Dave Goetz is co-founder of Journey Sixty6 and president of CZ Strategy, a strategic marketing agency. He is a former magazine and book editor and the author of Death by Suburb: How to Keep the Suburbs from Killing Your Soul (HarperOne). He is also a passionate fly fisher, podcaster (2 Guys and a River), and author of The Fly Fisher's Book of Lists: Life is short. Catch more fish.

Dave has coached hundreds of writers and served as editor for books in the area of philanthropy, leadership, spirituality and religion, legacy memoirs, and business.



Melissa Parks is co-founder of Journey Sixty6 and managing director of publishing at CZ Strategy, a strategic marketing agency. She is an Instagram expert, having built a large IG following (Megillicutti).

Over the past 25 years, Melissa has coached numerous authors through the publishing journey, from idea formation to publication. She has also ghostwritten books for thought leaders.

She is a speaker and a writer, contributing to online shelter publications. She and her co-founder, Dave Goetz, started working together more than twenty years ago at a publishing company. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from Loyola University Chicago.


Rob Lewis is a writing coach, developmental editor, and ghostwriter for Journey Sixty6. Rob has decades of experience working with family businesses and family business consultants. He has a proven track record of writing narratives that illuminate the complexities of family dynamics, succession planning, and business strategy. Whether he’s working on founder memoirs, family histories, or thought leader nonfiction, Rob’s writing resonates with clarity and insight, helping family businesses and family business consultants navigate their unique stories and challenges with confidence. 


Allison Parks is the editorial manager for Journey Sixty6. She also serves as one of Journey Sixty6’s writing coaches and ghostwriters. Beyond her writing talents, Allison plays a pivotal role in managing the company’s website and blog, ensuring that content is engaging, informative, and reflective of Journey Sixty6’s brand. Her multifaceted skill set and unwavering dedication make her an essential asset to the team. 



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