Staff Writers

Walker Evans

Walker is the co-founder of and along with his wife and business partner Anne Evans. Walker has turned local media into a full time career over the past decade and serves on multiple boards and committees throughout the community.

Anne Evans

Anne Evans is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for The Metropreneur and Columbus Underground. Her regular columns are At Home, focused on living in urban areas and historic homes, At Work, focused on working in urban areas and creative spaces, and Mega Weekend, plus whatever other Columbus stories there are that need to be told! Anne began the Historical Dinner Club in October 2013, an event benefiting the Columbus Historical Society. She also advocates for Columbus City Schools and actively works to improve the elementary school at Hubbard Avenue. Want to chat about any of these things? Send me an email!

Brent Warren

Brent Warren is a staff contributor to Columbus Underground who writes about urban development, transportation, city planning, neighborhoods, civics and other related topics.

Ayana Wilson

Ayana Wilson is a former staff writer at Columbus Underground who covered local restaurant industry news.

Rebecca Wagner

Rebecca Wagner is a former staff writer at Columbus Underground who reported on local food and restaurant news. She's a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Nicholas Herum

Nicholas Herum is a featured contributor who reviews films for Columbus Underground. You can find more of his work at his own website, Movies Hate You Too.

Joe Speakman

Cribspot is the first vertically integrated marketplace for long-term rentals. We manage rental properties for landlords and provide an unprecedented tenant experience.

We began as a search engine for finding housing near college campuses, growing to 100,000 users across 175 colleges and universities. We realized that by managing the entire rental experience from end-to-end, we could take the Cribspot experience to the next level. For landlords, we take care of advertising, finding tenants, maintenance, and everything else that goes into managing their rental property. For tenants, we're building an amazing Cribspot Home experience with virtual tours, smart home tech, online leasing and rent payments, and responsive 24/7 customer service.

You probably spend more time at your home than anywhere else. We're making sure you love where you live.

Matt Ward

Full time comedy producer, booking agent and comedian. I am not a road comic so I have gotten to see my son Sam grow up!

Freelance Writers

Miriam Bowers Abbott

Miriam Bowers Abbott is a freelancer contributor to Columbus Underground who reviews restaurants, writes food-centric featurettes and occasionally pens other community journalism pieces.

Hope Madden

Hope Madden is a freelance contributor on Columbus Underground who covers the independent film scene, writes film reviews and previews film events.

Richard Sanford

Richard Sanford is a freelance contributor to Columbus Underground covering the city's vibrant theatre scene. You can find him seeking inspiration at a variety of bars, concert halls, performance spaces, museums and galleries.

Jesse Bethea

Jesse Bethea is a freelance features writer at Columbus Underground covering neighborhood issues, economics, science, technology and other topics. He is a graduate from Ohio University, a native of Fairfax, Virginia and a fan of movies, politics and baseball.

Melanie McIntyre

Melanie McIntyre is a featured freelance writer for Columbus Underground who also writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.

Grant Walters

Grant is a freelance contributor for Columbus Underground who writes about comedy and music. He is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Grant resides in Olde Towne East with his wife, Julie, and spends his spare time dabbling (sometimes wallowing) in writing, graphic design, and improv. You can find him occasionally saying something amusing (but mostly trying to make friends with celebrities) on Twitter (@grantwalters76).

Lisa Much

Lisa Much is a recent transplant to Columbus as of June. She comes from Chicago having freelanced as a stage manager and prop designer. She holds a BA in Sustainable Theater from Green Mountain College in Vermont.

Halie Williams

Halie Williams is currently attending the Ohio State University and working towards a bachelors in Journalism. Born and raised in Columbus. Lover of books, classic rock and sports. Positive outlook enthusiast. Aspiring writer and drummer.

Martha Trydahl

Martha is a freelance TV critic for Columbus Underground. You can find her on her couch, preferably drinking wine, watching TV with her husband and two children.

Aimee Price

Aimee is an RRCA certified running coach from Delaware, OH and is the Capital City Half and Quarter Marathon coach. She lives on a farm with her husband John and their two dogs Tucker and Bosko. She works at Ohio State University as a Senior Research Associate for the Institute for Materials Research in semiconductor electronics fabrication. Originally a soccer player and equestrian from Bucks County, Pennsylvania Aimee now calls Ohio home and loves running and coaching for Cap City and Marathoner in Training. She loves coaching endurance athletes, especially first time half and full marathoners. She believes that every run is part of the journey and the race is just the icing on the cake! She has completed 11 full marathons, 2 Ironman triathlons, and over 15 half marathons.

