Brianna Melanson is a writer, newsroom editor and foodie. She is passionate about showcasing small businesses and telling stories from a different perspective. Originally from upstate New York, Brianna is proud to call Nashville her home and appreciates all the area has to offer. Fueled by local coffee, she’s always exploring new places and searching for hidden gems. Brianna has also been published in Luxe Lifestyle Magazine and Craveable Carolinas

Kim Stroud is a contributing writer for Franklin Lifestyle magazine. A former nurse practitioner, she graduated with a BSN from Florida State University and an MSN from East Tennessee State University. She now works as a homemaker and part-time RN at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In her spare time, she enjoys finishing her children’s meals, composing extremely hard-to-interpret texts, and starting projects she will probably never finish.

Teresa Ginn is a full-time federal government employee, a part-time college student and occasional cattle wrangler. She always finds time for photography. Fascinated by everyone’s life, she has an excitement for capturing life’s little moments with her camera and has a special affinity for macro-photographs of bugs and flowers she finds along her way. TeresaGinnPhotography.com 

James Williams has a masters degree in hospitality management and a photojournalism certificate from the NYIP. He’s previously been an art director of seven magazines, taken pictures for National Geographic magazine and did photography work for European news companies. He’s passionate about spending time with his two daughters and wife and is a car racing enthusiast. 

Linda Dohse relocated from Minneapolis four years ago and thinks living in Nashville is really awesome and fun (and definitely much warmer!) When she’s not fulfilling her passion for writing, Linda can be found teaching and tutoring children, biking, reading and playing with her beloved three kitties.

Ashley Hutcheson is an avid runner, Nashville native, wife and mom of both two- and four-legged kiddos. A self-proclaimed foodie, she also enjoys furniture restoring, traveling, concerts and the lake. After a long career in human resource management, the Father Ryan and Indiana University alumni moved to a more creative career as a freelance writer.