OUR TEAM

meet the humans behind the

Columbus Book Project...

AMMIE

ELLIOTT- REVELLE

Editor-in-Chief

Favorite moment of CBP?

If I MUST choose, my fave moment really lasted for hours one evening every week, for months! Our Design Council meetings were labor intensive but super productive and creative.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

This city embraces and fosters creativity. It’s a force to be reckoned with because it knows how to harness the go-getter energy of entrepreneurs. It’s so inspiring to be part of that vibe.

 

Something people don't know about you? 

That I’m a nerd.

Lol JK, everyone knows that!

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ALEXIA

WINFIELD

Founder + Creative director

Favorite moment of CBP?

meeting and connecting with amazing creatives. They’ve all inspired me.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

The food and the arts community

 

Something people don't know about you? 

Columbus Book Project was a working title and I wasn’t sold on it being the official title. The team and our focus group loved it. It obviously grew on me ;)

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STEPHANIE MATTHEWS

Co-lead photographer

Favorite moment of CBP?

We were at Ammie's house for one of our meetings which always included some great meal Alexia ordered in, plus an assortment of wine. It was about six weeks until the launch event -- and that evening was our first time watching the rough draft of the CBP official video produced by SpaceJunk. The video was wonderful. Everyone looked amazing -- and seeing that solidified how hard the team had worked. It was a proud moment.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

There is brilliant artistic talent here. 

 

Something people don't know about you? 

I would say most people don't know that before I was a photographer I was manager of my families bakery, Carol's Cakes.

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Co-lead photographer

JAMES DRAKEFORD

Favorite moment of CBP?

Seeing everything come together for the launch event at the Columbus Museum of Art was magical. I was amongst friends and family and everyone was enjoying themselves. I really couldn’t ask for much more at that moment.

 

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

Columbus has a great mix of speed, it’s not too fast or too slow. It’s peaceful, but not boring.

 

Something people don't know about you? 

Food makes me happy.

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BRIDGET JOHNSON

Chief-of-Operations

Favorite moment of CBP?

There were so many but the first time we put up an installation art set to feature who we were. It was a type of organized chaos but when it went up, it just was seeing the book come to life. 

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

When you think you have seen or know it all-there’s more. The more you know the more you fall in love and you continue to involve yourself and you become a part of its voice. 

 

Something people don't know about you? 

coffee + watching Fantasy, Sci-fi + action movies

walking into rooms in slow motion

singing jazz music and modeling

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ROSEMARY MARSTON

Lead writer

Favorite moment of CBP?

I was at HighBall to write the story for its spread (in the book REVEAL; page 182). I was covered in glitter and had to wrestle with my tulle gown to take notes of the adventurous night for the story. 

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

How eager folks are to either collaborate or put people in touch with others who may be interested in a project. We help each other thrive.

 

Something people don't know about you?

In addition to writing, I teach social justice theatre. I believe change happens when we come together, share stories, build empathy, and empower one another; theatre is a powerful tool for liberation.

 

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MATTHEW CARACCIOLO

Writer

Favorite moment of CBP?

Discovering the Japan Marketplace

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

Since we're not blessed with famous beaches or mountain ranges, everything that makes Columbus great is the result of somebody's passion, determination, and commitment to community.

 

Something people don't know about you?

I am one of the world's foremost talents at standing and pointing at things in Korean documentaries about Johannes Gutenberg.

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MONNETT HAMILTON

Production intern

Favorite moment of CBP?

I’m not sure why, but shooting the “Sweet Treats” shoot at Pistacia Vera was incredibly memorable. We had an amazing team of designers, models, and visual artists. It was such a colorful shoot and the photos are some of my favorite in the entire book —not to mention I got an incredible macaroon after!

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

The inviting midwest feel. I’ve always felt Columbus is an easy place to explore, and I think that's because of the culture developed by its residents. There is a grassroots energy embedded in the city and hidden gems around every corner.

 

 

Something people don't know about you?

I grew up in Columbus and no matter where I go I can’t seem to find a place quite like it.

 

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ELIZABETH NISWANDER

Design

Favorite moment of CBP?

Seeing the book progress through all the stages and marveling at all the hard work that went into every page

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

All the coffee shops!

 

 

Something people don't know about you?

