OUR INSPIRED TEAM
I would like to introduce you to the creative talents involved in the Inspired Home process. From the editorial staff to the graphic designers and photographers…they are the ones that make this publication “inspiring.”
A graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, Carlson has always enjoyed writing. "There's something about writing and how it begins as a blank sheet of paper and ends with something that wasn't there before," she says. In her spare time, she like to cook, go on walks outside and hang out at coffee shops.
Davis discovered his passion for photography while studying Spanish in Argentina. "Ever since then I've loved capturing stories through photos," he says. He currently works as a photographer and videographer specializing in weddings and portraits in Fargo for his business Zach Davis Photography.
For more than 15 years as a freelance writer, Perkins has enjoyed creatively crafting stories about local, national and international people and topics. She lives in Fargo with her beloved and incredibly intelligent rescued dog, Jake, who also appreciates an encouraging phrase: Good dog! Her book, Blessing After Blessing- Seeing God's Blessings in All the Seasons of Life, was published in 2006.
Ashley F. Johnson
A married mother of an active 4-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter, Johnson also enjoys her career as an inpatient registered nurse in the heart of Oklahoma City. She is passionate about writing, entertaining, cooking with fresh foods and good wine. She adds, "I love traveling with my husband and look forward to exploring the world together as a family."
Baumgardner is a cook, talented eater and aspiring gardener. She most recently was the chef of Green Market Kitchen in downtown Fargo and previously worked in San Francisco, Los Angeles and for the Hotel Donaldson in Fargo.
Ever since she was little, Haider remembers her parents always taking pictures. Apparently they were excellent at it, too. "They have inspired me to love photographer. We get pretty competitive when we travel, and we see what can take the best pictures," she says. Competition or not, Haider says she will always love photography as an art form.
Dayna Del Val
Del Val is a professional stage and commercial actor as well as executive director of the Arts Partnership in Fargo. She lives in Fargo with her husband, her 18-year-old son and their high strung golden retriever.
Specializing in helping his clients make small changes with maximum impact, Erickson is a sales associate with Park Company Realtors in Fargo.
JoAnn has always had a passion for words and how they work together. She loves working behind the scenes at Inspired Home, honing and polishing each story into what you read on the page, all while making sure the author's voice shines through. Her top five favorite things, in no particular order, are elephants, fireworks, bagpipes, coffee and Christmas decorations.
Ferragut has spent the past three years working as a lead geologist in the oil fields and as a consulting geologist for the USDA. An exciting move to upstate New York and the opportunity to travel throughout Europe for work will bring a new geological adventure.
Sheri L. Fercho
Born and raised in Fargo, Sheri attended Fargo North high school and graduated from NDSU in business. She resides in Fargo with husband Billy, 8-year-old son Benjamin and their beloved Black Lab Pointer, Jaguar. Sheri admits her “love of all things beautiful” lead her to her sales position at Inspired Home magazine. “I read every issue cover to cover and I love it!” On summer weekends Sheri spends time at the lake dining alfresco and exploring outdoor markets for blue and white china.
As an English writing major at Concordia College, Hovland is passionate about writing and social media. "Blending my obsession for interior design with writing and scrolling through the endless feed of tweets, pins, and Instagram posts is my idea of 'living the dream,'" she says. Hovland enjoys reading, coffee shops, DIY projects, and working out.