Authors

Adam Brault

Adam is an Internet hermit. His official title at &yet is Lucky Bastard. He has strong feelings and opinions which sometimes he is too vocal about. He has a blog.

Amanda Bricknell

Amanda Bricknell

Amanda is a part-time Dental Hygienist and a full-time wife, mother and life-lover. She is a homebody in denial and has the tendency to overcommit herself. Putting her passion of writing and encouraging others to use, Amanda authors Momster Mash, a blog dedicated to "a sisterhood of mothers, encouraging one another as we grow."

Andrea Aebersold

Andrea Aebersold

I am an English professor at Washington State University Tri-Cities, which allows me to make a living as a book nerd. When I'm not reading, I can be found cooking, cuddling my dog, or drinking wine in Walla Walla.

Ann Roseberry

Ann Roseberry

Ann is a librarian. She has been one since the age of seven, second grade. She discovered the library at Marcus Whitman Elementary and never looked back. Her heroes are librarians and spies.Her home has been invaded by house rabbits and she eats what they do – carrots and parsley.

Becca Lingley

Hi, I’m Becca. I am a huge fan of doing things that make the world a better place. Generally that’s through helping one person at a time but I also like helping nonprofits and ideas be successful. I enjoy working in education because personal and professional development is so fulfilling and helping others achieve that experience and develop their abilities is personally rewarding.I love buying local and being local, baking my own bread, supporting my community, reading resumes, living a healthy lifestyle, getting excited about and championing new ideas (coworking!). I love economic development, though I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with it. I’m an idealist and a believer, with a personal life goal of doing my part to make the world a better place.

Brendan Quinn

Brendan Quinn

Brendan builds stuff and solves problems, often with code and cookies in equal proportions. He's the co-owner of Squid&Crow: a Tri-Cities design and development firm that helps pay his bills, and Forked, LLC: a game design studio that helps give him an excuse to not completely grow up. He's married to his partner in both of the aforementioned endeavors, Sara Taylor, and lives in Pasco WA with her and their eternal puppy Lila.

Cari McGee

My full name is Carol Marie McGann McGee. Most people just call me Cari. But, I answer to Pumpkin (my mom calls me that), Carol Love (from my brothers), Love (what my husband calls me), McGee (many of my real estate colleagues call me that) and, my favorite title, Mom.I love to read, run, and sell real estate. And laugh. I really love to laugh.

Carley Hibbert

Carley Hibbert

Carley Hibbert is a writer living in Walla Walla, Washington. She has three children, two cats, a basset hound and a husband. In her small spaces of free time, she enjoys gardening when it's not too hot or cold outside. She has a BA in English from Brigham Young University.

Doug Waltman

I am a recovering superhero on a mission to make the world a better place. My goal is connecting people. I team up with like-minds to build user experiences through color, code, and a little bit of of magic.

Elsie Puig

Elsie Puig

Hello! My name is Elsie and I am a Marketing Specialist for Addisolv, LLC of Richland, WA. I also write for The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business where I get to tell locals about cool businesses and entrepreneurs in the Tri-Cities and the exciting things they're doing.I moved to the Tri-Cities in the Fall of 2010 from Miami, Fl. Ever since I got here, I wondered what a recently graduated Cuban-American would do in the Tri-Cities. Then I got on Twitter and the rest is history.I am also a mom of two and wife to the man that dragged me here in the first place.The world is full of interesting people with stories that need to be told. I am a life-long student.

Eric Zanol

Eric does some front-end webbing and some operations stuff at &yet. He's got an awesome wife, a two great little boys. Some of his favorite pastimes include watching the Seahawks, drooling over fancy cars, and "gadgets."

Erik Ralston

I am a web & mobile developer in Richland, working at Flex Rental Solutions building mobile apps for roadies, and otherwise trying to take over the world one app at a time. I am the organizer for Tri-Cities Startup Weekend, Mobile Makers Tri-Cities, event coordinator for Room to Think, and all-around enemy of social entropy in the community.

Erin Anacker

I'm Erin Anacker, founder of pixology—a nimble little business infiltrating the design industry as an ardent voice for entrepreneurship and community. As a Tri Cities transplant, I am still finding my way, working extra hard at cultivating meaningful relationships. Luckily, I've happened upon a wonderful, growing community. These creative thinkers and entrepreneurial minded people are helping light the way, with passion and encouragement.

Franco Vallejos

Franco Vallejos

I am the founder of ExamRefresh. A site dedicated to furthering the education of medical professionals. Education is my passion. I am the husband of 1 and the father of 4. We are transplants to Washington state but we call it home.

Henrik Joreteg

Henrik is a lead developer and partner at &yet and the author of human javascript. The love of his life are his wife Holly and their two children. He's Swedish, but through some weird loophole, it's not racist to make fun of Swedes, so everyone does.

