Sarah Arnold is a former architect now serving as the Marketing & Community Relations Manager for the Washington County Public Library. Inspired by the growing creative community here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, Sarah launched Clutch MOV in March of 2014. When she's not writing or Instagramming, she's road tripping or house renovating with her husband.
Cristie Thomas is currently the Interim Executive Director for Marietta Main Street and the Outreach Manager for Clutch MOV. 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.
Anna Martin is a native of the MOV, being born and raised in Parkersburg, WV. She is 32 years old, with a passion for art, photography, nutrition & wellness and a proud FurMom of two dogs and a cat. She has an AAS in Business Administration and is also a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
Ashton is a 30-year-old fashion lover and lifelong resident of Marietta. Just a child trapped in a mans’ body, Ashton enjoys video games, graphic novels, eating cheeseburgers, and getting his picture taken to show off his style. Follow him on Instagram at @ash_pres.
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.
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.
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.
Courtney Knoch is a Marietta-native with a love for all things MOV! This Marietta college grad stays as involved as she can with the downtown scene and has a never-ending hunt for the perfect cup of coffee. She lives in Marietta with her partner and her daughter Juniper, and loves taking her two corgis to all the amazing events in the area!
Courtney is the owner of Ran.dom.o.si.ty 7.4.0, a blog about a personal fashion stylist that helps boutiques and women translate who and what they are through the styling of their clothing.
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.
Katie loves traveling, politics, exercise and good ethnic food! She is starting her third year living in Ohio and working at Marietta College, originally from Iowa. Her favorite activity in the MOV (besides all of the festivals) is taking a book to read along the river.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Rose is a lifelong resident of Marietta, Ohio and enjoys traveling. She has visited all 50 states and is working toward visiting each continent.
Tim is a Southeast Ohioan Raised, Appalachian Influenced Dilettante who aspires to bring small-town charm, big-city look, and vibrant passion to the community that showed him the ropes. He strives to learn and grow as a writer, actor, musician, poet, and overall a good human being. Currently resides in Marietta, OH.