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​About Us

Lisa Anderson, Publisher

Lisa Anderson

CEO and Publisher

Jodi Anderson

Senior Copy Editor

Joshua Jacobs

Media Manager

Connection Through Stories

A Local Ocala Magazine

We believe in the power of stories to connect humanity, customers to business, and individuals to community. Our monthly publication and podcasts are packed with personal stories from Ocala and Marion County residents.

The Locala™ journey began with its first issue in June 2021, and it is published by Lisa Anderson Media, LLC, an indie publishing house focusing on podcasts and community magazines. The company was founded in the spring of 2020 after the founder, Lisa Anderson, resigned during a furlough from a well-known media company amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. Since then, the company has focused on bringing people together through the art of storytelling.

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Deafine Podcast Interview
1 Million Cups Presenation 2021
1 Million Cups Presentation 2022

5 Stars, Google Review

"I had a wonderful time being interviewed by Lisa Anderson for her podcast on updates on my career and the successes of my magazine, Embrace, since I appeared on the cover of Locala Magazine, October 2021. Very professional and enjoyable experience!" —John

5 Stars, Google Review

"Locala Magazine is a welcome addition to our community. The articles are informative and tell very interesting stories about people in our area. I look forward to each new publication and I highly recommend it as a great read each and every month!" —Gary

Facebook Review

"Locala gave my business my very first exposure to our community. Lisa captured the essence of who I am and why I started my own practice. Thank you Lisa for your hard work and expertise." —Tammy

Facebook Review

"I don't think I have ever seen a magazine like this. I am fascinated. It's not just interviews, it's more personal. From the photography and writing to the design and layout, there is warmth and care to it all. I love it." —Becky

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