Entrepreneurs

Logan Roberts

May 13, 2015
Logan Roberts Marsh Wear

Founded in 2010 by Captain Logan Roberts, a USCG-licensed fishing guide, Marsh Wear Clothing is a Charleston, South Carolina-based apparel company that celebrates life on the water. With a focus on quality, authenticity and the use of locally-sourced materials, Marsh Wear Clothing works with artists and anglers from across the United States to produce clothing that truly captures the saltwater soul. The result is an inventory filled with one-of-a-kind designs and a brand that is steadily gaining steam throughout the Southeast.

As a child, Roberts spent his summers chasing fish and small waves on Folly Beach, South Carolina, and by the age of 18, he was a certified captain, running charters and sharing his love of fishing. Dissatisfied with the apparel options available for young anglers, he created Marsh Wear Clothing and began selling his goods at the local boat ramp. Before long, retailers caught on, and today the brand has sales in 36 states across the country.

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Authors

Lorraine Carey

August 12, 2016
Lorraine Carey

Lorraine Carey’s love of books becomes glaringly apparent when you read her resume: she is an experienced children’s reading specialist, a teacher, and an award-winning author of several paranormal and mystery books. Carey has taught in Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and her current home, Grand Cayman, where she continues to write and work with children.

A love of ghost stories and scary movies at a young age inspired Carey to pursue the paranormal genre as a writer. Her stories are often founded on personal experiences with the paranormal and strange historical facts, which she heightens with a twist of magic and gripping mystery. Because of her teaching experience, most of Carey’s work is geared toward a middle grade or young adult audience. Years of reading with children showed her what kids want in a story, and inspired her to write for young readers.

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Authors

Jason Rizos

August 14, 2014

Originally hailing from the suburbs of St. Louis, author Jason Rizos became disillusioned with the corporate world after stints as a technology sales representative, a call center lackey, and a peddler of diet pills. He moved west to Portland, Oregon, where he resides with his wife and two dogs and teaches writing and literature at Portland Community College.

His short story, “We Love You Fluffy the Hamster,” was selected as a Fulton Prize finalist by the Adirondack Review, and his horror/science-fiction has been published by Snow Monkey, Fourth River, Resident Aliens, and produced in audio by Pseudopod podcast. In 2013, he published The Frugal Homebrewer’s Companion, A Hardware and Technique Guide: What to Buy and How to Build World-Class Beers at Home, and his first novel, Supercenter, was recently released by Montag Press. A social satire about a future hyper-materialistic consumer world where children are raised within sealed retail megastores and groomed as soldiers via video game training, Supercenter tells the story of G.E. Westinghouse, a man who discovers that there may be more to the world than the violent, capitalistic world he’s always known.

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Authors

Brandi Megan Granett

September 2, 2016
Brandi Megan Granett

Brandi Megan Granett is fueled by a passionate desire to share her long-held belief that our thoughts, these ethereal things continuously bouncing around in our heads, have the power to shape our life experiences and change the world that we live in. As a creative writing teacher — one who holds a Ph.D. from Aberystwyth University in Wales, an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.Ed in Adult and Distance Education from Penn State — Granett encourages her students to diligently examine the stories they tell, to explore the worlds they are creating and identify not only the meaning behind them, but also the real-world influences that helped to mold them.

In February of 2000, Granett published her debut novel, My Intended, a melancholic tale of a bride-to-be who, after the sudden death of her fiance, opts to proceed with the wedding as a testimony of their love for one another. Granett followed that up in 2014 with Cars and Other Things That Get Around, a collection of short stories about love, family and the endless desire for human connection.

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Musicians

Zoltan Chaney

March 13, 2014

Over the past several years, many people who have gone to see Vince Neil in concert have left the show saying the same thing: “Can you believe that drummer?”

That drummer’s name is Zoltan Chaney. Originally hailing from southern Ohio, he joined Neil’s band in 2007, and ever since, he has been making a name for himself with his high-flying, electrifying style. As Neil rips through Motley Crue’s biggest hits — along with a handful of newer songs from his Tattoos & Tequila album — Chaney can be found behind the drums, keeping the rhythm with reckless abandon.

His technique is unorthodox, like a mix between Keith Moon and a Tasmanian Devil, yet his talent is respected by the the musical community, and he is adored by fans who go to concerts to simultaneously hear exceptional music and be entertained.

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