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Gabby Bass-Butler- Editor in Chief 

Gabby Bass-Butler is the editor-in-chief of The Local and a Homewood, Alabama native. After graduating with her degree in journalism and mass communication, she hopes to follow her passions by working with books or in editorial at a magazine.

 

 

 

 

Claire Trammell – Managing Editor

Claire Trammell is the Managing Editor for The Local. She is from Jacksonville, Florida, and plans to pursue her love of storytelling, and the beach, by studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. She is studying journalism and mass communication with a concentration in print media.

 

Corinne McCaw – Digital Editor

Corinne McCaw is the digital editor of The Local from Waco, Texas. Corinne enjoys writing about social change and connecting Birmingham’s present to its history. In her free time, you can find her reading something by Flannery O’ Connor or hiking with her dog.

 

 

 

Emily Parcell – Director of Sales

Emily Parcell is the director of sales for The Local, proudly from the small town of Goshen, Indiana. Her journalistic interests include photojournalism and hospitality writing. She hopes to one day write about local restaurants and businesses for Southern Living.

 

 

 

 

Callie Morrison – Director of Promotion

Callie Morrison is a Dothan, Alabama, native studying both public relations and print media. Outside of The Local, she serves as the press secretary for Samford’s Student Government Association. She hopes to use her love for people and places to work in the travel industry.

 

 

 

Avery Ketcherside – Advertising and Promotion Team

Avery Ketcherside is a member of the advertising and promotional team for The Local from the Atlanta area. After completing her degree in journalism and geography, Avery hopes to use her creativity to develop content for travel, tourism and entertainment media organizations.

 

Faith Holley – Visual Team

Faith Holley is a visual team member for The Local from Canton, Georgia, currently studying journalism and mass communication and global and cultural studies. She runs her own photography business and aspires to use her talents to work for National Geographic in the future.

 

 

 

Sofia Paglioni – Visual Team

Sofia Paglioni is a member of the visual team for The Local from Cartersville, Georgia. She thoroughly enjoys all forms of storytelling, from social media posts to classic literature. She believes The Local is the perfect blend of all forms of storytelling that brings Birmingham closer together.

 

 

 

Noelle Neader – Visual Team

Noelle Neader is a member of the visual team with The Local from Tampa, Florida. She is pursuing a degree in journalism and mass communication with a minor in marketing and is passionate about shedding light on the experiences of others through a lens of storytelling and artistic design.

 

 

 

Mary Moore Nelson – Visual Team

Mary Moore Nelson is a visual team member for The Local from Memphis, Tennessee. She is studying journalism and mass communication with a concentration in print and public relations. She aspires to work for a magazine in a city.

 

 

 

Jacob Taylor – Visual Team

Jacob Taylor is a visual team member for The Local. He is pursuing a degree in journalism and mass communication and sports media minor. He enjoys all things sports and hopes to join a professional sports team upon graduating.

 

 

 

Cayman Carpenter – Digital Team

Cayman Carpenter is a member of the digital team for The Local from Louisville, Kentucky. She is pursuing a degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in writing. She aims to cultivate community and invoke change through her writing.

 

 

 

 

Nikolai Culp – Digital Team

Nikolai Culp is a member of the digital team for The Local, born in Smolensk, Russia, and raised in Flower Mound, Texas. Nikolai is pursuing a degree in journalism and mass communication.

 

 

 

Lydia Guffey – Digital Team

Lydia Guffey is a member of the digital team for The Local from Hoover, Alabama. She is studying journalism and mass communication and film production. In her free time, she can be found at the barn. She is an avid equestrian and horseback riding instructor at a local training facility.

 

 

 

Sophie Higby – Digital Team

Sophie Higby is a member of the digital team for The Local from Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. She is pursuing a degree in journalism and mass communication, which she hopes to utilize to unite her loves of culture, religion and writing by becoming a travel journalist.

 

 

 

Andrew Simonson – Digital Team

Andrew Simonson is a member of the digital team for The Local. He is studying journalism and mass communication and sports media and strives to elevate unheard stories. When he is not writing for publications across Birmingham, he can be found trying new restaurants, watching the latest movies, or attending local games and concerts.

 

 

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