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Jennifer Pacenza
Jennifer Pacenza came from Texas to Bloomington to pursue a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature and drama at Indiana University. After arriving, she fell in love with the wealth of performance talent and venues she found here. Bloomington inspired her to create and author Bravo, Bloomington!, a blog dedicated to local performance. When not immersed in the world of theater and performance, Jennifer enjoys reading comic books, painting miniatures, and playing fantasy RPGs with her husband and son.
Dason Anderson
Dason Anderson is a writer, editor, and Dungeon Master from southern Indiana. He's a big fan of Star Wars and the Sunday comics section. “Life’s a garden. Dig it.”
Michael Glab
Michael G. Glab has been an independent writer since 1983 when he wrote his first article for the Chicago Reader about professional wrestlers. His in-depth personality profiles became a staple in the Reader over the next two decades. Today, he hosts a WFHB radio interview feature called “Big Talk” and is the brain behind the blog, The Electron Pencil. WFIU’s David Brent Johnson has described Big Mike as “a hip town crier” who writes “in a colorful, intelligent working class vernacular.”
Tomi and Jim Allison
After public schooling in California, Tomi received an A.B. at Occidental College, Jim at University of California–Berkeley. Following army service, Jim earned a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, joined the Indiana University psychology department, wrote Behavioral Economics (1983), and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1992. Tomi was a probation officer in Fresno and San Bernardino Counties and served five years on Bloomington’s City Council, then as Mayor from 1983-1995.  They described her mayoral experience in The Accidental Mayor (2015). Her honors include the Russell Lloyd Award, Sagamore of the Wabash, Murat Mayor of the Year, National Social Workers Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement (Women's History Month) and President, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
Laura Reagan
Laura Reagan is a citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas and is a third generation member of the American Indian Movement. Laura moved to Bloomington in 2001 to attend Indiana University and has both a B.A. and an M.A. in history. A lifelong David Bowie fan, Laura skates for Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby under the name Diamond Dog and has identical twin sons.
Elijah Pouges
Elijah Pouges is a writer, musician, and journalism student at Indiana University. Elijah’s interests include the interactions of sound and film on perception; media theory; and hip-hop and material culture. If Elijah’s not hunched over a computer incessantly writing, you can find him hunched over a computer working on beats.
Samantha Eibling
Samantha Eibling is an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 certified yoga teacher and blogger passionate about helping students cultivate deeper awareness and connection to their bodies, minds, and spirit. She utilizes humor, personal experiences, social issues, and a healthy dose of humility to impart the wisdom of yoga into her teaching style. Sam encourages students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to trust their instincts and personal journeys as they discover the practices of yoga and meditation. She offers individual sessions, workshops, trainings, mentoring, and custom classes at and at her home studio, Vibe Yoga.
TJ Jaeger
TJ Jaeger is a reporter, writer, filmmaker, and musician in Bloomington. He worked as a writer for the Indiana Daily Student and WIUX while studying in the Indiana University School of Journalism and currently writes for NUVO. TJ has also worked on movie sets for The Good Catholic and Stardust and Moonbeams.
Ruthie Cohen
Ruthie Cohen moved to Bloomington from the East Coast five years ago. Every day she marvels at her good fortune to be living in this gem of a town. When she isn’t concocting recipes in her kitchen, you can find her teaching and practicing yoga at VibeYoga and Pilates Studio, wielding a hammer or a paintbrush with the midweek crew at Habitat for Humanity, or hanging out with future movers and shakers at Girls Inc. She loves throwing dinner parties, too.
Ann Georgescu
Ann Georgescu has a passion for making unusual connections. She has spent three decades exploring the world through journalism, commercial art, yoga, and hairdressing. From these endeavors, Ann has learned about truth, creativity, practice, and beauty. She has also found them all to be perfect ways to collect stories. Utilizing the tools from her experiences, Ann has a feel for the unusual angle in everyday events and loves to share her impressions through written and visual storytelling.
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Adam Reynolds
Adam Reynolds is a documentary photographer who grew up in Bloomington and now calls Columbus, Indiana, home. He is a photographic educator with an MFA from Indiana University. His work can be seen at, or follow him on Instagram at @apreynol13. Contributor photo by Mike Tittel
Chris Green
Christopher Green is a filmmaker, engineer, and co-founder of Rogue Ruckus, which provides video production and marketing services to businesses, organizations, and artists looking to make a ruckus. He was born in Ontario, Canada, attended school in Ohio, and currently resides in Bloomington.
Sierra Vandervort
Sierra Vandervort is a freelance journalist and author and is currently finishing her degree in journalism and music at Indiana University. She has experience in online and print media, but her focus is magazine and feature writing. Sierra loves adventuring, reading, writing, and discovering new, independent art and music. She's also strangely obsessed with Spider-Man and is always dancing — even though she says she's terrible at it.
