Who we are
Esther Buchanan moved to Cape Cod about 10 years ago, armed with a BA in English Literature from Arkansas State University, leaving her former life as a ninja to embrace the life of a professional sun bather. When that didn’t work out, she got a job updating the kiosks on Main Street, Falmouth. Eventually she found her way to The Enterprise Newspapers, where they gave her a desk and a computer and made her feel like a real adult. When she’s not in the kitchen inventing recipes, drinking beer, or thinking about how perfect her nieces are, you can find her texting, reading, watching episodes of Murder She Wrote and planning her National Tour of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” She also enjoys making other people pay for her drinks and spending time with her hilarious family.
Schooled in journalism, tested in radio, and surviving on promotion, Ben Runnels is a local musician, DJ, and writer whose search for the ultimate in efficient communication never ends. Whether he is interviewing a nationally-touring artist, recording guitar tracks in the studio, spinning electronic music at a dance party, or talking around the world on amateur radio frequencies, Ben's desire to hone the craft of communication to a precise art is a driving force that underlines each pursuit.
Elizabeth Sherman is a native Cape Codder with a passion for Surf Drive beach and all things food. Born and raised in Falmouth, she scooted away to Boston and Chicago for a few years, only to be called back by the Cape's siren song. Today she lives with her cat, Sonny, in East Falmouth. She works as a marketing consultant for Cisco Systems by day and contributes food and lifestyle articles to InsideOUT by night.
Graphic artist/ writer
Erica M. Szuplat was raised on the Cape and as a grownup has made the Little Peninsula That Could her home base, along with her photographer husband and two rescue pups. Harkening back to a class report she gave on Walt Disney in grade 4, she has recently returned to her love of cartooning, creating custom illustration and designs for businesses as well as clients' personal events. She also hand-paints signage, collaborates on community mosaic murals, and is itching to carve out some more time to sharpen her oil painting skills. She blogs, contributes essays to benshotme "the magazine" and pens reviews of local art shows.
Chaz MacArthur Wellington VII
At only 28 CHAZ MACARTHUR WELLINGTON IV is a hedge fund investor for a bevy of multi-billion dollar companies throughout the world. With a thirst for knowledge, he comes to the Cape to getaway from the hustle and bustle of his 80-hour work week, enjoying life on his parent’s estate in Chatham. He likes the finer things in life, from Bentleys to Bourbons, and can often be seen playing cricket with his classmates from Oxford.
Rebecca is a microbiologist who spends her days looking through a microscope, but she truly enjoys sharing the world through her eyes via photography. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, she enjoys tearing up the streets of Falmouth on her motorcycle, surfing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, and off-roading. She moved to the Cape from Central Mass in 2010 and is loving every minute of it. When she's not busy being generally awesome, you can find her at some of anywhere on the Cape where people are out enjoying life.
JEANNETTE de BEAUVOIR
Jeannette de Beauvoir is an award-winning author and playwright whose work under various noms de plume has been translated into 12 languages and has been published in 15 countries. She lives and works in an old sea captain's house in North Truro with one cat, two lovebirds, and thousands of books.
James Thomas is a musician, educator, and writer who resides in his native Sandwich. He served as a band director in the Sandwich schools for seven years, where middle and high school bands under his baton won several regional and national competitions. Holding a degree in music performance from UMass Amherst, James has performed across the northern United States and in Europe in the classical, jazz, and popular idioms. He currently performs on trombone, trumpet, and vocals with popular Cape Cod acts including Stage Door Canteen, Pocketfull of Soul, JABU and the Tribesman, Connors & Company, and his own James Thomas Jazz Group.
Peter Stegeman is a gardener, landscaper, writer and musician living in Woods Hole.
Brent Runyon is an acclaimed novelist and former radio producer for This American Life. Prior to his current position as a reporter for the Falmouth Enterprise, he was a projectionist at the Nickelodeon Cinemas, which might just explain his obsession with independent film.
Zeely Sylvia is a writer and student of psychology at Bridgewater State University. She spent her formative years on Cape Cod, and after emerging from the murky haze, has realized that it is actually a pretty cool place. Zeely has many years of experience behind various espresso bars, and greatly enjoys a good cup of coffee. In her spare time, she enjoys making things; for example, pies, knitted scarves, and short stories. She also likes to keep her mind and body fit, in case she ever runs into real danger. She probably also watches too many movies.
Freelance journalist and Cape Cod native Kathryn Eident enjoys the adventure of of a new story. A graduate from Boston University's Masters program in journalism, Kathryn has written about politics from Beacon Hill, oceanography while at sea for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and now music and the arts for InsideOUT. Whether it's rocking out to an up-and-coming band, relaxing to the soulful acoustic tunes of a solo musician, or marveling at one of the Cape's many talented artists, Kathryn is excited to bring readers the best of what the Cape has to offer.
Colloquilly known as Spinnaker Jane for her long-held position at the helm of the Cape’s favorite independent music store, Jane has 18+ years experience in the music industry. A strong supporter of the local music scene, Jane can be found dancing the night away at area venues on a regular basis.
Sammie Scovill is 18 and headed off to Smith College in the fall to study sociology and development studies. When she is not inputting calendar events with InsideOUT or ringing up groceries at Windfall Market, she enjoys reading, writing, photography, longboarding, going to the beach, camping, and going for walks.