Founder and President: Dave Wheelan was born and raised in Winnetka, IL. Over the last thirty years, he has worked in the fields of communications, institutional development, and strategic planning with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, and the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as Vice President of Development and College Relations at Washington College under President Douglass Cater during the 1980s. He founded the Community Newspaper Project in 2009, which currently supports the Chestertown Spy and Talbot Spy online newspapers.
Art Director: Jean Dixon Sanders has been a painter and graphic designer for the past thirty years. A graduate of Washington College, where she majored in fine art, Jean started her work in design with the Literary House lecture program. The illustrations she contributes to the Spies are done with watercolor, colored pencil and ink.
Technology Director: Derek Beck is a UI designer and front-end developer for user interface design and branding. He works primarily Photoshop, Espresso, jQuery, WordPress, and Google Chrome. He is the founder and owner of abovecreative.com.