Jonah Chester
Jonah Chester is a junior at Indiana University, majoring in journalism and criminal justice. He has been a Hoosier his whole life, having been born and raised in Trafalgar and then moving to Bloomington for school. He has formerly written for the Indiana Daily Student. His favorite stories to work on are pieces about crime in Indiana, including everything from drug trafficking to the prison system. When not writing true tales of crime and intrigue, he can be found trying out new and unusual cooking recipes on his friends and family.
Paulina Guerrero
Paulina Guerrero moved to Bloomington in 2011 to go to graduate school for folklore. She hails from Washington, D.C., and is still an East Coaster at heart. She has a secret past life crashing on NYC couches and creating raucous street theater. Although she misses being close to the ocean, she is quietly becoming more infatuated with the Midwest day by day.
Natasha Komoda
Natasha Komoda is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Bloomington. She is devoted to portraying her subjects with complete authenticity and presenting to the viewer the unique essence that lies beyond physical appearance. Natasha is also the founder of Femmeography, a photographic service that uses the art of portraiture to heal body image negativity. Natasha puts a lot of heart and compassion into her work and cherishes every person she has the opportunity to photograph. View more of Natasha's work at
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Aerial 812
Aerial 812 is a Bloomington-based drone service company that provides commercial services from video production and photography to drone-based surveying, mapping, and industrial inspections. Insured and FAA-certified, Aerial 812 can be contacted at, or visit Aerial to learn more. To see more aerial views from around central and southern Indiana, like their Facebook page.
Andrew Cary
Andrew is a recent graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He enjoys reading nonfiction, spending time with animals, and eating food. Born in Bloomington, he grew up in Virginia before returning for college. Currently, he works at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Indiana.
Michelle Gottschlich
Michelle Gottschlich is a poet and service industry worker living in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned a BA in English and creative writing from Indiana University. She was co-founder and co-curator of the First Friday and Second Sunday Poetry Open Mic during their operational years of 2012-2016. Her debut book Void Sets (2015) and chapbook How to Keep Full (2016) were published under Monster House Press (Bloomington).
Brian Hartz
Brian Hartz is a freelance writer and editor living in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was born and raised in northeast Indiana and lived in Bloomington, on and off, for about eight years prior to relocating to the Sunshine State in 2013. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Indiana University School of Journalism and is a regular contributor to the Indiana University Alumni Magazine, the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, and Southern Boating magazine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Brian has also worked at magazines and newspapers in New Zealand and Canada.
Matt Flaherty
Matt Flaherty is a professional runner, a freelance writer, and a coach with the personalized run coaching website A lifelong runner and outdoor enthusiast, he loves trail running and adventuring around the world as well as close to home. Favorite adventures include trail racing and fast-packing in Chilean Patagonia and a summer working in and exploring Glacier National Park. Originally from central Illinois, Flaherty first found his way to Bloomington for law school (2007-2010). He practiced patent litigation with a Chicago law firm after graduation, before going all-in on running and moving back to Bloomington in 2013.
Susan M. Brackney
A beekeeper since 2003, Susan M. Brackney is a freelance writer and the author of four nonfiction titles, including Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest-Working Creatures on the Planet. Brackney specializes in organic gardening, beekeeping, green living, and nature. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Boys’ Life Magazine, Organic Gardening, Hobby Farms, and Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, among others.

When she's not writing, Brackney tends her small greenhouse and gardens. “I'm gradually eliminating my lawn. It's good for bees, but, also, I'm lazy! Mowing's just always seemed Sisyphean to me,” she says.
Miles Reiter
An informatics and media major at Indiana University, Miles Reiter is a part-time videographer and photographer. He has built up a small following on YouTube, posting videos ranging in style and topic from consumer electronics reviews to vlogs to cinematic nature videos. When he's not working on a new video, Miles tends to be studiously keeping up to date on the latest products and trends in the tech world. Miles' YouTube content can be found at
Benjamin Beane
Benjamin graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. While he hopes someday to write a horror screenplay, he is happy writing freelance articles. He’s excited for the road ahead and always searching for new experiences and opportunities. Benjamin spends most of his free time playing recreational sports, watching movies, or enjoying a nice hike.
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Penina Gal
Penina Gal is an illustrator, cartoonist, painter, and a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies (yes, it's real). Penina currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, after a delightful stint in Bloomington, and has had comics and illustrations published in Cicada Magazine, Narratively, and Seven Days, among others, and a prize-winning comic published by Paper Rocket Minicomics. More art, comics, and things can be found at and
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As part of MCCSC’s Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship — a New Technology High School — the English 11 class explores and studies literature and composition using multiple pathways as a way to enrich their knowledge and apply their learning in a variety of situations.
