Laurie March is a remodeler, producer, stylist and incessant user (and loser) of felt-tip pens. She lives in Los Angeles, where she creates editorial content for brands and for her own pleasure, gets lost in her vertical vegetable garden, and drinks more coffee than any human should. When not scowling at technology, she can be found wandering the globe – or a flea market – in equal measure.

Garrett Lane is a digital media veteran and serial tinkerer. As a mostly unrepentant launch junkie, he has built and rebuilt scores of lifestyle brands in a career spanning two decades. He grew up around the Southeast, and spends as much time as possible adventuring and exploring by vehicle or boat. Garrett finds profound and enduring wisdom in the observation that “chrome won’t get you home.”

Sam Zachrich Edsall is an accomplished photographer and website coder. Knowing just how to tease the best shots out of famous musicians, challenging interiors and wayward houseplants, Sam makes all her photography subjects look fascinating. Originally from Indiana, she plays a competitive game of ladder golf and strongly supports philanthropic ventures. Ask her about her love for dinosaurs and whiskey, in no particular order.

Hailing from the Boston area, Sarah Kiddie is a producer, post-production coordinator and detail-wrangler. Her management style is friendly but tough, and her ability to MacGyver any situation with a glue gun and a Sharpie is unparalleled. She moved west to Los Angeles after attending Northeastern University, fondly hoping to never shovel snow again.

Anthony Carrino, a Babson College graduate, co-founded Brunelleschi Construction with his father, Alfonso, in 2004 and helped grow it into a successful firm focused on architecturally significant restorations. In 2011, Anthony and his cousin, John, were discovered and became the creative force behind The Cousins brand on HGTV and DIY Network. With the series’ success, a decision was made to close Brunelleschi in 2014. Anthony now consults on design projects across the country, and when he isn’t working, spends time traveling by motorcycle, hiking, finding new adventures and shooting photography.

Deanne Revel is a travel writer and social media producer based in Seattle, Washington. She loves adventure (even if it scares her). She’ll try anything once, whether that’s rappelling down a waterfall or eating fermented shark. Deanne is a packing pro and is passionate about LGBT travel and anything theme parks. When not on assignment, you can find her birdwatching, stargazing or kayaking with her partner. Follow her travels on Instagram here

Fifi Buchanan is a mechanical engineer, writer, and voice actor. She is a Southern California native who currently lives in Los Angeles, where she writes for her own blog as well as other brands, and spends time advising for Girls Build LA. When not writing, she enjoys trying new restaurants, taking yoga classes, and hiking with friends. 

Kristen Denninger Snyder is a conservation scientist and geographer newly relocated to Colorado, via California and New York. Passionate about the conservation of threatened species and landscapes, her research focuses on human-wildlife conflict in the western Serengeti of Tanzania. Kristen enjoys backpacking, hiking, traveling to new places with her husband Steve, and obsessing over her dog, Kona. She is a firm believer in the transformative opportunities that public lands offer to explore wilderness, and while she misses the magic of the Sierra Nevada, is looking forward to exploring the Rocky Mountains.

Leanne Potts is a freelance journalist who lives in Atlanta with three basset hounds and a parrot named Henry who sings Margaritaville all the time. All. The. Damn. Time. She likes naps, martinis that are stirred not shaken, Oxford commas, and letting the world know that she still gives a damn.

Rachel Rivers is an interior and prop stylist, rock climber and adventurer-seeker based in sunny Los Angeles. Her ability to channel left-brain creativity and right-brain reasoning makes her the perfect columnist for our Pretty Damn Functional series, where she curates products that are both beautiful and useful. Rachel can’t wink, but she’ll befriend anyone with her huge smile and a high-five.