Founder & Publisher: Ariel Meadow Stallings
A writer and editor who got her start editing a rave magazine in the mid-'90s, Ariel's work has been featured by the New York Times, Today Show, and The Guardian. Ariel's book, Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives For Independent Brides, was first published in 2007 with a second edition in 2010.
Managing Editor & Associate Publisher: Megan Finley
Born and raised an awkward nerd in Los Angeles, Megan Finley is still an awkward nerd, but thanks to The Empire, she gets paid to be one. Megan spends her free time cosplaying at nerd parties, going to conventions, and talking really loudly in public. When she's not doing those things, she's glued to her laptop managing content like a mother fucker for her personal blog and, of course, Offbeat Bride and Offbeat Home.
Megan lives behind a porn shop in West Hollywood with her shark attack surviving husband and their various rescued furry beasts.
Editor and Vendor Relations: Catherine "Superman" Clark
Catherine is a freelance web consultant from the Chicago area who has been blogging, designing, and building websites since her first foray in 1997. She started out as a designer, but has geeked out hard within all facets of website building, producing, and marketing. She has a BFA in art and is taking her time working on a Masters degree.
In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches Youtube vloggers and movies en masse, plays video games, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and overshares on Twitter.
Copyeditor: Caroline Alexandra Diezyn
Caroline just finished her American Studies MA and moved from Ontario, Canada, to Whitehorse, way up north in the Yukon.
She likes to dress in all black, has a severe case of wanderlust, and loves art and fashion. You can follow her thoughts about all of the aforementioned and more on twitter.
Offbeat Bride Tribe Community Manager: Kirsten Hansen
Kirsten is an academic out in the world, or at least out in Canada. She has been involved in teaching university courses, worked for a non-profit organization, researched and played with technology, and is an occasional freelance writer. When not working, she can usually be found with her nose in a book, playing video games with her husband, designing jewelry or cards or baking something delicious. Her house has been likened to a zoo with three cats and two ferrets frequently misinterpreting who is in charge.