our founders

Kiersten Feuchter Managing Director — Kiersten is a writer by trade and has fallen in love with the pursuit of using words to capture the essence of people. She’s constantly seeking the courage to be her realest self and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Her loves include a crazy toddler, caffeine, bad crime shows, and all things Cincinnati.

Kiersten Feuchter
Managing Director

Kiersten is a writer by trade and has fallen in love with the pursuit of using words to capture the essence of people. She’s constantly seeking the courage to be her realest self and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Her loves include a crazy toddler, caffeine, bad crime shows, and all things Cincinnati.

Chelsie Walter Creative Director — Chelsie is a Cincinnati-based graphic designer with a passion for photography, a love for people, and an obsession with all things Harry Potter. She lives with her husband Cody, and two happy sugar gliders, Luna and Lulu.

Chelsie Walter
Creative Director

Chelsie is a Cincinnati-based graphic designer with a passion for photography, a love for people, and an obsession with all things Harry Potter. She lives with her husband Cody, and two happy sugar gliders, Luna and Lulu.

Kelsey Johnson Social Media Director — Kelsey is a Cincinnati transplant quickly falling in love with everything about the Queen City. She's a magazine editor, cat mom, concertgoer, and bookworm with a passion for tacos and feminism.

Kelsey Johnson
Social Media Director

Kelsey is a Cincinnati transplant quickly falling in love with everything about the Queen City. She's a magazine editor, cat mom, concertgoer, and bookworm with a passion for tacos and feminism.

our team members

Kali Robinson Photography — Kali is a graphic designer who was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She came to Cincinnati six years ago to attend UC, fell in love, and never left. Kali and her fiancé recently moved to Northside with their two kitties, Big Mama and Lil' Mama.

Kali Robinson
Photography

Kali is a graphic designer who was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She came to Cincinnati six years ago to attend UC, fell in love, and never left. Kali and her fiancé recently moved to Northside with their two kitties, Big Mama and Lil' Mama.

Alex Larrison Photography/Videography — Alex is a photographer who runs Larrison Photography with her husband, Corey, and their two cats. Alex is passionate about reading, reality cooking shows, and flowers. She is determined to create enduring, authentic, and spirited photography and videography in Cincinnati.

Alex Larrison
Photography/Videography

Alex is a photographer who runs Larrison Photography with her husband, Corey, and their two cats. Alex is passionate about reading, reality cooking shows, and flowers. She is determined to create enduring, authentic, and spirited photography and videography in Cincinnati.

Stacy Wegley Photography — Stacy is a change maker focused on healthier, more equitable and sustainable communities. She’s a master campfire starter and marshmallow roaster who loves to use her camera to tell stories.

Stacy Wegley
Photography

Stacy is a change maker focused on healthier, more equitable and sustainable communities. She’s a master campfire starter and marshmallow roaster who loves to use her camera to tell stories.

Sharee Allen Photography — Sharee is two parts vagabond, two parts photographer, and one part thrift store find (i.e. animal cracker boxes repurposed as a handbag). She works as an art therapist with children and families by day, and as a concert photog by night. Her loves are street art, spontaneity, and continually learning how to use Instagram from preteens.

Sharee Allen
Photography

Sharee is two parts vagabond, two parts photographer, and one part thrift store find (i.e. animal cracker boxes repurposed as a handbag). She works as an art therapist with children and families by day, and as a concert photog by night. Her loves are street art, spontaneity, and continually learning how to use Instagram from preteens.

Aurore Fournier Photography — Aurore is a program director at People’s Liberty and believes in giving self-starters a chance to turn their ideas into reality. She lives for experience and travel, loves photography, follows the art world, and boxes at a local gym.

Aurore Fournier
Photography

Aurore is a program director at People’s Liberty and believes in giving self-starters a chance to turn their ideas into reality. She lives for experience and travel, loves photography, follows the art world, and boxes at a local gym.

Briana Davis Writing/Photography — Briana is local photographer with a true passion for Netflix binge watching. When she’s not using her camera, she likes to write for her blog, spend time with family and friends, read books, or watch The Office.

