Contributors

EDITOR

Kim Kirk

Kim Kirk
Kim is a proud JMU alum with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts & Design and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University. As Director of Promotions, she oversees HDR’s marketing and communications plan and works with local restaurants, retailers and organizations to develop promotional initiatives that will help strengthen businesses and increase awareness for downtown Harrisonburg.
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STAFF WRITERS

Eddie BumbaughAsk Eddie Columnist
Eddie Bumbaugh
Eddie has served as the Executive Director of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance since its formation in 2003. The Ask Eddie column is featured in the HDR newsletter as a way for the community to learn about new projects and ask questions about downtown revitalization. This column is re-posted as part of the Do Downtown blog on the first Tuesday of every month.
{Read Ask Eddie}
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CONTRIBUTORS

Nicole.jpgFormer Editor
Nicole Martorana
Nicole grew up in Harrisonburg and received a degree in Media Arts & Design and Writing & Rhetoric from James Madison University. Nicole has worked for organizations in the arts, education, non-profit, technology, and tourism. In addition to serving as Editor of the Do Downtown blog from April 18, 2011 to January 22, 2014, Nicole was also the Director of Promotions for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance during this time.
{Read Nicole’s posts}

Marisa Cagnoli
Former Staff Writer

Marisa Cagnoli
Marisa was a 2013 Promotions and Social Media intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of James Madison University, where she studied Communication Studies and Music Industry.
{Read Marisa’s posts}



Former Staff Writer

Kari Owens
Kari was a 2012-2013 Promotions Intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of James Madison University, where she studied Media Arts & Design and Creative Writing.
{Read Kari’s posts}


Former Staff Writer
Shannon Essad
Shannon was a 2012-2013 Social Media Intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of James Madison University, where she studied Communications.
{Read Shannon’s posts}

Former Contributing Writers

Lindsay Vormack
Lindsay Vormack was an HDR Writing Intern for Fall 2013 and a senior Media Arts & Design and Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication double major at James Madison University.
{Read Lindsay’s posts}

Kaitlyn Shields
Kaitlyn Shields was the HDR Promotions & Social Media Intern for Fall 2013 and a senior Organizational Communication major and Writing & Rhetoric Minor at James Madison University.
{Read Kaitlyn’s posts}

Brittany Kinsella
Brittany was a 2012 writing intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications program at James Madison University.
{Read Brittany’s posts}

Daniel Quinn
Daniel was a 2012 writing intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications program at James Madison University.
{Read Daniel’s posts}

Eliza Seibert
Eliza was a 2012 writing intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications program at James Madison University.
{Read Eliza’s posts}

Tom Simpson
Tom was a 2012 writing intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications program at James Madison University.
{Read Tom’s posts}

Katie Walthall
Katie was a 2012 writing intern at Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and a graduate of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communications program at James Madison University.
{Read Katie’s posts}

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3 thoughts on “Contributors

  1. Pingback: Welcome to the new Do Downtown blog | Do Downtown

  2. I am the marketing intern at Cat’s Cradle in downtown Harrisonburg (South Main St) and we are trying to make up a media list that we can use when we offer promotions on our cats. However, since we are a non-profit organization, we cannot afford to pay for advertisements. Would you be able to help us on your blog?

  3. Hello Aly,
    Thank you for your interest in the Do Downtown blog! This blog is focused on telling the stories present in our downtown community, including those stories behind downtown businesses, people, and events. If you would like to do a guest blog about the work being done at Cat’s Cradle, we would welcome your voice. Please visit our Submit a Story page (http://downtownhburg.wordpress.com/submit-a-story/) for more information about how to discuss story angles if you’re interested.
    Best,
    Nicole
    Editor, Do Downtown blog

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