Michael Waterford
Michael Waterford was born and raised in Bloomington. He spends his time traveling and writing. Between expeditions he manages his team of explorers, the The Mountain Folk, and works to create the greatest outdoor adventures around. His travels have taken him around the world twice, down the length of the Mississippi River, across deserts, over mountain ranges, and to six continents. “Travel and exploration is the great educator and equalizer,” he says. “It’s best that we try to utilize it.”
Chris Sims
Chris Sims is a comic writer and artist from Columbus, Indiana. As a recent M.A. graduate, he spends much of his time writing articles and graphic novels.
Miller Susens
Miller Susens is a junior studying music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A Dallas native, she focused in string chamber music and teaching while in high school. Other than music, Miller enjoys celebrating birthdays, animal socks, authentic Mexican cuisine, and road trips. She also is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at IU and is a contributing writer to the Odyssey Online and
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Ben Meraz
Ben Meraz is an advertising and editorial photographer currently based out of Bloomington after recently relocating from southern California. He loves to tell visual stories and work with brands to create compelling visuals for powerful campaign imagery. When he’s not behind a camera you can find him with a good cup of coffee, exploring the outdoors, and with his wife and boys. Connect on Instagram @benmeraz.
Luke Wood
Luke Wood currently works as a research associate and policy analyst at the Indiana School of Global International Studies. He has taught courses on West European politics, comparative foreign policy, and social science research design at the Indiana University Department of Political Science and Institute for European Studies. His research interests include mass and elite political psychology and the foreign and domestic policies of advanced industrialized democracies in the North Atlantic region with a specialization in the politics of the Federal Republic of Germany. Luke served as a commissioner for Hispanic and Latino affairs at the City of Bloomington from 2013 to 2014. He has published research articles in Perspectives on Europe and German Politics & Society and is a regular contributor of essays and book reviews to the Journal of European Political Science, the Journal of Common Market Studies, and Humanities and Social Sciences Online. His most recent article, “Multilateralism,” is forthcoming in the SAGE Handbook of Political Behavior.
Matthew Fowler
Matthew Fowler works as a research associate and instructor and is a doctoral candidate in political science at Indiana University and a scholar of race and public opinion in American politics. He is currently examining the relationship between competition, white group consciousness, and racial attitudes. His work has appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics and the American Review of Politics.
Jen Hockney Bratton
Jen Hockney Bratton started her career in television, working on everything from local PBS productions to the Kentucky Derby. When the Internet came calling, she went to work for Oprah Winfrey as a content producer for One move to Bloomington and two kids later, Jen followed another passion and now teaches fitness classes at Bloomington Body Bar. She loves to write, read, spend time with her husband and daughters, and cheer on the Hoosiers.
Zak Szymanski
Zak Szymanski was a full-time journalist in New York and San Francisco for several years. He freelances for various publications and occasionally teaches writing at Indiana University. He makes his living as a real estate agent as a broker associate at RE/MAX Realty Professionals in Bloomington. 
Andrew Grodner
Andrew Grodner is a professional photographer with an MFA in studio art. He's taught photography at the university level, freelanced as an image editor for Getty Images, and is currently working in and around Bloomington. You can follow his work on Instagram at @theartoffact where he posts some of his favorite images and music loops of questionable quality.
Sarah Gordon
Sarah Gordon came to Bloomington in 2007 to go to graduate school at Indiana University after having spent the previous decade hopping between Canada, England, Japan, and the Pacific Northwest. She finished her Ph.D. in folklore in 2014 and decided to stick around, working for IU and writing freelance. She's been a staff blogger for Indiana Public Media's Earth Eats and has published short fiction in The Ryder. She has a few academic publications out there, too, if you really want to find them.
Lindsay Welsch Sveen
Lindsay Welsch Sveen earned her English Ph.D. in May of 2015 and is a Visiting Lecturer at Indiana University. She loves music, baking, and, most of all, knitting. She lives on the Near West Side with her husband, Sam, and their dog, Ula.
Samuel Welsch Sveen
Samuel Welsch Sveen graduated with a B.A. in English from Cornell University in 2010. In addition to being editor of an NYC art news site, he has been a writer and photographer for various other publications. He gained experience in the coffee industry in New York and Montana, and opened his own coffee business upon moving to Bloomington in 2013, Uel Zing Coffee.
Jonna Mary Yost
Far from the wilds of Montana, where she grew up, Jonna Mary Yost has found herself living a Midwest life. Her passion for connecting through nature and energy is realized through her instruction of yoga classes at Know Yoga Know Peace as well as her continual outdoor adventuring. Jonna seeks to pull from the backwoods of Indiana what she found in her home state and impart that mana to those she encounters.