Briana Davis
Writing/Photography

Briana is local photographer with a true passion for Netflix binge watching. When she’s not using her camera, she likes to write for her blog, spend time with family and friends, read books, or watch The Office.

Paige Silverman Design — Paige is a graphic design student from San Francisco, but is now residing full-time in Cincinnati. She is passionate about elevating female voices and fostering a more connected and empathetic community and world. She loves art, music, and movies, and will pet any dog in sight.

Paige Silverman
Design

Paige is a graphic design student from San Francisco, but is now residing full-time in Cincinnati. She is passionate about elevating female voices and fostering a more connected and empathetic community and world. She loves art, music, and movies, and will pet any dog in sight.

Teri Heist Writing — Teri is an open mind looking for the open road. She believes that lessons in living start with the stories that surround us. So, with curiosity on her sleeve, she roams both coasts of the Ohio River, experiencing lifestyle whiplash and living to write about it.

Teri Heist
Writing

Teri is an open mind looking for the open road. She believes that lessons in living start with the stories that surround us. So, with curiosity on her sleeve, she roams both coasts of the Ohio River, experiencing lifestyle whiplash and living to write about it.

Abby McGuire Junior Writer — As an adventurer with words to write down, Abby enjoys finding creative outlets wherever she stands. Cincinnati started as a place of education and soul searching for her five years ago, and the city still fuels her passions. She hopes that all of her furiously scribbled down thoughts will help in documenting the women she so admires in and around the city. Noticing all of the quiet beautiful things has taught her how to love the world in her own way and she has an open heart to hear how others have paved their own paths.

Abby McGuire
Junior Writer

As an adventurer with words to write down, Abby enjoys finding creative outlets wherever she stands. Cincinnati started as a place of education and soul searching for her five years ago, and the city still fuels her passions. She hopes that all of her furiously scribbled down thoughts will help in documenting the women she so admires in and around the city. Noticing all of the quiet beautiful things has taught her how to love the world in her own way and she has an open heart to hear how others have paved their own paths.

Emily Stant-Kelly Writing — Emily moved to Cincinnati for a “long-term honeymoon” with her partner the day after their wedding in 2015. She is what a TED Talk by Emily Wapnick once told her is a Multipotentialite and is active in as many roles around Cincinnati as possible, including MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir, pet and childcare, and OTR Community Housing.

Emily Stant-Kelly
Writing

Emily moved to Cincinnati for a “long-term honeymoon” with her partner the day after their wedding in 2015. She is what a TED Talk by Emily Wapnick once told her is a Multipotentialite and is active in as many roles around Cincinnati as possible, including MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir, pet and childcare, and OTR Community Housing.

Stephany Mendia Writing/Social Media/PR — Stephany is a social media/public relations specialist who is eager to use her skills and education to empower her community and create alongside friends. A Northern Kentucky native, she loves attending local events and supporting local businesses that help the Greater Cincinnati area flourish. Stephany can be found anywhere on the internet with the handle @stephjazmin.

Stephany Mendia
Writing/Social Media/PR

Stephany is a social media/public relations specialist who is eager to use her skills and education to empower her community and create alongside friends. A Northern Kentucky native, she loves attending local events and supporting local businesses that help the Greater Cincinnati area flourish. Stephany can be found anywhere on the internet with the handle @stephjazmin.

Abbey Bruce Writing — Abbey is a recovering HR professional and a recent Cincy transplant. She craves creative stimulation and opportunities to nurture her entrepreneurial spirit and that of others. Abbey, her husband, and her soon-to-be teenage daughter love adventures outdoors and exploring everything their new city has to offer.

Abbey Bruce
Writing

Abbey is a recovering HR professional and a recent Cincy transplant. She craves creative stimulation and opportunities to nurture her entrepreneurial spirit and that of others. Abbey, her husband, and her soon-to-be teenage daughter love adventures outdoors and exploring everything their new city has to offer.

Hillary Copsey Writing — Hillary is a writer and editor, and founder of Make America Read, an initiative to encourage reading to develop compassion, critical thinking, and civil discourse. The mother of two sons, her life can be summed up in three words: books, boys, and baseball.

