About Us

Sofia Magazine is a publication about women in Asheville, NC and surrounding areas.

Copies of Sofia Magazine may be obtained if you are in the area. You may pick them up FREE at more than 300 locations. Obviously you already know about the website.

We’d like you to become one of our advertisers. Send us an email to learn more.

Women’s Purchasing Power

Women are the top marketing opportunity in today’s economy.  They make 85 percent of all consumer purchasing decisions, and account for $7 trillion in consumer and business spending. Savvy marketers understand this, and will continue to look at ways to build relationships with this key consumer.

  • Healthcare decisions – 80%
  • New car purchase decisions – 68%
  • Primary household shopper – 75%
  • Consumer purchases in U.S. – 85%

Sofia’s Team


Tammy Sheppard


Art Director / Web Design

Tina Gaafary

Advertising Inquiries

Mike Demos



Advertising Inquiries

Bridget Hepler



Contributing Writer

Natasha Kubis

Contributing Writer

Peggy Ratusz

Contributing Writer

Laurie Richardone

Send us your thoughts

Contact Tammy Sheppard



Asheville, NC

We distribute up to 10,000 magazines with a targeted readership of over 31,000 per month to Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties. You will find SOFIA Magazine in coffee shops, grocery stores, libraries; medical and business offices; hospitals, etc…