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Writers, Photographers, Site Contributors

Laurie Guzda
Laurie A. Guzda is the Creative Director of LAGuzda, Creative Arts & Services, a boutique agency for marketing, branding, PR and more, specializing in Hospitality. Laurie is an avid photographer, artist and writer.  She writes a monthly column, “Pocono Secrets” where she showcases photos along with interesting discoveries throughout the eastern part of Pennsylvania. In addition to winning several awards, Laurie’s photos have been featured in many publications locally and nationally. She also teaches comedy improv workshops. To check out more photos follow LAGuzda on Instagram
Learn more at laguzda.com

Karolene Hudock Carlson
Karolene runs a free-lance marketing business in Litchfield County Connecticut where she specializes in Social Media Marketing. She spent over 15 years as a Director of Marketing for Prudential Financial and American Skandia where she specialized in programs designed for top Investment Advisors.  Presently, she invests her energy in marketing local businesses, community leadership and fund-raising. In her free time, she, her husband, and two teenagers enjoy hiking, canoeing and skiing in Cornwall, CT where they reside.  Learn more on LinkedIn.

Joan Matsui
Joan is a freelance writer contributing hundreds of articles for various publications throughout Northeast PA including the Pocono Mountains.  She has an avid interest in writing about travel, events and things to do in the area.  

Learn more about Joan on LinkedIn.

Kari Kirk

The Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania have been home to Kari Kirk for over two decades.  She raised her children here, and they've stayed in the Poconos to build careers in music and horse ranching.  

A lifelong reader, listener, research editor, and writer, Kari has contributed her expertise to trail guides; print, broadcast, and internet marketing; tourism and trade publications; undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate theses; business management; and, many community events.

Kari resides in Pocono Township with her partner, Steven, and their elderly rescued hounds, Gage and Roll.  She plays and teaches instrumental music, sings in a church choir, gardens, and creates hand-braided rugs.

Contact Kari at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kari-kirk/46/453/49

Tim Sohn
Tim Sohn is owner of Shohola, Pa.-based Sohn Social Media Solutions, which provides social media coaching and consulting, copywriting and editing services to businesses and publishers in northeast Pennsylvania and around the world. Visit Sohn's website at SohnSocialMediaSolutions.com, Like his Facebook page, visit him on Twitter at Twitter.com/editortim, or connect with him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/timsohn. Socialize!

Thomas R. Wilkins

Thomas R. Wilkins is Broker of Record & CEO for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates, Wilkins & Associates Commercial Brokers, Inc., and NEPA Management Associates, Inc.  A native of the Poconos, Wilkins has operated the company since 1988 when he founded Wilkins & Associates Real Estate, Inc.  Over the next 26 years the firm grew to become one of Northeast PA’s largest real estate companies.  In 1991, NEPA Management Associates was formed and today is one of the most respected property management companies in the Northeast PA region.  In addition to those accomplishments, and as a consultant, Wilkins has been retained by major Fortune 500 companies, regional companies, both the public and private sector as a site-selector, negotiator, expert witness and consultant.  He’s been interviewed nationwide on the popular CBS News program, “Eye on America” and is a licensed instructor, professional speaker and educator for Real Estate and Real Estate services.


Michael Straub

One of the best things about my profession is every day is unique, fun, and inspiring.  I love having the opportunity to photograph different people and things. I never know where the next assignment will take me.

I have been photographing weddings, events, and people, for many years. My experience has taught me not only technical skills but also people skills, and understanding that you are trusting me to capture what your envisioning.

Learn more at www.michaelstraubphotography.com


Cathy Myers
Cathy Myers is a student care representative at Penn Foster Education and Photographer( Art, Portrait, and Commercial), mother of 2 and grandmother of 2.  She loves photography, history, books, antiques, travel, animals, the ocean and nature.   Cathy grew up in a Dorflinger worker house in White Mills, PA, ttended White Mills school as a child and promotes local history preservation.  View Cathy's work at https://www.flickr.com/photos/55999734@N00/sets.  Learn more about Cathy on LinkedIn.  Contact Cathy at  bulletproofsoul67@yahoo.com or 570- 251-1564.

Steven Wayne Cook

Growing up in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia gave me a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature, landscapes and wildlife. Starting with my first camera at age 13, I have always had a passion for photography. I now live in Northeast Pennsylvania with my wife Leslie and my German Shepherd, Ruger. 

Learn more at
http://natureinthelens.com


Debbie Burke
With a long career in print production, PR, marketing and journalism (including being editor of the Pocono Business Journal), Debbie fulfilled her dream of authorship with the 2011 release of “The Poconos In B Flat.” She is the newsletter editor for the Pocono Mountain Arts Council. Her other love is jazz, and for the past eight years she has been playing alto saxophone in several community bands. She lives in Monroe County, PA with her husband, two children and their greyhound. Email her at debcolumn@gmail.com  or look for her on LinkedIn.

Anne & Mike Howard, HoneyTrek.com
Mike & Anne Howard, are two American newlyweds who thought a ten-day honeymoon wasn’t nearly enough to celebrate a new life together so they quit their jobs, rented their apartment, and set out on a 675-day honeymoon around the world. HoneyTrek.com is the story of their amazing journey across South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Europe and what stands to be the most extensive honeymoon in history! Extremely passionate about long-term travel, they are taking all they've learned from their two years on the road and helping more people explore the globe with HoneyTrek Trip Coach, a one-on-one guide to world travel.

