Mount Pleasant Magazine July/August 2023

17 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www. ShemCreekRes taurant s . com contributors Interested in contributing to Mount Pleasant Magazine? Email your contact information (name, phone, mailing address) and one sample of work you have created (or a link to your work online) with the subject “Aspiring MPM Contributor” to Isabel Alvarez Arata is a freelance writer and content creator with a focus on business, marketing and lifestyle. She has her own pet-related podcast and blog, “Covered in Pet Hair.” Cari Lawson is a school counselor by day and writer by night. Writing provides an outlet to connect further to the community. She loves to spend time with her husband, toddler, puppy at Disney World! Madison Broach was born and raised in Mount Pleasant and has always had a passion for writing and reporting. She just finished her sophomore year at the University of Florida where she is studying journalism. Clark Leach is a business and health writer with more than 20 years of experience. He has written for universities, magazines, businesses, newspapers, nonprofits and niche publications. Since 2015, his work has appeared in Greenville Business, Charleston Business, Charleston Women, HealthLinks and The Tennessean. Heather Rose Artushin is a local writer, poet and therapist. When she’s not talking to our town’s most interesting people for an article, she’s working alongside a local nonprofit or playing around with a poem. Jack Lovingood is a native of Western North Carolina. He has spent most of his adult life as an entrepreneur dabbling in web development, real estate and finance. Jack enjoys penning songs, playing guitar and writing for lifestyle publications. Mary Coy is a fifth-generation Charlestonian and expert on Charleston history. She has written for Mount Pleasant Magazine for over a decade. Mary can be found giving tours of the Holy City in her free time. Sarah Makuta comes from a journalism background with 15 years of experience as a news reporter and writer with a diverse range of interests. Bill Farley has had a long multimedia career. A native New Yorker, he moved to Mount Pleasant in 2005 after working in local and national network news, sports and entertainment. He was also a media spokesman for Playboy’s iconic founder, Hugh M. Hefner. Colin McCandless is a Charleston-based freelance writer and copy editor who enjoys writing about nature and wildlife, travel, history and outdoor recreation. He has more than 15 years of writing experience working for magazines and newspapers and developing blog and website content. Maurice J. Frazier is a freelance writer living on Daniel Island. Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in the North Charleston/ Summerville area, he has been working in the TV and film industry for the last eight years. Leah Rhyne is a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Montclair State University. She spent four years as the festival director of the Charleston Literary Festival and specializes in event management, marketing and public relations. Brooke Hughes is a local resident and senior at the University of South Carolina pursuing a degree in English. In her free time, she can be spotted on Sullivan’s Island, playing tennis and reading. Sherry Whiting is a freelance writer and full-time project analyst. She has over 15 years of experience developing and editing marketing materials, newsletters, policies and technical documents.