Cristina Sicard recently graduated from the University of Georgia (go dawgs), attaining a Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education preK-5. She considers herself a “Bob-Dawg” because she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University (go bobcats). Going from Athens, Ohio, to Athens, Georgia, resulted in all kinds of crazy, beautiful moments.
Erin Murphy is a communications specialist at Aultman Hospital. Before joining the Aultman team, she spent nearly 10 years building library collections geared toward teens, working with teen library volunteers and planning after-school programming. She really recommends following your favorite authors on social media. Who doesn’t love to hear what is coming next? And many of them share great beloved pet pictures.
Stephanie Simmons is a lifestyle photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family photography. Her style is focused on raw, authentic moments, and she is passionate about working with families to capture the important details of their little one’s lives that they’ll want to remember for years to come. She shoots outdoors on location within the Akron, Canton and Cleveland area as well as at her studio in downtown Hartville.
Erin Mingus is a mom of two handsome boys and the proud owner of The Birch Tree Furniture and Boutique. Beauty, fashion, design and all things creative and outside of the box are her thing. Learning to love and understand all things in this lifetime are her goals. She believes, “If you’re not growing or learning, you are going nowhere!”
Aubrey Helmuth Miller founded Redbudsuds—a 4-in-1 soap company—because she believes that small things you do every day have the capacity to change the world. Her favorite things currently include exploring trails and paddling with her 3-month old, traveling with the RBS Teardrop Shop, picking on her banjo and breakfast.
As director of archives and football information at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jon Kendle oversees the organization, preservation and dissemination of more than 40 million pages of documents and 6 million photographs related not just to the history of football but every player, coach and administrator who helped build the game to what it is today. He leads the Hall’s digital transformation strategy and hosts private event presentations of the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center. Jon is a Canton native. He lives in Avondale with his wife, Amanda, their two children, Liam and Isla, and their dog, Otis.
Andrew Rudd grew up all over the Midwest and moved to Canton in 1999. He teaches about movies and communication at Malone University. He also makes films and screens films, including directing 2019’s Canton Film Fest.
Christina Weyrick is the community relations manager for the North Canton Public Library. She also serves as chair of the board of directors for the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. Christina is a member of the North Canton Educational Endowment board and is an active advocate for homeless animals.
Dr. Mary Lynne Blevins and her husband are optometrists. Her practice is in Louisville, and his is in North Canton. Even their son is taking up the family profession. He currently is in optometry school in Arizona. Mary Lynne’s mother instilled in her a love of reading—she read every Agatha Christie book after her mother finished them. See her book picks here.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass