Guest Bloggers

Megan Peck is from the quaint town of Dillon, Montana and attended The University of Montana in Missoula. She moved to Seattle where she now holds the belief that everything matches if you want it to badly enough. She can often be found at Fremont Brewery reading from her extensive personal library (which is color coded) or live tweeting horror films.

Check out her ponderings here.

Cameron Michael Ferhing is a Wyoming boy at heart, but he claims Montana (namely Missoula) as home too. Now tearing it up in New York City, Cameron can be found writing music or working at The Public Theater or next door at Dan’s place having a Moscow Mule. The Tony Awards are his favorite holiday.

For a crash course in theater give a gander here.

Ann Rice is a native of Montana but, since her departure from the big sky state in 2005, she has had vast adventures across the continental United States as a touring actor, student and hopeless romantic. She now resides in Seattle where she is a fan of a good rye whiskey and a snoring pug next to her while she plans out the soundtrack of her life.

To check out her exceptional taste in music look here.

Courtney Crary is a recent NYU graduate with a masters in vocal performance and general awesomeness. A Montana native, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband Dan and their puppy Indiana. A talented voice teacher and all around artist, Courtney can make two tone train whistle noises while painting a fresco and sipping a gin and tonic.

For further documentation of her skills go here.

Maia Mills-Low Formerly from Missoula, Maia now resides in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. When she isn’t busy being the most amazing caregiver in the world you can find her traveling in the TARDIS acting as the first female Doctor Who.

Enjoy her travel log here.

Clark Hodges is another New York, by way of Missoula and Billings, person. Having done design and web based wizardry, he is now perusing his dream of being a full time artist. When he isn’t up to his elbows in paint, he is adventuring in Manhattan. He is a real Zelda.

For his further tales from urban Bohemia check here

Alyssa Small is a Montanan born and bred, writer and editor. Working for the Billings Gazette as an editor, Alyssa has applied the same lean and eloquent prose she helps sculpt in the newsroom into her own personal writing. She finds herself in nature and in good community more often than most, and she can sing an alto line with the best of them.

You can read about her inner workings here.

Or check out the 144 characters version here.

Lisa Dreznes spent part of her childhood in the Chicago suburbs climbing on giant piles of dirt from home construction sites with her little brother to play a make-believe game they called “mountaineers.” She always made it to the top of the mountain and now, as a resident of Seattle, is surrounded by new mountains as in the form of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.

When she is not busy interpreting the dreams of her loved ones and reading in her cozy apartment, she can be seen working as a very busy and important member of the Amazon team. She loves that her Fremont neighborhood smells like Theo chocolate in the mornings and Fremont Brewery beer in the evenings.

Lisa has a bizarre fear of lunchmeat.

Austin Logan was born with the intellect of a philosopher, the dreams of a poet, and voice of a young Joan Rivers.

As a graduate of both the University of Montana and Gonzaga, Austin is pursuing a career as a therapist. When he isn’t agreeing to work on unpaid artistic projects with Dan Crary, he can be found working on an Escape the Room project in Billings, MT or engaging in philosophical debates over Mongolian barbecue.

Lexi Richardson is an editor of multiple novels, a world traveler, and an enthusiastic dog owner.
A Missoula, MT native, Lexi and her husband Tyler now live in Denver. Or rather, they will after
the come home from nine months living in Europe. She has been voted Missoula’s best barista
three times, and Flathead Lake’s best streaker once. She will recover from the death of Alan Rickman.

You can read about her global adventure here.

And the picture book version here.

Vanessa Schmautz is a Montana native who received her degree in Social Work from the University of Portland.  She has spent the last several years hiking, paddling, walking and drinking through different countries.  She is currently residing in Missoula and can often be found at high altitudes.