Meet the amazing LoganSquarist team.
LoganSquarist is built for neighbors and written by neighbors. Our dedicated staff of volunteers help to socialize the neighborhood of Logan Square. Want to contribute? Join us!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder + Publisher,
Chairman of the Board
Kate Hamilton is the founder + publisher of LoganSquarist. By day, she helps companies with their digital marketing strategies across a variety of disciplines. By night, she enthusiastically sings karaoke, knits, cooks and reads. Often you can find her running the neighborhood. Logan Square since 2007.
Michael Dhar has lived in Logan Square since 2015, after stints in Wisconsin, NY and the Hawkeye State. During the day, he edits and writes science and technology content. He started as a politics writer for Logan Squarist, went on to do the site’s events roundup and eventually took on editorial roles.
Kelsey isn’t a Logan Square native, but has very much considered it home since 2008. If she’s not traveling, you’ll usually find her taking in alt rock shows, schlepping around the Farmers Market, spoiling her two bad (read: AWESOME) dogs, tending to her JAWS-themed garden, or raising hell at various drinking and dining establishments around the neighborhood.
Ariel is always out in the neighborhood meeting people and looking for story inspirations. A native of New Mexico, Ariel loves the outdoors, dogs and anything food-related. You can see her biking around Logan and probably singing to herself. She is a freelance journalist and writes for Block Club Chicago, Windy City Times, the Chicago Defender and more.
Writer + Photographer
Jamilah takes what she knows — her passion for the outdoors, real human interaction, and purpose — and incorporates it into the community. Jamilah has lived in Logan Square her whole life and watched it flourish and change. She is studying Psychology at Colorado College and enjoys spending time outside.
Lana moved to Chicago in 2018 to attend college. She enjoys writing in a variety of mediums including journalism, essays, and screenplays. In her spare time you can find her watching films, making collages, or ranting about the state of the world.
Ryan is a Chicago-based freelance writer with more than three years of experience covering the local music scene. When he’s not writing or interviewing, he can usually be found at the center of a mosh pit, crate digging at one of the many area record stores, or holed up on the couch with a glass of merlot and the latest copy of The New Yorker.
EVENTS & Marketing
Shree has been a Logan Square resident and enthusiast since 2016. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen and dancing her heart out to desi (Indian-Bollywood) songs. She thoroughly enjoys extra long walks, her coffee and learning something new everyday.
Adam Derose, Adriana Henriquez, Al Zillinger, Alex Cole, Alex Sanchez, Alex Shur, Alexandra Chwalik, Alicia Hauge, Allison Bradley, Allison Fine, Amanda Elliott, Amanda Failla, Amanda Glandon, Amanda Kowalski, Andrea Kaspryk, Andrew Browne, Andrew Rothmund, Anita Garcia, Anna Hazard, Anna Todd, Annalisa Rodriguez, April M. Lane, Araba Appiagyei, Arielle Thomas, Ashanthi De Silva, Benjamin J Kamp, Bill Mayeroff, Brandon Rees, Brendan Brown, Brenton Harper-Murray, Brian Guzman, Brian Ramer, Bridget Isaia, Brittney Lane, Cari Wafford, Carla Perez, Caroline Pejcinovic, Casey Hanson, Celina Dietzel, Charna Albert, Chelsie Polifka, Chris Geatz, Christine Fielder, Corinne Derusha, Corner Farm, Cory Malnarick, Crystal Carrazco, Dan McMahon, Dan Zamudio, Dana Juhász Ardell, Danielle Love, Danielle Marino, Debbie Carlson, Derek Robertson, Derricka Holloway, Dulce Ramos, Ed Connealy, Ed Corcoran, Elisa Fritz, Elizabeth Beiler, Emily Markanich, Emily Shepp, Emily Wessel Farr, Erin Brown, Erin Dickson, Erin Hegarty, Erin Schneider, Evan Dye, Felicia Yonter, Francisco Hernandez, Gabriel Skvor, Grace Bierman, Grant Handy, Hannah Aron, Hannah Esper, Hannah Magnuson, Isaac Medina, Jack Floyd, Jaclyn Jermyn, Jacob Schornak, Jamie Lynn Ferguson, Jamie Runyan, Jamie Schneider, Jamilah Maronde, Janna Reddig, Jason Moosikkamol, Jenn Nelson, Jenna Trautman, Jenni Spinner, Jennifer Hyman, Jesse Buendia, Jessica Mayle, John Wyatt, Jordan Maze, Joseph Alexai, Joseph Hayden, Josh Allard, Josh Brown, Justin Tabas, Justine Rowland, Justine Savage, Kara Anderson, Kari Messenger, Katherine Clark, Katherine Leonard, Katie M. Fletcher, Katy Skinner, Kayleigh O’Malley, Kelli Shives, Kevin Prosise, Kerry Holsinger, Kimberly Pool, Kimberly Sledgister, Kris Donaker, Kristen Coconis, Kristina Alto, Kyle Kissel, Kyle Probst, Laura Hawbaker, Lauren Hollasch, Lavell Miller, Leanne Lawry, Leona Liu, Leslie Gray, Lisette Medina, Mark Dodge, Mark Reynolds, Marta Vitolins, Mathea Morais, Matt Faries, Max Baire, Maya Docha, McKenzie Schwark, Megan Mitchell, Megan Moran, Megan Stringer, Meghan Keedy, Melissa Cornfield, Melissa Simmons, Michael Joseph Garza, Michael Knapp, Miguel Torres, Mike Birnbaum, Mistie Lucht, Molly Geoghegan, Melissa Genova Hill, Monica Newsome, Myles Dannhausen, Natalie Steenberg, Natalie Unger, Neil Dixon Smith, Nick Biscardi, Nicole Willis, Nikki Segarra, Nikki Way, Norma Rios, Olufemi Adeyanju, Omar Osorio, Patsy Newitt, Paulina Fadrowska, Peter Nelson, Rachel Bienek, Rachel Blakley, Rachel Davis, Rachel Hyman, Raymond Rodriguez, Rhonda Grizzard, Rich Cohen, Richard Pillardy, Ricky Johanet, Rosalynn Miles, Ryan McDonald, Rose Haley, Sabina Bhasin, Sam Gordon, Sam González Kelly, Sanam Kazi, Sarah Hurd, Savannah Eadens, Shanti Chu, Sonja Anderson, Stacy Freeman, Stephanie Kensicki, Steven Stojak, Steve Weishampel, Steven Vargas, Suzanne White Montiel, Tamara Matthews, Tara Evangelist, Tereysi Solano, Theresa Boehl, Tiffany Breyne, Tiffany Dow, Tom Vlodek, Tracy Kellner, Tyler Allen, Victoria Rector, Vlad Shapochnikov, Whitney Vesser, Will English IV, Zach Garwood, Zachary Keltner