Six freelancers share what they love most about their creative work with Lifestyle.

Laura Leavitt

Writer

Home: Hamilton

Day gig: Writing Center Director at a local college

Joined Lifestyle team: 2016

“I love getting to meet interesting people and hear their stories during interviews. I always learn something new whenever I write a story.”

Shawna Taylor 

Writer

Home: Liberty Township

Day gig: Team Lead at Vantiv

Joined Lifestyle team: 2016

“Writing is an outlet for me, no matter the subject. I love that someone trusts me enough to share who they are with the public.”

Eric Wilber

Photographer

Home: West Chester

Day gig: photographer & musician

Joined Lifestyle team: 2017

“One of my favorite parts of photography is seeing people’s reactions. I love the joy people get when they see good photos of themselves.”

Len Kaltman 

Photographer

Home: Liberty Township

Day gig: corporate photography

Joined Lifestyle team: 2017

“I always get to meet interesting people and see behind the scenes of many different businesses. And doing what you love makes it never seem like work.”

Tera Michelson

Writer, photographer 
& copy editor

Home: West Chester

Day gig: author/freelance writer

Joined Lifestyle team: 2015

“We live in a blossoming area full of interesting people, places and events. Each writing or photo assignment teaches me something new about this great place I call home.”

Michelle Lloyd

Photographer

Home: West Chester

Day gig: sales rep for 
Electronic Components

Joined Lifestyle team: 2015

“What I love most about taking photos for Lifestyle is meeting new people and hearing about their unique stories.”