Meet Us / Our Staff

As Macomb County’s first upscale lifestyle magazine, Macomb Now Magazine is an advocate for business, good government, economic development and the legendary can-do spirit of residents proud to call Macomb their home.

Each issue of Macomb Now Magazine includes a wide variety of timely, interesting and inspiring stories that indulge readers with the best of living on the east side! Food, fashion, festivities, fun, finances, family and faces: Macomb Now Magazine covers it all! Features within each issue include At Home, Food (recipes and dining out), It’s the Arts, health and Fitness, Relationships, Fashion, Macomb Works (business profiles), Macomb Scene (photos from local events), Calendar and Macomb Then.

Macomb Now Magazine can be purchased on the newsstand at select retailers for $3.99 throughout Macomb County. You can also find complimentary copies (although they go very quickly) at local municipalities, libraries, senior centers, parks and recreation buildings, and many local businesses. We recommend you Subscribe and never miss an issue!


Meet Our Staff

Tracey Moro — Editor in Chief

Tracey Moro grew up in St. Clair Shores. She has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Western Michigan University and has more than 30 years of writing experience. Along with being an owner/editor of Macomb Now Magazine she also owns Studio Communications, a small PR/Graphic Design agency. Avid in the community, her two children have gone off to college and left her with less volunteering but she is still the volunteer PR person for the Thrilla at the Villa, a fund raiser for MS and other local organizations. When she’s not working she loves to be with family, kayak and bike on the local trails.


Anne Nicolazzo — Photographer

Anne Nicolazzo is a freelance photographer, on the board of directors for Wigs4Kids and an office manager for a local defense contractor. In 2011 she was recognized as the Macomb County Outstanding Volunteer Recipient.


Nick Lico

With nearly 30 years of experience, Nick Lico is a seasoned journalist. His bylines have been found in numerous national and international consumer and trade publications. He holds a BA in journalism and a MA in Communication from Wayne State University. He loves living in Macomb Township with his wife and two sons. When Nick isn’t writing, you can find him at a golf course or teaching golf to students of all ages.

Shelley Galasso Bonanno, MA
Writer (Relationship Column)

Shelley is a limited licensed psychologist and psychodynamic psychotherapist. A lifelong resident of Macomb County, she earned her master’s degree from Wayne State University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Diane BowlesAdvertising Sales Representative

Diane lives in Clinton Township with her family. You can contact her if you are interested in learning more about advertising in Macomb Now.



Rebecca Calappi Writer

Rebecca Calappi is a freelance writer and a life-long Eastsider. She has a journalism degree from Oakland University, and several awards for her work in corporate communications, including a MarCom Gold. She lives in St. Clair Shores with her husband and two kids.

David LeDuc — Associate Publisher

David LeDuc grew up in Mount Clemens and yes, he is the son of Judge Denis LeDuc. He attended Oakland University receiving a bachelor’s degree in education and went on to Wayne State University for his master’s in Instructional Technology. David currently teaches in Waterford Schools and is an Athletic Administrator as well. Every day he strives to keep up with his wife and seven children. Despite his busy schedule David makes time to oversee subscriptions and quarterly distribution of the magazine.


Denis LeDuc — Local Historian

Denis LeDuc has lived and worked in Macomb County for the past 40 years. He now serves as a District Judge and maintains a keen interest in local history. His work appears in our Macomb Then section.

Alexis Bohlinger
— Writer

Alexis Bohlinger grew up in Macomb County and has been a feature writer for Hockey Weekly Magazine for seven years. She received her BA in English and Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Suzanne MusanteAdvertising Sales Representative

Suzanne grew up in St. Clair Shores and currently resides in Macomb Township with her family. She works part-time for the magazine and also assists her husband with his business.  You can contact her if you are interested in learning more about advertising in Macomb Now.



Mike FerdinandePhotographer

Mike Ferdinande has grown up in Macomb County. A graduate of Oakland University with a BA in photography, he works freelance and enjoys taking photos at live concerts.


Dan HeatonWriter

Macomb County native Dan Heaton has been a reporter and public relations professional for more than 30 years. He’s active at First Presbyterian Church – Mount Clemens, with the Macomb County Warming Center and serves in the Michigan Air National Guard. Currently, he works as the manager of public relations for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller.

Steve CarrWebmaster

Steve has worked with digital media for over 25 years, with most of his experience in the ad industry with web development. He also does photography, video editing, and retouching.