Don Hilton was raised in a small town in northwest Pennsylvania by a family of “unapologetic storytellers” and was never quite sure if the tales he heard were true.
His life has been a broad mix of experiences; boat pilot, lab technician, sweetheart, husband, post-graduate research fellow, geologist, statistician, teacher, stand-up comedian, computer support analyst, father, martial arts instructor, freelance writer, and author.
According to Don, he’s done lots of dumb things that should have “killed him dead”.
The constant in Don’s life has been his storytelling. He claims that he’s still not as good as the old folks he used to listen to, but that he’s getting there.
Hi, I am Suz, local jewelry artist and owner of Evolving Design Jewelry.
Throughout my journey of becoming a self taught artistic jewelry designer, I discovered my passion for creating jewelry. Adoring many different styles, I find my pieces to be a very personal statement.
Emily Kuzmick is a full-time environmental coordinator, part-time yoga instructor, and creative photographer/mixed media artist. She has her Master of Science in Environmental Studies, a Bachelor’s in Environmental Biology, and a Minor in Studio Art.
Ohio raised with desert roots, Emily has had the blessing and opportunity to travel for research and recreation to tropical, arid, and temperate locations.
Her prints, calendars, post-cards, photo books, and other creative works feature film and digital macro shots of wildlife and landscapes with an emphasis on her love for the Great Lakes region.
To see more of Emily’s work, please visit her at https://www.emilykuzmickphoto.com/
Eric Defibaugh is a life-long resident of Lorain County and the father of three boys. An avid student of history and a passionate explorer of both natural and supernatural wonders, he has traveled extensively throughout North and Central America seeking adventure, wisdom and spiritual fulfillment.
Growing up listening to Art Bell’s Coast to Coast radio program, Eric has kept an open mind about the supernatural and has dedicated a significant amount of time to researching the stories and legends of his home state.
He and his wife,Judy own Scarlet Transportation & Adventure Tours, a tour bus company that focuses on local history and attractions in Lorain County and all of Ohio. Eric’s first book, Haunted Lorain County is a culmination of research for their Ghost Tours, which are available every October.
Local artist, Peter Shelley hand crafts nautical art and rustic decor from driftwood and reclaimed Ohio barn siding. The natural elements on the shores of Lake Erie are the influence for his one-of-a-kind works of art. Peter’s wife, Robin adds her designer’s eye to many of his pieces.
Peter’s creations will bring a rustic, beach-side feel to any room in your home. His pieces include candle and wine bottle holders, lighthouses, whimsical sculptures, wall art, and miniature ships inspired from historic sailing vessels. Most of these works are the perfect size to display on your tabletop or mantel!
Follow him on Facebook at Lakeshore Treasure Decor