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Nathan Clark
Before going into photography, Nathan Clark studied biotechnology at Ivy Tech Community College in his hometown of South Bend and worked briefly as an emergency medical technician. He practiced his craft while living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and moved to Bloomington in fall 2013. Nathan spends many late nights at Lake Monroe capturing images of the Milky Way. His long-exposure photography focuses on the outdoors, geology, and conservation.
Daniel Bingham
Daniel Bingham is a software engineer, permaculturist, and community organizer. He grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington High School South. He left to attend Skidmore College in upstate New York, graduating with a BA in physics and computer science. After spending a semester teaching science in Thailand, he returned to settle in the Waterman neighborhood on Bloomington's west side. He has worked for a variety of software companies and spends his free time writing, gardening, and organizing around cooperatives and sustainability.
Wesley P. Martin
Wes Martin is a writer, photographer, and journalist from Bloomington. He's previously worked with the NPR affiliate KUT in Austin, WFIU/WTIU in Bloomington, and was the Assistant News Director at WFHB. Wes enjoys stories that explain systems and both real and social infrastructure.
Justin Banks
Justin Banks has lived in Bloomington since 1995. He discovered photography while attending Bloomington High School South (photojournalism class, photography class, and Gothic Yearbook staff 1997-2000). He has been a street photographer since 2012.
Will Reed
Will Reed and his wife, Theresa, are missionaries, most recently in Mundri, South Sudan, with “Serge: Grace at the Fray.” Born and raised in Bloomington, Will graduated from Bloomington High School South in 2002 and Indiana University in 2007. Will and Theresa have been married for seven years, spending three of them in Africa. They both enjoy good books, long hikes, and IU basketball. You can follow their journey more closely on their personal blog,
Trent Deckard
Trent Deckard is a part-time videographer. He has established a name for himself on YouTube by filming and editing content under the name Interesting Ted. Trent loves to travel and has been on multiple cross-country road trips. When he is not creating video content, Trent finds himself spending most of his time enjoying nature and working with electronics. His YouTube channel is best known for his urban exploration, his 5.5k mile road trip across the United States, and a robot, heavily influenced by the TV show Battle Bots, dubbed Rex. Interesting Ted can be found at
Dave Torneo
Dave Torneo is a founding editor of Ledge Mule Press, and coordinator of the Ledge Mule Press Poetry Project Reading Series. Dave has interviewed such notable poets as Leslie Marie Aguilar and Adrian Matejka. His poems have been published in several small journals, including Another Chicago Magazine, ART/LIFE, The Café Review, Big Scream, and Mudfish. Dave has been a Bloomington resident since 1996.
J.D. Gray
J.D. Gray is a Bloomington native. After graduating from Bloomington High School South, he attended Butler University and received his degree in English Literature and Digital Media Production. While in Indianapolis, J.D. worked at WFYI Public Media and with Know No Stranger, which is a collective of artists that create and perform multimedia shows. He is always looking forward to his first cup of coffee the next morning.
Angela Hawkins
Angela Hawkins is a Midwesterner, but her pace of life is like a New Yorker. She credits Indiana University with teaching her the skills needed to create quality stories. She visualizes her stories as though they were on a movie storyboard. Before sitting down to write any story, she finds an interesting element. Once she locates this element, she writes using this as the focal point. She enjoys leaving readers in awe after learning something new about the subject(s). No matter where the subject comes from, she believes discovery of an interesting element in a subject’s life deserves a story.
McKee Woods
McKee Woods is a writer currently living and working in Bloomington, Indiana. Since graduating from the Indiana University School of Journalism, McKee has gone on to write and edit for titles like Glamour, Women’s Wear Daily, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Paper, and others. In addition to freelance work, McKee is writing a fictional memoir, as well as a screenplay based loosely on their experiences working in the fashion industry.
Eryn Wisler
Before conjuring up her '70s summer, Eryn Wisler was a regular, happily married mom of two. She grew up in San Diego but chose Bloomington to be her home and has loved every minute. Little things like dystopian young adult novels, bold red wine, and British crime dramas make her happy. You can follow her on Twitter @erynann and on her blog
Nick Mangieri
A senior on the Indiana University football team, Nick Mangieri (#56) is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, majoring in business management. The native of Peoria, Illinois, started every game last year at bandit — a roving linebacker position — finishing the season with 37 tackles and 2 sacks. Back at defensive end this year (where he started as a sophomore), Mangieri is listed at 6-5, 270 pounds, and says he’s ready to lead a restructured defense that has struggled with injuries, inexperience, and coaching changes in the past few years.