WHO WE ARE

Cape Cod & The Islands is a locally owned, independent magazine that highlights the people, places, and experiences that make life in the region unique. Our team of experts feature stories about local people and businesses through the eyes and lenses of local talent, we cover everything from home design, art, food, outdoor activities, travel, and wellness. Cape Cod & The Islands is distributed on newsstands and in businesses throughout New England. From active and proud year-round residents to dedicated visitors, our readers rely on our publication to elevate their experience of life on the Cape and islands.

Editor-in-Chief

Kelly Chase

Kelly Chase— is a published nonfiction author and magazine editor with a decade’s worth of experience. To her, the reader experience is paramount: “A strong issue should be equal parts entertaining and informative,” she says. Kelly recruits and partners with talented writers and photographers in order to tell the most compelling stories about Cape Cod and the islands.

Art Director / Publisher

Eric Brust-Akdemir

Eric Brust— A Cape Cod enthusiast, Eric has been designing layouts for magazines since 1998. He has worked on many national and regional publications, including South Shore Home Life & Style and Cape Cod Travel Guide. His idea of a perfect day includes kayaking, hiking and exploring Cape Cod and the Islands. He lives in Sandwich with his husband, nine chickens and cats.

Associate Publisher & Manager, Business Development

Patrick O’Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell — is a published writer and magazine photographer with over 13+ years’ experience in the publishing and magazine industry specializing in business development and advertising. During his free time, Patrick is an avid fisherman and enjoys spending time on the waters around Cape Cod and the Islands looking for Striped Bass and False Albacore with a fly rod. Patrick and his wife reside in Falmouth and enjoy kayaking, boating, trying new restaurants and chasing sunsets.

Managing Publisher

Fatih Akdemir

Fatih Akdemir — He is behind the scenes assisting with invoicing and billing. As well as subscriptions. Fatih lives in Sandwich and enjoys exploring Cape Cod, taking off-road trips on Sandy Neck, and taking his cats on outdoor adventures.

Advertising Account Executive

Rebecca Banas

Rebecca Banas — joins the team with over 12 years of magazine experience working for previous publications like Chatham Magazine, Cape Cod Magazine and many more! She grew up in Orleans and truly loves the Cape. Rebecca is a passionate supporter of animals, local businesses and the arts; she helps run a gallery in Dennis Port and has been onstage in local theaters for over 30 years! Rebecca works with many local nonprofits. She currently resides in Orleans with her family and gorgeous cat.

Advertising Account Executive

Kathy Rusinoski

Covering Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and the towns on the South Coast.