Last month, the keys to “The Southwester” were handed off to a new Editor-in-Chief, Katelynd Mahoney Anderson, and Copy Editor, Mike Goodman. They are excited to continue the great work of the former Editor-in-Chief, Shannon Vaughn, and Copy Editor, Julia Cole.
Katelynd is a fundraising professional in the non-profit industry and is involved in a diverse group of DC non-profits and initiatives. When not typing away for the paper, Katelynd can be found enjoying walks through the neighborhood with coffee in hand or pausing for that picture-perfect capture of the endless Southwest Sunset. She moved to the District in 2007, and has lived in Southwest for 8 years, contributing to “The Southwester” for 5 of those years. Currently, Katelynd lives at Carrollsburg, A Condominium with her husband, Stephen, and their rescue dog, Seymour.
Mike works in government, and is also involved in DC issues and advocacy. He has advocated for greater education funding at DC public schools, learned to sail at DC Sail and previously volunteered at National Zoo. He is a proud Amidon-Bowen Elementary School parent and a Nats fan. Mike has lived in DC since 2005 and has been a Southwest resident since 2011. He lives in Capitol Park II with his wife, Allison, and daughter, Ella, and is also lucky to have his mother, Susan, in the neighborhood.
Staff positions at “The Southwester” are unpaid, volunteer positions, and report to the Board of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA).