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Molly Allen

Molly Allen

Molly is a baker, writer and avid adventurer. She moved to Yakima after living in Ellensburg for 8 years, where she attended CWU. When she’s not writing, she’s working with small businesses on their social media strategies, editing for online publications and baking. Follow her adventures at @mollyallenmedia

Carol Barany

Carol came to Yakima 34 years ago from Buffalo, NY. She and her husband, John, found paradise on one and a third acres just west of Franklin Park, where they raised three children and became Master Gardeners.

carolbarany@gmail.com

Chad Bremerman

Chad Bremerman

Chad has been shooting pictures for the past 14 years for his own company, Portraits for a Lifetime. Chad is married to Julie Bremerman and has two daughters, Hannah, 15, and Emma, 13.

Heidi Burmeister

Heidi Burmeister

Heidi is a seasoned marketer and creative director who is now enjoying creating content, writing and editing for Yakima Herald’s magazines. She enjoys travel, gardening, cooking and spending time hiking and camping in the Yakima Valley.

hburmeister@yakimaherald.com

Christine Corbett Conklin

Christine Corbett Conklin

Christine is a writer and editor who owns Media Northwest, was born and raised in Yakima and has a degree in Journalism/French from Seattle University. She enjoys travel, reading — and most anything chocolate!

Irishcatholic2@aol.com

Melissa S. Laberton

Melissa S. Laberton

Melissa has been freelance writing for the past 20+ years. With a degree from the UW, she has been an active performer and director for the Warehouse Theatre of Yakima.

mlabberton@aol.com

Addy Logsdon

Addy Logsdon

Addy is a writer, fundraising consultant and executive coach. She spends her days raising three small children with her husband, Josh while also balancing her hunger for the world and travel.

asuaddy@gmail.com

Shannon Mahre

Shannon Mahre

Shannon is a professional photographer, freelance writer, mountain bike coach (for her company, Girls with Grit), and athlete, based out of Naches, WA. Along with her husband, Andy, their life consists of adventuring, creating content for their company, Mahre Media, and loving life with their son, Ryder.

Andrea Mccoy

Andrea Mccoy

Andrea is a writer, blogger, cook and mother of three great kids. She lives in Yakima, and does freelance writing, marketing and fundraising for organizations around the Valley. Follow along on her blog, thesaltandstone.com.

Kaspar Megert

Kaspar Megert

Kaspar was born in Bern, Switzerland and moved to the US when he was 5. He grew up in a very creative family and studied photography at Ohio State University in Columbus. kasparmegert@gmail.com

Ryan Messer

Ryan Messer

Ryan is a freelance writer with a passion for wine, beer and most things that come from the great state of WA. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons, cooking with friends and watching baseball.

RyanMesser@KAPPTV.com

Ed Stover

Ed Stover

Ed is a retired journalist who grew up in Sunnyside and, after years of wandering in the newspaper world, happily returned to the Valley where he lives in Yakima with his wife, Lynn. They have two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren. He also hikes, bikes, writes and tries to keep up with the yard. stovered@gmail.com

Glenda Tjarnberg

Glenda Tjarnberg

Glenda began as a newspaper reporter at age 17. Now, as a freelance writer, she appreciates the time it allows her for travel, gardening and being a grandmother.

gtjarn1631@hotmail.com

Bridget Turrell

Bridget Turrell

Bridget is an Emmy Award-winning former TV news producer. She left Seattle for Yakima’s rural beauty, friendly people, lack of traffic, and sunshine. She lives in Tieton with her husband & border collie.

bturrell@yakimaherald.com