Isaac Lewis

Isaac Lewis

Renaissance Kid

Jeff Boyus

Jeff Boyus is a software developer working to make experiences for humans using computing devices. He enjoys sports and being with his family. Jeff would be nothing today without the love and support from his wife and two beautiful children. Usually Jeff is the one cracking a joke and trying to bring a smile to your face. So, we should all do him a favor and laugh at his not so funny jokes. He thinks he’s funny.

Jenn Turner

Jenn Turner

Jenn Turner was born under a tarp.She's lived on the internet ever since, and only recently learned how to make real friends. During the day she schemes at &yet with her native people and at night she hangs with her number one favorite person ever. Currently she's studying emotions, relationships and aspires to one day let go. Also, TriConf.

Jeremiah Griffith

Jeremiah Griffith

Jeremiah, as his friends affectionately call him (Jeremy to people that want to unintentionally get under his skin) is a father to four people, a friend to many and nemesis to a few. That’s not his story though, that’s theirs. And by “his”, I mean “mine” and by “theirs”, I still mean “theirs”. Because I am him and they are them.

Joe Weakley

I am a software developer during the day, a gamer at night, and an outdoor adventurer on the weekends.

John Higley

John Higley

I'm a software developer, working remotely from Richland, WA, working on solving the many issues of managing financial services products on the web. I'm fascinated by the user experience of web sites and applications and read way more than I should. Working on effectively sharing knowledge and ideas has become a recent, but burning, passion.

Joshua Higley

Joshua Higley

I am 14 years old, and in homeschool because of my severe social anxiety. I currently am teaching myself how to do web development. When I’m not at school or learning to code, I watch anime, Speed run live streams, and Youtube videos, while also browsing Reddit, Twitter and SRL. I also speed run The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I livestream at Twitch.tv/JSHigley13.

Kai-Huei Yau

Kai-Huei Yau

Kai-Huei Yau was a photojournalist at the Tri-City Herald for six years and recently moved west to be a communications specialist at Vertafore in Bothell. He's thrilled to live next to a great fried chicken joint, a good spot for pho and to put his journalism skills to work in a new way.

Kathryn Payne

Kathryn Payne

Kathryn is bored by your questions. She insists that you man up or woman up as nature suits and handle business. She further insists that you do this with all due sassiness and lace your speech with 30 Rock references whenever possible. Kathryn lives in Richland with her family and owns many scarves. No, you may not borrow them.

Keith Nerdin

I'm just a Hobo Entrepreneur.

Kriste Colley

Kriste Colley

Kriste has degrees in counseling and child development and still has no clue when it comes to her own two children. She is sarcastic, thinks she's funny, and her house frequently looks like it's been robbed. She is currently a stay at home mom in Kennewick, Washington.

Kristin De La Rosa

Kristin De La Rosa

A so-far life-time resident, born and raised in the Tri-Cities. I dabble in many things -- art, graphic design, writing, homesteading, learning languages and traveling. I speak and understand just enough Spanish and Japanese to get into (or out of) trouble. Formally educated in journalism; graphic and web design pay the bills. I have a huge crush on how small our big community is.

Lou Galindo

Lou Galindo

Cuban-American transplant from Miami. Work-at-home online content manager and researcher for an L.A.-based marketing co-op specializing in travel. Pop culture junkie, wannabe photographer, sometime scrapbooker, and full-time dork.

Matt McGee

Matt McGee

Matt loves juicy cheeseburgers and ice cream. With M&Ms. (The ice cream, that is. Not the cheeseburgers.) He's also a sucker for beautiful sunsets. Matt is the editor-in-chief of two marketing-related news sites and is one of those weirdos that enjoys public speaking. His claims to fame are having a letter to the editor published in Sports Illustrated and being an extra in Thelma & Louise. (The early scene in the bar. When the camera is on Geena Davis as she's sitting down. I walk behind her. You can only see me from the stomach down to my hips/thighs. Blue jeans and a plaid-style shirt, as I recall. But it's me. Serious.)

Megan Cook

Megan Cook

I am a professional laugher and spend my time designing, writing, rule-extending, line blurring, defining, figuring, refiguring and of course, laughing.

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Melanie does not claim to be a writer, but she does have a lot of stories to tell. She loves the idea of a platform where she can share them. Melanie grew up in the Tri-Cities and then moved away for a really long time. She’s a Filmmaker, Producer, and honey bee enthusiast.

Mike Speegle

Mike Speegle defies description. He-...wait, what? Oh, sorry. Hang on...Mike Speegle is easily described. He's a man who loves words so damn much that he spends all of his free time either staring hard at their amassed ranks, or rearranging them into arcane simulacra whose ultimate purpose is a mystery even unto he himself.Also, he is flagrantly self-aggrandizing and will ceaselessly entreat all who will listen to part with their hard-earned legal tender in order to purchase the dreck he floods the literary marketplace with. (He also wantonly ends sentences with prepositions, the cad.)

Nathan Vander Wilt

Nathan Vander Wilt

Nate loves to wrestle big hard problems into little approachable softwares (/books/posts/tweets). If he's not busy designing apps for clients, he's probably busy building ideas for fun. Lately he's been also busy growing fish and plants together in his suburban greenhouse, and sharing good books and loud music with his family.

