Category: Past Staff

Rosemary Ponnekanti

Rosemary Ponnekanti

Rosemary Ponnekanti is a multimedia storyteller and data analyst. For 11 years, she was an arts and features reporter for The News-Tribune in Tacoma, Washington. Before...

Guy Bergstrom

Guy Bergstrom is a speechwriter and speech coach and is a member of the Professional Speechwriters Association. He is also an award-winning reporter and a contributing...

Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher is a linguist by profession and, in her free time, a published poet and book reviewer. She’s worked on several cultural preservation projects,...

Jennifer Crain

Jennifer Crain is a freelance writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Her work appears in print and online in national publications, regional magazines, trades, and...

Nora Kovacs

Nora Kovacs

Nora Kovacs is a Hungarian-American writer, printmaker and aspiring curator with a bachelor’s degree from New York University. She is particularly interested in...

McKenzie Murray

McKenzie Murray

McKenzie Murray is a writer and student at the University of Washington. She’s lived in Olympia for the past seven years. She’s written for Thurston Talk and...

Kelli Samson

Kelli Samson works as a high school English teacher, a blogger and a freelance writer based in Thurston County. She is a mother, friend, teacher, baker, writer, reader,...

Kristopher Stewart

Kristopher Stewart is a freelance writer and college student in Washington state. After graduating from Timberline High School with three years of journalism experience...