Shane Peterson

Staff position: Managing editor

Major and minor: English major and editing minor

Hometown and state: Boulder City, Nevada

I never leave home without: a toothbrush, a pair of socks, and a book

Favorite book: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Favorite vacation locale: London England

Favorite quote: “Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order you can nudge the world a little.” –Tom Stoppard


Sara Bitterman

Staff position: Assistant Managing Editor

Major and minor: Communications with an emphasis in journalism, editing

Hometown and state: Homer, Alaska

Favorite book: The Princess Bride (it’s way better than the movie

Favorite vacation locales: Anywhere with beautiful architecture

I never leave home without: a good book (I’m still still reading the paper kind

I have never . . . : been to New York

Shanna Clayton

Shanna Clayton

Staff position: Assistant managing editor

Major and minor: English language major and editing minor

Hometown and state: Provo, Utah

I never ever leave home without: My cell phone, wallet, keys, and pepper spray.

Dream travel locations: Italy or the Bahamas

One vacation necessity: My own music! There’s never anything good on the radio and I love jamming out in my car (especially when I’m on a long stretch of highway going 80).

Favorite parts of editing: Catching tiny, nitpicky mistakes that no one has caught yet but would make a huge difference in the text’s meaning.


Rachel Gessel

Staff position: Associate Editor and Website Manager

Major and minor: Interdisciplinary Humanities with an emphasis in English, minors in editing and music

Hometown and state: Carrollton, Georgia

Favorite book: Fiction: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; Nonfiction: The Color Code by Taylor Hartman

Favorite vacation locale: Clearwater Beach, Tampa, Florida or the beach at Bet Yanai, Israel. They’re both beautiful beaches with white sand and crystalline water.

Dream travel location: Florence and Rome, Italy. I’m dying to see the great art of the Renaissance and eat some delicious pasta.

Wright_02 Sam Wright

Staff Position: Social Media Director

Chudleigh Hannah Chudleigh

Staff position: Copyeditor


Monson_01 Amber Monson

Major and minor: English, Editing

Staff position: Copyeditor and Facebook Manager

Hometown: Orem, Utah

Favorite vacation locale: The beaches of Cancun, Mexico

One vacation necessity: camera

Dream travel location: Japan, especially Shibuya and Azabu Juuban districts

Favorite quote: “If you truly love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever; if it doesn’t, it never was to begin with.” –an old proverb

Sarah Decker

Major and minor: English major with a minor in editing

Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

Staff position: Senior Editor

Career goals: Write children’s books and build a school

Favorite book: And then There was Light by Jacques Lusseyran

I never leave home without: a notebook to write in

Interesting tidbit: I’m really bad at staying in one place for more than a year


Katelyn Bean

Major and minor: English major, editing minor

Hometown: Lacey, Washington

Staff position: Senior Editor, Pinterest Manager

Favorite book: Frankenstein by Marry Shelley

Favorite part of editing: I actually really enjoy substantive editing since I interact with the author more

One vacation necessity: Lotion and chapstick–these are also life necessities

Dream travel location: Venice, Italy, or Ireland


Cherie Stewart

Major and minors: English major, with a minor in editing

Hometown: Centerville, Utah

Staff position: Art Director

Favorite vacation experience: I adore the beaches on the Oregon coast. The weather may be a bit cold and untraditional, but the beauty and solitude makes up for it.

I never leave home without: A hair tie, because you never know when you might need one

Dream travel location: Alaska

I have never . . . : been in a hot air balloon

Kirsten Cowan

Staff position: Assistant Art Director


Heather Moon

Major and minor: English language major, editing minor

Hometown: Duchesne, Utah

Staff position: Assistant Art Director, Web Team Member

Favorite book: I have too many! But I really like I’m Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

I never leave home without: my keys. I’ve been locked out of my apartment too many times . . .

Favorite quote: “In fiction, two and two is always more than four” –Flannery O’Conner

Favorite vacation experience: Hiking the Avatar Mountains (Zhangjiajie, China). The view was incredible!

Lauren McCombs

Major and minors: French teaching, minor in editing

Hometown: Heber City, Utah

Staff position: Senior Designer, Web Team Member

Favorite book: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Favorite vacation experience:  eating ice cream while my friends watched the Danube River overflow its banks in Budapest

Dream travel location: Bordeaux, France

I never leave home without:  chocolate chips

 Torgerson Paige Torgerson

Major and Minor: English major, editing minor

Hometown: Westminister, California

Staff position: Senior designer, Twitter and Instagram Manager

Favorite book: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

I never leave home without:  chapstick, gum, and lots of sass

Dream travel location: Ireland

Favorite quote: “A party without cake is just a meeting.” –Julia Child

Amelia Wallace

Staff Position: Design Advisor

Natalie Browning

Staff Position: Editorial Advisor


Erin Willder

Staff position: Editor in Chief