Oda is the publisher of Southern Maryland Woman magazine. She has spent more than 14 years publishing as a small business owner.
Southern Maryland native and Penn State Alumna, Rachel Lytle works full-time in marketing and is a freelance writer for a variety of women’s lifestyle publications. She has a passion for mental health advocacy and enjoys to play tennis, travel, and spend her spare time with family and friends.
Crystal Brandt is a freelance writer and contributor to WOMAN magazine. A Southern Maryland native, she lived in New York City for almost 8 years before returning to St. Mary’s County in 2007. She has taught writing and literature in Maryland and New York, including courses at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Pratt Institute, and Brooklyn College. She earned a B.A. in English (2000) from the University of Maryland – College Park and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (2006) from Brooklyn College. In addition to writing, her interests include making and talking about music, practicing yoga and meditation, and experimenting with her blender and bread machine.
Beth Graeme is a Southern Maryland based photographer. Her business Beth Graeme Photography is a member of various organizations in the small business, photography, and real estate communities. Beth believes three core values – Honor, Courage & Commitment, today as much as she did when she was active duty in the Navy. She carries those values in every aspect of her business and interaction with clients. You can always trust that your expectations will be met when you work with her on any project. Beth can be contacted through her website: www.bethgraeme.photography
Jane Pilkerton is co-owner of Photography by Steve & Jane, a portrait and wedding photography studio based in Waldorf, MD. As a leader in the Capital Area Photographers community, she inspires fellow artists to master their craft and excel at customer service. A multiple award-winning photographer, Jane’s style is clean and classic, and her kind, thoroughly professional approach to her work creates a steady stream of referrals for her wedding and portrait business. A judge for the prestigious WPPI awards, and a brilliant public speaker, Jane is available for photography and speaking assignments all over the U.S. and around the world. She can be contacted through her website, www.steveandjane.com