SO EXCITED to share this news: Ravenna Blog now has a writing staff of TWO. (Intern #1, who is currently writing and reading thanks to kindergarten, is not quite ready for prime time.)
Meet Oralea Howard. She and I met through Ravenna Blog Intern #2’s preschool class at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center. Her family lives in Ravenna, too, and she’s graciously offered to join up to help me bring you all the hyperlocal news that’s fit to publish electronically.
After graduating from the University of Oregon’s Journalism program, Oralea began an eclectic career path which most recently found her teaching science and art to first graders. Now, when she’s not cleaning up art or craft projects gone awry, she’s trying her own hand at quilting, printmaking, or gardening. You can frequently find Oralea, her husband, and their two-year-old out on the sidewalk, covered in chalk, and sharing beers with their neighbors.
Oralea and I had our first editorial calendar meeting last week, and we look forward to many more!*
*Coffee is involved, and our kids are not.
EDIT: Oralea’s last name is actually Howard, NOT White as I previously wrote. The publisher really regrets that error.