CONTRIBUTORS

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

Jeni Jenkins

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.

View Jeni’s articles. 


 

Ollie Kroner

Ollie Kroner

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.  

View Ollie’s articles. 


 

Kevin Cain

Kevin Cain

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

Nick Mitchell

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.  

View Nick’s articles. 


 

Mati Senerchia

Mati Senerchia

MATI SENERCHIA, Writer/Advertising Sales

Mati has been a Northside resident for eight years.

View Mati’s articles. 


 

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.

View Ellen’s articles. 


 

Rae Hoffman

Rae Hoffman

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 

View Rae’s articles. 


 

Fred Neurohr

Fred Neurohr

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.

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Un Jin Krantz

Un Jin Krantz

UN JIN KRANTZ, Writer/Copy Editor/Proof Reader

Un Jin loves food, cooking, Northside and her neighbors.

View Un Jin’s articles. 


 

Libby Hunter

Libby Hunter

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. 

View Libby’s articles. 


 

Lindsay Cavagnaro

Lindsay Cavagnaro

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. 

View Lindsay’s articles. 


 

ERICKA MCINTYRE, Writer

Ericka McIntyre is a freelance writer and editor who lives in, works in, and loves Northside.

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Andyman Hopkins

Andyman Hopkins

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. 

View Andyman’s articles. 


 

Carolyn Banfield

Carolyn Banfield

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

James Heller-Jackson

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

Andrea Millette

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

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

Sarah Buffie

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.

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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 

View Ginger’s articles. 


 

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

Kristen St. Clair

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 gabrielsplace.kst.clair@gmail.com.

 


 

Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz

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

Tommy Rueff

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

Melissa English

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.

View Melissa’s articles. 


 

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

Steve Sunderland

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

Cynthia M. Allen

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.

View Cynthia’s articles. 


 

Larry Wells

Larry Wells

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. 

View Larry’s articles. 


 

Lora Jost

Lora Jost

LORA JOST, Writer

Lora Jost lives close by, works around the corner, and loves baseball. 

 


 

ParProjects

ParProjects

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. 

View Jonathan’s articles. 


 

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

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. 

View Kristen’s articles. 

 


 

Casey Whitten-Amadon

Casey Whitten-Amadon

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. 

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 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. 

 


 

KATE GALLION