Anne is the co-founder of Columbus Underground and serves as COO of the business. She writes At Home, Mega Weekend and many other types of stories for CU. Anne also organizes charitable and community service events for the site. She lives in a historic home in the King Lincoln District with her husband Walker and their son and daughter. In her free time, she likes to make paper crafts such as party invitations and decorations and holiday fun. You can read more about those on her blog Handcrafted Delights.
Anne can be reached at email@example.com.
Walker co-founded Columbus Underground in November 2001 and serves as CEO of the business. He directs editorial content, conducts interviews and writes about many topics including Downtown development, transportation and local businesses. Walker also takes many photos for Columbus Underground, serves as a community moderator of the messageboard and plans many of the events hosted by the site. In his spare time, Walker serves on multiple boards, commissions and committees for local civic groups.
Walker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie is a featured writer for Columbus Underground. She is also editorial director of CU’s sister site, The Metropreneur. Melanie previously worked as a staff writer for a business and legal newspaper, where she wrote more than 500 stories about finance and real estate and development in Central Ohio. Since leaving the paper, she has worked on a freelance basis for several local entities, and writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate and lives in the Short North.
Melanie can be reached at email@example.com.
Brent is a staff writer at Columbus Underground who writes about urban development, transportation, city planning, neighborhoods, civics and other related topics. He holds a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from OSU, and formerly served as a Senior Planner for the City of Columbus in the Neighborhood Services Division of the Department of Development. Brent is also a regular blogger at Transit Columbus. While he is a native of Grandview, Brent has also lived in Mexico City, Maine and New York City.
Brent can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ayana is a staff writer at Columbus Underground who covers local restaurant industry news and writes articles, reviews and featurettes related to all things food, beer, wine, spirits, coffee and more. Ayana holds a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from OSU, and taught English at Columbus State for five years before she decided to follow her true passion of food writing/blogging. A native of Trinidad, Ayana has been cooking for over 25 years after being taught by her mother, an award-winning chef.
Ayana can be reached at email@example.com.
Miriam Bowers Abbott
Miriam is a freelancer contributor to Columbus Underground who reviews restaurants, writes food-centric featurettes and occasionally pens other community journalism pieces. She has been eating and writing about food in Columbus for fourteen years. You can only read her here at Columbus Underground*.
*Unless you are unfortunate enough to be one of her Facebook Friends. Then you can enjoy her rants on everything under the sun accompanied by endless photos of her children.
Miriam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope is a freelance contributor to Columbus Underground who reviews independent films and film events. Her favorite thing about Columbus is its vibrant film community, from the art houses to the megaplexes to the second runs and single screens. Hope is one half of MaddWolf.com, along with her husband — film critic and radio personality George Wolf. Hope is a member of the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, wrote for The Other Paper for 12 years, and contributed to Columbus Monthly and The Ohio State Alumni Magazine.
Hope can be reached at email@example.com.
Halie is currently attending the Ohio State University and working towards a bachelors degree in Journalism. She was born and raised in Columbus and loves music, a lot. She current works as the Assistant Arts Editor for The Lantern and also freelances. Halie writes about anything from art to theater to music to travel to featuring any other interesting aspects of Columbus. She is an avid reader and classic rock enthusiast, who believes she was born in the wrong era. In her spare time she plays cards, collects vinyl and plays the drums.
Halie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick is the Digital Media Coordinator at The Columbus Foundation who writes the twice-monthly PowerPhilanthropy Friday series on behalf of the organization. The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor to nearly 2,000 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 68 years, The Columbus Foundation is the ninth largest community foundation in the United States today.
Nick can be reached at email@example.com.
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Various arts organizations who are members of the Greater Columbus Arts Council contribute to the bi-weekly column known as GCAC Presents. This long-running series is produced in partnership with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, a professional development and networking association of arts marketers. Each GCAC Presents column is written to provide you with an in-depth insiders look into the local arts community in Columbus, and relay information on a wide variety of events and organizations.
The GCAC can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug is a monthly contributor to Columbus Underground who writes “History Lesson“, a column that features factual historical stories about the people and places of the yesteryear of Columbus. Doug serves as the President of The Columbus Historical Society and is a life-long resident of Franklin County. He leads history tours for CHS, is a frequent speaker on the history of Columbus, and is a member of the City of Columbus Historical Resources Commission working group. He lives in the Old Oaks Historic District with his partner Todd Popp.
Doug can be reached at email@example.com.
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, and paints as time allows. Jeff contributes thoughtful art exhibition reviews to Columbus Underground, and in exchange CU contributes monetary donations to Jeff’s charities of choice each year.
Jeff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason is a contributor to Columbus Underground who writes about local sports, including the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers and Columbus Crew. Jason has written work published in ESPN The Magazine, The Dispatch and The Hockey News. His past experience ranges from working in production for “Fast Money” on CNBC to the sports department for Fox News. He also worked as a reporter for Palestra.net, interviewing, filming, writing, editing, and investigating stories. Jason is also the founder of www.themediacaptain.com.
Jason can be reached at email@example.com.
Corey is a semi-regular contributor to Columbus Underground who writes about professional sports. He was born and raised in Cleveland and owes his sense of impending doom to those local teams. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 and currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Despite the location change, he is forever a Buckeye and opted to continue writing remotely on occasion here on CU. You can follow him on the twitter-verse @Corey_Barnes or at his sports-centric blog buckeyenerd.tumblr.com.
