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Ryan Blesse
Ryan Blesse

Compliance guy by day, inkslinging cat enthusiast by night.

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Chris Coplan
Chris Coplan

Most days, my struggles and triumphs both include news, writing, social media, food, home improvement projects, my nephews and my dog...not necessarily in that order. 

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Cody Dees
Cody Dees

I’m that guy who will chat with the cashier for ten minutes before leaving the check-out lane.

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Rick Halberg
Rick Halberg

Insurance poet, music and pop culture encyclopedia, musician, family man, dreamer.

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Valerie Hawkins
Valerie Hawkins

Writer. Boy mom. Serial party planner. Surviving it all thanks to coffee and ranch dressing. But not together, of course.

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Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith

TV binge-watcher, Netflix hero, book lover and sloth enthusiast. I'm thrilled that I get to work with words and people that can quote my favorite TV shows. 

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Christy McFarland
Christy McFarland

I like to think my life is one long FRIENDS episode.

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Carrie Skogsberg
Carrie Skogsberg

Storyteller. Mom of 2. Daydreamer. Lover of Game of Thrones, can’t-put-it-down novels and dessert.

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Chris Stroisch
Chris Stroisch

Husband, father, runner, Chris enjoys managing a team of rock stars writers, teaching Sunday school, and spending time with his family.

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Katie Trapani
Katie Trapani

Professional dancer turned business woman who is inquisitive and motivated. Katie thrives in fast-paced environments and has a passion for teaching young Ballerinas.

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Sam Polczynski
Sam Polczynski

I’m the guy with the really obnoxious laugh and a huge smile on my face.  When I’m not working, you can find me in the middle of dad joke or quoting the last show I just binge-watched.

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Audra Shields
Audra Shields

Wife, soon-to-be boy mom, home décor and leopard print enthusiast. Smiling is my favorite.

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