AmyJo Brown is an investigative journalist and editor with more than a decade’s worth of experience reporting on local governments and nonprofits across Ohio, Oregon, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. Six years ago, she began channeling her reporting skills into entrepreneurial work intended to keep the newsroom lights on. Now a rare hybrid — able in both the newsroom and the business side of a news operation — she is leading the strategy for War Streets Media and the launch of Grant's Hill as founder and editor.
Katrina Hall-Hutzley is a software engineer and Hackbright Academy alum. She works on the website and API for 360fly, a Pittsburgh startup borne out of Carnegie Mellon University's robotics lab. But it was her project work while a fellow at Hackbright, which involved analyzing congressional campaign finance data and vote information at a national level, that led to a fortuitous conversation with AmyJo. Katrina joined War Streets Media in June 2014, and is leading the development of the Grant's Hill data library.
Lindsay Quinter is a designer and strategist at the design consultancy, ThoughtForm, in Pittsburgh. She works with leaders of organizations — from small nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies — to transform messy ideas into well-ordered, beautiful solutions. Lindsay is a board member for the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and was a finalist in Season 4 of Command X, AIGA's live design reality show in which seven designers compete in 24-hour challenges. Lindsay also works as an adjunct professor of design at La Roche College. She is leading the design of the data visualizations and dashboards for Grant's Hill.
Larissa Theodore Dudkiewicz is a journalist and editor. As a digital editor for AOL, she successfully launched, edited and managed a news startup in an under-served area. She has also served as community news reporter for the Beaver County Times, and as a local government reporter at The Herald in Sharon, Pa. Larissa has earned several awards for writing, including a national award as Religion Reporter of the Year, state awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and was recognized as a regional finalist by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Golden Quill Awards. Larissa's charge at Grant's Hill is broad — she works with the data, cleaning it, questioning it, enhancing it and reporting on the findings, while also helping to shape the data visualizations and community dashboards.
Jacob Quinn Sanders has roots in traditional journalism and has evolved as the profession has. An award-winning reporter and editor at organizations small and large from California to Oregon to Arkansas to Pennsylvania, he is comfortable with both words and code.
Document sleuth, storyteller, strategist, developer. He likes to build things.