My name is Audrey Lohrey, and I currently live in Williamstown, West Virginia. In addition to contributing to Marietta and Beyond, I also use my life-long and passionate love of animals to operate Audie's Angels- my very own pet care and pet sitting business. In addition, I help out the great people over at We Lov Pets in Marietta, Ohio, and help lovely people become even more beautiful with the help of Mary Kay Skin Care.
Christiane Marshall is a real estate agent with CARLETON REALTY, LLC, a writer, editor and special education teacher living in Southeast Ohio. She holds a BA in Writing from Norwich University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Union Insitute & University, and an M.Ed. in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. She is also a mother of five grown children and two beautiful wee grandchildren. Marietta and Beyond is her latest project!
Christine Tarlecki is a freelance writer from PA. She holds a BS in English, Professional Writing, and Public Relations from Kutztown University. She is a food and beauty writer (#500DaysOfBeauty on Twitter) and also check out her wedding blog at stevechristine2015.wordpress.com. Christine is a social media guru and teaches PR, social media, magazine writing and blogging classes. An avid lover of the beach, Christine also is a noted photographer and glass magnet designer with her own beach designs. Christine lives with her cat Ginger, her chow chow Leo, and her fiance Stephen.
My name is Darla Brannan. I'm 26 years old. I am confined to a wheelchair due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a type of Muscular Dystrophy. I am a graduate of Marietta High School and Washington County Career Center Class of 2006. I have my Associates Degree in Applied Business from Washington State Community College, which I received in 2009. I currently am employed at Trademark Solutions Part time as the Graphic Designer. I've been there since 2010. I am certified in Microsoft Office. I grew up in Marietta Ohio all my life. I moved to Belpre Ohio in October 2013. I live with my husband and 3 daughters (Ages 7 years, 4 years, and 8 months). I try to stay updated on the events that are in the Mid-Ohio Valley for Family & Children themed events. I really love the Mid-Ohio Valley for all it's history and beauty. I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.
Diane Cooney is a freelance writer and photographer from Philadelphia focused on lifestyle, entertainment, technology and business. She has an MBA and a graduate certificate in Strategic Communication from Villanova University, and a BA in Biology and English from Immaculata University. Her writing experience includes corporate communications, public relations and freelance writing for magazines and blogs. She is also a registered yoga teacher. Please check out @cooney_writes on Twitter.
Donna Vail is devoted to a family-centered learning philosophy that inspires parents to live extraordinary lives while empowering their children through self-education and customized learning. Donna is a constant student and driven to continually research and develop new ways to support and nurture children. As a life-long student, she’s always pursued purposeful education, harmonious family living and personal development.
Home educating her 6 children now for nearly 20 years, her older children are moving onto higher education, the younger ones still at home; Donna continues helping parents around the world achieve success in their personal development and home education through her writing, speaking, workshops and private consults.
Her inspiring and down-to-earth style make her a sought-after expert on living the life you desire, how to home educate and work while also home educating, conscious parenting, relationships, personal and professional success or discovering and living your life purpose.
Donna is the creator and developer of personal and education development programs including Living Life on Purpose, More for Mom Academy, An Inspired Education Home Education curriculum and the Mentor Mastery Inner Circle Home Education Training, Support and Development Program where she shares her expert advice helping other parents, educators and entrepreneurs create even greater clarity, success and more balanced lives.
Donna lives in Plano, Texas with her husband and children. Connect with Donna and access her wealth of resources at: http://www.lovelivelearnmore.com
Emily McMason is a parent coach and sleep consultant. She earned a
Master’s degree in Education from Harvard, holds a graduate certificate in Parent Coaching from the PCI at Seattle Pacific University and completed the sleep post-graduate program from International Maternity Institute. She has worked with parents all over the world and would love to work with you. To connect with Emily and learn more, please visit Evolving Parents.
I was born just outside Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to a working-class and loving family. I pursued my love of science and the environment to obtain a degree in geology as well as over a decade of experience working in the industry. I now work as a writer and an environmental consultant.
August 1, 2013 I moved to Athens, Ohio in pursuit of a BA in Sociology from Ohio University. May 2014, I graduated with honors.
Everyone began asking about my plans for my post-graduation-real-adult life. I replied, "I went to college for an education and that is what I received."
I love meeting new people, traveling, dancing, and writing. I'm in the pursuit of real authentic happiness in this current phase of my life. Living life and the learning lessons.
I desire to share my wisdom and to continue asking more questions, for seeking the answers is my journey.
My formal education taught me how to ask questions and find answers. Studying Sociology taught me about people and the system.
Throughout my college career, I also became interested in exploring geology, addiction, mental illness, and gender studies. These subjects fed my desire to acquire as much knowledge about all sides of any situation, idea, or conflict.
Wisdom is not knowing the right answer but knowing that there are several answers with different outcomes.
I'm passionate about education, meeting people, and self- exploration. All of the people we encounter daily, are sent to teach us a lesson.
Taking the time to get to know people is an education in ourselves. In my short 25 years of life, I have met thousands of people. It has only been recently that I have been discovering their purpose in my growth and development.
Through my pursuit of enlightenment and self-discovery using meditation and other spiritual outlets, I have come to know the events and people I encounter as messengers sent to teach me about myself, life, and humanity.
Moving to Athens has allowed countless opportunities for education and personal growth. I have become acquainted with a wide array of interesting characters. Each has been a messenger for a lesson that has shaped me into the individual I am today.
My goals are to find avenues that utilize my talents and passions so that I am not working for a paycheck, but rather fulfilling my purpose.
I grew up in Cincinnati and was a privileged private school boy my whole life. Now, I'm a remodeling contractor and real estate investor in Cincinnati, OH. I owe a lot of my success to the successful people who mentored me by sharing their knowledge, including my mom. Yes, I'm a momma's boy. I'm passionate about green living, art, and learning. I love camping out and hanging out around the fire. I play the bass guitar in Scientifick Adam. Reverbnation.com/scientifickadam ...
Pamela Kock is an independent professional copywriter and copyeditor. She is also owner of a small antique shop in Springboro. She is a married mom of two, with four dogs and three cats and a houseful of fur.
Tammy's been working in Cosmetology for 35 years. She's worked in salons in both West Virginia and Ohio.
Tammy presently teaches Cosmetology at Washington County Career Center (WCCC) in Marietta Ohio, and makes hair beautiful part time at SJC Salon in Belpre Ohio.
To make an appointment with Tammy, contact her through her facebook page Hair by Tammy.
As owner of TyLand Unlimited, I am a freelance writer, copywriter,
content marketer…Queen of Words! Small-to-mid-sized companies who need a stronger presence online reach out to me for articles, press releases, website/blog content, newsletter copy, social media management and more. For more information about TyLand Unlimited:
Victor Marshall is a retired Ohio state correctional chaplain and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio. Victor lives with his wife Christiane in Caldwell, OH.