The Contributors

Nyela Graham


Nyela was born and raised in New York City but the Adirondack Coast has become one of her favorite places in the world. She loves exploring the sugar houses, wineries and distilleries of the region. When she’s not working, she’s sleeping or consuming large amounts of pasta and shrimp.

Sierra McGivney

Managing Editor

Sierra was born in California, moved to Massachusetts and then New York. She loves doing anything outdoors. Hiking, rock climbing and skiing are some of her favorite activities. Sierra loves writing about her adventures and photographing them too. She has been writing for the magazine for three semesters.

Heaven Longo

Deputy Editor

Heaven was born in Syracuse and decided to move to the Adirondacks for a change. She loves photography, trying diverse foods and meeting new people. In the fall, you can find her drinking tea and reading memoirs. In the Summer, you’ll find her listening to music live, most likely country. Heaven hopes her curiosity will continue to lead her to explore through her writing. She has been writing for the magazine for two semesters. 

Dara Brandenberg

Associate Editor

Dara is native to Troy, NY and enjoys the quick rides up to the Adirondacks. If she’s not at the gym she’s probably enjoying the outdoors. She loves downtime with relaxing music and not being disturbed. She also plans to move to Spain this summer, Adiós!

Haily Dang

Associate Editor

Haily left her home in Vietnam for Massachusetts when she was 15. Any day she can go to the gym and lift as heavy as possible is a good day. Haily also enjoys binging Bon Appétit videos on Youtube. She has been writing for the magazine for two semesters.

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