Meet the DCP Team

Gail Woodard CEO

Gail Woodward is the CEO and Publisher at Dudley Court Press. Gail started the company in the fall of 2008, and its success is a reflection of her own! She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Albertus Magnus College and an MBA from Yale. Prior to starting her own publishing company, Gail spent her career in the corporate world among bankers, realtors, in the homeschooling world, as she homeschooled her 3 sons, and abroad, as she lived and traveled abroad.

In her free time, Gail loves to travel, hike, go on long walks, and continue the learning process of how to be a grandmother! She lives in Sonoita, Arizona with her partner, Bob, and plays where the deer and the antelope play!

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Lora Arnold Project Coordinator

Lora was raised in South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications. She has over 20 years of experience in graphics, printing, research and photography. Lora joined Dudley Court Press in March of 2020 as the Project Coordinator and is the primary point of contact during the production process.

When she’s not working you’ll likely find Lora and her family searching for geocaches in the local parks or going out for milkshakes. Lora, her husband, and two sons live in South Carolina with their lazy cat named Stormy.

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Winsome Lewis Publishing Assistant

Winsome Lewis is Dudley Court Press’s Publishing Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality, and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Northern Colorado. Her experience in administrative work and publishing began with The CEA Critic, a Scholarly Journal published through Johns Hopkins University, where Winsome served as the Editorial Assistant, communicating with authors, proofreading manuscripts, and maintaining publishing schedules and deadlines. She joined the Dudley Court Press team in 2020.

Winsome currently resides in Breckenridge, Colorado with her dog, Bernie. She enjoys partaking in all of the activities a resort mountain town offers, including snowboarding, hiking, whitewater rafting, and soaking in the sun!

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Shannon Johnston Marketing Coordinator

Welcome to the team Marketing Coordinator Shannon Johnston. She attended the University of North Dakota majoring in communications and has worked in many areas of promotional strategy. She has over ten years experience in marketing and public relations. Prior to joining Dudley Court Press in March of 2022, Shannon held the position of marketing manager for a publishing house. This role led her to fall in love with the publishing industry.  

A Pacific Northwest native, she currently lives in Montana with her husband, three kids and a menagerie of pets.  In her free time she enjoys reading, running, and camping with her family.  

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Chris Hensley Finance & Admin Assistant

Chris has been with Dudley Court Press since September 2020 as the Finance & Administration Assistant. He oversees the book ordering process and assists with royalty payments and other financial data. Chris also helps with operational and administrative functions in the organization.

Chris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and holds over 10 years of experience cumulatively with operations, finance, database, and administration. In his spare time, Chris loves escape games and checking out the ever-expanding food scene in Nashville. He currently lives in Lebanon, TN with his fiancé, Chelsea, who he will be marrying in October 2021.

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Morgan Quaresima Marketing Assistant

Morgan Quaresima is a Marketing Assistant for Dudley Court Press. Her focus is on social media management. She joined the Dudley Court Press team in the Spring of 2021. Morgan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Illinois State University. She began her career at Yelp after graduating.

Morgan currently lives in the south suburbs of Chicago with her two dogs, Beau and Marley. Her personal passions include cooking and travel.

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Susan Thompson Production Assistant

Susan Thompson joined Dudley Court Press in October 2021 as a Production Assistant. Susan is responsible for reviewing production files for quality and consistency as well as other tasks throughout the production process. She graduated from Clemson University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications and has over 12 years of work experience in the printing industry.

Susan grew up in Augusta, Georgia, and currently lives in South Carolina with her husband, two sons, three cats, and Boston Terrier. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, and watching her sons play sports.

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