Jill is a full-time freelance German>English translator. She holds a dual BA in German and Russian from Bowling Green State University and lived in Salzburg, Austria during her junior year, where she was able to witness the crumbling Eastern European borders and the fall of the Berlin Wall. She received her MA in German translation from Kent State University in 1995. After graduation she lived and worked as a freelance translator in Bonn, Germany for six years. She has taught courses part-time for the translation graduate program at Kent State University and was a contract linguist for the FBI. She has also translated witness testimony for the Office of Special Investigations and the Shoah Foundation. She has been studying the Holocaust for many years and has visited the Dachau and Theresienstadt concentration camps. She knows how important it is to 'Never Forget.' View her site here.
Amy Kulishek, Executive Coach
Amy is the owner of Stand Tall Coaching, LLC, where she provides a variety of coaching and consulting services to clients seeking increased resonance among their goals, behavior, and perspective. She holds both a Master of Business Administration and an Executive Coaching Certification from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. Her 20+ years of coaching, consulting, and corporate project oversight, as well as her service on several non-profit boards help her relate to a broad base of clients across numerous industries. View her site here.
Cathryn Siegal-Bergman, Translator and Publisher
Cathryn holds a BA in Philosophy, with a minor in German from Cleveland State University, and an MA in Translation Studies from Kent State University. She spent a few years as a freelance German to English translator working with several publishers. She has always enjoyed making connections between cultures and founded Clevo Books to serve that purpose. To contact Cathryn, click here.
Angela Hammersmith, Dust Cover Design
Angela is the owner and lead designer at Hammersmith Designs. She graduated with a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati in 2001. Hammersmith Designs was officially born in 2011 as a solution to her desire to be home with her children and still maintain a design career. She loves helping clients convey their mission and see their vision become reality. When not behind the computer, you will most often find Angela driving boys to soccer practice or enthusiastically cheering on the sidelines. Angela lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her her husband and two sons. View her site here.
Marie Graf, English Language Editor
Marie spent ten years of her life selling dinosaurs. Not many marketing folks in Cleveland can make that claim. She also sold the stars in the night sky, environmental awareness, health education and furry little animals. In the past she developed and implemented marketing and public relations strategies for shopping malls all across the country; for national, regional and local non-profit organizations; and for neighborhood businesses right here at home. She has also been recognized for her work with numerous awards over the years: PRSA Silver Anvil, PRSA Bronze Anvil, PRSA Lighthouse Award, PRSA Cleveland Rocks Award, International Academy of Visual Arts, Communicator Award, Sales and Marketing Executives Distinguished Sales and Marketing Executive Award, and three Emmy’s for television documentaries. Visit her site here.
Maryanne Hiti, Interior Book Design
Maryanne has been providing award-winning graphic design services to nonprofit organizations, arts and educational institutions and small businesses for over 20 years. Maryanne attended Miami University and Kent State University and with degrees in both marketing and design she understands that for a design to be truly successful it must meet the marketing objectives of an organization. Maryanne has proven success developing and implementing identities for a wide range of organizations and provides high quality design of logos, books, catalogs, posters, brochures, invitations, collateral marketing pieces, signage and websites. For more information, click here.