Serve Daily is a FREE monthly newspaper distributed at local grocery stores, restaurants, offices, and other locations on the first Thursday each month.
Publisher: Chris Baird
Chris@servedaily.com (801) 477-6845
Chris grew up in Orem and graduated from Utah Valley University with an Accounting Degree in 2008. He loved to play paintball and worked at the East Bay Post Office until 2012. In 2011 he started Been Served, Pay Forward a company that produced business cards, vinyl lettering, and promoted service. Eventually in June 2012 Serve Daily newspaper was created and the company changed names.
Serve Daily has been on a continual growth pattern as people come to realize that it is much more than a newspaper, it is promoting a way of life. It promotes that people in fact Serve Daily those around them and remember to show gratitude for any act of service received.
Chris is excited for the growth of the newspaper and ever grateful for all those who have supported the cause via advertising, distribution, photography, writing and submitting articles, etc.
Editor: Christi Babbitt
Christi C. Babbitt has been a professional writer and journalist for more than 25 years. After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Utah State University, she went on to work for the Daily Herald and the Deseret News as well as three weekly southern Utah County newspapers: the Springville Herald, the Spanish Fork Press and the Nebo Reporter. She has also written publicity materials for many nonprofit organizations including Art City Days, the Springville World Folkfest, the Springville Arts Commission and the Springville Playhouse.
In 2004, while working as a full-time education reporter for the Daily Herald, Christi was recognized by the Nebo School District Board of Education with a special award for her journalistic professionalism while covering the district. It is the only time the district has honored a reporter in this fashion. She also won the awards for Best General News Story in 2008 (Group II newspapers) and Best Front Page Design in 2009 (Group III newspapers) from the Utah Press Association.
Over the years, Christi has written copy for a variety of special newspaper sections and magazines. In addition to working as editor at Serve Daily, she currently writes for and serves as editor for Josh Walker Productions, which produces publications for Utah County chambers of commerce and city celebrations. Christi has a special interest in the arts and currently plays flute with the American Fork Symphony, where she also serves as publicist and graphic designer.
Reporter: Stacy Thomas
Stacy is a people person who loves her solitude. Like any wild free spirited responsible mother of six she divides her time between running a social media marketing company and trying to figure out who “wasn’t me” is. With a ten year background in PR and marketing Stacy is now pursuing the hidden gems with in her community and sharing the beauty of it all with others. Writer by day, reader by night she’s not the hero Gotham needs either.
Ad Design: Mikell Johnson
Photographer: Eric Melander
MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS
In 2009 I started to take many scenic shots of the local area in Panoramas. I was awarded the Business person of the year from The Spanish Fork / Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. A local restaurant Culver’s displays many of my scenic photography in their Spanish Fork and Orem resultants.One of the main opportunities cam up last year and that was to take portraits of the local Veterans in Rest homes displayed in a large “Wall of Honor”. To date I have had the chance to take 35 plus portraits of the men and women who have served our county.
Photographer: Steve Gray
Photographer: Steve Parsons
Steve Parsons an MFA candidate at the Academy of Art University always feels at home behind a camera. Having started his fascination with image making at age 10 with his first Instant camera, he has explored film, digital and historic processes ever since. Though he has lived and traveled all over the world, he is grateful to call Payson home. He operates The-Photo-Shop on Main.
Most important to Steve in images regardless of the project or assignment is that the stories and character of the people come through.