Board of Directors

Vicki Sitron | Jim Babcock | Dan Crissman

Sean Decatur | Anne Trubek

Editorial Staff

Chris Harvey Bio

Chris Harvey | Creative Director

Chris is a veteran, artist, and graphic designer from Akron, Ohio. He is the former Art Director of the Akron Devil Strip, and in 2019 he was recognized as an “Akron Art Library” artist by the Akron Art Museum and Akron-Summit County Public Library. Chris curates the look and feel of Belt magazine, including site layout, editorial illustrations, story art, and photo essays, among other things.

Raechel Jolie Bio

Raechel Anne Jolie | Engagement Editor

Raechel is a writer, educator, and media maker. She is the author of Rust Belt Femme (Belt, 2020), which was a finalist for the Heartland Booksellers Award for Best Non-Fiction and was named in NPR’s Favorite Books of 2020. At Belt, Raechel focuses on audience engagement and membership growth, including dreaming up projects to broaden Belt’s reach and deepen our connections with diverse and marginalized communities.

Beyza Ozer Bio

Beyza Ozer | Social Media Manager

Beyza is a queer/trans/Muslim writer, editor, and artist from Chicago. They are the author of Fail Better (Fog Machine Press, 2017) and a recipient of the Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Award. Beyza creates, markets, and shares social media content for Belt’s vast and attentive audience on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and they manifest new and unique ways to amplify the voices Belt publishes.

Ryan Schnurr Bio

Ryan Schnurr | Editor

Ryan is a writer and editor from northeast Indiana and the author of In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River (Belt Publishing, 2017). Before joining Belt, he was a writer, photographer, and editor for local media in Fort Wayne, Indiana; edited documentaries; worked as a freelance writer; and got a couple of graduate degrees. Ryan manages Belt’s day-to-day operations, edits stories, essays, poetry and commentary, and coordinates fundraising efforts.

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