Staff & Media Kit


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Editor: Clay Barbour
Contact for inquiries into story ideas, letters to the editor and general feedback.

Family: A bottle of Four Roses and a series of regrets
Hometown: Raleigh
Last book I read: “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop” by David Adam
Favorite restaurant: Tupelo Honey Cafe (Asheville, NC)
Favorite drink: bourbon, neat.

For inquiries into  photography, art direction, advertising design, website, social and editorial design contact both Jennifer Fenner & EJ Toudt.

Creative Director: Jennifer Fenner

Family: Husband, Bryan; son, Davis; daughter, Logan
Hometown: Hampton, VA
Last book I read: “It Starts With Food,” by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, which was a nice change from my regular rotation of “Goodnight Moon” and “Five Little Monkeys.”
Greatest accomplishment: Being a mother. Hands down the best job in the world.
If I were a drink I’d be: An ice-cold beer, preferably a Brooklyn Summer Ale.
In another life: I would be insanely wealthy so I could spend my time traveling the world.
If I ever played hooky, I’d: Spend the day at the beach.
Favorite color combination: Gray and yellow
Something I’d drive around the block to hear I have made an extra lap around the block (especially when my kids are sleeping in the back seat) to hear the end of a friend’s good story.

Creative Director:  EJ Toudt

Family: Girlfriend, two dogs, one cat
Glen Ellyn, Ill
Latest book I’ve read:
 “The Book Of Strange New Things” by Michael Faber
Greatest accomplishment:
Consistently playing good music in great bands for 20+ years.
“Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think  you’re crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out, is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.” – The Breakfast Club.
Favorite Movies:
 Breakfast Club, Shaun of the Dead, Django Unchained, Amelie, City of Lost Children, Just Like Being There and many more.
Favorite current designer/artist: Daniel Danger (
Something I’d drive around the block to hear and have done just that:
 Riddle Of Steel
Favorite thing to for a weekend:
 Go to the Shenandoah Valley.
Favorite drink: Local Craft Beer.

Copy Editor: Erica Smith

Family: Parents, two siblings.
Hometown:  None. I’m a (proud) military brat.
Last book I read: “The Stranger,” by Albert Camus (translation by Matthew Ward).
Greatest accomplishment: Helped my parents through my mother’s heart surgery and, later, her terminal illness; now supporting my dad. Proud, too, of my graduate work.
Quote: I know noble accents/ And lucid, inescapable rhythms;/ But I know, too,/ That the blackbird is involved/ In what I know.
– Wallace Stevens.
Profile: Too big, or too high.
In another life: My teacher was from New Zealand, my classmates were Japanese, Swedish, Austrian, Pakistani, English, Polish, American and, I think, Egyptian.
A song that moves me: Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music.