Contributors

When Karla Araujo isn’t writing about lifestyle and culture, she is probably out playing tennis, being walked by her headstrong chocolate lab, falling out of her tree pose, or plotting her next trip to a warm climate.

Randi Baird has been capturing life in action for more than 24 years.Before moving to Martha’s Vineyard she was based in San Francisco and worked as a Greenpeace Photographer documenting protests and political actions in and around the Pacific Rim.

Stephen DiRado is a Professor of Photography at Clark University in Worcester. For 26 years he has documented his living experiences on Martha’s Vineyard using an old box film camera. Recently he was awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in support of this work.

Kate Feiffer is the author of eleven books for children and an editor of this magazine. A West Tisbury seasonal resident as a child, Kate’s been kicking around Oak Bluffs year round since 1998.

Perry Garfinkel has written extensively about Martha’s Vineyard for, among others, The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine and The Martha’s Vineyard Times. He is the author of the national bestseller Buddha or Bust (Three Rivers Press).

Sarah Hill is a writer, painter, and consultant living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her passion for landscape painting is rooted in 25 years of environmental work related to climate change.

Gary Mirando is a year round re sident and photographer specializing in digital imaging, giclée printing and commissioned work for editorial and advertising. Artists and galleries on the Island rely on his meticulous approach to shooting their artwork, digitizing existing images and large format museum-quality prints and folios.

Holly Nadler grew up in California, studied at UCLA and wrote for such shows as Laverne & Shirley and Barney Miller. She’s enjoyed a career that has included writing for magazines such as Lear’s and Cosmopolitan and writing books such as Vineyard Confidential and Haunted Island.

Kelsey Perrett is a Calendar and web editor at the Martha’s Vineyard Times. She lives in Oak Bluffs.

Laura D. Roosevelt is a journalist, poet, and photographer, and the president of the board of The Yard, a dance and performing arts nonprofit in Chilmark. She has two children, and lives with her husband in West Tisbury.

Susan Savory — a bit of a gypsy with a highly developed magpie gene — was a full time resident of Martha’s Vineyard from 2010 to 2013. Most of her life has been devoted to books for children – as a reader, an avid collector, a student at Parsons School of Design, an illustrator, and the owner of Shoofly Pie, a celebrated children’s bookstore in New Hampshire.

Rich Saltzberg is a West Tisbury resident. He holds a BFA from Emerson College in writing, literature, and publishing.

Harry Seymour is Professor Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he chaired the Department of Communication Disorders. His art has been represented by several galleries on Martha’s Vineyard, and he has works in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Permanent Art Collection, and currently shows at A Gallery and Seymour Studio, both in Oak Bluffs.

Alison Shaw has been painting and photographing since she was a child. She is the author of numerous books, owns the Alison Shaw Gallery with her partner Sue Dawson, and lives in Oak Bluffs.

Jack Shea began his writing career at age 13, covering Little League Baseball for the weekly South Boston (Massachusetts) Tribune. He has reported for, edited and published newspapers and magazines in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York City and Ohio.

Chris Scott Snyder’s multi-disciplinary career has included, photography, fine art, and cloisonné jewelry for over 40 years. Her work seeks to reveal authenticity and honesty in her subjects while using lighting and post-production techniques to blend fine art with photography.

Ralph Stewart is the longtime photo editor, photographer and sports guy at the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

Sara Thompson has been working with metal for more than seven years, focusing on silversmithing and jewelry. In the last year, she has expanded her work to multiple metals and crafting scientific and educational sculptures.

Jennifer Tseng’s new book of poems, Red Flower, White Flower, winner of the Marick Press Poetry Prize, features English originals alongside Chinese translations by Mengying Han and Aaron Crippen. Her debut novel Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness is forthcoming from Europa Editions.

Laura Wainwright is the author of Home Bird; Four Seasons on Martha’s Vineyard, published in 2012 by Vineyard Stories. She lives in West Tisbury.

Joyce Wagner is a freelance writer who lives in West Tisbury. She is currently working on two historical novels that span the 1930s and 1940s in New York and France.

Dawn Warner is the director of Garden Gate Child Development Center,  a small non-profit arts based preschool in Vineyard Haven.

David R. White is the Artistic and Executive Director of The Yard in Chilmark. Named a Distinguished Alumnus of Wesleyan University, he was the award-winning Producing Director of New York’s Dance Theater Workshop for 28 years, nurturing artists from Mark Morris and Bill T. Jones to Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Marshall and Bill Irwin.

Poet Emma Young is a letterpress printer who prints books, broadsides, menus, invitations, and the like in her “barn by the garden” in West Tisbury. She handsets her work using vintage type and prints with hand mixed oil inks on 19th century platen presses.