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O'Brien is a Cleveland-based writer and Ohio native. Her freelance feature writing has appeared in a range of local and national publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, CAN Journal, and hiVelocity's sister publication Fresh Water
O'Brien has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University, but has been writing full time since 2000. A fifth generation northeast Ohioan, O'Brien lives with her husband and daughter near the Cuyahoga River Valley. Visit her informational pages
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As co-publisher and art director for Balanced Living, a print publication that focused on health, wellness and sustainability, Bob Perkoski
developed the look, feel and content of the magazine. His compelling layouts, designs and photography played an integral part in the publication's success, leading to its eventual sale in 2008. Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski prefers the "big city," having lived in Cleveland since 2000 and is also the Managing Photographer of hiVelocity's sister publication, Fresh Water
. "With its great architecture and culture," he says of his current Rust Belt home, "the city has a lot to offer visually. There's a photograph around every corner if you open your eyes and mind to it."
Perkoski's eclectic and award winning photos have been featured in an array of local publications and on CNN's iReport. See more on his pages
Joe Baur is a Cleveland-based author, writer, and filmmaker whose work has appeared in a variety of local, national and international publications, including Rust Belt Chic, DRAFT Magazine, and Europe Up Close. Baur is currently working on Best Hikes Near Cleveland with Falcon Guides and Modern Enlightenment, a travel documentary exploring the Tibetan culture in exile from Dharamsala, India. Contact Baur at his website
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