Sarah Arnold is the owner and founder of Clutch MOV, having launched the publication in 2014 inspired by the growing creative community here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. A former architect, she also serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications for OhioSE. When she's not writing or Instagramming, she's road tripping or house renovating with her husband.
Olivia is a W.Va. based wedding photographer consumed by wanderlust. She seeks beauty in everyday things. Olivia is a teacher, wife, mother, daughter, indulger of all things Disney and unabashedly obsessed with her fur-babies: Henry and Pepper.
Laura left her job at Marietta College to follow her dream of owning a retail boutique. When she's not tending shop at Wit & Whimzy, she's watching wildlife from her windows.
Cristie Thomas is currently the Executive Director for Marietta Main Street. With a background in Organizational Management, Marketing & Communications, and Civic Engagement, Cristie strives to help local businesses and nonprofits increase their capacity to better serve their mission and their communities. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Cristie now lives in Marietta with her husband and two sons.
Allison has been doing photography as a hobby for most of her adult life, and professionally for the past 6 years. She loves capturing special moments of all kinds, and also photo's of our beautiful community. It is rare for her to go anywhere and not find something to take a photo of that she has found beauty in or something that's just interesting.
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.
Beth Kohler is a Controller at Kreinik Manufacturing Company and recently started moonlighting as a life coach. A Parkersburg native, she's a proud citizen of the Mountain State and loves to cheer on the WVU basketball team. In addition to working full-time, Beth is a church pianist. At the end of the day, she enjoys coming home to her hubby, energetic two year old and grumpy cat Lucy.
Brittany is a new stay-at-home momma who also doubles as a motorsports and portrait photographer. She was born and raised in Parkersburg, WV, but currently resides in the beautiful countryside of Waterford, Ohio.
Brooke Greenwood is an MOV native and admirer of the area's rich history and beauty. When she's not immersed in an old movie playing on TCM, she enjoys spending time outdoors, snapping pictures, and laughing at the antics of her rambunctious cat, Mink.
Emily Rowley is a freelance writer and MOV native who recently completed her Master's in English and creative writing. She enjoys gardening, coffee table books, British television, walking in the woods, and alternating complaining about and vehemently defending her home state. She lives in Parkersburg with her large dog, three-legged cat, and many houseplants.
Eva Bennett, originally from Germany, relocated to the MOV about 6 years ago after being a surrogate to a local family. What she thought would be a steppingstone in her social work career ended up becoming her home after falling for a local. Eva, works at a local hospital and shares her life with her husband, Tim and step-daughter, Ana.
Jennifer Bryant is a transplant to the MOV from southern WV via Pittsburgh. She, her husband, two daughters, and two dogs live in Parkersburg. They enjoy traveling, sports, board games, and good food. She also enjoys reading, photography, and politics.
Joe Stephens is the author of The Shalan Adventures, starring Harry and Dee Shalan. While he's not writing stories of daring-do, he's an award-winning high school English teacher. He's also a big fan of anything nerd, especially superhero.
Kaitlin is excited to use her background in journalism and communications and her keen interest in early childhood education and environmental sustainability to contribute to the important work Clutch MOV is doing for the Mid Ohio Valley! When she isn't writing, Kaitlin enjoys reading her Children's book, "Pawpaw is My Favorite Flavor!" to children, working out (specifically power lifting) with her husband, and watching her miniature dachshund Twiddle chase squirrels in her backyard.
Kyle Yoho is the Education Director of The Castle Historic House Museum. A native of Woodsfield, Ohio he graduated from Marietta College with his BA in History and went on to get his MA in Public History from Wright State University. Kyle enjoys connecting the public with their local history either through public programming, living history interpretation, or writing!
Meryl Williams a writer who is glad to be back in the MOV after a few years away in Chicago and Portland. She lives in Williamstown with her partner, his son, and their four pets.
Born and raised in Ohio, Michelle Waters has now lived in West Virginia for 16 years. She is a full-time photographer of people, animals, food, live music and events, and loves trying new foods, traveling, and spending time with the people she loves. She also teaches art classes through Artsbridge, The Parkersburg Art Center and Riverside Artists Gallery.