Jimmy Razor

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Community Contributors

Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to more than 2,500 individuals, families, businesses, and communities that have created unique funds to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Serving the region for more than 70 years, The Columbus Foundation is the seventh largest community foundation in the United States. The Foundation’s online giving marketplace, PowerPhilanthropy,® makes it possible for everyone to access valuable information about nonprofit organizations in central Ohio. Visit to learn more.

Nancy Alkire has practiced yoga off and on since WOSU broadcast Lilias, Yoga and You in the 1970’s. She has attended classes with Charlotte Bell, Bryan Kest and Kino MacGregor. Since turning 50, she has become much more interested in fitness and often calls on the expertise of athletic trainer, Jennifer Schiff, and Daniel Snider (almost a) PhD in physical therapy. “I am open to polite suggestions for other yoga or fitness experiences. I love documenting and sharing.” Get in touch with her by email.

Jeff Regensburger

Jeff Regensburger is a painter, librarian, and drummer in the rock combo The Christopher Rendition. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing) from The Ohio State University in 1990 and an Master’s Degree in Library Science from Kent State University in 1997. Jeff blogs sporadically (, tweets occasionally (@jeffrey_r), and paints as time allows.

David Staley

David Staley is president of Columbus Futurists and a professor of history, design and educational studies at The Ohio State University. He is the host of CreativeMornings Columbus.

Shelley Mann

Shelley Mann is the executive director of Dine Originals Columbus, a nonprofit group that celebrates, supports and promotes independently owned restaurants in Central Ohio. She's also the founder of Umami Consulting, a company that provides marketing and public relations support for local, independent restaurants in Columbus.

Doug Motz

Doug Motz is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and is passionate about Columbus and its history. He is a Past President of the Columbus Historical Society and has led tours for CHS, and the Columbus Landmarks Foundation. He is a co-author of Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus, Ohio, the Lost Restaurants of Columbus and the forthcoming book due out in December 2017, the Lost Restaurants of Central Ohio and Columbus. He lives in the Berwick neighborhood of Columbus with his husband Todd Popp and their dog, Gracie.

Chris Landauer

Chris is a community contributor to Columbus Underground who writes about sports and comedy. Chris works with students with special needs as a Transition Coordinator. In addition, he is a doctoral candidate at Ohio State with a focus on Global Education.

Jason Parks

Jason Parks is the President of The Media Captain, a search engine marketing, and social media company. Parks has a strong passion for digital media and hockey.

Chris Sunami

Philosopher, programmer and musician from Columbus, Ohio. Writes the blog "The Pop Culture Philosopher." Founder of the Columbus Philosophers and the Columbus Invitational Arts Competition, co-director of Harmony on the South Side. Author of "Hero For Christ" and "How the Fisherman Tricked the Genie". Married to artist April Sunami.

Kathleen Tozzi

Kathleen is the Store Team Leader at Whole Foods Market Dublin, OH. She has been in the business of making sure everyone has enough to eat since she was 13, working in her family’s restaurant in Magnolia, OH. She then attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales University and in 2004, found her home with Whole Foods Market. When not at the store, she travels in search of interesting and delicious things to eat and attempts to run half marathons to keep it all in balance. Kathleen is always inspired by a bit of ripe camembert, smeared on a crusty whole grain baguette and drizzled in honey just stolen from the bees.

Sara Gaul

Sara Gaul is a community contributor at Columbus Underground. She grew up in Westerville and is graduate of Bowling Green. She works in PR and Event Marketing and is a resident of Italian Village. Sara loves traveling, fitness and red wine.

Tyler Clementi

An OSU student, Tyler interns for "Craft: Exploring Creativity," which airs on WCBE 90.5 FM Wednesdays at 8 pm. Like the show at

Bridget Belfield

As an East Coast native (and Penn State graduate), Bridget is transplant to Columbus but has quickly fallen for the Midwest charm of Ohio’s capital city over the past two years. In addition to freelancing for local blogs and publications, Bridget works as a Social Engagement Manager at Moxie, a full-service digital agency located in the Arena District. When she’s not at work, Bridget enjoys catching up on her on-going book list, running along the Scioto River and catching shows at the local theaters. Bridget also serves as a board member for Columbus Sole, a running group with the residents of the downtown YMCA.

Reese Neader

Reese Neader is the founder and CEO of Forge Columbus, the civic innovation program for the City of Columbus. A native of Central Ohio, Reese recently returned from living in Brooklyn and Washington, DC where he served as policy director of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, supporting grassroots projects across the country and building partnerships with Congressional offices, national foundations, and the White House. In 2011, he traveled to Egypt on a U.S. State Department mission to train youth opposition leaders and in 2012, served as youth vote director for the Obama campaign in Pennsylvania. He moved to Columbus in May 2013 to launch Forge Columbus and is a proud resident of Olde Towne East.

