“The Southwester” is proud to announce its new team. As of this month, former Copy Editor Mike Goodman is taking the helm as the new Editor-in-Chief, and Southwest resident Matt Koehler has joined the staff as the new Copy Editor.

Mike has served as Copy Editor of “The Southwester” for the last year and has lived in Southwest since 2011. He has advocated for greater education funding at DC public schools, learned to sail at DC Sail, and previously volunteered at National Zoo. Mike is a proud Amidon-Bowen Elementary School parent, and also works as a government affairs consultant at right here in Southwest. He lives in Capitol Park II with wife, Allison, and daughter, Ella, and is also lucky to have his mother, Susan, in the neighborhood.

Matt is serving as Copy Editor for the first time ever but is excited to be taking on the role at “The Southwester.” He and his wife moved to Southwest in mid-2013, right before their daughter started to walk. In another lifetime, he was an ESL teacher in Japan, even teaching in DC part-time for a while, before becoming a stay-at-home-parent. Currently, he freelance writes and edits while chasing down stories that DC residents will find interesting and informative. He lives in Carrollsburg with his wife, Caroline, and daughter, Cecilia, and is always on the lookout for obscure beers. 

Staff positions at “The Southwester” are unpaid, volunteer positions, and report to the Board of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA).

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