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Lilly Kate Hollis – Editor in Chief 

Lilly Kate Hollis is the Editor-in-Chief of The Local. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and will graduate in May with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She hopes to use photojournalism to travel the world one day.

 

 

 

Gracie Eddins – Managing Editor

Gracie Eddins is the Managing Editor of The Local and is a junior at Samford University. She is obsessed with all things visual and runs her own photography business while studying Print Journalism and Studio Art.

 

 

 

Katy Beth Boyers – Digital Editor

Katy Beth is from Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently a junior at Samford University studying both Print and Broadcast Journalism. Outside of The Local, she is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Samford Crimson, producer and reporter of Samford News Network and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

 

 

 

Mary Virginia Stabler – Director of Advertising and Promotion

Mary Virginia Stabler is the Director of Advertising and Promotion for The Local. Hailing from Montgomery, Alabama, she will graduate from Samford University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Post-grad, she plans to elevate small businesses in the community through social media and marketing.

 

 

 

Camille Womack – Visual Team

Camille Womack is a member of the visual team at The Local. She is a  junior Journalism and Mass Communication major from Birmingham, Alabama. She aspires to work in the creative media industry post-grad. On the weekends, you can find her spending time with friends and exploring the city. 

 

 

 

Aliza Baker – Visual Team

Aliza Baker is a member of the visual team at The Local. She is a senior Journalism and Mass Communications major and psychology minor who plans to get her Psy.D in forensic psychology after graduation.

 

 

 

Cole Shiflet – Visual Team

Cole Shiflet is a Visual Team Member for The Local. He is a junior at Samford University studying Journalism & Mass Communication, Non-Profit Management, and Greek. Cole writes regularly for Radical, The Alabama Baptist, Anchored Passion, and Rooted Ministry.

 

 

 

Selah Vetter – Digital Team

Selah Vetter is a Digital Team Member for The Local. She is originally from Long Island, New York, but now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is double majoring in Spanish and Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

 

 

Claire Pool – Digital Team

 Claire Pool is a senior Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies double major from Birmingham, AL. She serves on the digital team, hopes to work in editorial at a magazine one day, and loves to read.

 

 

 

Moriah Mason – Digital Team

Moriah Mason is a junior who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a part of the Digital Team for The Local. When she graduates, she hopes to have a job in the print journalism field. 

 

 

Meg Van Dyk – Digital Team

Meg Van Dyk is a journalism major from Orlando, Florida, now living and working in Salt Lake City, Utah where she enjoys hitting the slopes on the weekends. Outside of The Local, Meg is a sports media relations professional with over three years of experience working in both men’s and women’s professional soccer.

 

 

Walker Frederick – Advertising and Promotion Team

Walker is a senior at Samford University and a member of the Advertising and Sales Promotion team for The Local. He is an avid soccer fan and film buff, and works as an intern for Grain Craft.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Pridgeon – Advertising and Promotion Team

Elizabeth Pridgeon is a member of the Advertising and Promotion team for The Local. She is a senior Journalism and Mass Communications major with concentrations in Print and Advertising with a minor in Marketing from Smyrna, GA. After graduating in May, she is hoping to work for an integrated marketing communications agency or a public relations agency. 

 

 

 

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