Crew & Contributors

Focus is made possible by these hard working crew members. Without them, none of this would be possible. Thanks.
Crew & Contributors



Ray Rico

Chellie Bowman

Chellie Bowman

Managing Editor and Digital Media Content
The occasional writer, writing about special occasions around town and other sundry affairs. Doesn’t go anywhere without her camera. 
Daphne Butler

Daphne Butler

Creative Director
Randall Sloan

Randall Sloan

Distribution Manager
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Leila Hinkle

Finance Manager + Advertising

Moth Moth Moth

Program Director


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Nick Lingerfelt

Attended the University of Memphis as a journalism major, where he edited the campus newspaper. He has contributed to StyleBlueprint, Salon, and At Home Memphis & Mid South. He is now pursuing an M.S. at UofM.
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Chris Reeder Young

Is an applied anthropologist and has lived in Memphis for 16 years.

Greg Campbell

Contributing Photographer

Phillis Lewis

Contributing Writer
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Robin Beaudoin Ownby

Contributing Journalist
Is a lifelong Memphian by choice. She received a B.F.A. from Memphis College of Art and studied Special Ed at the Univ. of Memphis. She enjoys time with her husband and two teenagers.
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Sarah Rutledge Fischer

Contributing Journalist
Is a Memphis native who now lives in Fairhope, Ala. She pens the Allie column and writes other stories. She leads her local chapter of Prism United, and is also an artist and art teacher.
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Savannah Bearden

Is a writer/performer/video editor/producer/LGBTQ+ ally who was born and raised in Memphis. She’s the Director of Communications for Planned Parenthood of TN and & North MS.
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Tricia Dewey

Is a longtime Memphis transplant, who has grown to admire the ‘grit and grind’. She is also a mom, wife, runner, reader, recovering lawyer, tree hugger, and ally.

Vincent Astor

Contributing Writer
Local historian, especially of the GLBT community, a long-time contributor to GLBT community publications.