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OLY ARTS is owned by Oly Works LLC, a platform media company based in Olympia, Washington. Our freelance writing staff includes former New York Times reporters, as well as freelance writers for the Bellingham Herald, The News Tribune, The Olympian, The Pasadena Weekly, Seattle Weekly, Thurston Talk, and a variety of other publications.


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OLY ARTS is made possible by endless dedication from the following people. Click any name to read more.

Administrative Staff

Alec Clayton, executive editor

Gabi Clayton, operations

Emeritus Leadership

Billy Thomas, publisher 2018-2022

Cody Taylor, operations 2018-2022

Ned Hayes, founder of OLY ARTS

Contributing Writers

Alec Clayton

Christian Carvajal

Christina Butcher

Jerica Pender

Jonah Barrett

Karen Lunde

Melinda Minton

Molly Gilmore

Molly Walsh

Tom Simpson

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