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That’s why we offer a short, delightful email newsletter that
🗞 curates the best events around town
🎯 explains what’s happening in our city and why it matters
🏆 highlights the people who make Orlando a brighter place
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And I’m Katie, your local director who makes it all happen!
Katie Johnston is our founder, director, and resident defender of the Alabama football program (but still appreciates a good tailgate at UCF with the rest of them). She’s also rarely met a dad joke she didn’t like, never met a new city she hasn’t loved, and adores her 17-year-old pup Luda more than most. You can find her on a walk around Eola Heights, a bike ride through Mills 50, or at a bar in Ivanhoe. Her metaphorical newsroom office door is always open for questions, news leads, tips, and hellos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One more thing – you might be interested to know how we make money when our newsletters are free? A few ways: We work with businesses that underwrite some of our reporting projects and businesses that our Creative Studio makes advertisements for; we sell newsletter advertising; we charge for event tickets. And we give readers the opportunity to support us directly by becoming members for just $8 a month.
Pulptown has sister publications in four cities (The Evergrey, Seattle; The New Tropic, Miami; Bridgeliner, Portland; The Incline, Pittsburgh), and we all rely on the folks at WhereByUs HQ for help building our technology and making the newsletter sparkle.
Kayla O’Brien is our former video producer. She’s a UCF graduate, travel enthusiast, and recently, yoga-certified. You’ll most likely catch her around Orlando in a boot camp class, cocktail bar, or petting her black cat Tarot. Some of our favorite videos that Kayla made for us included: a tour of dumpster art in Mills 50, an explainer on what is meant by raiding the Sadowski Fund, what it’s like to go car-less in Orlando, and a fun interview with Pom Moongauklang of Pom Pom’s fame.
Haley Weaver turned our muddled thoughts into beautiful illustrations and helped us raise our meme and GIF game. She’s an artist, illustrator, and writer currently residing in D.C. Pulptown readers really like her illustrations of Orlando’s hierarchy of needs, the city’s strangest scavenger hunt, the unspoken rules of Orlando, and some locals’ love stories.
RJ Bohyn was Pulptown’s second Engagement Producer. She helped us really launch our membership program into overdrive, doubling the size of our member pool in late 2019/early 2020. She loves Thornton Park, Sunroom, her pup, her hubby, and the Orlando Magic. You can usually find her working away at Whippoorwill.
Kelsey Kerce was Pulptown’s first Engagement Producer. She helped launch our first iteration of the Pulptown+ membership platform, rocked partnerships with local community orgs like Opera Orlando and Timucua Arts Foundation, and flawlessly executed events like the zero-proof cocktail party we held at The Heavy pre-pandemic or our community conversation on transit with the Central Florida Foundation.
Yadia Suarez led Pulptown’s sales efforts early on in our infancy. She’s a dot connector who can work a room and was known to under promise and over deliver. Yadia’s a woman about town who loves her pup Mia, her kitty Toulouse, her hubby Brian, and a spicy margarita. We introduced her to you in August of 2018.
Olivia Blase was Pulptown’s first hire. As our editorial fellow, she took charge on writing our original Throwback Thursday features, “Pulpisms“, and long-form articles about why Floridians were once being charged extra for tolls. She also introduced us to the best chicken and waffles in town. Read more about her here.