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Meet the New Contributors

Our second batch of new contributors is impressive! We can't wait for you to read their posts!

Nicole is a wife to her wonderful husband Chris and a mother to a blended family of 5  children: Christopher (May 1992), Julianna (October 2001), Kayden (May 2003), Samarah (September 2008), and Franchesca (April 2016). She is a Pacific Islander, born and raised on the island of Guam; however, Memphis has been home since May 2001. Nicole is an Operations Manager for FedEx. She loves spending quality time with her husband, dolphins, swimming, creating new memories with her favorite people, eating out, serving others, all things purple, chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. If she had it her way mornings would start at 11am.

Brandy hails from Paris, TX. She has always admired Memphis: the culture, the kitsch, the city life it offers. So she moved here for a job and to be closer to family after many years of traipsing around the U.S. Brandy finished her undergraduate degrees at the University of Arkansas- Fayetteville and her graduate degrees at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, where she met her wife, Theresa. She teaches writing, literature, and gender and women’s studies at the University of Memphis. Brandy and Theresa welcomed their son, Finnegan (Finn) in 2015. Brandy likes to pretend she’s a juggler or a trapeze artist in the circus flying from role to role: wife, mother, writer, editor, teacher. Sleep? She doesn’t remember what that is. She loves a good cup of half-caf in the morning and a light bubbly bottle of prosecco on the occasional evening out. 

Michelle Stevens is a single mom by God's design to two amazing kids and a fur baby named Mister.  She is a former caseworker in residential care and foster care; but presently serves maternity clients and adoptive families.  A year ago she became a "momprenuer" as a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant.  She likes a hot bath in a dark room lit by candles and nights out with friends, but dislikes mean people.

Ashlei is a native of Memphis. She is a single mother to Addisyn (June 2013). After receiving her nursing license (2004) in the military, she has continued to practice nursing. She enjoys music, traveling, sports (except for baseball), and eating good food. She dislikes rude people, chocolate ice cream, and people who aren't true to themselves.

Tiffany Puerto grew up in Asia for most of her life because her parents were missionaries for over 35 years. She returned to the US for college in the late 1990's.She has lived in Memphis for 19 years, 18 of which she has been married to Marco, who is originally from Honduras. They have been blessed with 3 kids: Luke (February 2003), Lilia (May 2004), and Daniel (2012). Daniel was born at 29 weeks, and was diagnosed with SPD, Sensory Processing Disorder, at the age of 2. She homeschools all 3 of them, so she doesn’t have free time for hobbies or “me” time. She enjoys organizing, exercising, and watching TV when she gets the opportunity.  

Audrey is a stay home mom. She and her husband are both originally from France. They moved to Memphis for her husband's job 10 years ago and have loved it since then. They now have three boys: Matheo (July 2010), Hugo (July 2012) and Stanislas (February 2016). They live on Mud Island and love going on a family bike rides around the island.

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