About Us

Cleaning & Restoration Magazine is the oldest trade publication specifically dedicated to the cleaning and restoration industry. C&R was founded by the Restoration Industry Association more than four decades ago, as a member-only benefit.

In July 2021, C&R came under the leadership of ongoing industry media partner, Michelle Blevins.

Today, C&R is available in print and digital formats for free, to the entire industry. This also opens up access to a library of historical content from early industry pioneers. As part of the refreshed C&R, a new industry resource website is now live at www.candrmagazine.com. This new website will include magazine articles, web-exclusive content, new podcasts and videos, the latest industry news, an up-to-date events calendar, and more.

Blevins has been part of the restoration industry since 2015, and is endlessly passionate about bringing high quality educational content of all kinds to contractors, through the expertise of industry educators, thought leaders, trainers, and peers. She lives in Metro Detroit with her husband and two sons.

Please feel free to reach out to Michelle any time with comments, questions, and topic ideas at michelle@candrmagazine.com

Michelle Blevins

Sarah Guastaferro | Brand Director
Email: sarahg@candrmagazine.com

Sarah was born to create. With a B.S. in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University and MA in Art Education from Boston University, Sarah has helped run the creative side of a small business in North Carolina, Linen & Spruce, that supports local foster communities through the sales of framed signs and candles. Through the years, Sarah has designed newsletters, t-shirts, logos, and pamphlets, as well as taken product and family photography. Sarah lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina, coordinating chaos with 3 kids at home under the alias, “Mommy.” “Life happens, coffee helps.”

Jeff Blevins | Video Production Manager
Email: jeff@candrmagazine.com

Jeff has been around cameras and editing software since before he could drive. A videographer, editor, and a FAA Certified Drone pilot, Jeff has more than a decade of experience in multimedia production. As Blueprint Creative’s in-house video editor and motion graphics artist, Jeff harnesses his creative eye and trained ear to produce high quality video and audio content for companies and vendors in the disaster restoration industry, with much of his time devoted to C&R Magazine efforts. He is a proud CMU alumnus, and when he’s not editing or shooting, he’s usually hunting, fishing, or playing hockey / coaching his son’s youth hockey team. Jeff is a proud Michigander and calls the real O.C. his home where he lives with his wife and two boys.

Megan Burton | Controller + Production Manager
Email: megan@candrmagazine.com 

Megan has been part of Blueprint Creative since it was founded in mid-2021. With a strong background accounting and financial management, including 10+ years with Chrysler, Megan now runs her own accounting firm, specializing in working with small businesses. At Blueprint, Megan is the behind-the-scenes glue that keeps the team racing forward. Megan lives in Rochester Hills, Mich., with her husband and two children.