On the Record

Meet The Staff

Meet the On the Record team:

  • Editorial Board
    • Ysa Leon is the Editor-in-Chief of On the Record. She is a senior who is passionate about social issues and human photography. When she’s not playing lacrosse, you can find her drinking coffee, listening to Daniel Caeser, or rambling about European soccer. In the future, she hopes to make a career in journalism or criminal psychology.
    • Ella Treinen is a senior and the Managing Editor of On the Record. She loves to uncover the stories of absolute strangers and hopes to pursue storytelling for as long as she can. When she isn’t working on the magazine, she’s probably eating a bowl of cereal, strumming on her guitar or getting after it on the lacrosse field.
    • Sky Carroll is the Content Director of On the Record, coordinating what the staff produces and how it’s produced. She has a passion for advocacy through storytelling, loves all things government and politics, and dreams of teaching English abroad. You can find her swimming, reading a good book, or daydreaming about traveling.
    • Jess Mays is a Senior and the Design Editor for On the Record. He enjoys designing infographics and listening to early 2000s rap music. He hopes to improve his skills in online/web design this year. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and has plans of pursuing a career in graphic design.
    • Mia Breitenstein is a senior and the Photo Editor for On the Record. She’s been behind a camera for as long as she can remember and enjoys all kinds of photography, especially portraiture. She can typically be found out on a run, snuggling up with her beagle, or daydreaming about Colorado.
    • Evelyn Walford is the Creative Director of On the Record. As a senior, she has spent her past three years of high school preparing to be Creative Director by enhancing her graphic design skills, learning how to be a photographer, and improving her work ethic. In her spare time you can find her playing with her Australian Shepherd, taking long walks with her friends, or day dreaming about going off to college.
    • Evan Showalter is the Copy Editor for On the Record, is a senior who is an assignment editor and writer for On the Record. He hopes to write impactful stories. He enjoys basketball, writing, and having fun with friends.
  • Assignment Editors
    • Noah Keckler is the Digital Assignment Editor for On The Record. He hopes to increase the web and social media content produced by On The Record and grow our online outreach. When he’s not making videos, he can be found hanging out with friends or playing ice hockey.
    • Sylvia Cassidy is a junior and a Digital Assignment Editor for On The Record. Sylvia has a passion for writing and a zest for web content. She can’t wait to expand OTR’s web presence.
    • Maddie Currie is a senior assignment editor of One the Record. She loves writing about social issues and making cute cartoons for her stories. When she isn’t at school or slicing bread at Lotsa Pasta, you can find her jamming out in her car to Mt. Joy or sipping an iced latte.
    • Patrick Harper is a senior Assignment Editor and designer for On the Record. He’s focused on creating bold spreads with lots of colors and exciting visuals! You can find him jamming to some dope tunes in his 2000 off-white Volvo exploring the world, trying new spicy foods, or going on adventures with the people that make him happiest.
    • Annie Whaley is a junior assignment editor in On The Record. She loves writing but she loves her team even more. If you can’t find her watching Patriot Act on Netflix or getting ready for football games with friends, she’s probably scooping ice cream at her job at Comfy Cow.
    • Lainey Holland is a junior on On the Record as an Assignment Editor, photographer, and designer. She loves to capture raw moments through her portraits. If she is not taking or editing photos, you can find her drinking kombucha, laughing with friends, or watching health and lifestyle videos on YouTube.
    • Alauryn Moore is a junior on On the Record as an assignment editor and a writer. She has a burning passion for social justice and writing stories about highly debated topics. In her free time you can find her hanging out with friends and family, online shopping, or listening to music. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in law enforcement.
  • Advertising Team
    • Alana Fields is a sophomore on the Ad team for On the Record. She hopes to pursue a career in Public Relations. Her interests include playing field hockey, running track, and hanging out with friends. Alana is proud to increase On the Record’s presence in Louisville and other cities.
    • Jessica Carney-Perks is a junior on On the record as a Marketing Assistant. Motivated to bringing perspectives to the public about local businesses and as well as promoting the community events. Through all the smiles and laughs, she’s dedicated to hair education, stage management, and business development. In the future she plans to pursue a career in public relations and live in Washington DC.
  • Web Team
    • Claire Rooney is the webmaster for On The Record. She coordinates website content and enjoys writing from time to time. On any given day, you can find her strumming a guitar, shooting a bow and arrow at archery practice, or hanging out with her friends for brunch. She’s very excited for the next year on staff and hopes to have an amazing and informative year.
