YNST (You’re Not Seeing Things) Magazine is a print & digital media company dedicated to amplifying the unseen creative voices of Appalachia’s arts & culture.
We are on a mission to portray home with a contemporary, colorful lens by capturing the region’s vital storytellers, unique designers, impactful photographers, dynamic artists and underrepresented perspectives. We offer the community of emerging creative professionals in West Virginia and greater Appalachia an unprecedented platform to spotlight their work. Our region is an undeniable creative force, and it’s time the rest of the world sees that too.
MEET OUR TEAM
Adam Payne  /
Howdy! I’m Adam Payne, the Editor in Chief of YNST. I lead this kooky team and oversee the overall direction of each issue. When I am not designing, coordinating articles or pitching you can find me in Wheeling, WV walking my wiener dogs or enjoying an iced latte.
Kasey Lettrich  /
Hi there! My name is Kasey Lettrich and I am the Executive Director of YNST. I assist in curating the developing direction of the magazine and when I am not connecting resources or writing grants I can usually be found in Brooklyn, NY lounging in McCarren Park and reading a book. I am also the Special Events and Cultivation Assistant at Chashama, an arts nonprofit based in NYC.
Joseph Lucey  /
Hey y’all! I’m Joseph Lucey and I’m the Visual Director at YNST Magazine. When I’m not snapping photos or organizing our visual media catalog you can find me zipping between treetops in Moundsville, WV
Olivia Gianettino  /
Hi! My name is Olivia Gianettino and I am the Creative Director at YNST. I help oversee the artistic direction of the magazine, and when I am not designing or making art of my own, I can be found at Smoke On The Water in Elkins, WV eating their crazy stuffed sweet potato (or just having a Bloody Mary!)
Savanna Shriver  /
Hello hello! I’m Savanna Shriver and I’m the Creative Coordinator at YNST. When I’m not coordinating marketing and distribution plans or curating creative content, I can be found in Morgantown, spending time outside and enjoying the sunshine.
Annika Godwin  /
Hi everyone! I’m Annika Godwin, the Editorial Director of YNST, and I oversee the editing process for the magazine. I graduated from West Virginia University in 2022 with a B.S. in Journalism, and I’ve always been passionate about writing. When I’m not editing articles or scouring through creative writing for the magazine, you can find me in Morgantown, WV, answering calls and organizing stylists’ calendars at a local hair salon!