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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.
--- EDITORIAL MANAGER --- 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 MANAGER --- 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.
--- AUTHOR --- 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.
--- CONTRIBUTOR --- 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.
--- CONTRIBUTOR --- 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.
--- AUTHOR --- Leah has called Edgewater home since 2013. She first started writing features and news articles for Lake Forest College’s newspaper, The Stentor, while a student there. Her educational and professional background in politics, public health, and environmental policy fuels her interest in community engagement. Around the neighborhood, Leah can be found at one of the local eateries or enjoying the lakefront with her husband.
-- AUTHOR -- Sharon Howerton has lived in Andersonville for the past 12 years but has been in the area for more than 30 years. She is a proud mom and grandma, active member of St. Gregory parish, teacher at the Hadley School for the Blind and participant in many other activities.
-- AUTHOR -- A native Wisconsinite and UW-Madison graduate, Samantha has been an Edgewater resident since 2013. Building upon her interests in journalism, Sam is an active writer and graphic designer who enjoys running on Chicago's beautiful lakeshore path, participating in community development projects, and staying abreast of the goings-on across Chicago's north side.



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