Publisher : MEET THE NEW PUBLISHER – Lauren Stumberg


A new year often means new beginnings. This year, as we wrap up 2022 and look towards 2023, I am even more enthusiastic than usual because of all the exciting things we have to look forward to. As Ben transitions into a new phase of life, I am honored to have been passed the torch as the new owner and publisher of Explore and Kendall County Woman.

You may know me best from the pages of Boerne Business Monthly. I have been in the local publishing arena for almost 20 years now and love just about everything that comes with this job. The stories I get to tell, the people I get to meet, and the experiences I get to have – it’s all pretty cool!  

Having been born and raised in Boerne, I absolutely love sharing the many tales that are tucked away in these hills. The Distinct Media team and I are committed to crafting an authentic publication as unique as this area of Texas. Let’s EXPLORE the culture, the art, the music and the people that bring Boerne and the surrounding areas to life!

As we make this transition, please help us as we wish Ben the best of luck in his new endeavors. May the years to come be full of many blessings and lots of good times.

Merry Christmas! I’ll see you all in the January issue of EXPLORE!

Lauren Stumberg