Randi Atwood manages the Democrat's opinion section and much of its digital content in all areas. Her early professional background was as a theater director and stage manager, so she has been eager to participate in the Storytellers Project.
Andrew J. Skerritt is author of "Ashamed to Denial and the AIDS Epidemic in the South" (Lawrence Hill Books). He is storytelling coach/news editor with the Tallahassee Democrat. He has taught journalism at Florida A&M University and English composition at Tallahassee Community College. He holds a bachelor’s from Howard University, an MLA from Winthrop University and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Tampa. His essays and nonfiction regarding exile, displacement and the search for home have been published widely in publications such as the Root.com, Tampa Bay Times, Caribbean Quarterly, Tallahassee Democrat, Miami Herald and elsewhere.
Nada Hassanein is the trending topics reporter at the Tallahassee Democrat. She earned her bachelor’s in journalism and psychology from the University of Central Florida. When she’s not reading, writing or spending time outside, you may catch her making art.
Mark Hinson is a columnist and arts reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee.com. He is a native North Floridian who really did grow up swimming in a spring with an alligator known as Billy.
James Call is the Capitol reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and the USA TODAY Florida Network. Call has reported on the politics, people and wildlife of Florida for more than 20 years. Prior to joining the Democrat in 2015, he served as a managing editor of the Florida Current, the Capitol bureau chief for the Florida Public Radio Network and as an executive producer for WTXL-TV Tallahassee. A New Castle, Pa. native, Call earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Ohio State University. He and his wife Christine raised two sons in Tallahassee and now spend their free time in the North Florida woods with a black lab named Ted.