Fall 2016 Staff


Lisa MacKay

Managing Editor

Major/Minor: English language major, editing minor
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
Position: Managing Editor
Favorite Book: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy
Favorite Vacation Locale: Venice, Italy
Favorite Vacation Experience: Biking through Salzburg, Austria while singing songs from the Sound of Music.
Favorite Quote: You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. —Zig Ziglar
Dream Travel Location: Anywhere and everywhere! I’ve got some serious wanderlust.
Why do you travel: I love experiencing different cultures. I learn so much from each place I visit. The world is so unique and I want to experience its diversity firsthand.

Tiffanie Abbott

Assistant Managing Editor

Major/Minor: English major, editing and Korean minors
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Position: Assistant Managing Editor
Favorite Book: The Joy Luck Club
Favorite Quote: “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”
Dream Travel Location: Greece

Danica Baird

Assistant Managing Editor

Major/Minor: English/Journalism major, editing minor
Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT
Positions: Assistant Managing Editor
One Vacation Necessity: Phone charger
Never Leave Home Without: A book
Favorite Quote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke
Dream Travel Location: Ireland

Lauren Whitby

Design Director

Major/Minor: English major, editing  and visual arts minors
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Position: Art Director
One Vacation Necessity: A good book
Never Leave Home Without: A sketchbook
Favorite Quote:The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” -John Muir
Dream Travel Location: Italy

Abbie Harlow

Design Team

Major/Minor: English major, editing/creative minor
Hometown: Alameda, CA
Positions: Design Team Member
Career Goals: Author of young adult novels
Favorite Book: Harry Potter (of course)
Favorite Vacation Locale: London

Kayla Bowman

Design Team

Major/Minor: French major, editing minor
Hometown: Lindon, UT
Position: Design Team
One Vacation Necessity: An umbrella and good rain boots
Dream Travel Location: Montreal, Canada

Sydney Cobb

Design Team

Major/Minor: Public health major, editing minor
Hometown: Turlock, CA
Position: Design Team
Never Leave Home Without: Dental floss
Dream Travel Location: The Pyramids of Giza

Kayci Treu

Web Director

Major/Minor: Communications major, editing/ballroom dance minor
Hometown: Waldorf, MD
Position: Web Director
Favorite Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Favorite Vacation Experience: Visiting China on a Ballroom Dance Tour
I never leave home without: A water bottle.
Favorite Quote: “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck
Dream Travel Location: Prague

Hannah Waller

Web Team

Major/Minor: English major, editing minor
Hometown: American Fork, UT
Position: Web Team
One Vacation Necessity: Books and snack food
Never Leave Home Without: A book
Favorite Quote: “What these people think of me is none of my business.” -Anne Lamott

Torrey Best

Web Team

Major/Minor: Lingquistics major, editing/business management minor
Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT
Position: Web Team
Favorite Book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Favorite Vacation Experience: Snorkeling with manatees in Florida, playing with lion cubs in Africa, swimming with sting rays in the Cayman Islands, riding horses on the beach in Costa Rica.
Vacation Necessity: Spirit of adventure!
Favorite Quote: Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? –Amelia Earhart
Dream Travel Location: Victorian era Egypt

Margaret Willden

Advertising Director

Major/Minor: Piano performance major, art history and editing minor
Hometown: Cedarburg, WI
Position: Advertising Director
Career Goals: Editor for a travel, food, or music publication
Favorite Book: Wuthering Heights
Favorite Vacation Locale: Tokyo or southern France
Favorite Vacation Experience: Getting stung by a jellyfish in the Sea of Japan.
One Vacation Necessity: A Kindle packed with good reads.
Dream Travel Location: Morocco.

Sarah Barlow

Advertising Team

Major/Minor: English major, editing minor
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Position: Advertising team
Vacation Necessity: A desire to have an adventure.
Dream Travel Location: Jerusalem, the Philippines, Egypt, and so many more.
I have never: been to Africa.
Favorite thing to do on vacation: Go to museums and talk to people everywhere!

Allie Arnell

Design/Advertising Volunteer

Major/Minor: Journalism major, editing minor
Hometown: Newberg, OR
Positions: Advertising Team
One Vacation Necessity: Sunglasses
Favorite Quote: “Worry is a misuse of the imagination.” -Dan Zadra
Dream Travel Location: I want to go somewhere where the water is amazingly blue. 

Denya Palmer

Social Media Director

Major/Minor: English major, editing minor
Hometown: Castle Rock, CO
Position: Social Media Director
Career Goal: I’d love to work as a writer and an editor for a magazine or in publishing for children and young adults. And if that doesn’t pan out, there is always Broadway.
Favorite Vacation Locale: Somewhere with water: the beach, a lake, the pool, etc.
Favorite Vacation Experience: Enjoying the beach at Santa Monica with my two best friends.
One Vacation Necessity: A couple of books!
I never leave home without: a smile.
Dream travel location: France.
I have never: been out of the USA.

Emily Sullivan

Social Media Team

Major/Minor: English major, editing minor
Hometown: Riverton, UT
Position: Social Media Team 
One Vacation Necessity: Snacks! A hangry vacation is not a good vacation.
Never Leave Home Without: An extra pair of socks
Dream Travel Location: Iceland

Allyson Jones

Social Media Team

Major/Minor: English major, editing minor
Hometown: Mesa, AZ
Position: Social Media team
Career Goals: Book editor
Favorite Book: Edenbrooke
Favorite Vacation Locale: Mission Beach, CA
Favorite Vacation Experience: Traveling Switzerland with my best friend.
One Vacation Necessity: A “carpe diem” attitude.
I never leave home without: an extra ponytail.
Favorite quote: “Never suppress a generous thought” -Camilla Kimball.
Dream travel location: Norway at Christmastime.
I have never: eaten a burrito in South America.
What is the best part about traveling: Getting to experience new sites and cultures and letting them positively affect the way you view the world and other people.