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Meet Our Writers

Freelancing Their Way Into Our Hearts

We couldn't put this magazine together without them. You've seen their bylines and read their articles, but now you get to meet six of our regular freelance writers and learn more about what makes them special. 

Ashley Hutcheson 

An avid runner, Ashley is a Nashville native, wife and mom of both two and four legged kiddos. A self-proclaimed foodie, she also enjoys furniture restoring, traveling, concerts and the lake. After a long career in Human Resource Management, this Father Ryan and Indiana University Alumni
moved to a more creative career as a freelance writer.

Brianna Melanson 

Brianna Melanson is a writer and local guide.  She is passionate about showcasing small businesses with the magic of words - and creative Instagram posts. Originally from Upstate New York, Brianna is proud to call Nashville her home. Fueled by strong coffee, she’s always shopping in charming boutiques and discovering fun events. She works full-time as a newsroom editor for Business Wire. After a long day of work or exploring, she loves coming home to snuggle with her dachshund, Dolly.

Dawn Burns 

Lifestyle blogger Dawn Burns calls Nashville home, where she is a mother of two and wife to husband, Seth. Dawn has always had a growing love for community and an even stronger passion for families traveling to her beloved city. Striving to connect others with the happenings in Music City and all it has to offer, Dawn is the face behind The Nashville Mom, a resource for families to discover the best restaurants, shops, kid-friendly activities and events in town. Dawn also loves sharing about travel, home, books and favorite brands from across the south. 

Lisa Konicki 

As a music media executive, Lisa Konicki has helped share the stories, through print and online media, of country music artists from Ashley McBryde to Garth Brooks, over the past two decades. She began her career as photo editor of Country Weekly magazine, working her way up to helm the magazine as Editor-in-Chief. She later created the website for Cumulus media where she also served as
Editor- in-Chief. Lisa is currently Editor-in-Chief at American Songwriter Magazine.

Sue Baldani

Susan Baldani has been writing for Lifestyle magazines for the past few years and loves promoting small businesses and nonprofits. She also enjoys highlighting people, home décor, food and more for magazines across the U.S., Canada, and the UK. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Steve, and two mischievous black cats named Boo and Grover.

Jessica Wayman 

Jessica Wayman was born and raised in Nashville, attended David Lipscomb and Lipscomb University, and now has a career in the court system. A lover of music, history, all things Southern, and Franklin, Tennessee, Jessica enjoys exploring and writing about Middle Tennessee, old and new, in her spare time.

Linda Dohse 

When I'm not writing (which is my number one passion!), you'll find me teaching, enjoying the great outdoors, and spending time with my family including my three rescue kitties. I live by the words of Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr., "If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."