Ramona DeNies – Portland Monthly
Ramona DeNies is the travel editor for Portland Monthly, a CRMA-award-winning publication with a print readership of 456,000. She directs annual travel covers (Beaches, Long Weekends, Wine Country) and monthly department coverage (Direct Flights, Field Notes, Weekend Escapes). Ramona also leads the magazine’s fact-checking department and annual research projects (Top Doctors, Real Estate). Prior to joining Portland Monthly in 2014, Ramona wrote for a range of organizations, worked in corporate communications, and directed an international trade association.
Brooke Jackson-Glidden – Eater Portland
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland and a freelance lifestyle journalist. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Arizona Republic, and USA Today. Brooke got her start in travel writing, covering the Pacific Northwest for the Boston Globe as well as far-flung New England towns for PBS affiliate WGBH. She also served as the restaurant critic and food reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, where she covered agritourism within the Willamette Valley. She has visited 15 countries, cooking fried rice in Balinese outdoor kitchens and briefly living in San Sebastian when she was too young to appreciate it. She lives in Northeast Portland with a betta fish named Male Ashley.
Erin James – Sip Northwest, CIDERCRAFT
Erin James is a seasoned writer and editor in the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on drink, food and travel writing. Outside of her desk as editor-in-chief of Sip Publishing—makers of Sip Northwest and Cidercraft magazines—James has been published in more than a dozen regional and national publications. Most recently, she is the author of “Tasting Cider: The CIDERCRAFT Guide to the Distinctive Flavors of North American Hard Cider,” published by Storey Publishing in 2017.
Julie Winsel – Eugene Magazine
Julie Winsel has been the editor at Eugene Magazine for a year and a half. She has an extensive background in publishing and loves having the ability to tell all the stories that Lane County has to offer. She enjoys making new connections in the community and beyond and finding new spots for her and her husband to explore.