MIKE LAUTERBORN is a freelance writer, teacher, author, marketing consultant and long time resident of Fairfield, Connecticut. In addition to his role as editor of Fairfield HamletHub, he works with regional newspapers & consumer magazines providing them with local event coverage and business/people profiles. His employers include Fairfield Sun, Fairfield Citizen, VENU magazine, Fairfield Magazine, Fairfield Patch, Westport News, Bridgeport News, Fairfield County Life Magazine. Mike is in the process of finalizing a first book project ("Chasing Charley", a follow-up to John Steinbeck's 1960 "Travels with Charley" adventure) for release on Amazon.com in late 2011. Additionally, he teaches writing as an adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport.
OLGA ADLER is the principal of OLGA ADLER INTERIORS,an interior design firm in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Known for her fondness for simple forms, love of color and unique accessories, Adler has won acclaim for her refreshing approach to classic design. Her European sophistication and American sensibility shine in creations. “My approach to interior decorating is lifestyle-driven. I enjoy being able to work with my clients in a wide variety of design styles so their homes reflect their lifestyle and personal tastes, not necessarily mine,” explains Adler.
Kristen Jensen ~ Photography
As an artist, I attribute the modern, candid style of my lifestyle photo assignments and portrait shoots to my vast experience in the fashion modeling industry. Coupled with years of international travel to many elegant locations and assisting with some of the top fashion photographers in the industry. This is where my passion for photography and my editorial style was created and developed. Check out Kristen’s own blog, filled with the things that make life beautiful and fun by clicking here.
John Barricelli ~ Sweet & Savory Recipes
JOHN BARRICELLI, a graduate of The Culinary Institute, is a third generation baker who owns & operates The SoNo Bakery & Cafe in Norwalk, Ct. John spent eight years working in production & appearing on Martha Stewart’s TV show- a natural progression to hosting his own show on PBS: Everyday Baking from Everyday Food. His new book: The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook, the Best Sweet & Savory Recipes for Every Occasion(Clarkson Potter, NY), has been named one of 2010’s “Most Exciting Food Books” by Publishers’ Weekly.
Elizabeth Thompson ~ Calendar Listings for Fairfield County
BETSY THOMPSON began "The Town Dispatch" as a hobby. Her comprehensive Fairfield County calendar is now used by residents, businesses and local government agencies in towns spanning Fairfield County. In addition, she is proprietor of Cellar XV wine market located in Ridgefield Ct.