Editor-in-Chief: Alex Crader
Alex is a junior in the professional writing program. In their spare time, they play video games, create art, and write fiction to post on their blog. They live in Waukesha, Wisconsin, have a cat named Magic, and dream of owning many and more exotic animals in the future as replacements for human contact.
Editor Emerita: Taylor Hamann
Taylor is currently a senior in the English and professional writing programs. Her writing appears in Red Cedar, Polaris, East Coast Literary Review, and Pirene’s Fountain. She is the co-founder of Portage and also edits Century Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter.
Assistant Editor: Annie Zinnen
Annie is a sophomore English and psychology double major. She is also part of the student editorial staff for a special edition of Nineteenth Century Gender Studies, a national academic journal. She is a proud member of the Chi Omega sorority. In her free time, she loves reading, writing, obsessing over film and watching cute animal videos on YouTube.
Fiction Editor: Ben Thorpe
Ben Thorpe is a junior at Carroll University, currently studying Professional Writing, English, and French. He is also the Feature Editor of Carroll’s student-run newspaper, the New Perspective, as well as a former contributor and current member of Century Magazine. In his free time, he likes to buy overpriced water bottles and eat pasta.
Poetry Editor: Megan Kida
Megan is a junior in the English and Professional Writing programs. Her work has been published in Century Magazine. She enjoys reading and drinking coffee. She’s the one with a latte in her hand.
Reviews Editor: Caleb Beres
Caleb is a professional writing major at Carroll University and is in his sophomore year. When he is not managing the reviews segment of Portage; he spends much of his time playing videogames and creating his own ceramic work. He aspires to have a career in writing reviews for a videogame magazine.
Features Editor: Nico Ibanez
Nico Ibanez is a currently a graduating senior with an English major and Spanish minor. He is the features editor this year for Portage and the process was very interesting and a great learning experience for him. He hopes to stay in Wisconsin for a few more years and possibly find work for a publishing agency in Milwaukee
Copyeditor: Kyle Cox
Kyle Cox is our resident Copy Editor. He likes cats and talking about himself in the third person.
Communications Czar: Davis Endries
Davis Endries provides and implements strategic communication for Portage Magazine. His photographs have appeared as the images on Portage’s Social Media platforms and in Century Magazine. He is in both the English and Communication undergraduate programs at Carroll University. When not online he spends time with his wife Monika and their three children DevinReigh, Uriah, and Waylon.
Faculty Advisor: B.J. Best
B.J. is the author of three books of poetry: But Our Princess Is in Another Castle (Rose Metal Press, 2013), Birds of Wisconsin (New Rivers Press, 2010), and State Sonnets (sunnyoutside, 2009). He has also published four chapbooks, most recently Yes (Parallel Press, 2014). He is an Assistant Professor of English at Carroll University. For more, visit his blog.