It all started when…

Our family has been in publishing for over 30 years and consider it such a joy to do what we love. People are our passion and the relationships we have built through this venue give us such gratitude for all the good we see in the world. We are honored to serve so many amazing areas in our beloved state of Georgia and are proud to produce publications that feature such amazing entrepreneurs and fascinating clientele.

Tocal is a unique product that is the driving force behind creativity and seasonal trends. The amazing team members that are the wind in the sail behind this are Leslie Hand (Photography Director), Robin Harrison (Art Director), Eric Love (Website editor, Videographer), Chuck Jones (Content Contributor), Patti Martin (Sales Director), Landon Spivey (Distribution Director), Mandi Spivey (Creative Director), Laura McCullough (Office Manager), and Jay Martin (Editing Director).

We are so grateful to be a part of this community. The Golden Isles holds a special place in our family’s heart as we are 4th generation vacationers. While Patti’s parents owned rental homes on Jekyll, she grew up with an insatiable love for the area as she life guarded her way through early adulthood here in the local waters. This passion was passed on to her children and extended to the grandchildren that can’t wait for each Summer to spend together soaking up the rich air, sun and sand of the beaches. Our roots are as deep and strong as the gorgeous landscape trees that surround these islands.

The Tocal team is a beautiful tapestry of experience, creativity and passion and we are honored to share this vision.


You won’t want to miss a single blog post of this amazing local photographer who is the heartbeat of every person she comes in contact with.


The goal of a story is to move people in some way. Whether with video, words or images and graphics, his end goal is always to tell a good story. When your story is told successfully, it expresses your strengths and the unique way in which you do what you do.

Be sure and keep up to speed with content contributor, Chuck Jones, who spends his time traveling with his lovely wife Janice and sharing the latest “musts” on the Golden Isles with a hefty dose of his charming wit.

Robin Harrison brings over 30 years experience with his true passion for the creative process of graphic design.

Stacy, who works under the moniker and creative umbrella-Studio Essie, is an artist & photographer, vegan foodie extraordinaire and shameless iced coffee addict. She can usually be found covered in cat hair, reading a mystery novel, painting, exploring with her camera in hand or more frequently, at the beach, soaking up sun in the beautiful Golden Isles. Her photography has been seen in various publications such as Golden Isles Wedding magazine, SeaSwells, Southern Coastal Wedding magazine, as well as online wedding blogs like Bridal Access and websites including Cathy Huber Cakes, Satin Ice Fondant, Opulent Treasures and more!