Past Staff

OLY ARTS | Arts & Culture in the South Sound | Published by OlyWorks LLC, Olympia, Washington | Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: Ned Hayes | Advertising: Billy Thomas | Editor Emeritus: Christian CarvajalDistribution: Street Team | Address: 120 State Ave NE #304, Olympia, WA 98501-8212

Past Staff

Writers whose work has previously appeared in OLY ARTS, but who are not currently writing for the publication. Go here for the OLY ARTS current staff list of freelance writers.

Past Writing 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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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