Spotlights

Sunday Spotlight: Maximillian McNelis

Sunday Spotlight: Maximillian McNelis

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Maximillian McNelis! Max is a big kid that sees the world in a unique way. He has a passion for creating a desire to share his work for others to enjoy. When he was younger, Max started drawing to help escape the bullying he would endure. The more he drew, the more his passion for creating grew and over time, he learned he wanted to share his creations with…

Sunday Spotlight: Ariel Laura

Sunday Spotlight: Ariel Laura

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Ariel Laura! Ariel is a college student at Penn State University. She’s graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. On her social media accounts, Ariel’s Pages, she runs an English tutoring program and curates a local Blind Date with a Book. Blind Date with a Book is where a library, bookstore, or friend wraps multiple books, writes clues on them, and users pick the book they…

Sunday Spotlight: Jacob Snell

Sunday Spotlight: Jacob Snell

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Jacob Snell! Jacob is a father, husband, and content creator. He attended Maryland Institute College of Art for two years before he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Before COVID, he spent years in the food service industry as a cook and later worked for studio BE as a content creator. Since he’s been there, he has put his artistic skills towards creative direction for the company. Now, he paints…

Sunday Spotlight: Morgan Jackson

Sunday Spotlight: Morgan Jackson

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Morgan Jackson! Morgan Jackson is a landscape painter with a great love of nature. As a new mom of a nine-month old, she’s trying her best to paint during nap times.  Her journey started in high school, where her passion for landscape painting came from a tough teacher. On one project, the teacher gave Morgan a 100+ and encouraged her to keep practicing and appreciating the world around her.…

Sunday Spotlight: Shannon Buckley

Sunday Spotlight: Shannon Buckley

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Shannon Buckley from Master Shot Studios!  Shannon is a passionate digital strategist that develops and delivers creative technical solutions that tell a compelling story to educate and inspire. She has 8+ years professional experience in digital media, instructional design and technology, strategic management, project management, and marketing. It’s with this experience that she operates Master Shot Studios, a pre-production, production, and post-production video services company that produces digital stories…

Sunday Spotlight: Patrick O’Neill

Sunday Spotlight: Patrick O’Neill

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Patrick O’Neill from Rusticat Woodworks!  Patrick is an NEPA native, where he is an engineer by day. Nights and weekends are spent in his wood shop. What started out as helping a local TNR project building cat shelters turned into a creative outlet. After building the cat shelters, he began to complete wood projects around his home. This helped Patrick form Rusticat Woodworks in late 2020. With countless hours…

Sunday Spotlight: Samantha Ziemba

Sunday Spotlight: Samantha Ziemba

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Samantha Ziemba!  Samantha is a local artist and certified art teacher based in Scranton. Her creative journey began when she was young, between the ages of three and five, where her love for expressing herself began to take shape through painting and dance.  Growing up, Samantha always had a need to create. As a kid, she would choreograph dances in her bedroom or find any surface to paint or…

Sunday Spotlight: Zack Wilcox and Tony Susi

Sunday Spotlight: Zack Wilcox and Tony Susi

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Zack Wilcox and Tony Susi from Fun Pants Film Co.!  Zack Wilcox is a born and raised filmmaker who brings sensibilities of small town life into his filmmaking. After an extensive career as a crew member on countless projects, he honed his skills in the technical aspects of streamlined indie filmmaking.  Tony Susi is a filmmaker, designer, and multidisciplinary artist based in PA. He creates a variety of work…

Sunday Spotlight: Andrèa Warner

Sunday Spotlight: Andrèa Warner

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have Andrèa Warner, owner of White Pumpkin Boutique!  Andrèa is a stay-at-home wife and mom to a three year old girl. She is also a culinary graduate who specialized in pastry/cake decorating, where her creativity became more prominent, but her business really started after her wedding. For her special day, she created all of the decor, which inspired the name of her business — a whimsical spin on Cinderella and…

Sunday Spotlight: AnneMarie Pashley-Troutman

Sunday Spotlight: AnneMarie Pashley-Troutman

Every Sunday, we turn the spotlight on some great creatives. This week, we have AnneMarie Troutman from the local band, Sweet Anne Marie!  Sweet Anne Marie is a Philadelphia born and Northeast Pennsylvania based Singer/Songwriter. Drawing influence from folk artists and alternative musicians alike, her songwriting has been called “contemplative and a bit fearless” and has been compared to artists like Joni Mitchell, Counting Crows, and Brian Fallon.  She has toured nationwide to promote her debut album ‘IN TIME’ released in 2021, and…

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