Nathan Fritz

A programmer, agnostic to any supreme language. Chief Architect at @andyet. Author of SleekXMPP, Thoonk, and several other libraries and tools.

Nick Napoli

Nick is the fella who crosses the line and drags you, kicking and screaming, to the other side. Once there, he hopes you will begin to realize how liberating it is to cease incessant worries and let go of the mindless social norms that have been so firmly ingrained in our brains. He has held many titles in life: robot's bitch, designer, rocket scientist, gummy candy shot glass manufacturer, asshole, Zine maker, and most recently, ThePotLuck Contributor. "I wouldn't say I've become more radical: I was born radical." -Ai Weiwei

Patricia Thackham Roberts

Patricia Roberts

Trish grew up in Finley and now lives in Spokane. She works in corporate America but teaches painting classes on the side. In her free time she writes quirky stories about her life, bikes great distances and takes road trips to odd little towns. She is fascinated with post-apocalyptic fiction and attributes this to growing up in the Tri-Cities.

Rachel Baldwin

Rachel Baldwin

Hi. I'm Rachel. I grew up in the Tri-Cities. Been here most of my life, tried to leave for a few years claiming Eugene, OR as a temporary stopping point, but inevitably came back. Something always seems to bring people back here! Go ahead, try it yourself someday, it's uncanny.I'm a backyard chicken farmer, supporter of keeping it local, allergic to gluten, mother to a shining star and wife to a nerd.

Sarah Flowers

Sarah Flowers

Sarah Flowers is a wife, friend, daughter and homeschooling Mom of 3 from Pasco, WA that thinks laughing isn't optional but necessary. Recently relocated from Nashville, TN and loving being back in the Tri-Cities. Someone that doesn't know what she is doing half the time but is content learning. Writing has always been special to me but has recently become something more meaningful.

Sara Quinn

Sara Quinn

Although she began college life as an art major, Sara was quickly sucked into the whirly depths of psychology. She spent a few years working as an educator and eventually became a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.Now she gets to make stuff for a living, which suits her fine.Sara co-owns Squid&Crow, and lives in Pasco with Brendan and Lila. She happily spends hours composing, coloring, and texturing (when she’s not geeking out on comic books and video games).

Shenoa Lawrence

Shenoa has traveled in 17 countries, eaten a meal hanging from the side of a cliff, and been cursed at in Creole. She's prone to skinned knees, goofy comments, and big ideas. Shenoa is a designer of web sites, drinker of coffee, and seeker of adventures. She thinks writing her own bios are really weird and awkward.

Stephanie Maier

Stephanie works with her favorite friends at &yet as a customer happiness engineer. She is living her dream of doing work that matters and makes people smile. Her full time job is wife to Mike and mama to Carter and Paige. She's also got a love and passion for baking, writing, wine, and fashion.

Steve Meddaugh

Steve Meddaugh

Steve works as a web application developer for a financial services company, but that’s just his profession. If you asked him what he does, he’d tell you he’s a husband, a father, a writer, and musician (sort of). In his free time, he likes to exercise his mind playing chess and his body doing cardio kickboxing. He lives, works and plays in Gig Harbor, WA.

Suzy Higley

Suzy Higley

Wife to my childhood sweetheart. Stay-at-home mom of 3 awesome boys, ages 14, 12, and 5. My youngest is non-verbal and has Autism. Currently starting a community with other Autism Moms called Better Together. More social learning opportunities for our kids on the spectrum are needed...and because I couldn't find them, I'm creating them. I also draw and paint on both paper and walls...and furniture. And speaking of furniture, I have a chronic furniture rearranging condition that I'm seeking help for. Not really...it's my favorite.

Tamara Holloway

Tamara Holloway

Teacher, writer, knitter, pun-hater. I would be a professional smartass if I could, but since the government is loath to support the arts, I have to do my smartassing as a freelancer. I have a Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon – if you want to know about Tennyson, the Duke of Wellington, and Queen Victoria, I’m your gal. I enjoy educating young(ish) minds and correcting their grammar, and occasionally I write stuff.

Ty Mulholland

Ty Mulholland

Mastermind @ http://SquidTheRhino.com , by mastermind we mean fumbling, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, accidental, ah s###! designer/creative. Ty is currently is the Creative Director @elevatenet and aspires to be a pirate.

Vanessa Cozza

Vanessa Cozza

Originally from the Philadelphia area, I studied at Bowling Green State University in Ohio where I earned my PhD in Rhetoric & Writing. An assistant professor position at Washington State University Tri-Cities (WSUTC) led me to move farther west. At WSUTC, I teach first-year writing and advanced rhetoric and writing courses. Although I have a variety of research interests, currently I’m examining the literacy practices of public street artists and murals, including graffiti and photography. Specifically, I’m looking at how this type of visual rhetoric tells a history, addresses political controversies, and makes art more accessible to a broader audience. Aside from academia, I also spend a lot of my free time crossfitting, sous cheffing, and couch potatoing.