Our Team

In-House Team

PATTERN is a small 501c3 non-profit that has no full-time employees and is managed by the Executive Director, Polina Osherov, with support from part-time Creative Fellows.

Content that is created for PATTERN’s digital and print platforms is generated with the help of dozens of different contributors, and volunteers. Those who have been contributing the longest and on a fairly regular basis are listed below, but the list is far from comprehensive. If you’re curious to see who else contributes to PATTERN, please check the masthead of our print issues, and the credits.

Polina Osherov

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sam Ripperger

SOCIAL MEDIA FELLOW

Sariah Borom

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/STYLING FELLOW

Khaila King

JOURNALISM FELLOW

Volunteer & Freelance Contributors

WRITERS

Ally Denton

Shauta Marsh

Crystal Hammon

Julia Bluhm

Petra Slinkard

Terri Procopio

Charles Letbetter

Allie Coppedge

Ashley Minyard

Gabrielle Poshadlo

Laura Walters

Cathy Fritsch

Richard McCoy

Leslie Bailey

Jeremiah Williams

Abby Gardner

Maria Dickman

Malina Jeffers

Ro Townsend

Jami Stall // Copy Editor

Deborah Dorman

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Steve Brokaw

Faith Blackwell

Esther Boston

Tad Fruits

Wil Foster

Jamar Mitchell

Willyum Baulkey

Elese Bales

Chris Whonsetler

Reagan Allen

Chantal Sallade

STYLISTS

Julie Valentine

Laura Walters

Danisha Greene

Danielle Smith

Jessie Eskew

Sariah Borom

HAIR & MAKEUP

Danelle French [Makeup]

Evian Riviere [Makeup]

Jackson Von Liria [Hair]

Nikki Brown [Makeup]

Kathy Moberly [Makeup]

Chie Sharp [HMUA]

Philip Salmon [Hair]

Andrew Elliot [HMUA]

Katie Lee Jones [HMUA]

Keondra Atwater [HMUA]

Keondra Atwater