It takes a village to raise a newspaper! In this case it’s the village of Northside. Many people contribute their time to help make the Northsider Monthly Newspaper a thriving community publication. If you are interested in contributing content for the newspaper please contact us!
JENI JENKINS, Managing Editor/Design/Layout
Jeni Jenkins is an artist/graphic designer as well as an educator, writer, director, actor and community advocate. She loves being part of the village of Northside and contributing to its uniqueness. Jeni is an active member of the Northside Community Council and owns and operates Uncaged Bird Design Studio.
OLLIE KRONER, Writer/NCC President
A resident of Northside most of his life, Ollie is president of the Northside Community Council and is an environmental scientist for TERA, Inc.
KEVIN CAIN, Social Media Coordinator
Kevin Cain, resides in Northside with his boyfriend and closest friends where he indulges in many interests including style, art, and music. Kevin loves the culture of Northside and hopes to enrich the lives of its community.
NICK MITCHELL, Writer/Social Media Coordinator/Event Calendar Manager
Nick is a touring musician and the co-founder of Grasshopper Juice Records. He and his wife moved to Northside two years ago in appreciation of its alternative culture.
MATI SENERCHIA, Writer/Advertising Sales
Mati has been a Northside resident for eight years.
Ellen Vera, Writer
Ellen, a Northside resident and specialist in cooperative development, spent 3 years as Project Coordinator/CEO of Our Harvest Cooperative, a Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative project. She is now Project Coordinator for their Apple Street Market Cooperative and works for United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 75.
RAE HOFFMAN, Writer
Rae Hoffman lives in Northside with her pug, Athena. She has a BA and MFA in Poetry. She has been published in Kenning, Poetica Magazine, Red River Review, and is forthcoming in Mojo.
Fred Neurohr, Writer
Fred is a research professional and a member of the Northside Community Council; he and his family have lived in Northside since 2006. Originally from the New York boroughs of Brooklyn & Queens, he roots exclusively for failing sports franchises from his hometown.
UN JIN KRANTZ, Writer/Copy Editor/Proof Reader
Un Jin loves food, cooking, Northside and her neighbors.
Libby Hunter, Writer
Co-founder of WordPlay and the Urban Legend Institute, Libby has initiated, led and served numerous nonprofit organizations on an international, national, and local level with a focus on humanitarianism, families, and later, environmentalism and sustainability.
LINDSAY CAVAGNARO, Writer
Lindsay is relatively new to Northside moving here in November of 2012. She was drawn here by the sense of community and acceptance Northside offers and plans to stay and contribute for many years to come.
ERICKA MCINTYRE, Writer
Ericka McIntyre is a freelance writer and editor who lives in, works in, and loves Northside.
ANDYMAN HOPKINS, Writer
Andyman Hopkins is a local musician and/or an audio engineer. He is a husband, a father, and a proud Northsider since 1992. He likes guitars, BB guns, Asian food, and hiking. Feel free to drop him a line! AMSQmail@gmail.com.
CAROLYN BANFIELD, Copy Editor/Proof Reader
7 years Editor of Bulletins for 17 Colleges and Academic Units at the University of Cincinnati, all-campuses Office and Telephone Directory, admissions publications.
Public Information officer, The Ohio River Basin Commission. Monthly newspaper editor, Covington, KY and Pittsfield, MA. Book reviews for publications; Co-author/Editor “The River Book; Cincinnati and the Ohio.” Produced many newsletters and catalogs for non- profit organizations. Extensive successful grant writing. Educational publications and visual aids for the Cincinnati Historical Society.
JAMES HELLER-JACKSON, Writer
James is a Northside resident and business owner, member Northside Community Council Executive Board, member Northside Business Association Executive Board, and member, Northside Farmers Market Advisory Board. Professional Northside Shill.
ANDREA MILLETTE, Photographer
Andrea Millette earned her BFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design and her MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University. Since 1998 she has been a full time photography Instructor at Antonelli College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has served as the Department Chair since 2005. Throughout her time at Antonelli, Andrea has been teaching traditional photography, digital imaging, and considers her specialties the History of Photography and Alternative Imaging techniques. Beyond the classroom, she does many freelance jobs and exhibits her fine art photography in regional and national galleries and showcases.
TIM JECKERING, Writer
Tim Jeckering is owner and founder of Tim Jeckering Architects in Northside. Tim is an active member of the Northside community. Tim is an avid backpacker, gardener, swimmer and woodworker, Tim enjoys the outdoors year-round.
SARAH BUFFIE, Writer
Sarah Buffie is a Northsider who has been doing community work with Starfire for 3 years. She enjoys learning with others and is excited to help provide a venue where neighbors gifts and talents can be shared.
