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.
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.
Elizabeth Brinkama was born and raised in Claremont, California. Since she was neither a Valley Girl nor a beach babe, Elizabeth was asked to leave the state. She moved to Colorado and earned a degree in English at The Colorado College. Having achieved the ability to read a book and write a paper in one day, Elizabeth moved to DC with classmate only to discover the day before their journey that she didn’t know how to drive — whereupon she mastered, without artificial stimulants, the ability to drive an 18′ U-Haul with a car attached over 2,000 miles. Not surprisingly, she decided to stay in the DC area indefinitely.
Elizabeth has been a contributor to the Biz Buzz blog and features related to literary arts and general joie de vivre.
William 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.”
“Citizen Bill” appears in each issue of the Voice. A unique form of editorial cartoon, it 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 Bill Brown’s website.
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 is a spring 2012 intern at the Voice, working with the online content. She is an upcoming senior majoring in Mass Communications 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 is a spring 2012 intern at the Voice. He is currently a junior at Susquehanna University and majoring in communications with an emphasis in corporate communications. 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.
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.
Bethany Karn is easily distracted by bright and shiny objects and writes sporadically on food, fashion, flowers, and fluff for the Voice.
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.
Sarah Kraut is a senior studying journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hailing from Baltimore, Sarah is a Maryland girl who is delighted to be working at a small, local newspaper. Though half her heart lies with writing, the other half is devoted to food. She loves to eat (but hey, who doesn’t?) and try new and exciting dishes. Sarah hopes to go to culinary school after she is graduated from college and sees her future in food writing. When she’s not sitting at the computer or standing next to the stovetop, Sarah likes to involve herself in social justice work — handing out food to the homeless, organizing after-school tutoring programs and working with students on the UMD campus to raise awareness of various social justice issues people face both locally and abroad.
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.
Lisa McAllister is a writer, publicist and two-year resident of Silver Spring. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Lisa loves traveling, reading and spending time with her dog, Finn. Lisa frequently contributes to the Voice’s “World on a Plate” column and other features.
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.
Lavinia Rachal is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in “The Washington Post Express,” “The Greenbelt News Review” and “Jambalaya Magazine.” Lavinia writes articles and edits for the Voice.
Amanda Ziadeh is a spring 2012 intern at the Voice. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Maryland majoring in journalism with a focus on print and magazine. She writes for two university publications: Unwind! and Her Campus. Amanda loves fashion, trying new things and UMD sports — Go Terps!
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.
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.
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.