About Us

Around Media Group (AMG) is a hyperlocal news services company. We operate in communities that value a vibrant local culture. It is our mission to connect our targeted audiences to engaging content that matters to them. We do this by keeping our stories based on the news, events, businesses, and citizens within each village, suburb, and neighborhood covered by AMG.

Patrick Howard, Owner/Editor

Pat is the owner and editor of Around Media Group. He holds a degree in journalism from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Ever since he could remember, Pat has enjoyed making connections with people. That must be why his Myers-Briggs personality test returned the result of ENFP.

Elliott Greenhill, Co-Owner

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.

Devin Pickell, Writer

Devin is a writer 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.

Kelli Williams, Writer

Kelli is a contributing writer for Around Media Group. She holds degrees in Advertising and Psychology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. 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.

Become a Staff Writer

If you are a strong writer with a passion for the communities of Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park, we want to talk to you about becoming a dedicated member of our team as a Staff Writer.

Our mission is to create engaging content for readers who want to know what’s happening Around Oak Park and we need passionate people to do it.

We are currently accepting applications for writers interested in covering local news & events, dining & entertainment, features, local government, and editorials.

If you are interested, please send a resume to pat@aroundoakpark.com and include a sample of your writing.

Please note – Our contributing writers join our team on a volunteer basis. Our staff benefits from the experience we offer, connection to the OP/RF/FP communities, and potential for future work as a permanent, paid member of Around Media Group LLC.


Everybody loves visual media and Oak Park is a picturesque Village that the rest of the world needs to see. That is why we want to show off your beautiful work through our Instagram account and utilize photos to incorporate into articles. If you are a photographer who would like to add to your portfolio by working with us, Please send an email to pat@aroundoakpark.com and include samples of your work.