Nashville Public Radio, worked for WMOT-Middle Tennessee Public Radio and freelanced for The Tennessean. She also served as the editor of the student-run newspaper at Middle Tennessee State University, where she received her bachelor’s in journalism.

Most recently, she has won awards for her work in college for both her radio and newspaper skills from the Tennessee Associated Press Media Editors and the Southeastern Journalism Conference. West also won her first professional award for her work with online video from TAPME.

Her hometown is Manchester, Tenn., where she has attended eight different Bonnaroos from the age of 12, four of those times attending as member of the press. Her favorite show of all time was Paul McCartney performing in 2013.

When she is not working, West spends time out and about with her family and friends. Reading is her past time; running and yoga are the only way she will exercise; and 30 Rock is her current Netflix obsession.

Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram at emwest22.  Email is emily@franklinhomepage.com