About Us

Celebrate Gettysburg explores the facets of small-town life that make Adams County such a special place to call home and to visit. In each bimonthly issue, Celebrate Gettysburg features in-depth articles, stunning photography and recurring departments all highlighting the good life in Gettysburg and the region.

Celebrate Gettysburg was launched in January 2007 by Troy and Jessica Dean. Both lifelong Adams County residents, the Deans realized the need for a publication in their community that would emphasize the area’s unique treasures. Since its launch, the magazine’s page counts, advertisers, subscriptions and circulation have all steadily increased, solidifying the magazine’s standing in the community. 

Jessica Dean, Owner and Creative Director

Born and raised in Adams County, Pennsylvania, Jessica and her husband, Troy, created Celebrate Gettysburg magazine in 2007. Before starting the publication, Jessica was the art director for Frederick Magazine, a successful regional publication based in Frederick, Maryland. She is the past president of the AIGA Blue Ridge chapter and has won numerous awards for her graphic design. Always eager to give back to the community, Jessica has helped to promote many local activities and has volunteered her design services to a variety of regional nonprofit organizations. She received a Specialized Associate degree from The Art Institute of York, Pennsylvania.

Troy Dean

Troy Dean, Owner and Art Director

Troy Dean serves as website developer and art director at Celebrate Gettysburg. Currently, Troy is the vice president of Graphcom—a full service marketing firm located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to the inception of Celebrate Gettysburg, Troy was creative director for VillageWorks Communications, a full service advertising agency in Frederick, Maryland as well as creative director for InvestorPlace Media. He was responsible for all of the web and print materials for the international organization. Troy is past president of AAF-Greater Frederick and is a founding member of AIGA Blue Ridge. He received a Specialized Associate degree from The Art Institute of York, Pennsylvania.

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