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Sonja R. Berry - Poetry
Sonja Berry is currently enrolled in a UCLA writing certificate program, aspiring to pursue a writing career upon completion of 26 years of service to the US Air Force. Her work has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Inspirational/Spiritual category of the 90th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and recent first publication of a CNF essay in Sunflowers at Midnight literary magazine. Poems published in Raw Literary Magazine and Tap into Poetry, and one forthcoming in Whimsical Press.
Twitter Handle: @SonjaRBerry1
Bri Brackett - Photography
Bri Brackett is a DIY enthusiast, avid adventurer and enjoying every bit of this human experience. You can find her chasing after her 2 boys, snapping photos, making home videos, RVing, helping her (Air Force) hubby with house projects and cheering on her friends!
Kristy Bell - Photography
Kae Chatman - Poetry
Jillian Mackinder - Essay & Photography
Jillian Mackinder is a military brat turned spouse. She married her husband who serves in the USAF when he entered service 14 years ago. They have enjoyed 6 stations together and are thankful for the many friends and AF family they have met along the way.
Jillian grew up moving quite frequently and is thankful for the experiences, opportunities, and exposure to people in all walks of life that being the daughter of a USAF AD member provided her. Her passion for photography started when she and her husband were stationed at Lajes AB, Azores and she felt a desire to take the island with her when she left, and she has felt a strong connection with capturing memories every since. Jillian is the mother of two boys, 7 and 4, who keep her busy and give her lots of writing material for both subjects.