Area Woman

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Mike Sherman

701-306-5119

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Fargo, ND 58106-9235

© 2019 Area Woman Publishing

ART DIRECTOR

Megan Elgin

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design@areawoman.com

Jon-Michael Sherman

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 Tamie Zacchea 

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contributors

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photographers

MEET THE TALENTED INDIVIDUALS WHO
BRING LIFE AND BEAUTY TO OUR PAGES
 

contributors

OUR WRITERS ARE THE VOICE OF AREA WOMAN MAGAZINE.

We are proud to have a blend of seasoned writers and fresh new voices. They bring to life the Fargo-Moorhead area and the incredible stories of the women we feature. If you would like to join our team of freelance writers contact us.

JILL OCKHARDT BLAUFUSS

copy editor

In addition to writing and editing, Jill is a commercial photographer with an extensive background in video production and still photography. She is a wife and mother and has a passion for cooking and hosting dinner parties, traveling, helping others and the history of the natives and settlers of her home state. 

ALICIA UNDERLEE NELSON

writer

Alicia covers fashion, art, events and local places and faces for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites, including her own site, prairiestylefile.com. She lives in West Fargo with family.

KIM MALAKOWSKY

writer

Kim was Editor-in-Chief of award-winning From House to Home national magazine, Editor for Wedding Vow and PB&J, as well as Director of Operations for Publication Services of America.

WASIFA AHMAD HASAN

writer

Wasifa is a Dentistry graduate, full time blogger and makeup artist. She blogs and makes videos about beauty, makeup, fashion and lifestyle on her blog sifascorner.com.

CAROLYN LILLEHAUGEN

writer

Carolyn is a freelance writer who has written for the Area Woman magazine for over 20 years. She is also a supervisor of student teachers for several local colleges, and an independent wellness consultant. 

ASHLEY SORNSIN

writer

Ashley is a local health, fitness and life coach with a passion for inspiring and motivating others to live their best life. She started her own business, BUFF Inc., teaches group fitness classes at the YMCA in Fargo, is a health and fitness writer, has appeared on local TV as a fitness expert, and shares her life and expertise candidly on social media and at eatlivebebuff.com.

REBECCA MEIDINGER

writer

Rebecca is a speaker, Bible teacher and Mom-blogger who has spoken in schools, churches, camps and conferences throughout the states and internationally.  She lives in Fargo with her husband, Paul, and their four children. 

CORI JENSEN

writer

Livin' the dream as mom of four and wife to a smarty pants teacher. Cori can't live without self-deprecating humor and coffee! Fortunately, her day job is her dream job on the radio. Listen in 9am-2pm weekdays on Big 98.7.

AMANDA PETERSON

writer

Amanda is an award-winning writer who lives in Moorhead with her family. The former newspaper reporter and college marketing writer has authored three children’s books and numerous magazine and newspaper stories.

LINDSAY TRUAX

writer

Lindsay is the editor of the website Pink and Navy Stripes, a lifestyle and fashion blog. She loves to help others take the latest fashion trends and make them wearable. Lindsay and her husband have two little girls.

SUSAN A. STIBBE

writer

Susan is a former teacher and Board of Education member.  She and her husband, Bill, live on their farm near Hunter, ND.  Their daughter, Emily, recently graduated from Montana State University and is now an elementary music teacher in Lisbon, ND.

MARIAH PRUSSIA

writer

Mariah is the owner of MPX Fitness, founder of the NOW Project (501C3), professional MMA fighter, coordinator of fitness at MSUM, motivational speaker, corporate wellness coach and single mother. 

ALISSA MAIER

writer

In her free time, aside from writing for Area Woman, Alissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to shop. In the summer time, you can find her at the lake with her family and friends. She loves to travel and has a long wish list of places to visit in the future. She currently holds a position as a Senior Account Manager at Discovery Benefits in Fargo.

ASHLEY HAM

writer

Ashley is a full-time wedding, lifestyle and destination photographer with her husband Ryan at FloraPine Photography. She is passionate about documenting the every day, writing about home simplicity and renovation projects, and writing music.

MEGAN BARTHOLOMAY

writer

Megan is a freelance writer with an addiction to grammar, cats, wine and good food. She lives in Fargo with her husband Mike and their bevy of fuzzy babies.

SIRI FREEH

writer

Siri is a former Miss Minnesota, media personality, and current RN Health Coach at Sanford Health. She focuses on helping people living their best life possible and enjoys gourmet cooking, hot yoga, and the occasional (vegan) burger.

MELISSA DAVIDSON

writer

Melissa Davidson is a North Dakota native who loves to learn, live healthy and share the experiences, dreams and wisdom of others through her words.

ANDREA ARNTSON

writer

Andrea is a freelance writer, blogger, wife and mom whose days are filled with raising two girls, gardening and maintaining a modest farmstead outside of Barnesville, Minn. She enjoys writing, reading, blogging and copious amounts of coffee.

MEG PITTELKO

writer

Meagan is a freelance writer who dabbles in a little bit of everything, from wedding photography to marketing consulting. She loves coffee, wine and B-list horror movies.

ASHLEY THORNBERG

writer

Ashley is a radio producer and guest host for Prairie Public's Main Street. She's worked for television, radio, newspaper, magazine and online outlets throughout Fargo-Moorhead and in France.

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photographers

OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF THE AREA.

We whole-heartedly agree with the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words." Our stories viewed through the lens of the photographer's camera give us an intimate view of the subject.  

If you think you've got what it takes to shoot for Area Woman, send us some images! We'd love to see images of women in the community, landscapes, events, weddings, children, and more. Keep in mind your images should be appropriate for print and maintain integrity in subject matter.

SCHERLING PHOTOGRAPHY

Scherling Photography is a four generation photography studio established in 1919.

JILL OCKHARDT BLAUFUSS

In addition to writing and editing for Area Woman, Jill is a commercial photographer with an extensive background in video production and still photography. Her style is natural light photography which strikes a balance between classic portraiture and non-traditional images showing individual character and spirit.

EXPRESSIONS BY ASHTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Specializing in capturing your child's natural expressions. Every person has their very own unique beauty and Expressions strives to show it off. Expressions is a full service studio capturing newborn, children and senior portraits.

STACY KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHY

Stacy has gained the reputation as a photographer that not only delivers stunning images, but also an experience that focuses on each subject's personality and passions. She specializes in senior, portrait and family photography.

LINDSAY KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY

In addition to family and wedding photography, Lindsay offers unique and beautiful birth photography capturing birth stories through photo and video. When she isn't behind the camera, she is drinking caribou coffe, reading books, going for walks, and spending time with friends and family.

TRUE EXPRESSIONS

Kelsey Buchholz at True Expressions loves to capture those real emotions and moments to create a stunning photo that is unique to each person. 

5FOOT20 DESIGN LOUNGE

5foot20 design lounge is a full service art studio dedicated to providing custom, creative services tailor-made to you. Services include photography (event, commercial, senior, family), graphic design, illustration, and fine art.

KENSIE WALLNER PHOTOGRAPHY

Kensie's photography style is to take a 'Lifestyle' or 'Documentary' approach. Photographing her subjects in their own skin, their own laughs, their own smiles, kisses, tears, and so on using natural light whenever available to really grasp the lifestyle feel. She strives to capture the moments in life that are unique and real.

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