Sarah Arnold

Sarah Arnold

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

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.

Cristie Thomas

Cristie Thomas

Outreach Manager

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.

Olivia Reeder

Olivia Reeder

Managing Editor

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

Angela O'Curran

Angela O'Curran

Author

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.

Ashton Preston

Ashton Preston

Author

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

Beth Kohler

Beth Kohler is the Controller for Kreinik Manufacturing in Parkersburg and a church pianist. She enjoys writing, ballroom dancing, and evening walks on the rail trail in front of her home, which she shares with her husband and two cats. She loves WVU sports and all things sweet and sushi.

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.

Brittany Hapney

Brittany Hapney

Author

Parkersburg born and raised, Brittany now resides in Waterford, Ohio. She take pictures of things she finds beautiful and writes about things she is passionate about.

Cassidy Ruppenthal

Cassidy Ruppenthal

Author

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

Author

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.

Corey Shields

Corey Shields

Author

Corey Shields is a singer-songwriter and Parkersburg native. He enjoys making music with his son and exploring new places with his wife. He has a deep love for breakfast foods and vanilla milkshakes. His music can be found on Spotify and iTunes.

Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Author

Courtney is the founder of Ran.dom.o.si.ty 7.4.0. a fashion and lifestyle blog. She loves all things family, fashion and music. She utilizes her degree in psychology and fashion to empower her readers to build their confidence.

Tiffany Harvey

Tiffany Harvey

Author

Tiffany is the newly hired Executive Director of Friends of the Lower Muskingum River. Originally from Rockport, WV where she raised goats and made goat’s milk soap as an FFA member, Tiffany's appreciation for the environment started while working her farm and fishing and hunting with her family on the Elk River.

Hannah Greger

Hannah Greger

Author

Hey there! This is Hannah, I am a Marietta native but now based out of Cleveland. I have been all about art and design since a young age and eventually made it my career. I like to practice my DIY skills on my husband and our two dogs.

Jessica Wielitzka

Jessica Wielitzka

Author

Jessica Wielitzka is the owner of Hidden Marietta Tour Co. which operates tours and events based on the weird, the shocking and the spooky side of history. She spends her days happily surrounded by dusty history books, old photos and her 5 cats.

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.

Katie Evans

Katie Evans

Author

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.

Kayla Young

Kayla Young

Author

Kayla Young founded Boss Babes WV, a community organization focused on social empowerment for women. She is a Charleston, WV resident & lives with her two kids, Milo & Zella. She has a non-traditional egg roll business, and is trying to make a difference in West Virginia, one babe at a time.

Lane Hughes

Lane Hughes

Author

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.

Michelle Waters

Michelle Waters

Author

Born and raised in Ohio, Michelle Waters has now lived in West Virginia a third of her life. Music has been a way for her to both connect and escape, for as long as she can remember. The idea of Hold the Note came to her when she found herself falling in love with her local music scene, and wishing there was a resource to pull everyone together. Michelle launched htnmag.com in 2016.

Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Author

Writer. Musician. Eagle Scout. Bureaucrat. Mike is a graduate of Marietta College and a Marietta native. After spending a stint with the government in Kansas City, Mike has moved back to the Mid-Ohio Valley to set down roots with his wife Jessica and their two cats, Haytham and Luna. A State and National Park enthusiast, Mike is an advocate for escaping the cubicle and crawling around in the woods whenever possible.

Nate Knobel

Nate Knobel

Author and Photographer

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.

Tim Tuten

Tim Tuten

Tim is a desert born, Southeast Ohio raised Musician, One Man Band, Artist, Writer and Actor. After living in North Carolina for some years, currently resides in Marietta, and provide his influences to bring small town charm, big city look, and vibrant passion to the community that showed him the ropes.

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