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Meet Bubba Atkinson, Editor-in-Chief of the rapidly growing media outlet, IJReview. Bubba joined the publication in April 2012 and has seen the company through incredible expansion over the last three years (and there’s no signs of slowing down now). He and IJReview founder, Alex Skatell agreed to subject themselves to the …

Let us introduce you to Rachel Kling, a top bartender and sommelier at Quill located in the Jefferson Hotel here in D.C. Kling excels in cocktail creations, adding her own spice of life to each new D.C. drink. We sat down with her to get a better look inside the mind of cocktails like …

Meet Alex Wirth and Jonathan Marks. These Harvard grads moved from Boston to DC to expand Quorum, a platform changing the way people see, explain, and influence the legislative process. The two make a dynamic duo- as Alex (left) oversees business development and customer success, and Jonathan (right) focuses on …

Meet Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights and most recently, the author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up) which launched just this week. Kristen is an accomplished pollster and researcher from Orlando, Florida who has taken on the political world and has aimed her recent work …

Meet Heather Dahl– local mastermind behind the digital crime fighting company The Cynja. She’s taken on the mission of combating increasingly common cyber crime rates with children as her target audience. The Cynja features a popular comic book series that aims to empower kids through knowledge and transparency into the sometimes dark …

Meet Rebecca Parrish. She is a director and cinematographer and has run her own Chicago-based film company, Interchange Productions since 2007. We came across her here in DC when her latest project, Radical Grace, had its premiere debut at the AFI Docs Fest in late June. The film tells the …

Meet Alex Finland. He just launched Driver Eight Media: a boutique firm focused on booking clients on broadcast and cable television. In his free time, he is a father, a husband and longtime Georgia Bulldogs fan. He agreed to spend five minutes with us for a Famous interview. 1. Congratulations …

Meet FDC’s newest team member, Sarah Gunion. Sarah is a Maryland native but came to us from New Orleans, which she has called home for the past five years. She has a taste for the unconventional, a passion for people, and a knack for delivering the unexpected- which is why …

Meet Morgan Hungerford West. She’s an artist, stylist, content creator and creative consultant. She founded Panda Head Blog in 2006, and over the last nine years has forged a successful, full-time career around hands-on visuals and creative problem-solving. She is really good at making things look really good. Her newest effort is A Creative DC.

Meet Markette Smith Sheppard. TV personality, passionate travel communications professional and natural cosmetics ambassador. We spent a few minutes with her for one of our Famous 5 interviews.

Meet Earl Hamilton. He’s a former collegiate soccer player and now personal trainer in Washington, D.C. We caught up with him for some tips on how to get in shape for the summer while there’s still time.

Meet Jeff Sheely, co-founder of Urban Stems. He’s on a mission to bring on-demand happiness to everyone in the city, by bike. Read more about the mission, and how soon is too soon to send flowers after a date.

Meet David Drucker. He’s currently Senior Congressional Correspondent at the Washington Examiner. He tackles serious issues and is a major source for up to the minute information in this town. We caught up with him briefly to talk more about his work, how he got started and where he hangs out.

Chris Sarley works for Rep. Shimkus, but his second and likely much more grueling job for the last 10 years is running the 108 team U.S. House Softball League in his spare time. We caught up with him about what that’s like, what he’s learned, and tips on becoming a coach.

Meet Donté Stallworth. You may know him from his previous working life – an NFL wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and the Washington Redskins. Now, he’s a National Security Fellow at the Huffington Post. We caught up with him …