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes is a writer and speaker courageously communicating her truth. She openly shares living with depression, life as a single mother, and other challenges to encourage and inspire others. Stephanie writes for The Huffington Post, The Shriver Report, and other online publications. She is also an Ambassador for Ascend at The Aspen Institute. In October 2013, Stephanie talked about how she learned to openly embrace the hard and difficult places in life at TedxColumbus. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @srmhughes.

Brian Anthony Kirby

Brian works as a trainer for a national online retailer. He now lives in Clintonville and attended the University of Cincinnati. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, writing, karaoke back-up dancing, and is an aspiring oenophile. He is also extremely passionate about his high maintenance rescue dog. Opinions expressed are his own.

Mitchell Tallan

McQuetta Williams

EnVision Proven Success (EPS) is an organization became impassioned to create ‘EnVision Proven Success’ a forum to share our struggles, successes, and to strengthen the resources that help women realize their importance. We understand the barriers women in vulnerable circumstances encounter and we are committed to annually print how these empowered women achieve their goals and dreams. The mission of EPS is to provide knowledge and resources that empower women to improve their quality of life, in other words “WeDon’t Look like What We’ve Been Through.” The mission was born in 2013 when CEO/President of EnVision Proven Success, McQuetta Williams and a team of dedicated volunteers created a community-outreach publication called “EnVision Proven Success” and truly grateful to Grange Insurance Company for printing our 2014,2015, and 2016 editions of “EnVision Proven Success.

How can you help?
As a small grassroots, 501(c) 3 charitable nonprofit organization, we rely largely on the kindness of sponsors like you. Your contributions to EnVision Proven Success will help us provide quality programming and much needed community tangibles for all women requesting and receiving our comprehensive social supportive services. The contributions you give to support the mission of EnVision Proven Success is completely up to you. Currently, we need personal items that empower our women we serve to regain self confidence. There is no shortage of ways that you can help us reach our goals. Whether you are looking to donate your time, efforts, funds, goods or services, we have several opportunities indicated below for you to do so. We welcome all support.
Thank you, in advance, for all your support.

Andrew Love

Wexner center employee/City planning and Japanese undergrad at OSU.

John Kennedy Tuzziano

Michael Schwartz

Chadwick Arboretum

At Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, our mission is to honor our Land-Grant tradition by providing extensive and diverse plant collections for education, research, and enjoyment.

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Intern Writers

Briana Henry

Briana is an intern writer at Columbus Underground who writes concert and live music reviews and previews, local band spotlights, album reviews, and other featurettes related to the local music scene.

Cassandra Zahran

Cassandra Zahran has music playing in her head all day, every day. She thoroughly enjoys dancing, climbing, her persian cat and the city of Columbus. She feels that music in every medium is incredible, and she loves to experience as much of it as she possibly can.

Jenna TayLor

Jenna Taylor is a current undergrad student at The Ohio State University completing her B.A in Communications. She specializes in cultural reporting, specifically on topics such as food & wine, music, and the arts. In her downtime she enjoys working on her food blog, venturing through the city of Columbus, and traveling.

Grace Fleisher

Grace delves into all things music and entertainment related here at Columbus Underground. She's currently a Journalism student at Ohio State University where she will graduate from in May. Grace is passionate about music, cuisine, social justice, public policy and their intersection with the arts.

Nen Lin Soo

Nen Lin Soo is a student at The Ohio State University with a journalism major. Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nen Lin now calls Columbus her second home. She loves exploring the city, attending music shows, and eating all things potato to her heart’s content. Meeting new people, speaking with unique personalities, and giving them a voice is what she looks forward to everyday.

Audrey Bonfig

Audrey is an intern writer at Columbus Underground who writes about fashion trends, events, and boutiques local to the Columbus area. She is as an Ohio State graduate and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in journalism at Ohio University. In her spare time, she blogs about everything from fashion to horror movies on her blog The Renaissance Chick.

Sally Xia

Sally Wenxin Xia is a multimedia journalist, adventurer and elephant lover. Originally from Shenzhen, China, Sally just graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism. She loves discovering and telling stories about people, and their interaction with the community. In her spare time, Sally loves going to concerts and playing basketball.

Emma Surber

Emma Surber is an intern staff writer at Columbus Underground. She writes about urban development, civics, and personal interest stories. Emma is currently a senior at The Ohio State University and plans to graduate in August.

Briana Ekanem

Briana is currently a student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She calls Columbus home and has a love for the city. Passionate about sports, food, and fashion, Briana is always eager to learn and to meet new people.


Matt Ellis

Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers music that happens in the city and the Columbus Crew SC home games. More photography from Matt can be found at his 500px page.

Mollie Lyman

Want to join us?

We post open positions for staff writers and internships on our JOBS page. If you're interested in becoming a community contributor about a topic you're passionate about, send us an email to [email protected].