Meet the Editorial Staff

Kelly 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 – formerly BrentWord Communications. The company just reached the six year mark and has four news sites and a style-centric site under the company umbrella. The sites serve the communities of Brentwood, Franklin, Nolensville and Spring Hill.

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

Mark 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.

Rebekah Jones

Assistant Editor 

Jones joined Home Page Media Group as the assistant editor in January 2017.

Jones graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a focus in Literature.

In school, she worked as an intern for Chattanooga’s The Pulse. Most recently, she was a freelance writer and editor for Storyboard Publishing EMP in Nashville.

She was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. When she’s not editing, she enjoys reading, sleeping, watching movies, and tasting any coffee she can get her hands on.

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 at 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.

Brooke Wanser

Associate Editor

Wanser joined Home Page Media Group as the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page in August of 2017.

Originally from Southern California, Wanser is a 2016 graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In school, she worked with the Medill Justice Project, a national investigative journalism center that examines potentially wrongful convictions and researches systemic criminal justice issues.

Her research on  women’s issues in prison and the wrongful conviction of Jennifer Del Prete led to a story on Del Prete’s faith journey, which was awarded first place in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards for student work.

Wanser spent the her first year out of college working for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where she wrote stories in the metro and features departments.

She is a former competitive swimmer, and enjoys being active, drinking copious amounts of coffee, exploring new and old places, and learning a little bit about everything.

Ashley Coker

Associate Editor

Coker joined Home Page Media Group as the associate editor of Sumner Home Page in May 2017.

Born and raised in a small town about 35 miles north of Chattanooga, Coker has always had a heart for telling stories in the small communities that are often overshadowed by bigger cities nearby.

Her past experience includes internships with The Tennessean and The Chattanooga Pulse, as well as a reporting job at the Dalton Daily Citizen in Northwest Georgia. She studied journalism at Bryan College and Middle Tennessee State University.

Coker is a journalist by day and 90s cult television connoisseur by night. If she isn’t writing about all things Sumner County or watching Buffy slay vampires, you can find her scouring the web for cheap flight deals or napping with her flawless cat, Yoncé.

Sarah Grace Taylor

Associate Editor

Taylor joined Home Page Media Group as a reporter in July 2017.

She was most recently editor-in-chief of MTSU Sidelines and a reporter at WMOT 89.5.

She has written for The Tennessean, The Lebanon Democrat, USA Today College and the Associated Press in Washington DC where her stories ran in The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post.

Taylor is from Old Hickory and currently lives in Murfreesboro where she is finishing her degree at Middle Tennessee State University.