I'm an animal lover and one day hope to own a farm

 

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KENNI JAVON

Lead stylist

Favorite moment of CBP?

the first brainstorm meeting at Flix Studio on Long Street.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

Food would have to be one of my favorite things! Columbus has great food options.

 

Something people don't know about you? 

Everyone should know that I am awesome!!

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Writer

NOELL WOLFGRAM EVANS

Writer

CAROLYN DIX REMER

Writer

HAVEN WALLACE

Writer

PAIGE JOHNSON

Writer

ASHLEY WILKINSON

Writer

AMANDA CAWTHORNE

Writer

MEGHAN SHAMBLEN

Product photographer

JILL FROST

Research facilitator

CARISSA VAN DYKE

Production intern

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LOOSE FILMS

Film Partner

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Co-lead designer

Co-lead designer

Favorite moment of CBP?

The first meeting I ever had with Alexia where she pitched the book idea to me and we were both so excited and ready to make something great! I felt so blessed that she found my portfolio and asked me to be apart of such a special project.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

the green space and Buckeye donuts. It’s such a beautiful city with great food. What more could I ask for?

 

 

Something people don't know about you? 

If you give me a dark chocolate bar we will be friends for life. Done. Signed and sealed haha

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WHITNEY RANSDALL
JENAI DOMINIQUE

Style manager

Favorite moment of CBP?

Definitely, the launch party! Seeing the community show up & support everyone that contributed to the books as well as the many creatives involved coming together to celebrate one another was refreshing to see.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

The fact that I think many ppl don’t know how amazing this city is. We’re a hidden gem of the Midwest and we are still growing and evolving. There’s so much culture waiting to be uncovered and discovered and even more creative geniuses on the rise.  CBP has been able to culminate just about all we have to offer.  

 

Something people don't know about you?

I did competitive gymnastics for 10 years and was train by Olympic gymnasts

 

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WHITNEY RANSDALL

Co-lead Designer

RAQUIB AHMED

Co-lead designer

Favorite moment of CBP?

Our first full team meeting. It was held in the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library & I was slightly intimidated at first by how many talented people were there. As everyone started to introduce themselves, I felt a lot more comfortable when I realized that they were all similar to me in a lot of ways. Everyone at that table was a creative working on their own in Columbus and trying to make something remarkable together. It felt amazing to be able to be a part of that.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

How easy is it for a bunch of creative minds to come together and work on something great.

 

Something people don't know about you? 

I’m trying to visit every continent & then every country in the world. On the way I plan to connect with as many creatives as possible. So if you know anyone in another country feel free to contact me & link us up!

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SHELBI HARRIS

Research manager

Favorite moment of CBP?

Leading the Q&A portion of the Advisory Council meetings

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

Watching Columbus grow and change in diverse ways that are leaving new opportunities for absolutely everyone.

 

Something people don't know about you?

Creating books and being a part of book projects is a passion and dream of mine.

 

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EMMA PENCE

Design intern

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Favorite moment of CBP?

The book launch party. All the hard work from every team member came to life at the beautiful venue with all our work on display. I loved seeing my promotional materials being sold at the retail table, and my logo on the sponsors photo wall!

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

its ability to keep surprising me. New coffee shops, restaurants, and plant shops (my fav) keep popping up all over the place and making the city so much fun to explore.  

 

Something people don't know about you?

I am actually obsessed with plants. My fiance and I take care of nearly 25 houseplants of all different sizes in our apartment. They provide so many positive vibes!

 

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BROOKE DENUNE

Production intern

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CAMERON GRANGER

Film partner

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SARAH HALE

Marketing & Sales intern

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Favorite moment of CBP?

So far, has been meeting and working with the rest of the team. All of the people that work on this project are so dedicated and great inspirations!

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

All of the educational opportunity; I attend school in Ohio at Miami University from out-of-state, and one of the factors that drew me to moving here were all of the great institutions in this state and Columbus is a part of that. 

 

Something people don't know about you?

I am a southerner at heart! I'm from Birmingham, AL and definitely hold on to notes of that culture— having a slight twang, holding the door open and smiling at strangers, and an appreciation for great food.

 

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GERALD MOORE JR

Launch party manager

Favorite moment of CBP?

Meeting Alexia and hearing how passionate she was about the project.

 

Favorite thing about Columbus ?

The launch party.

 

 

Something people don't know about you?

My favorite thing about Columbus is the energy and the people.

 

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MIKEISHA VAUGHN

Marketing manager

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