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About
The Buzz Team
--- PUBLISHER --- Daniel was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. After graduating from Uiversity of Illinois at Chicago he Began his life on the Northside. As a resident of Edgewater where he currently lives with his partner Larry and 2 dogs, Lucas and Buck. His passion for community involvement led him to acquiring EdgevilleBuzz,com in December, 2013. His deep interest in human rights, animal rights and environmental issues fuels his desire for community change.
--- AUTHOR --- Keely Jones is a native Chicago-an and community building enthusiast. She is a Yoga Instructor, tech enthusiast and social justice activist. She has lived in the Edgewater neighborhood for the last few years with her 2 beloved dogs and partner. She spends her time teaching and practicing yoga, making delicious vegetarian meals for friends, walking her furry friends by the lake, or enjoying a strong cup of coffee at the Coffee Studio.
--- SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST --- Born and educated in Wisconsin (Go Packers!), Nora has been a proud resident of Edgewater since 2007.  She can often be found at the Andersonville and Edgewater farmer's markets with her dog, Ella, or volunteering for a local non-profit.  Exceptionally passionate about using social media for social good, Nora is the founder of Arka Pana Consulting, a social media marketing consulting firm.
-- CONTRIBUTOR — Jen has called Chicago home as of 2000 when she graduated from the University of Illinois. Although she received a degree in engineering and spent the first 13 years of her career in IT, she recently went back to school to pursue a career in her field of passion: health and wellness. In January of 2012 she founded Nutritious in the City, which specializes in helping people achieve optimal health through a whole-foods approach. She currently lives in Edgewater with her husband and 5 year old daughter. She cares deeply about the people in the neighborhood and enjoys fostering a community of clean eating.
--- EDITOR --- Michael has worked as a copy editor for newspapers and magazines for many years, and earlier worked as a news reporter. The San Francisco native earned a master’s in international journalism from the University of Southern California, and has worked and studied in Mexico and Cuba. He lives in Edgewater with his wife Nuala and dog Romeo.
-- AUTHOR -- Claudia attended Oscar Mayer Elementary in the DePaul/Sheffield area and went to Lane Tech high school in Roscoe Village, also lived in Belmont Harbor/Wrigleyville (a Cubby fan), Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Evanston, Edgewater and East Rogers Park, She is a true northsider and happy Chicagoan. Claudia is passionate about the arts, especially dance, theater, and musicals! She is an English as a Second Language teacher by day and a flamenco dancer always. She earned her college degree. from The University of Chicago and pursuing a master's from NU. East Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Andersonville are her home and hangout zones where there are always things to do and people to see!
Originally from the East coast, Kat unironically calls Edgewater her forever home. She lives and works in neighborhood, the previous with her husband and small plant army, the latter as a freelance editor and researcher. In her spare time, she Instagrams random things, Tumblrs embarrassing things, and blogs important things.
Ally Brisbin is a bleeding heart Edgewater enthusiast. She is the former co-owner of Kitchen Sink, and co-founder of Community Glue Workshop, a community repair collective. Ally currently works at the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce as the Marketing and Events Coordinator and is opening Edgewater Workbench, a community workshop on Thorndale Ave., with her partner Stu.
Chris holds his B.A. in Business Management and currently oversees administrative operations at a West Loop law firm. His passion for small business and entrepreneurship make both Andersonville and Edgewater the opportune place to call home. Though a Wisconsin native, Chris is proud to call Chicago home for the past seven years. In his free time he enjoys exploring the neighborhood, dining out, and volunteering with the IL Diversity Council.



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