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Derek Prall, Publisher & Editor
Derek Prall has been a writer his entire life, and a professional journalist for the past decade. He’s worked at daily community papers, run national print magazines and won several regional and national awards for his work. He’s lived in South Carolina, New York and New Jersey, but he’s always called Atlanta his home.
Derek is working to establish Atlanta Loop as a powerful voice in the community by providing up-to-date news coverage of the stories that really matter to Atlanta’s residents.
He lives in Underwood Hills with a loud orange cat named Garbage. Contact Derek at 770-365-6203 or email@example.com
Ellie Ritter, Assistant Editor
Ellie Ritter is an honors student at the University of Georgia, where she’s studying journalism and graphic design. She also plays the oboe in a woodwind quintet and is a member of UGA’s Association for Computing Machinery. For the past year, Ellie has written for Decaturish and Atlanta Loop, writing about neat events and even neater people throughout Atlanta.
Heather Karellas, contributor
Heather Karellas is a Decatur resident and an enthusiast for all things local, especially good food and drinks. While she spent her childhood in Massachusetts, she’s lived in metro Atlanta for nearly two decades. Her freelance work includes writing and editing for a variety of clients including major corporations such as Georgia-Pacific as well as smaller, family-owned companies and individuals.
In her “day job,” she works as Development Director at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Heather is also the Curriculum Coordinator for The Homestead Atlanta. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (double major in History). Her hobbies include running, hiking, making dad jokes, and spending time with her dog and “beer nerd” husband. You can find out more about Heather and her work at www.heatherkarellas.com.
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