Hillary Copsey
Writing

Hillary is a writer and editor, and founder of Make America Read, an initiative to encourage reading to develop compassion, critical thinking, and civil discourse. The mother of two sons, her life can be summed up in three words: books, boys, and baseball.

Suzanne Wilder Writing — Suzanne is a full-time people-manager by day and blogger by night. She lived in Winchester, Virginia, and Chicago before boomeranging back to her hometown of Loveland, Ohio, where she currently raises two boys. She writes about modern adulthood, parenting, and more at The Smart Domestic and on Twitter @thewildertweets.

Suzanne Wilder
Writing

Suzanne is a full-time people-manager by day and blogger by night. She lived in Winchester, Virginia, and Chicago before boomeranging back to her hometown of Loveland, Ohio, where she currently raises two boys. She writes about modern adulthood, parenting, and more at The Smart Domestic and on Twitter @thewildertweets.

Justine Daley Writing — Justine is a digital marketer, writer, and breakfast meeting enthusiast. Outside the office, you will find her at an early morning rowing class, attempting to resist temptations at Anthropologie, and practicing “the Jackal” in her pursuit to be the next C.J. Cregg.

Justine Daley
Writing

Justine is a digital marketer, writer, and breakfast meeting enthusiast. Outside the office, you will find her at an early morning rowing class, attempting to resist temptations at Anthropologie, and practicing “the Jackal” in her pursuit to be the next C.J. Cregg.

Katie Gravely Writing — Katie is a full-time writer, editor, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. When she's not writing, running two network marketing businesses, or tweeting @katiemgravely, she's spending time with her husband or dancing down supermarket aisles while grocery shopping.

Katie Gravely
Writing

Katie is a full-time writer, editor, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. When she's not writing, running two network marketing businesses, or tweeting @katiemgravely, she's spending time with her husband or dancing down supermarket aisles while grocery shopping.

Myra Morehart Writing — Myra is a museum educator and writer. She loves exploring this city’s rich history and creating educational experiences that bridge the past and the present. When she’s not hanging out in a museum, she’s probably watching old movies or hiking in the woods.

Myra Morehart
Writing

Myra is a museum educator and writer. She loves exploring this city’s rich history and creating educational experiences that bridge the past and the present. When she’s not hanging out in a museum, she’s probably watching old movies or hiking in the woods.

Elsie Mort Podcast Director — Elsie is a native Cincinnati writer, artist, and designer. Her interests range from illustrating children’s books to horror films and she currently lives in Wyoming, Ohio.

Elsie Mort
Podcast Director

Elsie is a native Cincinnati writer, artist, and designer. Her interests range from illustrating children’s books to horror films and she currently lives in Wyoming, Ohio.

Tracy P. Van Wagner Writing/Events — Tracy moved to Cincinnati in order to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy at UC. She has successfully completed her Ph.D. studies and is now an adjunct professor at UC. She enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family; meeting people and hearing their stories; and weekend mornings spent listening to records and reading.

Tracy P. Van Wagner
Writing/Events

Tracy moved to Cincinnati in order to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy at UC. She has successfully completed her Ph.D. studies and is now an adjunct professor at UC. She enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family; meeting people and hearing their stories; and weekend mornings spent listening to records and reading.

Sandra Okot-Kotber Writing/Events/Social Media — Sandra is a University of Central Florida human communication graduate. After a decade in Florida, she relocated to the Queen City to explore the realm of life’s possibilities. She is a creative at heart with a passion to help those around her and generations to come.

Sandra Okot-Kotber
Writing/Events/Social Media

Sandra is a University of Central Florida human communication graduate. After a decade in Florida, she relocated to the Queen City to explore the realm of life’s possibilities. She is a creative at heart with a passion to help those around her and generations to come.

Heather Churchman Writing — Heather is an Oxford, Ohio, native and longtime Cincinnati (and Covington) resident. She's also a recovering perfectionist, night owl, voracious reader, information seeker, bourbon drinker, travel lover, yoga doer, concert goer, Howard Stern listener, podcast addict, learning fanatic, Cincy Red Bike rider, and self-improvement enthusiast.

