Brittany Winkfield is a native of Denver Colorado and currently works full-time as the founder and publisher of Back2Basics Magazine (B2B). After launching B2B in 2012, Brittany transitioned from her professional career in marketing and event planning to focus on B2B full time in 2013. “It’s been incredible to see God use me for the ministry of B2B. I’m excited about what He will do as I devote my time solely to His work,” says Brittany.
Brittany was exposed to the publishing industry during high school through an internship at a local Colorado publication called 5280 Magazine. While attending Oakwood University, she had two significant experiences with interning for VIBE Magazine in New York City and Upscale Magazine in Atlanta. “My passion for publishing developed after my internships,” explains Brittany. “I knew I wanted to do this for the rest of my life!”
Finding the focus
Although you may discover your passion, it does not become relevant until you figure out how to use it. God impressed upon Brittany’s heart a dream to start a positive publication; however, when the idea first arose she was not clear on content. She pondered and prayed, asking "What’s the most important message to share with the world?" And the answer was simple—the Word of God.
B2B was created to inform and inspire young people in their walk with Christ. With the Bible as the foundation for content, the idea is to get back to the basics in a creative way. Research is proving that young adults are leaving the church in high numbers. B2B aims to encourage and excite that audience to keep them engaged in the church. It is a tool for evangelism to those who may not have a strong relationship with Christ, or no relationship at all. “I was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to to have a positive impact on other people,” Brittany states.
Brittany is also a freelance graphic designer and photographer for various groups and organizations. She resides in Denver with her husband and three daughters and loves to travel.