The Windmill Magazine
The Windmill has been in print since 1962, and is now delivered bi-monthly to more than 19,000 homes and businesses within the City of Diamond Bar. It serves not only to spotlight local businesses such as yours; and highlight past, present and future events in the City of Diamond Bar; but is also a fundraising vehicle for arts, recreation and music programs within this wonderful City.
Many people are unaware that The Windmill is a not-for-profit publication!
Since 2009, members of the Diamond Bar Community Foundation Windmill Committee have produced and published this local magazine with the goal of magazine profits funding community programs supported by the DBCF. Foundation Board members Raul Galindo and Jolene Zirbes are key members of our team. Becky Serrano and Krystal Spindler serve as Co-Editors of the magazine.
This endeavor began with the desire that this valued, nearly 50 year-old community icon, continue to share stories of local interest, enhance community spirit, and support area business. Our first major vision was to upgrade the look and feel of the magazine itself. Each issue is now printed in vibrant color on glossy paper. We have engaged an up-and-coming graphic artist to give The Windmill a fresh look. We strive to include articles and editorials which best represent events, people and issues within and around our multi-cultural and multi-generational city.
Throughout this past year, we have learned many lessons, and we are continuing to learn and grow with each issue. We acknowledge that this process has not always been as smooth as any of us would have hoped; therefore we are incredibly grateful to you, our advertiser for working with us. Currently we are looking to enhance the use of on-line technology to streamline and enhance communication.
We are so proud of what we have accomplished together so far and look forward to continued partnership and future success. Your questions, ideas, and suggestions are welcome. We heartily appreciate referrals for advertising and other content, as well as contributions to DBCF sponsored events such as the Golfing Fore the Kids Tournament and the annual Gala which will be held is held annually in November.
Meet the Editor
Krystal Spindler has been working with The Windmill for three years. She started with the magazine as an Assistant Editor and within one year became the Editor and Ad Sales Representative. A true passion for Media, Krystal started her career working in front of the cameras as a dancer for the NBA Los Angeles Clippers.
Three years later she decided to move behind the cameras and interned with an entertainment Public Relations firm, 5W Public Relations, based out of Culver City. After receiving her Communications degree from Cal State University of Fullerton, Krystal landed a job at Ocean Media Advertising Agency where she worked with Television networks as an Assistant Media Buyer.
Krystal then furthered her career at LFC Communications Inc. In Newport Beach. There she was the Marketing Coordinator, wrote radio commercials, press releases and was responsible for all media campaigns. Krystal moved back to her hometown of Diamond Bar to raise her two boys. She loves writing for The Windmill because she thinks it is important to share community stories to the residents of Diamond Bar and feels these stories represent the heart and soul of Diamond Bar.
Meet our Graphic Designer
Kirsten Khoury began working as graphic designer on The Windmill over three years ago, starting with the March/April 2011 issue.
Before The Windmill, Kirsten studied Graphic Communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science. During her time at Cal Poly, she served as the Sheetfed Press Manager at UGS, where she learned to operate a Heidelberg Speedmaster press. Kirsten also held the Decorations chair position on the Cal Poly Rose Float Committee, delivering two years of award winning floats. Outside of the magazine, Kirsten works in operations at Emerald Expositions, coordinating tradeshows across the country. In her free time she does freelance graphic design work and continues to expand her design skills.
Kirsten lived in Diamond Bar as a kid, and is honored to be working on her hometown’s community magazine. She looks forward to many more issues capturing the great community of Diamond Bar.
Again, A very sincere thank you for supporting The Windmill!
Diamond Bar Community Foundation