Dabora Hires New Editorial Director
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Sadie Fowler of Shelbyville has joined the Dabora, Inc. staff to serve as editorial director.
Fowler will oversee editorial content for all company publications including Walking Horse Report. She brings with her a unique blend of journalism experience combined with knowledge of the horse industry. "Sadie was a valuable part of our team several years ago prior to her departure to serve as editor of the local newspaper, the Shelbyville Times-Gazette,” said Jeffrey Howard, publisher of Walking Horse Report. “We couldn't be happier to be bringing her skill set back, which has been missing for some time."
Fowler’s primary mission with the Walking Horse Report will be to generate and improve content — features and industry news. She will also serve as a coach to the existing staff as they strive to maintain a leading presence in the horse industry.
"Sadie will provide us an opportunity to improve our existing publications and provide growth in our new publications. The opportunity to add someone as skilled as Sadie doesn't come along very often."
Fowler is originally from Upstate New York and grew up showing Morgan horses. She studied broadcast journalism and political science and graduated from Syracuse University in 2001. Soon after, she moved to Shelbyville to work for Walking Horse Report’s sister publication, Saddle Horse Report.
Since that time, Fowler has planted deep roots in the local community, which serves as home to the Tennessee walking horse. She has covered the industry from a news standpoint and also has developed many relationships within the community over the years that give her a strong sense of how the Report can better serve its readers.
“I am excited to be back on the Dabora team and believe this role is a perfect balance of the things I enjoy, including horses, journalism, people, and leadership,” Fowler said. “David Howard was a major mentor to me, thus I am especially proud to be working for his family and the Dabora team. I’m also looking forward to getting reacquainted with the horse community.”
Fowler’s first mission in this new role will be assisting the staff with their content and developing new features for the website and print editions of Walking Horse Report. In the long-term, she hopes to further develop the staff in other areas that will include training in workflow efficiency, social media and branding, and team building.
“In addition to working in the newsroom for the past 10 years, I have enjoyed a lot of training opportunities I have had in leadership development and communications that I look forward to sharing with this staff,” she said. “It is a very exciting time with lots of potential in store.”
Fowler lives in Shebyville with her 7-year-old daughter Dani Rae Fowler. She enjoys running, staying active, traveling and riding horses. Last summer, she was featured on an episode of WhatAHorse. Click here to view the episode.
Fowler may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.