Mark Fleischer, Founder and Publisher
Mark spent the first half of his career in communications, teaching and consulting for the payroll industry. In Memphis he found the chance to pursue lifelong passions for film, writing, and city history, and put them all together into StoryBoard Memphis.
Mark was born in Long Beach, California, “sometime in the mid-60s,” worked at the original Disneyland in Anaheim during his college years, studied theater and film in Fullerton and Los Angeles, and spent twenty-five years in the corporate world before venturing into publishing. He is happily married to his wife Kelly, the native Memphian who introduced him to this place called Memphis.
(photo by Eric Janssen*, known in Memphis from his Instagram @webraw)
*Eric Janssen, Memphis Photographer.
Eric is known locally by his Instagram moniker @webraw. Eric takes his camera anywhere and everywhere in the Bluff City, looking for new and creative ways to capture the hidden and the abandoned in Memphis. (On October 16, 2017 in Chicago, Eric fell to his death doing what he loves, in trying to capture that one last shot, from the roof of a hotel. He worked for StoryBoard, for free, for a Memphis minute, but his inspiration will be eternal. RIP my friend.)
Colleen Couch-Smith, Cooper-Young Papermaker and Custom Book Binder
Wayne Dowdy, Author and Historian
Wayne Dowdy is an author and one of Memphis official historians. He is the Manager of the Memphis and Shelby County Room at the Central Main Memphis Public Library and author of several books on Memphis history, including A Brief History Of Memphis, Hidden History Of Memphis, and Mayor Crump Don’t Like It. Vance Lauderdale in Memphis Magazine said “Dowdy is a Memphis native, who earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in history from the University of Arkansas, is a man of many talents.”
Devin Greaney, Memphis Writer
Devin Greaney is a native Memphian. He has been doing freelance writing and photography for about 18 years. He has written for our friends at the Memphis Downtowner magazine, High Ground News, and Memphis Type History. His website is devingreaney.com.
Aaron James, Historian and Cooper-Young Contractor
Hannah Kate, Rhodes Arts Graduate, Graphic Designer, Architectural Illustrator
Mike Kerr, Memphis Photographer
Mike is longtime Memphian and a Commercial Appeal alumni. Mike goes by @f8inmemphis on Instagram and does freelance work or print sales at f8inmemphis.com
Aaron Klimek, Memphis Writer
Julie McCullough, Photographic Journalist
Julie McCullough is a local school teacher who currently teaches CLUE for gifted students at Shelby County Schools. In her spare time she is a photographic chronicler of historic houses and structures of Memphis and the Mid-South. Julie is from Millington, Tenn. and is the keeper of her wonderful Instagram account This Place in History. She has written for our friends at High Ground News and Memphis Type History.
Niles Reddick, Writer
Niles Reddick is author of the novel Drifting too far from the Shore, a collection Road Kill Art and Other Oddities, and a novella Lead Me Home. His work has been featured in over a hundred and fifty literary magazines all over the world including Drunk Monkeys, Spelk, The Arkansas Review: a Journal of Delta Studies, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Slice of Life, Faircloth Review, Tuck, among many others. His new collection Reading the Coffee Grounds will debut in spring 2018. Niles is also featured in author Susan Cushman’s Southern Writers on Writing, which was released May 16, 2018. His website is www.nilesreddick.com
Julia Warren, StoryBoard Editor
Julia is our lead proofreader and editor. Julia has lived in Memphis since 2012 and does editing work for the Memphis Daily News.
Josh Whitehead, Chronicler of City Planning
Josh Whitehead is a sixth-generation Memphian who resides on the same block of Madison as his mother, grandparents and great-grandparents did before him. Planning Director of Memphis and Shelby County since 2010, Whitehead administers the Office of Planning and Development and serves as the secretary to the Land Use Control Board, Board of Adjustment and Landmarks Commission. Josh has been published in law review journals on issues related to housing and blight, but is most active on a blog that features his take on Memphis’ design, history and architecture, Creme de Memph.
Thomas Woodley, Memphis Photographer.
Thomas “photographs it all” and is passionate about capturing Memphis in all its beautiful glory. He can be found on Instagram at @yesiwood.
Stacey Greenberg, StoryBoard Contributor
Stacey is a freelance writer who lives in Memphis’ Cooper-Young neighborhood with her two sons. She’s the author of the award-winning blog “Dining with Monkeys” and a regular contributor to Edible Memphis and Thrillist.com. Check out Stacey’s work on Thrillist and on her Dining with Monkeys blog.