Breanna Olaveson, founder
Breanna Olaveson writes like she talks — a lot, and about pretty much everything. Among her favorite topics are people, businesses, people who run businesses, women, faith, and women of faith. She writes nonfiction and has two books on her shelf ("Mighty Miracles" and "Sweet Is the Work") with her name on the spine. Her home is filled with children, quilts, and baked goods she made herself. She is always reading or listening to one of the Harry Potter books and once had a dream that she took a selfie with Jo Rowling. She can type as fast as people talk and write an entire magazine article in a single naptime when she's in the zone. She founded Moxie Freelance in 2017 to help other freelance writers build a livelihood in their yoga pants. She lives in Utah with her marathon-running husband and three exceptional children.
Ryan Kunz started in journalism and ended up in advertising by way of blogging, editing, and fiction writing. His long-form work has appeared in many publications, including the Ensign, Liahona, and New Era magazines; he has written for lifestyle, religion, and outdoor blogs; his ad copywriting has been featured in Communication Arts; and he has several published books to his credit. If he had a super power, it would be to correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors wherever he saw them, which wouldn't be much good fighting crime but would make him feel a lot better. He is willing to die defending Oxford commas and will be incensed if his boss removed them from this bio. He hopes to someday be one of the rare writers who can afford a solid gold typewriter.
Lindsay Wilcox is a communication specialist at Primary Children's Hospital. She previously worked for six years in corporate communication and public relations at CHG Healthcare and earned a bachelor's degree in communication from BYU–Idaho. A mother to energetic boy/girl twins, Lindsay has amassed an eclectic mix of children's books and wants to someday publish her own. She's currently recording an album of lullabies, trying to read 36 books, and eating her weight in fish tacos. She lives with her family in Murray, Utah.
Megan is a professional photographer based in Southeast Michigan. She is also a graphic designer, web designer, social media expert, and all-around visual media rockstar.
Nikki Siegel is a professional button pusher and self-proclaimed word nerd. She's written and edited dozens of articles for Idaho Falls magazine and its ancillary publications and regularly created content for web and social media. She has a bachelor's degree in communication from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and while at school, she created an extensive study guide for a department-wide grammar exam and edited a textbook. While she's a journalist at heart, Nikki enjoys copywriting, Google Analytics, marketing, and photography. In her spare time, she writes novels, reads the AP Stylebook, plays with her dog and jokingly complains about being pregnant with her first child (who she's actually very excited to meet).
Sara Atwood has been a writer and editor for seven years. She has worked most recently as an editor for the alumni magazine of the BYU Marriott School of Management. She has also worked for BYU Magazine, the Provo Daily Herald, and the Ensign. She blogs for Bluehost and DreamHost and volunteers as a writer with Project Read.
Hilary Whitesides has worked as a freelance writer for the past decade. She has worked for companies such as Vivint and Dentrix, and her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Utah Business Magazine. Having written everything from blog posts to web content and promotional materials to magazine articles, Hilary is passionate about expression through the written word. When she’s not nursing carpal tunnel from incessant typing, she can be found seeing as much of the world (and eating as much of its food) as possible with her husband and kissing the cute faces of her two children. You can see samples of her work at www.hilarywhitesides.wordpress.com.
Conner Newbold graduated from BYU's advertising program with an emphasis in ad copywriting. He has written and produced campaigns for clients like Skullcandy, Traeger Grills, and Stance socks. Conner loves trail running, hiking, biking, camping, and exploring. When he's inside, he's usually reading classic literature or tech news blogs.
Chanae Landeen has a bachelor's degree in communication and worked as a copy editor and writer for a magazine with over 300,000 circulation. She now works as a social media guru writing weekly blogs, updating social media posts, and creating graphics for different companies.
Angela Brown started working as a freelance writer when her two kids were still in diapers and their little family needed extra income to pay for those diapers! In the past 6 years, she’s used her work to pay off debt and pay for Disney vacations. A former reporter and copy editor, Angela uses her experience to help businesses tackle projects like website content, press releases, newsletters, articles, and blog posts. She specializes in business, personal finance, real estate, family, health, and travel. She also enjoys tackling editing projects. She has a bachelor’s in communications. When she’s not typing away at the computer, she enjoys planning trips to Disneyland, playing games with the family and diving into a good mystery novel.
Ben Luthi eats, sleeps and breathes personal finance. His work has appeared in USA Today, Money, Success Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and the Deseret News. He lives in Utah County with his wife and two children. He blogs at www.latterdayfinance.com.
Julia Higginson has fifteen years of experience in communication ranging from journalism to public relations. She has a unique work history that has given her experience across the spectrum of the communication field. She has six years experience as a journalist, a year as a communications specialist in higher education, two years worth of experience as a graduate research and adjunct faculty while she attended Southern Utah University to receive a masters in professional communication, and six years in public relations and freelance work. During 2014, she was the Communications Manager for Thanksgiving Point where she did everything from public relations to being editor-in-chief of their magazine. With the birth of her son in 2015, Julia switched from the fast paced world of full-time public relations to freelance. Her work has appeared in newspapers across the country, Runner's World, local news channels including KSL, FOX13, and KUTV. She lives in Utah county with her husband, son, and soon-to-be daughter.
Sara is a blogger and teenage fantasy author. She’s written for the Rexburg Standard Journal and is currently working on a master’s degree in professional writing. She enjoys writing about books, travel, cultures, and more. Sara is fluent in Italian and has studied Spanish. She has lived in southern Italy for several years and hopes to visit it again in the future. She lives with her musician husband and five adorable guinea pigs who endlessly want carrots. Sara likes humor, martial arts, delicious food, and chocolate-chip cookies. Her author website can be found on http://draw5000.wixsite.com/booksbysaracasalino.
Summer Blackhurst has been writing professionally for close to 20 years. She has spent time as a public relations manager in Utah’s second-largest PR agency and has written for the Salt Lake Tribune. She has experience in search engine optimization, content marketing, and keyword research. As well as perfecting her written skills, she has worked on several influencer-marketing campaigns and generated significant growth for individuals and companies across multiple social media platforms. Finally, she is also a professional photographer.
Tammy Salinas is currently the editor, writer and coordinator for the Zions Bank "Speaking on Business" radio program. She has also worked as a community news reporter for the Deseret News.