Winter 2015 Staff

 campbell_01 Natalie Cherie CampbellStaff position: Managing EditorHometown and State: Twin Falls, IdahoFavorite book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Mort by Terry PratchettFavorite vacation locale: Paris, France or Edinburg, ScotlandDream travel location: New Zealand or how about a free ticket to backpack Europe

One vacation necessity: A notebook. I have to have something to write thoughts in, press flowers in, and paste postcards in; otherwise how am I going to remember the experience so I can ruminate on it and then write an essay about it?

I have never . . . : visited any states outside of the western United States

 

 robbins_01 Amiee RobbinsStaff position: Assistant Managing EditorHometown and state: Riverdale, UtahFavorite vacation locale: Santa Barbara, California

I never leave home without: An umbrella, bobby pins, and an extra pair of socks, just in case.

Dream travel location: England or Australia

I have never . . . : Travelled outside of the United StatesFavorite quote: “You are what you make yourself to be.”

 

 browning_01 Natalie BrowningStaff position: Assistant Managing EditorHometown and state: Hickman, CaliforniaFavorite book: Beyonders trilogy by Brandon Mull

I never leave home without: My phone, license, a couple of bobby pins, and snack money . . . just in case.

Favorite quote: “It is not our abilities that show us what we truly are. It is our choices.” —Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsDream travel location: Wales or New Zealand

Other interesting travel tidbit: Books on tape greatly speed up the actual traveling process and can make it so much more enjoyable!

 vinchur_01 Hannah Vinchur
Staff position: Associate EditorHometown and state: Omaha, NebraskaCareer goals: School until I’m a full fledged professor of EnglishFavorite vacation locale: Anywhere with mountains or the oceanLeast favorite part of editing: slogging through packed, unclear proseI never leave home without: Water, phone, wallet, and a book

Favorite vacation experience: Hiking to the top of Arthur’s seat in Edinburgh, Scotland. The day was clear and perfect; I could see the entire city and the sea.

 seeley_01 Amanda SeeleyStaff position: CopyeditorHometown and state: Alpine, Utah, but formerly Bethel ConneticutCareer Goals: I hope to continue writing and editing for magazines, but might someday enjoy venturing into the world of book publishing

I never leave home without: Mascara. Call me shallow, but it’s a necessity. I’m also slightly (thoroughly) addicted to my phone.

Favorite quote: “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” —Charles ShultzeFavorite vacation locale: I love Zion National Park for a quick hiking trip close to home, and have the fondest memories of visiting Hilton Head Island nearly every summer with my family.

 Greenhalgh_01 Madeline GreenhalghStaff position: CopyeditorHometown and state: Florence, KentuckyFavorite book: The Giver by Lois Lowry; The Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Favorite vacation locale: Berlin, Germany

I have never . . . : traveled to Asia

Dream travel location: Italy, Scandinavia, Austria, Ireland . . . basically all of Europe

Favorite quote: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr Seuss

 Cutler_01 Katie CutlerStaff position: Senior EditorHometown and state: Yorktown, VirginiaCareer goals: Linguistics Professor

Favorite part of editing: The thrill that comes when you finally find a word that was seemingly created solely for use in that specific piece

Favorite book: The Lord of The Rings trilogy

Favorite vacation locale: The Scottish Highlands

I never leave home without: my planner and a hair tieDream travel location: New Zealand

 becca_01 Rebecca HamsonStaff position: Senior EditorHometown and state: Kennewick, WashingtonFavorite book: Of Grace and Chocolate by Krista Lynne Jensen

Favorite vacation experience: Exploring the cathedrals, abbeys, and ruins in the United Kingdom; I was continually fascinated with the history held within the walls of each structure

I never leave home without: A wristwatch

Dream travel location: Italy or Greece.

Favorite quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” &em;Dr Seuss

 wallace_01 Amelia WallaceStaff position: Art DirectorHometown and state: Gilbert, ArizonaFavorite part of editing: Being right and having people turn to you when they need help

One vacation necessity: A knife, be it pocket, or a steak knife in the glove compartment

Favorite quote: “Do not go gentle into that good night”

I have never . . . : been off mainland USA

Dream travel location: Scottish Highlands or New Zealand

 Holmes_02 Ashley HolmesStaff position: Assistant Art DirectorHometown and state: Olathe, KansasFavorite book: Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

Favorite vacation locale: Anywhere with a great beach! The Hawaiian island of Kauai is a favorite of mine.

I never leave home without: My handy dandy notebook! Which is filled with all sorts of lists.

Favorite quote: “I need a six month vacation, twice a year”

Dream travel location: Paris. Paris. Paris. Just ask my husband and he’ll tell you how much I want to travel there.

 goggins_01 Weston GogginsStaff position: Advertising DirectorHometown and state: Alpharetta, GeorgiaCareer goals: Creative director/copywriter for an advertising firm

Favorite book: Life of Pi

Favorite vacation locale: whitewater rafting the Arkansas River

One vacation necessity: Cash money. Can’t go home without a souvenirDream travel location: Madagascar (secretly I hope to meet King Julien)

Other interesting travel tidbit: taking a road trip every summer is essential to a healthy lifestyle

 helps_01 Rosalyn Helps
Staff position: Senior Designer
 Reschke_01 Jessica Reschke
Staff position: Design Advisor
 Smith_01 Amanda Smith
Staff position: Editorial Advisor
willder_01 Erin Willder Staff Position: Editor in Chief

Career goals: Make Stowaway the best it can be. And inspire BYU students to be the best they can be.

Favorite part of editing: Catching a vision of what a piece can become.

Favorite vacation spot: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

 

 Stowaway-Magazine-BYU-Headshots_2025-23-72-X2 Marvin Gardner
Staff position: Publisher 

Hometown: Grew up in Duncan, Arizona, and Provo, Utah. I currently reside in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Career: Before becoming a professor at BYU in 2005, I worked for 28 years as a full-time editor and writer for the Ensign and Liahona magazines, both of which are distributed worldwide. For more than half of those years, I was managing editor of the Liahona.


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