STAFF

Editor-in-Chief

Hey, there! I’m Katie, and I’m the editor-in-chief of Thread. This is my junior year, and I’ve been a part of Thread for almost five years now (I joined as an editorial assistant while I was in high school). I’m studying Journalism News and Information and Spanish, and I love to travel. I spent this past summer living in Spain and obsessing over European fashion. You can probably catch me on campus in a denim jacket (my wardrobe staple). If you see me around, feel free to say hi!

Managing Editor

Hi! I’m Madison and I’m a senior majoring in strategic communications with a specialization in marketing and retail. I have worked at Thread for the past three years and can’t wait to see what our staff will produce this year. In my free time I love online shopping, reading, crafting and buying a few too many chai lattes from Court Street Coffee. Some of my favorite fashion magazines to read are Elle and Vogue. My Instagram feed is full of fashion bloggers, retailers and my go-to celebrities like Blake Lively and Stacy London.

Photo Editor

Hey there! I’m Evan and I’m photo editor for Thread. I’m a senior commercial photographer and I love photos! I’ve been working with Thread since freshman year producing images for our magazine. This year we’re printing and I couldn’t be happier about it. I also love anything to do with the outdoors, I just got back in August from a five month thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I also enjoy biking, climbing, and hammocking!

PR Chief

Hello! I’m Rachel and I’m a senior at Ohio University. I’m studying Strategic Communication along with a minor in Marketing and a Social Media Certificate. This past summer I interned with a fashion designer in my favorite city, New York City. When I’m living my normal life in Ohio you can find me browsing thrift stores, watching The Office, and drinking hot beverages. This is my third year with Thread, but my first as leader of the PR team! I am passionate about promoting Thread because I have seen all of the hard work and creativity that is put into each issue and I want to share this with Ohio University students. My hope is that the PR team will bring Thread more readers than every before this year.

Creative Consultant
Design Director

I am currently a junior majoring in Information Design: Publication and Infographics. I love to be busy, so I am heavily involved with the university. Along with being design director, I am the graphic designer for OHIO Campus Recreation, Vice President of Ohio University Multimedia Society, and a Visual Communications student ambassador. On top of all of that, being a part of the Club Lacrosse team helps add variety to my busy life.

When I’m not designing, you can find me looking through the latest pop culture trends, spending too much money on local art work, or watching a Cavs game.

Web Editor

Hello! I’m from a small Connecticut town by the name of Southbury. I’m a current junior, majoring in information design: interactive with a minor in marketing. I am currently the web editor of Thread magazine, as well as President of the Ohio University Multimedia Society (OUMS). I enjoy my busy schedule because it constantly challenges me, and I have been able to grow as a student and a young professional. My post-graduation plans include a career where I can focus on digital marketing and branding. I believe that the only way one can stay motivated to achieve something great is through hard work and a positive mindset. A good bagel also never hurts.

Video Chief

Hello! My name is Carley Matson and I am the video chief here at Thread Magazine. I am a junior studying Media Arts and Studies with a minor in film and a certificate in social media studies. Media is the driving force in all that I do. My love for creativity and video production inspire me day in and day out, which is a big reason why I joined Thread! My other loves include Ginger Asian Kitchen and my adorable cat.

Fashion Director
Campus Casual Editor

Hi, my name is Rylie Brown and I am the Campus Casual Editor this year! I’m a junior studying Strategic Communication, complementing my involvement in 1804 Communication and my work at The Post. When I’m not busy coming up with column ideas, scheduling social media posts, brainstorming creative ad campaigns, or doing school work, I enjoy using my down time listening to music, watching Netflix or drinking ridiculous amounts of coffee.

Features Editor

Hey, I’m Kenyetta Whitfield! I’m a senior journalism major also obtaining a WGSS certificate. This is my 4th year with Thread and I’m thrilled to be the Features editor. My passions include pop culture, social justice, and activism. When I’m not working on Thread you can find me watching copious amounts of HGTV or Bob’s Burgers and live-tweeting it all.

Who, What, Wear Editor
DIY Editor

I am a junior, a proud bobcat and a News and Information Journalism major at Ohio University, who has a knack for tripping over thin air. My preferred pronouns are she, her and hers; and I enjoy long walks past the Ridges and have acts of service as my top love language. I am considering pursuing a life in fashion magazine writing and editing, but am also interested in traveling and volunteering to teach English with my Journalism degree. I am a self-proclaimed intersectional feminist who has a long history of writing, and has taught myself a wide variety of DIY projects out of sheer boredom. Coincidentally, this is what helped me get the DIY Editor position on the lively yet professional staff of Thread Magazine.

Seams Editor

I’m a senior studying journalism and Spanish. One day, I would like to become a writer or editor for a women’s media outlet. When I’m not poring over Seams stories, you can find me binge watching various HGTV shows and reliving my glory days by reminding everyone within earshot that I was the Class Clown my senior year of high school.

Business Manager

Hey there, I’m Kelly Bondra, but you can call me ‘KB’. I’m a senior commercial photography major with a minor in fashion retail and product development. I’m the business manager for Thread, with this position I fulfill every Virgo’s dream of keeping things organized and running smoothly. I’ve been taking pictures and doing page design for Thread since I was a freshman so I’m ecstatic to be apart of exec my final year! My hobbies include: napping, Instagram, making references to vines that no one understands and just living life with my baby boy, Hudson the pug!

Puppy Morale Booster

Woof! Hudson the Pug is Thread’s newest honorary executive member! He keeps the staff’s morale high with this cute face and curly tail! Hudson describes his personal style as “dapper” with his fine collection of bow ties and patterned leashes. His hobbies include napping, eating peanut butter and posing for Snapchat around campus. Follow his Instagram @gingerandpup!