Heather Churchman
Writing

Heather is an Oxford, Ohio, native and longtime Cincinnati (and Covington) resident. She's also a recovering perfectionist, night owl, voracious reader, information seeker, bourbon drinker, travel lover, yoga doer, concert goer, Howard Stern listener, podcast addict, learning fanatic, Cincy Red Bike rider, and self-improvement enthusiast.

Lauren Lewis Editorial Resident — Lauren is currently a fourth year student at the University of Cincinnati studying international affairs and creative writing. She drinks copious amounts of tea and buys too many books. In her free time she enjoys pinning decorative DIYs on Pinterest, writing numerous stories, and sharing plenty of embarrassing, but funny mishaps with the people around her.

Lauren Lewis
Editorial Resident

Lauren is currently a fourth year student at the University of Cincinnati studying international affairs and creative writing. She drinks copious amounts of tea and buys too many books. In her free time she enjoys pinning decorative DIYs on Pinterest, writing numerous stories, and sharing plenty of embarrassing, but funny mishaps with the people around her.

Tiffany White Writing — Tiffany is a Cincinnati native and a senior documentation analyst for a health insurance company. She specializes in all things tech. She recently completed her technology management masters at Georgetown University. When she is not reading about the latest tech and design trends, she is chasing after her young son and experimenting with new recipes, courtesy of Pinterest.  

Tiffany White
Writing

Tiffany is a Cincinnati native and a senior documentation analyst for a health insurance company. She specializes in all things tech. She recently completed her technology management masters at Georgetown University. When she is not reading about the latest tech and design trends, she is chasing after her young son and experimenting with new recipes, courtesy of Pinterest.

 

Jennifer Mahuet Photography — Jennifer is a photographer, writer, and unapologetic advocate of cats (the good kind of crazy cat lady). She believes that she is old enough to see how far women have come, yet wise enough to know we haven't fully arrived.

Jennifer Mahuet
Photography

Jennifer is a photographer, writer, and unapologetic advocate of cats (the good kind of crazy cat lady). She believes that she is old enough to see how far women have come, yet wise enough to know we haven't fully arrived.

Dani Clark Writing — Dani is equal parts writer, hot beverages, and blanket-like clothing. She is a big believer that storytelling is primarily about the art of noticing. And most importantly, her life’s blood is asking people questions with a general, unbridled interest in their answers.

Dani Clark
Writing

Dani is equal parts writer, hot beverages, and blanket-like clothing. She is a big believer that storytelling is primarily about the art of noticing. And most importantly, her life’s blood is asking people questions with a general, unbridled interest in their answers.

Nicole Mayes Photography — Nicole is a local photographer and true "people watcher.” A native Cincinnatian and UC alum,  Nicole is the mother of two boys, ages 7 and 8, and cat mom to Ava. She loves helping and supporting women entrepreneurs. Girls rock!

Nicole Mayes
Photography

Nicole is a local photographer and true "people watcher.” A native Cincinnatian and UC alum,  Nicole is the mother of two boys, ages 7 and 8, and cat mom to Ava. She loves helping and supporting women entrepreneurs. Girls rock!

Yashira M. Afanador Photography — Yashira recently moved to Cincinnati from Puerto Rico to work as a research coordinator in the Anthropology Department at UC. Science is a major part of her life, but she also enjoys photography, meeting new people and spending time with her furry daughters (Ahri and Rubi).

Yashira M. Afanador
Photography

Yashira recently moved to Cincinnati from Puerto Rico to work as a research coordinator in the Anthropology Department at UC. Science is a major part of her life, but she also enjoys photography, meeting new people and spending time with her furry daughters (Ahri and Rubi).

Ellen Huggins Head Editorial Resident — Ellen is an opinionated morning person and a senior at UC studying political science. Originally from Columbus, she loves exploring Cincinnati, making playlists on Spotify, and cooking vegetarian-friendly dinners.

