Meet the Voice
Eric Bond, Executive Editor
Eric Bond was born in Silver Spring, Md. After a few moves and a variety of schools and jobs, he returned to Montgomery County in 1989 and soon found himself writing and editing for a new community newspaper: The Takoma Voice. In 1994, Eric took over management of the Voice and has tried to promote the idea that all news is personal. Eric’s philosophy for the Voice is that a good local paper is essentially a village storybook.
Bill Brown, Managing Editor
Bill Brown moved to Takoma Park in 1982. He has been involved in journalism in one way or another since he co-published an underground high-school newspaper in the late 1960s. He took over day-to-day online management of The Voice in fall 2012. He is as needs arise: editor, reporter, photographer, ad manager, and intern wrangler. He loves keeping the community informed.
Julie Wiatt, Assistant Editor
Julie Wiatt moved to Takoma Park with husband “Coach G” Weinstein and son Zak during cicada season May 1987. They (Julie, G and Zak, not the cicadas) were part of a migratory pattern from an Adams Morgan group house. Before coming to this area she was a wanderer, taking photos in St Croix, working on a community newspaper in East Boston, tracking bats in Panama, studying biology and art in New York City. Julie loves the Voice, considering it a wonderful way to know and celebrate community. Julie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emory Luce Baldwin, LCMFT, writes the “Heart of Parenting” column. She is both a Family Therapist and a Certified Parent Educator with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). Her family therapy private practice in Silver Spring and Kensington helps families with children and adolescents grow well. You can contact Emory at 301-588-1451 or go to www.emorylucebaldwin.com.
Takoma Park expatriate Abby Bardi explores the wickedness of modern life in her Voice column, “Sin of the Month.” Born and raised in Chicago, Abby has worked as a singing waitress in Washington, D.C., an English teacher in Japan and England, a performer on England’s country and western circuit, and, most recently, as a professor at Prince George’s Community College. Author of the Book of Fred, (Washington Square Press: Simon & Schuster 2001), she is married with two children and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Tamieka Briscoe, a Voice 2013 summer intern, is a writer/journalist in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism from Bowie State University. She is a mother of two, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Maryland.
William L. Brown is the creator of “Citizen Bill.” He is a illustrator, cartoonist, and Morris dancer living in Takoma Park, Maryland. His work appears in such publications as “The New York Times,” “Slate,” “The Washington Post,” “The Progressive,” “Newsday,” and “The Washington Times.” His “Citizen Bill” editorial cartoon, created for The Voice, depicts an archetypical Takoma Parkian and his family to comment on the issues and pressures of living in a proudly diverse, progressive, inner suburban, small city. Click here to visit William L. Brown’s website.
Hyon-Young Kim, a Voice 2013 summer intern, is a writer with a bachelor’s degree in English and Classics from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently a journalism student pursuing a master’s degree at University of Maryland at College Park.
Justine McDaniel is a 2013 summer Voice intern. She is a graduate student in journalism at the University of Maryland. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2012 with a degree in Foreign Language and International Affairs and was most recently senior editor of Cake Central Magazine. A California native, she has written for various arts and news publications on the West Coast.
Gilbert is the pseudonym of a hard-bitten, hard-drinking, long-time Takoma Park resident who maintains the “Granola Park” blog. Gilbert and William L. Brown — Granola Park’s mild-mannered chief of staff, researcher, and drink pourer — have never been seen in the same place at the same time.
Kathy Jentz is the Voice’s “Gardening Goddess” and the editor of Washington Gardener Magazine. She is a long-time DC area gardening enthusiast. Washington Gardener is all about gardening where you live. She welcomes your gardening questions.
Lyle Kendrick is a summer 2013 Voice intern. He is a graduate student in journalism at the University of Maryland. He graduated from the University of North Carolina. He has worked for The Daily Tar Heel, an independent student newspaper, and the Cape Argus, a metro in Cape Town, South Africa. He loves movies, American history, national parks and the music of Paul Simon.
Diana Kohn writes the “Takoma Archives” column. She is president of Historic Takoma, Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the heritage of both Takoma Park, Md., and DC. Diana is co-author of Images of America: Takoma Park, a photo history of the town.
Ed Levy is a native of Bawlmer, Merlin, who has ‘temporarily’ lived in the DC area since the mid-70s, including the last 31 years in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Interested in travel, politics, public policy, and just about everything else. Enjoys writing for this great progressive community-focused paper.
Rebecca Rini is a parent, telecom, media & tech lawyer, photographer, ed-techie, anti-nuclear activist, foodie and MINI lover. Born in Brooklyn, NY she is a long-time resident of Takoma Park and currently resides in Takoma, DC. You can see more of her photographs at www.snap2photo.zenfolio.com.
Laura Anthony was a summer 2011 intern at the Voice, reporting on local trends and culture. She is now a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania.
Karen Burditt and Steve Knight write the “At Home in Silver Spring” column for the Voice. Karen is a registered architect with 25 years experience, currently working with Esocoff & Associates Architects in Washington DC. Steve is an Associate with David M. Schwarz Architects, also in Washington. Steve and Karen have lived in their bungalow in East Silver Spring for 12 years.
Christine DiFucci was a spring 2012 intern at the Voice, working with the online content. She is a Mass Communications major from Susquehanna University. Christine is a sorority sister of Alpha Delta Pi, a morning DJ at WQSU 88.9 The Pulse in Selinsgrove, PA,, and a lover of all sports.
Teighler Doak was a spring 2012 intern at the Voice. He is communications major with an emphasis in corporate communications at Susquehanna University. Teighler has lived along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania for all twenty-one years of his life. Teighler is studying in Washington, DC, through the Lutheran College located in Rosslyn, Virginia. Teighler’s interests are in sports and the outdoors — particularly fishing.
Morgan Fecto was a spring 2013 Voice intern. She is a Journalism major, pursuing a Creative Writing minor, at the University of Maryland. She loves writing and music, and hosts a radio show with her campus radio station (WMUC) in her spare time.
Rachel Horesovsky was a summer 2011 photo intern at the Voice, heading into her senior year of photojournalism studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Someday she hopes to make a living documenting the plight of the marine ecosystem, but for now she is content to explore the many faces of the nation’s capital, from stray cats to ambassadors. More of her work can be seen on her website, www.rachelhoresovsky.com.
Rebecca Lurye was a summer 2011 intern at the Voice, covering local news and happenings. She is a journalism student at the University of Maryland.
Sandy Moore, the “Kids’ Voice” columnist, writes for young readers and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Sandy is also a past contributor to “Washington Parent“ magazine, a Board member of Lumina Studio Theatre, and resident of Silver Spring.
Cassandra Robbins is an up and coming graphic designer and illustrator, after having recently graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Communication Arts in December of 2010. During the fall of 2011, she interned with the Voice as a graphic designer, contributing to both promotional print and digital media, logo design, as well as assisting in website layout, organization, and overall functionality. She also separately operates as a freelancer, taking on commissioned projects for various local businesses: cassandrarobbins.com.