on the staff member name to email them directly
is important in the life of Editor-in-Chief Paul E. Pratt. Without
it, there isn't sufficient time to spend admiring the . . . skills .
. . of Britney Spears and watching WWF Smackdown! Self-labeled
"recovering white trash," when not at Wal-Mart Paul spends
his free time enjoying California living, driving too fast with the
top down on his Jeep Wrangler, and hitting the gym. Somewhere in that
mix, he will also be overseeing the growth and creative direction of
honed his editing skills through a series of gigs at print and
online publications, most recently REACTOR Magazine (www.REACTOR-Mag.com).
His content ideas for YourMVP are driven by years of fraternity
house living and postcollegiate housing with an aspiring "Latin Lover."
and admired by his millions . . . and MILLIONS . . . of fans, Paul
manages to stay humble by remembering the little people that have
made this all possible--namely Great Lakes Higher Education. Without
GLHE, however, he wouldn't have obtained his degrees in political
science and speech communication. (There's your advertising plug--the
student loan payment is coming!)
Galindo, Business Manager
man with limited time, YourMVP Business Manager Sandro Galindo
squeezes in the essentials. When not running one of Ohio's most
successful Mexican restaurants or attending graduate school, Sandro
is training for a 13-mile race and trying his best to pick up chicks
(and sometimes actually succeeds).
of the best natured guys you'll ever meet, the chicks dig his
sensitive side--and the rest of us love how easily we can make fun of
him. After all, he's YourMVP's guinea pig and inspiration for such
possible features as "The World's Worst Pick-Up Lines"
(find out which will get him slapped by an unsuspecting shoe-shine
girl) and "I Think My Girlfriend's a Lesbian." Poke fun at
him if you like--we do daily!--but he's a man to know. After all, he
aspires to be Mayor of Cleveland someday!
Jarrell is a 28 year old Graphics Specialist for an international
management consulting firm by day, and YourMVP webmaster and featured
columnist by night. He is also an aspiring stage
director/actor/singer who recently took the plunge into the city of
New York after five years in Cleveland, Ohio. He likes to read, watch
television, see movies, hang out with friends and enjoy the New York
atmosphere. In addition to YourMVP, Jim works as the Executive
Producer for an online serial fiction community called anewvintage.com.
Jim holds a BA in Broadcast Communications, with concentrations in
theatre and music.
Ryan is YourMVP's obsessive typo-catcher extraordinaire. Or Copy
Editor, or Grammar Goddess, or Typo Tramp...whatever you prefer. A
Cleveland, Ohio, native with a BA in English, Laurie brings more than
five years of professional editing and proofreading experience to
YourMVP. When her eyes aren't crossed from editing all day, she can
usually be found poking fun at people who say and do stupid things.
of Business Development
the Director of Business Development for YourMVP magazine,
Darnell's duties include researching, matching, and contacting
potential funders. Through daily application of his Masters in
nonprofit organizations from the Weatherhead School of Management at
Case Western Reserve University and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit
Management, Darnell has a rich employment background that includes
everything from nonprofit executive management to corporate financial
management. His greatest business reward is finding the perfect match
between client and funder through team facilitation.
YourMVP's resident Sports Junkie, Mike writes the Locker Room. His
columns are intended for every sports fan but he also brings us the
Fantasy Spin; hence his nickname . . . the "Fantasy Spin-Doctor"
Look for "Fan Spin" alerts throughout his articles as a
clue that the information following the alert has particular insight
for the Fantasy audience. You can email Mike with your questions and
comments at email@example.com.
writer Mitch Worthington was born in Georgia, raised in Texas, and
sent into the world from Idaho. This adequately explains the inbred,
size-obsessed, potato-laced flavor his pieces often assume. However,
if readers should detect a hint of bloodthirstiness in his writing,
or perhaps small sections of drunken rambling, these can be explained
by Mitch's current five-year commitment to the United States Marine
Corps. Add to that the fact that he's an avid listener of country
music (among other types), and we feel the need to say no more.
not in front of his computer or doing his best to help Tom Cruise
handle the truth, Mitch enjoys watching, reading about, and
embarassing himself while making a pathetic attempt to play sports.
Other interests include travel, world history, and trying in vain to
have a semi-functional dating life. If you would like to contact
Mitch, or are or know a single female under the age of 27, drop him a
line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just kidding. Since Loser@YourMVP.net
was taken, Mitch accepts email at Riverside007@earthlink.net.