ALISA BALESTRA, Writer
Alisa Balestra is a Northside resident and the Director of Community and Strategic Partnerships at Public Allies Cincinnati, a leadership and professional development nonprofit. Balestra also teaches one literature course a semester at Xavier University.
Ginger Dawson, Writer
Ginger Dawson has been a resident and urban gardener in the Mutter Gottes/Old Town Neighborhood and historic district in Covington, Kentucky for 26 years. She maintains a close affiliation with the Northside community as well. Contact: Intrepidurbanfarmer@fuse.net
Facebook: The Intrepid Urban Farme
ROBIN CORATHERS, Writer
Robin is the founding director of Groundwork Cincinnati/Mill Creek. She has over twenty-five year’s experience in the environmental field, both in paid and volunteer capacities.
KRISTEN ST. CLAIR, Writer
Kristen is a graduate at The Midwest Culinary Institute. Her role at Gabriel’s Place is to run educational cooking classes, geared toward expanding knowledge on utilizing fresh foods that result in inexpensive and nutritionally full meals. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BARRY SCHWARTZ, Writer
Barry is a retired city planner and is currently a board member of the Northside Community Council, the Northside COP team, the steering committee of the Northside Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update and convened the task force that is working on the Sav-a-lot replacement initiative.
MARTHA DOURSON, Writer
SUE WILKE, Writer
Sue Wilke is a retired P&G and non-profit executive currently on the boards of the Northside Community Council and CAIN. A former school board member, she has a strong interest in improving education for all children.
TOMMY RUEFF, Writer
Tommy Rueff is Happen, Inc.’s founder and executive director
JAMES KINSMAN, Writer
MIMI CHAMBERLAIN, Writer
MiMi Chamberlin is Executive Director of CAIN
MELISSA ENGLISH, Writer
Melissa English is Development Director of Ohio Citizen Action, the state’s largest non-profit environmental group. She lives in Northside with her husband Tim Golliher and their spoiled rotten cat Pinky.
PATRICIA NANCE, Writer
Patricia Nance is the Science Outreach & Initiatives Leader at TERA and the Manager of the Kids+Chemical Safety website.
BARB BOYLAN, Writer
JEAN ESCHENBACH, Writer
STEVE SUNDERLAND, Writer
Steve Sunderland is a founder of the Peace Village and a professor of peace and educational studies at the University of Cincinnati. He has been a Northsider for over 10 years.
CYNTHIA M. ALLEN, Writer
Cynthia M. Allen is a partner in Future Life Now which specializes in your wellbeing and growth. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Bones for Life trainer with over 25 years experience in personal growth, health care and organizational development. She sees babies to adults here in Northside as well as offering classes.
LARRY WELLS, Writer
Larry R. Wells, M.Div, MSW is a partner in Future Life Now and Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He has also trained extensively in the Sounder Sleep System® approach to insomnia.
LORA JOST, Writer
Lora Jost lives close by, works around the corner, and loves baseball.
JONATHAN SEARS, Writer
Artist and designer Jonathan Sears is the Executive Director of Professional Artistic Research (PAR) Projects. As an individual, he’s been studying art his entire life culminating with an MFA degree from The University of Maryland College Park in 2006. These days he looks to build an arts & education center for Northside and help teach practical arts training to teens and adults of our region.
KAREN S. ANDREW, Writer
Karen loves to write, garden, and do other creative activities. She was formerly a staff writer and calendar editor at The Cincinnati Enquirer. Her memberships include Northside’s Greenspace, Citizens on Patrol, Community Council and Writing Group as well as the Greater Cincinnati Rose Association and the Victorian Society.
VANESSA THURMAN, Writer
Vanessa Thurman is an independent consultant and freelance writer. She and her husband moved to Northside in 2012 after falling in love with the community’s welcoming attitude and eclectic charm.
KRISTEN BARKER, Writer
Kristen is the President of the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative. As a community organizer for the past 12 years, she fosters faith, labor & community partnerships. She is the mother of a resilient daughter with special needs. She is a lifelong Cincinnati resident (except 2 years in El Salvador) and lives in Northside.
Casey Whitten-Amadon, Writer
Casey is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio specializing in Labor Law, Employment Law, and Labor Relations. He works with CUCI as project manager for Apple Street Market Cooperative and is the Stand-In Director for the Worker-Owner class. Born in College Hill, Casey’s family first moved to Northside in 1995.
ANA BIRD, Writer
Ana Bird works at Northside Farmers Market as Market Manager, and at Imago, as program coordinator in environmental education, and authors Cincinnati food blog Our Local Kitchen. She also teaches youth ballet classes at UC and Baker Hunt Cultural Center.
CHRISTOPHER BUEKER, Writer
Christopher Bueker is a yoga and meditation teacher who resides in Northside. He teaches at World Peace Yoga, other local Yoga studios, and the University of Cincinnati Recreation Center. He is passionate about sustainable living, community-building, and mysticism.
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