Maggie Huber is a photojournalist and Editor of THIS...is Louisville, a photo-documentary magazine about Louisville. She has always had a love for adventures and a passion for helping people. Through visual story-telling she has found a way to blend those two hobbies. Born and raised in Louisville, you can find her chatting up strangers about the city's hidden treasures or exploring them herself on her vintage moped. She hopes that one of these days her photographs will be able to change the world.
Aubrey R. Williams
Aubrey R. Williams has been motivating youth and addressing issues affecting the African-American community for over 13 years. His mission to begin eradicating ignorance in the inner city and the community at large began after living a life of crime as a teenager, being shot and nearly killed at the age of 18. This traumatic experience caused Aubrey to take a hard look at himself, the things he was influenced by, and the direction he wanted the remainder of his life to go in. Though terminated from five high schools, he possessed the skills needed to succeed in any classroom. In 2005 Aubrey graduated with honors from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in African-American Studies. Since completing his degree he has continued to push urban youth and young adults toward education and away from the streets.
Branden Klayko is an editor at The Architect's Newspaper where he covers architecture, urbanism, and transportation on the East coast and Midwest. He has also written the Louisville-centric blog Broken Sidewalk since 2008 where he explores his interest in the cultural history and futures of Louisville. He has collaborated with local leaders to host the Livable Louisville Forum, Park(ing) Day, and serves on the board of the Urban Design Studio. Branden studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis before returning to Louisville to work in architecture. He currently resides in Brooklyn and traverses the city on transit and bike.
Dr. J. Blaine Hudson
Blaine Hudson is a lifelong Louisville resident, married, with three adult children, three adult stepchildren and six grandchildren. Hudson is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville. Hudson’s teaching and research focus on the histories and cultures of persons of African ancestry throughout the world, inter-cultural education, diversity, and the history and social psychology of race. Hudson remains active as a public historian, as a contributor to local and regional racial and social justice organizations, serves on numerous local and state boards and commissions, and coordinates and teaches in the Saturday Academy, a weekend community education program focusing on African World history and culture.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland I have lived in the US for over 20 years. A series of lucky coincidences and, ultimately, the love of a good woman brought me to Louisville in 1997. Realizing the connection between my Chemical Engineering background and my growing passion for bourbon, I joined Brown-Forman in 2004 and am currently Production Manager at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery. I live in Crescent Hill with my wife, Kim, and our six-year-old daughter, Sophie.
Djenita Pasic is a multicultural, multilingual attorney residing in Louisville, Kentucky. Djenita is a Bosnian-American Communist Muslim who permanently moved to Louisville in 1992 due to the war in her home country. Djenita lived on 3 continents, was educated in 3 languages and in 3 educational systems. Her unique background, experiences, and versatile education resulted in her becoming a humanist and an activist on local and international levels. She is married and has one daughter.
Kimberley Hillerichʼs first year of life was spent in Pittsburgh, PA, where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet and our “good river” begins. At the age of one, her family left their home at Ohio River Mile 1 and moved to Ohio River Mile 605, the river city of Louisville. Kimberley attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and returned to Louisville to set up a stone carving studio. Her work is in several corporate and private collections in the United States and Japan. Kimberleyʼs devotion to the Ohio River and the traditional kayak began in 2005 after a friend took her paddling. In July of 2008, Kimberley started Skipping Fish Boat School with boat builder, Dennis Pidgeon. Together, they have helped populate the Ohio with paddlers by helping them build their own boats and taking them to the river.
Michael Brohm is a photographer, business owner, educator, husband, father, fly fisherman, traveler and occasional writer. He grew up in the city's West End near 39th and Main. It was under his desk during a Cold War era "duck & cover" drill at St. Columba grade school, that the genesis of his Russian photographic project, "Yesterday's Enemies," took place. This lifelong connection to the Russians has manifested itself in his art.
Rajeev is a physician who is the co-founder and medical director of the Survivor Clinic, a free clinic at the University of Louisville which provides comprehensive medical and psychiatric care to refugees in the greater Louisville area who are survivors of torture. He is the former medical director of the Libertas Center of Human Rights in Queens, NY and the medical director of Asha Ki Kiran, a free medical clinic in rural Punjab, India. All his efforts in Louisville are in collaboration with various other refugee aid organizations including Catholic Charities, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, the Americana Health Clinic and Sophie Maier of the Iroquois Library. His efforts would be impossible without the support of his wife, Riddhi.
Ramsi Kamar is the owner of Ramsi’s Café on the World, which he opened on Bardstown Road in 1994. Born in the Old City of Jerusalem, he moved to America in the fall of 1983 to pursue higher education. He graduated from Iowa State University, Aimes, Iowa in 1988 with a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering. He attended graduate school at the University of Kentucky on a scholarship from the Department of Energy for clean coal research.
Ramsi is currently pursuing his dream of farming at Raising Hope Farm, which is soon to be certified organic. He is married and has three children.