Alexandra Cannady is a television production executive who has worked for Discovery, Disney, and Nickelodeon—leading special projects with NASA, ASPCA, Smithsonian Institution, Vice President Gore, and others. Originally from Long Island, she now lives with her husband and young son in the beautiful Annapolis area because of their genetic predisposition toward water, appreciation for its rich history and family atmosphere. For more than twenty years, Alexandra has volunteered with children’s organizations and is proudly a kid at heart herself.
Ann Powell loves living and boating on the Chesapeake Bay. A former attorney and graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Law, she enjoys sharing with readers her travel, boating, and gardening experiences. Ann’s writing and photography have appeared in a variety of print magazines and online resources. Her photography can be viewed on Istockphoto.com in her Coastalpics portfolio.
Donna L. Cole is the owner of Annapolis Creative, which provides social media content (photographic and editorial) and training. With over 20 years of experience as a freelance journalist/photojournalist in the greater DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis areas, she’s able to bring her clients professional, visual and editorial story-telling services. Donna can be heard on WNAV radio station, where she hosts the weekly 1430 Connection show, profiling the newsmakers of the area. Donna was the social media coordinator for the Ballet Theatre of Maryland from 2009 to 2015 and remains an advocate for the Annapolis arts community. During the spring and summer of 2014, Donna was the social media/media coordinator for SustainaFest and helped to generate global news coverage of their tiny house project. Donna has been an official photographer for the Annapolis Film Festival since its inception and the Annapolis Book Festival for several years. In her spare time, Donna enjoys wildlife photography. She’s also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. For more information, visit www.annapoliscreative.com.
Whether you’re looking for the area’s most historic landmarks, stories about preservation efforts across the county, or inside scoops on the latest exhibits, our local bloggers are here to point you in the right direction. Every now and again, we come across a great story about this fantastic county and post it under the Spotlight section of Historian Annapolis to share with our readers. This curated content allows us to bring you a wider range of all things history-related in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, or if you’d like us to share one of your blogs on Historian Annapolis, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie Foster is married with two young daughters and lives in Annapolis. You might see her walking the brick-paved streets of our colonial city as a tour guide, complete with 18th century clothing. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Long Island, NY for graduate school where she received her degree in Exercise Physiology. She worked for many years in Cardiac Rehabilitation before moving to Maryland in 2008. Since then, she has stayed home to be with her children. Now that they are in school, she enjoys volunteering and sharing her love of history as a tour guide. Jamie enjoys coffee, exploring historical sites, spending time with friends and being involved in her church.
Kat Spitzer is the author of The Happy Hypochondriac and The Happy Hypochondriac Survives World Travel. She also writes the Happy Hypochondriac humor blog at www.happyhypochondriac.com. She is a columnist and freelancer for various newspapers and magazines, and is currently working on her third book. Kat is also the owner and instructor of Miss Dawson’s School for Well-Mannered Individuals, an etiquette program in Annapolis (www.MissDawsons.com). She graduated from Vanderbilt University and Vermont Law School, and lives in Annapolis with her husband and two children.
Katie Redmiles is a writer and marketing professional living and working in Annapolis. Since graduating from college with an English degree, Katie has worked for a city/regional magazine, an Internet start-up in San Francisco and, presently, the biggest tour and charter company in Annapolis. She is an aspiring yoga teacher and enjoys photography, coffee and finding new places to walk her two dogs. With her family's non-profit foundation, Katie plans an annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and also fosters rescue dogs. You can often find Katie enjoying a local coffee shop. Keep up with her online through her blog, katiestella.com.
Lindsay Bolin Lowery has always drawn, written, and visually journaled the world around her. Graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art with honors, she has since been an artist at Art at Large, Inc., the studio of Sally Wern Comport. Specializing in illustration, design, public art, and large-scale graphic solutions, there is never a boring day on the job. When not at Art at Large, Lindsay creates for her art business LBo Craft – a culmination of a love for drawing, painting, photographing, documenting, and working with her hands to craft handmade things that celebrate hometown pride, nostalgia, and nature. You may also spot her behind the counter at Art Things from time to time; setting up an LBo Craft sale at Lowery’s Produce on the Eastern Shore; popping into HERE, a pop-up shop; or supporting the local art and music scene. Lindsay specializes in watercolor, drawing, and printmaking media. Check out LBoCraft.com to view Lindsay’s work or at artatlargeinc.com to check out the day job! Follow her on instagram and twitter @linds_lbocraft or LBoCraft on Facebook.
Sinead Harold is from Dublin, Ireland. She emigrated from her hometown in 2014 and now lives near downtown Annapolis with her husband and pug. She loves her new home of Annapolis for its beauty and historical roots, and is enjoying spending time discovering new places to visit. She blogs about her discoveries on her personal blog, www.iloveannapolis.net.
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