Ellen Huggins
Head Editorial Resident

Ellen is an opinionated morning person and a senior at UC studying political science. Originally from Columbus, she loves exploring Cincinnati, making playlists on Spotify, and cooking vegetarian-friendly dinners.

Shamekko Early-Coleman Events/Marketing — Lifelong Cincinnati native Shamekko is a self-proclaimed marketing geek and a two-time graduate of UC. During the day, she utilizes her degrees as a project manager, and by night she’s a superhero of sorts, supporting fellow entrepreneurs through her two companies SNE, LLC and DVRS Stock. When she’s not volunteering or working, she loves spending quality time with her husband and exploring local coffee shops.

Shamekko Early-Coleman
Events/Marketing

Lifelong Cincinnati native Shamekko is a self-proclaimed marketing geek and a two-time graduate of UC. During the day, she utilizes her degrees as a project manager, and by night she’s a superhero of sorts, supporting fellow entrepreneurs through her two companies SNE, LLC and DVRS Stock. When she’s not volunteering or working, she loves spending quality time with her husband and exploring local coffee shops.

Lydia Ghuman Writing/Podcast — Lydia is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri with a dual degree in English and women and gender studies. After graduating, she moved back to her hometown of Cincinnati and is excited to work with Women of Cincy to continue the activism and community service she learned to value as an undergraduate. Lydia loves to spend her free time reading, re-watching “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” and listening to music. .

Lydia Ghuman
Writing/Podcast

Lydia is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri with a dual degree in English and women and gender studies. After graduating, she moved back to her hometown of Cincinnati and is excited to work with Women of Cincy to continue the activism and community service she learned to value as an undergraduate. Lydia loves to spend her free time reading, re-watching “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” and listening to music.

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Kristyn Bridges Writing — Kristyn is a Minneapolis native who moved to Cincinnati after receiving her English literature degree from Knox College. She's a new mom with a passion for good food, deep conversation, and anything that feeds the soul.

Kristyn Bridges
Writing

Kristyn is a Minneapolis native who moved to Cincinnati after receiving her English literature degree from Knox College. She's a new mom with a passion for good food, deep conversation, and anything that feeds the soul.

Liz Rosevear Writing/Events — Liz is currently a master's student and graduate assistant at Xavier University. Originally from Pittsburgh, Liz has fallen in love with the Queen City since moving here in 2014. When she's not at school, she's checking out local music, learning about the city's architecture, and hiking with her dog in the beautiful parks.

Liz Rosevear
Writing/Events

Liz is currently a master's student and graduate assistant at Xavier University. Originally from Pittsburgh, Liz has fallen in love with the Queen City since moving here in 2014. When she's not at school, she's checking out local music, learning about the city's architecture, and hiking with her dog in the beautiful parks.

Lindsay Combs Editorial Resident — Lindsay is a third year at the University of Cincinnati studying journalism with a minor in psychology. She has a passion for writing, singing, and reading. When she isn’t having Harry Potter marathons, she enjoys exploring Cincinnati and Covington.

Lindsay Combs
Editorial Resident

Lindsay is a third year at the University of Cincinnati studying journalism with a minor in psychology. She has a passion for writing, singing, and reading. When she isn’t having Harry Potter marathons, she enjoys exploring Cincinnati and Covington.

Heather Willins Photography/Social Media — Heather Willins is a dedicated educator within Cincinnati Public Schools. When she is not helping students to expand their worlds, she is working for Women of Cincy to spread the good word about female empowerment through photography and social media. When she’s not teaching or on the move, she enjoys learning foreign languages (Spanish and German, currently), embroidery and most of all, travel.  Her husband Micah, two pets, friends, and family give her the strength she needs to keep calm and carry on.

Heather Willins
Photography/Social Media

Heather Willins is a dedicated educator within Cincinnati Public Schools. When she is not helping students to expand their worlds, she is working for Women of Cincy to spread the good word about female empowerment through photography and social media. When she’s not teaching or on the move, she enjoys learning foreign languages (Spanish and German, currently), embroidery and most of all, travel.  Her husband Micah, two pets, friends, and family give her the strength she needs to keep calm and carry on.