George Leroy Hunter
George Leroy Hunter is a U.S.A. based photographer and writer. Photography has been a life-long passion of his ever since he was given his first camera by a neighbor as a young child.

Hunter did still photography and video work for stage and music productions during his school years but life took him in a few different directions career wise. He is no one trick pony. He has worked for many companies including one of the biggest elevator design firms in the world all the while keeping up with the latest photography trends from the film era to the digital age.

There is a wide range of subjects in Hunter's portfolio. He considers the entire world his studio and the colors of the seasons as his palette. George Leroy Hunter's photography style is unpredictable and is a work in progress.  Learn more at www.georgeleroyhunter.com

Tricia McGarvin
Tricia McGarvin is a freelance web content writer and former broadcast journalist.  She was a contributing arts feature producer for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Tricia also created an afterschool literary arts program for teens in Monroe County, called Urban Mountain Voices, where she conducted weekly workshops in writing and performance of spoken word poetry.  She presently resides in Carbon County.  

Learn more about Tricia on LinkedIn

Cassandra Lund

Cassandra Lund is a Temple University graduate with a degree in Journalism. She has lived in the Poconos since she was two years old. She appreciates the unique opportunities of the Poconos and is glad to have grown up in the area. She enjoys writing, traveling and playing with her dog.

Learn more about Cassandra on cbeelund.wordpress.com or on Linkedin

Michelle Lee Erbach

Natural light photography is my passion and I make every attempt to use that "Golden hour" to the best of my ability. I will chase the light until every bit is gone because nothing is better than natural light. When everything comes together and you get those images that take your breath away, THAT'S what it is about! Capturing those breathtaking moments and savoring the joy of those that you had the privilege of observing.

Learn more about Michelle at MichelleLeePhotographer.com

Lisa Criscera

Lisa M. Criscera has over 15 years of experience in management and marketing in the hospitality industry.  She is the owner of L.C. Solutions, a creative marketing and event services company based in Carbondale, PA.  L.C. Solutions specializes in wedding, social, corporate and non-profit event planning, promotion and coordination and also provides small business marketing solutions including social media coaching and consulting. 

As a Carbondale native, Lisa is passionate about promoting and growing local businesses and building awareness for the many unique and fascinating attributes of the Northeast Pennsylvania region.

Visit 
LCSolutionsLLC.com to learn more about Lisa or connect with her on 
TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.


Katie Filicky

Katie Filicky's (MS in Publication Management, Drexel University) writing has appeared in newspapers, websites, anthologies, magazines, product labels, and more.  Her manuscript is currently being submitted for publication. Katie is the founder and publisher of PoconoSunday.com, your source for homemade adventure. She also leads writing workshops in the Pocono Mountains area and enjoys reading live at events. When she's not writing, you can find Katie on the trail.  

To learn more about Katie, visit katiefilicky.com or follow along on facebook or instagram. She can be reached at filickykatie@gmail.com.


Erin L. Delaney

Erin L. Delaney is a digital content and product copywriter who loves hiking, taking macro photos and writing poetry. She has written articles for EZineArticles.com, The EC/DC, The Women’s Newspaper, and Philadelphia City Paper. Her poetry has been featured at numerous venues along the East coast. She has an MA in Nonfiction and Poetry from Wilkes University and resides in NEPA with her husband, Aaron, and two sons, Sebastian and Silas. 

Check out her work at: http://erindelaney.blogspot.com/, https://erindelan.wordpress.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/erin.delan/.


Ian Lewis

Ian Lewis is a writer and filmmaker, currently studying Cinema Production at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. He produces content for two YouTube Channels, one of which has over 10,000 subscribers and millions of video views.

Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-lewis-572557120

 


Amber Stahl

Amber Stahl is a Chemical Engineer turned farmer who manages a small scale permaculture plot in Stroudsburg, PA.  She writes about her first generation farming experience on her Poconos themed site https://www.instagram.com/brunettefarmette/,

She was the Rachel Carson scholar recipient at The Pennsylvania State University, which has since inspired her free Instagram book, #TheStoryOrganic.  She enjoys documenting her experiences in the Poconos as she discovers all that the agricultural community has to offer.


Kelley Andrade

Kelley Andrade is a Pocono area reporter with a background in music and entertainment writing. Armed with coffee, a camera and notebook she tackles everything from hard-hitting news to restaurant reviews, musician interviews and local happening updates. Kelley has been a writer since she started journaling in elementary school and has lived all over the upper-east coast. She is comfortable behind a camera, both video and photo, along with ease in social media navigations. 

Kelley can be found on Twitter  http://twitter.com/KelleyAndrade  or Facebook. To contact Kelley to review, interview or take photos of your event, restaurant or establishment contact her at kelleyandrade83@gmail.com.

 


Skytop Photography and Video 

Skytop Photography and Video is a new business in a growth industry that uses cutting edge Un-Manned Aerial Vehicles to take Photos and Video from an aerial perspective. Our Unmanned drone type aircraft allow access to areas that have until now been difficult and expensive to access.  

We can take aerial imaging of sporting events, family events and provide imagery of both commercial and residential real estate from a GoodYear blimp perspective.  You can learn more at http://skytopphotovideo.com

 


Kristy Dixon 

Kristy Dixon is a freelance writer, with a BA in Communications.  She has written content for non-profit social media outlets, business websites, and business proposals.  She also enjoys writing memoirs on life and travel on her blog www.kristydixonblog.wordpress.com.  A New Jersey native, Kristy has been visiting the Poconos for years.   She resides in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters and enjoys the outdoors, photography, and the simple things in life. 


 

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