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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.
--- 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.
--- 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.
--- EDITORIAL MANAGER --- Victoria has worked in media since 1998. She earned her master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. After freelancing in Massachusetts and California, she spent a decade as a general assignment reporter for The Henderson Gleaner, an award-winning daily newspaper in Kentucky. She writes a wine column for The Evansville, Indiana, Courier & Press. She lives in Ravenswood.



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