Corey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicholas spent his formative years locked in a basement watching his favorite movies via a top-loading VCR with tapes recorded from HBO. Once he became sure he knew everything he needed to know about movies, women and being cool, he decided it was time to grace the outside world with his singular wit. Nicholas founded the film review website Movies Hate You Too in 2011. He also co-hosts On the Marquee on WCBE, co-hosts the New to Netflix podcast, and is a proud member of the Central Ohio Film Critics Association.
Nicholas can be reached at email@example.com.
Marcus writes movie reviews for Columbus Underground. He’s originally from England, but relocated to Columbus with my wife. Together, They run the Films for Action OH: Human Rights Film Series at Wild Goose Creative. Marcus craves originality in movies, with a soft spot for late 60′s, early 70′s cinema, when he says that independent filmmakers really flourished; though he also recognizes that we are living in a pretty exciting time for movies right now. You can follow Marcus on twitter @culturalpopcorn.
Marcus can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa is a contributor to Columbus Underground who writes reviews of theatrical productions. Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Lisa fled that town for the wilds of Vermont. There, she earned a BA in Sustainable Theater from Green Mountain College. She spent some time in Chicago freelancing as a stage manager and prop designer for various theaters. Lisa has a deep appreciation for most art forms, especially interactive and highly engaging pieces. She moved to Columbus in 2012 to serve as a professional volunteer and hone her cake baking skills.
Lisa can be reached at email@example.com.
Briana is an intern writer at Columbus Underground who writes live music reviews and previews, band spotlights, and other featurettes related to the local and less-than-local music scene. She loves badass music of all genres, and whiskey more than you. An obsession with music has lead her to CU to get the high she desperately needs to delay the inevitable painful withdrawal symptoms. Experience at Columbus’ best radio station was the very first hit that made an interest into a full blown addiction, so much so that she may need to seek professional help.
Briana can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Briana is an intern writer at Columbus Underground who covers nightlife, live music, festivals, interesting happy hours and other types of entertainment-related features. As a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Briana is ecstatic to be able to merge her interest in people and her passion for writing. Briana also enjoys devouring a good fiction book, dreaming up new tattoo ideas, taking lots of pictures of just about anything, and discovering new crafts to keep her idle hands busy when they’re not already tweeting, writing, or Facebooking.
Briana can be reached at email@example.com.
Matt is an English born, football (soccer, as the natives say) and live music photographer living in Clintonville with his partners in crime: a lovely wife and an equally lovely dog. Matt has been photographing for the past eight years and for the last four has covered the Columbus Crew’s home games and national touring bands that play the Newport and LC. He’s also a fan of Columbus’ booming alcohol scene and can often be found brewing his own beer at home or sat with a glass of mead at Brothers Drake.
Matt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer is owner and photographer of Jennifer René Photography as well as a contributing freelance photographer at Columbus Underground. Jennifer was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, but has been photographing the people and places of Columbus since March 2012. She loves everything photography, and specializes in all varieties of lifestyle and commercial photography. Jennifer also works as a contracted photojournalist for Mia Jade Weddings, and you can find her wedding and engagement work on miajadeweddings.com.
Jennifer can be reached at email@example.com.
Kyle loves urban neighborhoods and has lived in the Downtown Columbus area for nearly a decade. He is incredibly comfortable behind the lens of a camera and he excels at capturing the beauty in the everyday things. Kyle is an avid traveler, and his wanderlust has taken him around the globe and back with little more than a backpack and a camera as traveling companions. From 9-5, Kyle is a mild-mannered math and science teacher, but in his spare time enjoys playing cribbage, exploring his neighborhood, and laughing out loud.
Kyle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mollie is a intern photographer that contributes to Columbus Underground articles and reviews. She was born in Columbus and is the owner of Fornix Photography. Mollie has been practicing her craft for ten years and is currently attending Columbus State for a photography degree. It is her goal after graduation to pursue a career in photojournalism. From there, her intentions are to work with an international news agency such as the Alternative Press to further herself by working overseas documenting culture, conflict, and life.
Mollie can be reached at email@example.com.
Logan is an photography intern at Columbus Underground contributing to reviews and featured articles. He was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, but now lives in Columbus. He is currently attending the Columbus College of Art and Design, and is scheduled to graduate Fall 2013. Practicing photography for eight years now, Logan plans to further his career into photojournalism by documenting Columbus’ new generation of artists and musicians. More of his work can be seen at www.lcmphoto.org.
Logan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pam is a Nashville native who moved to Columbus with her husband and two dogs three years ago. She is a tea enthusiast and sci-fi nerd who enjoys all types of photography. Pam has been a hobbyist photographer for 10 years, and after getting her degree in photography, Pam is ready to start building her experience in photojournalism. Pam’s photography on Columbus Underground includes portrait work, event photography, and more.
Pam can be reached at email@example.com.
Tim has an enormous passion for photography and specializes in concerts, sports, and other live events. This Cleveland native is a Spring 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Technical Education and Training. As a huge sports fan, Tim can always be found watching whatever sport is in season and frequently mourning the losses of whichever Cleveland team is participating. Tim’s work can also be seen on his website, www.timkubickphotography.com.
Tim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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@example.com.