Sarah Arnold

Sarah Arnold

Owner / Founder

Sarah Arnold is an Architectural Designer who graduated from Miami University of Ohio and briefly became a Cincinnatian before moving back to Marietta to design her parents’ home. Inspired by the growing creative community here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, Sarah launched Clutch MOV in March of 2014.

Liv Hefner

Liv Hefner

Editor-in-Chief

Liv is a W.Va. based wedding photographer consumed by wanderlust. She seeks beauty in everyday things. Liv is a teacher, wife, daughter, indulger of all things Disney and unabashedly obsessed with her fur-babies: Henry and Pepper.

Nate Knobel

Nate Knobel

Director of Photography

Nate has photographed everything from commencements and theatre performances to night life on Bourbon Street, Engagements in Ireland, and the oceans and islands of Greece. Through all of this journey he has concentrated on producing creative work that captures the life found all around us.

Angela O'Curran

Angela O'Curran

Angela is a writer and photographer born and raised right here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Spanish from Ohio University and lived abroad during part of her time there. She is passionate about music, art, and history. When not working her day job, she can be found wandering around town, with her camera in hand, capturing the beauty in the everyday.

Anna Fatta

Anna Fatta

Author

Anna is a senior at Parkersburg High School, where she enjoys theatre, speech and debate, and quiz bowl. Outside of school, she loves dancing at the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company and playing her violin. Anna plans on attending college next year, majoring in chemistry, and minoring in theatre or dance.

Brad Thomas

Brad Thomas

Author

Brad is a father, a husband, a rambling storyteller, a bourbon drinker, a book lover, and crazed bluegrass listener who use the word ‘awesome’ too much.

Cassidy Ruppenthal

Cassidy Ruppenthal

Cassidy is a literature lover with a passion for writing. While also working full time, she spends her days reading, writing stories, photographing nature, and having nights in with her fiancé and guinea pigs: Beatrice and Queso.

Cassie Bateson

Cassie Bateson

Cassie is a graphic designer from Hackney. After brief stints in Pittsburgh and San Francisco she realized there really is no place like home and there she’s stayed ever since. She’s an avid reader and photographer who dreams of traveling to far off places in search of adventure.

Cristie Thomas

Cristie Thomas

Author

Cristie L. Thomas is the Executive Director of Marietta Main Street, a local nonprofit focused on revitalizing downtown Marietta, OH. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Cristie now lives in the MOV with her husband and two sons. She spends her free time listening to musical theatre, dancing in the streets, and watching Food Network.

Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens

Author

Joe is a teacher at Parkersburg High School, a blogger, and the author of a series of detective novels known as the Shalan Adventures.

Lane Hughes

Lane Hughes

Lane is a current journalism student, and a passionate musician. He plays drums in a hardcore band and is actively involved within the local music scene. Lane enjoys the serenely simple things in life; coffee, vinyl records, and rainy days.

Laura Pytlik

Laura Pytlik

Author

Laura left Marietta College in 2016 to pursue her dream of owning a small business. She now spends most of her time keeping shop at Wit & Whimzy in downtown Marietta. She’d love to say she’s like Leslie Knope, but in reality is probably more like Frankie Heck with a dash of Liz Lemon.

Marjorie Clayman

Marjorie Clayman

Author

Marjorie is the Director of Marketing at Clayman & Associates, located in Marietta, Ohio. History buff, crafter…buff, and Marietta buff.

Rebecca Rhodes

Rebecca Rhodes

Author

Rebecca is a Mineral Wells native attending WVU Parkersburg. By studying public relations, she hopes to one day use her skills to benefit non-profit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Even though Rebecca loves the written word, she has a passion for history. You can find her digging through postcards at any antique store or giving tours at The Castle of Marietta.

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