Who We Are
Meet Our Team
Katie Carpenter, Co-Publisher & Editor in Chief
Katie Carpenter is co-publisher and editor in chief of Edible Michiana. She is an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of Michiana’s growing farm-to-table community and loves to shop, cook and eat local. Follow Katie on Instagram @followtheflavor.
Paula Bartholome, Co-Publisher
Paula Bartholome is co-publisher of Edible Michiana. Her blog (garden-table.blogspot.com) and tweets (@Garden_to_Table) are about living simply, eating well and walking softly on the Earth. She gardens and sells a bit of what she raises and cans every year in her New Buffalo, Michigan, home kitchen.
Brittany Collins Kaufman, Associate Editor & Writer
Brittany Collins Kaufman is associate editor of Edible Michiana. A longtime writer and editor, she loves to cook, bake and explore all the good things in the region. She is a lifelong resident of Michiana and a Purdue alum.
Tara Swartzendruber-Landis, Recipe Editor & Food Stylist
Tara Swartzendruber-Landis is Edible Michiana’s recipe editor and food stylist. After a decade living on the East Coast, she is happy to be gardening, cooking and eating in the Michiana area again.
Hannah Gerig Meyer, Design
Hannah Gerig Meyer is a designer and freelance artist based in Goshen, Indiana. In addition to her professional work as a graphic designer for Edible Michiana and Goshen College, she enjoys cooking with (and cleaning up after) her two-year-old daughter.
Billy Burdett, Digital Communications
From co-founding Chicago's only cooperative grocery store, the Dill Pickle Food Co-op, to establishing a thriving school garden program for preschoolers, Billy Burdett has spent the last two decades working to foster community and sustainability. A recent transplant to southwest Michigan, where he spent much of his childhood exploring the region's sand dunes and vineyards, Billy is excited to join Edible Michiana's team and help grow our local food movement. He also still stays connected to Chicago, where he serves as Executive Director of Advocates for Urban Agriculture.