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Best of the North Shore 2018

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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NORTHSHOREMAG.COM 14 AUGUST 2018 / T H E B O N S C O M M I T T E E / MEET THE TEAM AUG 2018 Karen Scalia is founder and owner of Salem Food Tours and North Shore Food Tours, and recently started the Salem Spirits Trolley Tours. She has a background in event planning and a long- standing passion for fresh, locally sourced foods and seasonal eating. She is also an actor and voice-over artist, as well as a board member of SAG-AFTRA New England. Cooking for friends and biking on the North Shore are her two favorite pastimes. Whether she's searching for vintage goodies at Canal Street Antique Mall in Lawrence or for hermit crabs with her daughter at the handicap-accessible Crane Beach, contributing writer Alexandra Pecci loves exploring and visiting the North Shore's beautiful places. She writes frequently for Northshore magazine, as well as many other publications, including Rachael Ray Every Day and the Washington Post. She lives with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Chloe. A native New Englander, Jeanne O'Brien Coffey has been freelancing for more than 10 years, covering everything from hot New York restaurants for the Zagat guide to top luxury travel spots for ForbesLife, and is the contributing food editor for Northshore magazine. Find her at secret restaurants in Salem, exploring the history of the famed Pink House in Newbury, or slurping oysters just about anywhere—all in the service of a good story for Northshore magazine readers. A longtime writer, Brendan Coffey has had too much to drink with Michel Rolland, too much to eat with Ferran Adria, and too much to talk about with Donald Trump. He has written for Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, Esquire, and many other publications. He wanders the North Shore searching for good food and drinks, in moderation. Lauren Torlone Mahoney is a media consultant, adjunct journalism professor, and writer. She spent a decade working for national broadcast news networks CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN. She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Lauren's regular beat is beauty, fitness, and fashion for Northshore magazine. Dinah Cardin is a writer, editor, and professor. She lives in Salem and enjoys exploring both her walkable little city and the nearby woods and beaches. She is inspired by creative folks, blue-sky days, and dog smiles. She frequently covers art and culture on the North Shore. Sarah Shemkus has been a journalist for 10 years, during which time she has covered immigration issues from the fields of Jamaica, fielded a surprise phone call from Oprah Winfrey, and chronicled the ups and downs of dozens of small businesses. Her favorite topics are food, business, and technology. Her passions include her adopted hometown of Gloucester, farmers' markets, data, sharp cheddar cheese, mystery novels, off-season travel, and proper grammar. Boston-based pop culture critic Andy Crump has been writing about films and television online since 2009. He also writes words for Paste, Northshore, The Hollywood Reporter, Polygon, Thrillist, and The Week, and is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and the Boston Online Film Critics Association. Born and raised in Lawrence, Taylor Greeley specializes in wardrobe and prop styling for commercial advertisements and campaigns. Some of her clients include Converse, Dunkin' Donuts, TJMaxx, Reebok, and Staples. She also creates fashion editorials for magazines such as Boston, Design New England, and Northshore. Paige Farrell is a writer, educator, and wine consultant from Cape Ann, who lives in Boston. Currently pursuing a diploma with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), she was the wine director and sommelier at Asta and Bar Boulud at The Mandarin Oriental in Boston, as well as The Fat Hen in Somerville. She currently covers Northshore magazine's wine beat.

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