Crew & Contributors

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

Crew

Ray-Rico

Ray Rico

Publisher
Joan Allison

Joan Allison

Editor and Creative Director
Daphne Butler

Daphne Butler

Art Director
Chellie Bowman

Chellie Bowman

Digital Media Manager
The occasional writer, writing about special occasions around town and other sundry affairs. Doesn’t go anywhere without her camera. 
Randall Sloan

Randall Sloan

Distribution Manager
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Leila Hinkle

Finance Manager + Advertising

Contributors

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Nick Lingerfelt

Contributor
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

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

Contributing Photographer
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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.
Sarah Fischer

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

Contributor
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

Contributor
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.
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Vincent Astor

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