    • Anabel Magers is a Junior on the On the Record web team. She enjoys covering social justice issues. She loves to write, but spends time designing too. In her free time she can be found with her friends or exploring the outdoors. In the future she plans to pursue a career in journalism.
    • Noah Grebe is a junior, is a videographer for On The Record. He hopes to create meaningful multimedia for the Louisville community. He also enjoys swimming, watching college basketball, and making vlogs, which he plans to post on his YouTube soon.
    • Marilyn Buente is a Junior on On the Record as a Social Media Manager, reporter, and illustrator. In her free time, she practices electric guitar, photography, and filmmaking. In the future, Marilyn hopes to be a filmmaker, focusing on making documentary style films.
  • Staffers
    • Grant Stromquist is a junior on On the Record as a designer. He has a passion for graphic design, especially infographics, and learning about social issues and journalism. Grant is also club a swimmer and dives for fun. Although he loves design and journalism, he wants to be a pilot and live in a big city.
    • Justin Price is a sophomore writer for On The Record. He is passionate about issues relating to inequality and other prominent social justice problems that we face as a society today. When he isn’t working on his next story, Justin can be found running for the cross country team, spending time with his friends, or rewatching “The Office” for the umpteenth time.
    • Amal Hassan is a senior designer for On the Record. She enjoys creating work that will help provide a voice to those who are not as represented. In her free time, Amal spends her time drawing characters, reading web comics, watching random YouTube videos, and taking care of her four younger siblings.
    • Payton Carns is a junior on On the Record this year as a writer. She is passionate about reporting on social issues, especially raising awareness on mental health issues. She runs cross country and loves to read romance novels, listen to music, and rave about 5SOS. She wants to eventually go to law school and find a career where she can support herself in a big city.
    • John Woodhouse is a sophomore writer for On the Record Magazine. He enjoys writing about tough issues. In his free time, he enjoys running with his friends, going on hikes, or rocking out to Megan Thee Stallion
    • Jacob Hamm is a Junior and is a writer and designer for On the Record who wants to use his skills to make an impact in the community. He is a part of the soccer and track teams. He loves reading, napping, and thunderstorms.
    • Hannah Welch is a sophomore, is predominately a writer and designer for On The Record, but also loves delivering moments through the art of photography. She has a heart for covering social justice issues and bringing uncomfortable issues to the surface of conversations. When she’s not creating new things you can find her attempting to run for cross country or drinking Ale 8’s on top of cars! Beyond high school Hannah has plans to pursue a life of full time ministry, going to Bible College, and possibly studying abroad.
    • Samuel Watkins is a sophomore writer for On the Record, as well as a speech and debate fanatic. He holds a deep love for storytelling in all forms, and hopes to ultimately make a positive difference—at least, right after finishing one last YouTube mini-doc.
    • Faith Lindsey is a junior and the Lead Photographer on On the Record. She is an avid Prince fan and knows most of the dance moves, beats, and ad libs to Beyonce’s Homecoming. Catch her trying her best to live a radically positive life and sharing that joy with others!
    • Lily Wobbe is a sophomore staff writer for On The Record. She loves learning about people, culture, and social issues, and she’s especially interested in politics and the government. After school, she’s almost always dancing, listening to Coldplay, or working on a creative writing project. In the future, Lily hopes to go to college in Chicago and cover politics as a journalist.
    • Gefen Yussman is a junior designer for On the Record. She enjoys creating flat design characters of her friends and redesigning logos. In her free time you will find her shopping at Goodwill, in an escape room, or eating at Noodles and Company! She plans to continue graphic design throughout college and beyond.
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  • Sylvia Cassidy

  • Sky Carroll

  • Patrick Harper

  • Noah Keckler

  • Maya Malawi

  • McKenna Conway

  • Mia Breitenstein

  • Noah Grebe

  • Maggie Gediman

  • Maggie Stinnett

  • Maggie Mitchel

  • Lillian Metzmeier

  • Lainey Holland

  • Marshall Gault

  • Katie Cummins

  • Jess Mays

  • Gefen Yussman

  • Jediah Holman

  • Mattie Townson

  • Evelyn Walford

  • Claire Rooney

  • Claire Williams

  • Ella Treinen

  • Evan Showalter

  • Anabel Magers

  • Audrey Champelli

  • Annie Whaley

  • Amal Hassan

  • Alana Fields

  • Ali Shackelford

  • Alauryn Moore

  • Olivia Brotzge

  • Lucy Calderon

  • Faith Lindsey

  • Maddie Currie

  • Ysa Leon

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Meet The Staff