Donald P. Russo is an attorney with law offices located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has been an attorney since 1977, and focuses his law practice on labor law and employment discrimination. From 2001 through 2008, Russo wrote a biweekly op-ed column for the Morning Call. He also serves as a regular panelist on a cable TV program known as Pennsylvania Crossfire. Attorney Russo graduated from Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa. and received his B.A. from Moravian College. He received his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, and subsequently obtained a Master’s Degree in tax law from Villanova University School of Law. He is divorced, and resides in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Kelly Prentice is a freelance writer based in Easton who partners with Gary Kimball of Kimball Communications (Easton). She has more than 10 years of experience in writing, some of those years in magazine editorial, some in public relations. In addition to her work with the Elucidator, Kelly currently ghost writes content for a number of clients, teaches yoga classes when possible, loves to take her son Oran out for hikes, and enjoys snowboarding with her husband Michael when the white stuff flies (which makes her smile).

Prior to becoming a freelancer, Kelly led media relations for Good Shepherd, a rehabilitation hospital in Allentown that serves more than 30,000 patients. Before that Kelly was associate editor of Compressed Air Magazine, an applied technology magazine owned by Ingersoll-Rand that put a unique twist on how science and technology impact our lives.

Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in English from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. and studied science and technical writing at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. In 1997, she studied abroad at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.

Kelly's a bit of an idealist and likes to look for the magic in everyday life, part of that magic she finds in her one-year-old son Oran.

"The way you think it is may not be the way it is at all."
-St. Oran

Join Kelly's Facebook group, "Motherhood Ain't for Sissies," a safe place to tell the truth about the pitfalls of motherhood, the desperation that0Aoverlaps the joys. Short stories to come.

Scott Slingerland began writing some years ago, for his own clarity, realizing that it helped him to untangle and understand his mind. Scott believes that writing objectively for oneself, not for an audience, is the best way to truly convey inner expression.

Scott has very little formal background in writing for the media; his experience working as an mechanical/combustion engineer for twelve years has bred him to write technically - to justify words with sound logic, and to sell ideas based on performance before profit or promotion.

Scott worked for Foster Wheeler Corporation from 1997 to 2008, traveling the world, designing and implementing emissions control systems for coal-fired power plants. Since departing the corporate world, Scott strives to interact with the world in a more one-on-one realm. He sees every day as an opportunity to become more aware of what truly increases one's happiness and contentment – and to let everything else go. Currently, Scott is the bicycle education director at CAT – Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, a Bethlehem based non-profit organization that serves people of the Lehigh Valley in bicycle, pedestrian and public transit concerns. Scott is also a member of Easton's EAC – Transportation Affinity Circle, and a ride leader for Easton's Genesis Bicycles.

Scott was raised in suburban, Poughkeepsie, New York, in a good home. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, 1997. Scott has competed in around-the-clock off-road car rallies (as navigator/co-pilot), mountain bike races, and running races, but is finding ever-greater gratification in a non-competitive lifestyle. Scott enjoys learning new languages, living simpler, eating fresher and is an avid yogi.

Ryan Woodring is a former NYC ad guy. He has been known to do voice overs when asked nicely. He enjoys lawn darts, macrame, yodelling, and karate.