Jessica Laguna is the owner of Flourish Branding Photography. Known for her custom designed imagery, she takes professional branding to an entirely new level for local businesses. She has also been the lead photographer for Loveland & South Lifestyle for the past year and has recently taken on more responsibility as the editorial coordinator. She also holds a day job as a dental assistant for a practice in Greeley. Jessica has 3 kids, Bella, Cody, and Raquelle along with a Great Dane named Athena.
Favorite quote: "The ones who are against you are the ones who believe in your power the most." Tatiana Jerome
Brady and his wife Nicole are the proud parents of two great pups, Pickles (black and tan) and Shiner (blonde). In addition to being proud paw parents, Brady and Nicole love spending their time investing in the people and culture in Northern Colorado. Brady is also the owner of JBrady Seasonings and has some scrumptious blends everyone must try! Brady has a love for food and travel while also creating mouthwatering content for us every month.
Favorite Quote: “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody." Anthony Bourdain
Pictured with her rescue dog, Lily, Skye Marsh is much more than what meets the eye. She is a full time English teacher at Webber Middle School, a mother of 3 daughters (Penelope, 17, Cadence, 15, and Wren, 11), a aspiring writer, and owner of 3 cats and another dog. She graduated from CSU recently with an MA in English. She loves journalism, research writing, and memoir/personal essay writing. She has written some of our most beautiful articles to date.
Favorite quote: “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.” Regina Brett
Al Milligan is a world class food, beverage, and sports photographer. Al has photographed sports events throughout North America and Europe while also working with direct clients in his hometown of Longmont. Al and his wife Denise love food and travel. They spend 3-5 months a year living in Denia, Spain. Denise owns 2 businesses and one of them is a cooking school (located in Longmont and in Denia, Spain). They are a match made in food photography heaven.
Favorite Quote: “If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.” Robert Capat
Hannah Echols loves telling stories to help engage dreamers within the local communities that she serves. Hannah writes and edits for Castle Rock, Parker and Loveland & South Lifestyle. She has a passion for the written word while helping others tell their story. Hannah recently got married on July 4th to her husband Mason. Hannah, Mason, and their pup Gabe live in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Favorite Quote: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." Maya Angelou