Around Media Group, LLC.
Around Oak Park (AOP) is the flagship website of Around Media Group, LLC., a hyperlocal news services company. We operate in communities that value a vibrant local culture and provide content that is threefold: news, events, & feature stories. This AOP publication covers the suburbs of Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park just west of Chicago.
Pat is the Editor for Around Media Group. He holds a degree in Journalism from Saint Mary's University of MN. Ever since he could remember, Pat has enjoyed making genuine connections with people. That must be why his Myers-Briggs personality test returned the result of ENFP.
Elliott is the Director of Business Relations and Development for Around Media Group. Elliott was born and raised in Chicago, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications with a minor in Business from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
Kelly DarinStaff Writer
Kelly lives in Oak Park with her husband and their two cats, who think they run the place. She is a transplant from Michigan and is thrilled to be living in the Chicago area, especially OP. You'll often find her at the farmers' market on Saturday morning with way too much produce for two people in her bag. Outside of work, her passions include writing, baking, anything crafty, and spending time with good people.
Danielle MillerStaff Writer
Danielle is a Staff Writer for AMG. She holds a degree in Media Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys exploring national parks, vegetarian cooking and any/all physical activity that is done outdoors. A fan of hygge, Danielle can often be found cradling cups of coffee and prematurely lighting fall-scented candles.
Kate DavisAdvertising Coordinator
Kate is an Advertising Coordinator for Around Media Group. She has lived in the Midwest for two decades and now calls Oak Park home. When not admiring the beautiful architecture of the area, Kate plays in a 1960's roots rock group called The Marcatos. She loves her seafoam green Gretsch and would never part with it.
Kelli is a Contributor for Around Media Group. She holds degrees in Advertising and Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She works as a Director of Research and Strategy in the retail industry and fantasizes about being a professional organizer. When not working, writing or organizing she can usually be found with her husband and daughter, exploring OP/RF/FP.
Devin is a Contributor for Around Media Group. He holds a degree in Mass Communications from Northeastern Illinois University. You can slap Chicago's four stars on anything and he'll probably love it.