TED SHOCKLEY, publisher

Ted Shockley is publisher and founder of Eastern Shore First and Shore Drive Living. He has worked in media almost three decades and formerly served as executive editor of a daily newspaper and its 11 weekly publications in three states. Through the years, he's held every job and covered every story in the newsroom, and worked beside some of Virginia's most-honored staff writers and photographers. Today he has a number of roles with the publications, including as the advertising contact for the Eastern Shore. He firmly believes this: Good print publications are only possible because of good communities. And good communities are only possible because of good print publications. And good hyperlocal coverage is the key. Contact him at 757-999-9919.

GINNY COOPER, Hampton Roads account executive

Ginny Cooper is the Hampton Roads account executive for Shore Drive Living and Eastern Shore First. She had a long career with Pilot Media, which publishes The Virginian-Pilot, Auto Guide and many other print products. She has also worked in advertising in Northern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. Ginny lives near Shore Drive and is a longtime resident of Hampton Roads. She believes low-cost, high-value advertising in locally focused print products build audiences and deliver results. Contact her at 757-409-6656.

AMY A. SHOCKLEY, billing and bookkeeping

Eastern Shore First and Shore Drive Living are true family publications — no stockholders, no investors, no corporations. Ted's wife, Amy, is the volunteer bookkeeper and billing coordinator for the publications. She's a lifelong educator, having served as a school system director of special programs, assistant elementary principal and special-education teacher. Today, she is the Regional Adult Education Program Manager at Eastern Shore Community College. Amy also knows a good story when she sees one, and always contributes thoughtful input on stories, layout and business-development ideas.


McKay and Jimmy Shockley, Ted and Amy's high-school-aged children, contribute signficantly to the publications by helping with typing, delivery, envelope stuffing and other roles. Their father has worked in newspapers for the whole of their lives, and they have an innate knowledge of the impact of well-made print publications. McKay enjoys singing and strumming one of her ukuleles. Jimmy likes NASCAR, thick cheeseburgers and pineapple Fanta.

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