The Model D team:
Alissa Shelton, publisher
As publisher of Model D and its sister site Metromode, Alissa is focused on engagement, events, and partnerships. Before becoming publisher, she worked as director of strategic development for Model D's parent company, Issue Media Group, supporting Model D and other IMG publications. Alissa has a background in community engagement and communications, working with organizations such as Detroit4Detroit, AdWater Media, and I am Young Detroit. She lives in Hamtramck, where she fills potholes
and serves on the Hamtramck Downtown Development Authority. She is also working with her family to rehab a 1920s corner bank to become a community space, Bank Suey
Matthew Lewis, managing editor
Matthew has written for Model D about sustainability, neighborhoods, community development, history, and culture in Detroit since November 2012. He became Model D's managing editor in April 2014. Matthew studied English and German at the University of Michigan and urban planning at Wayne State University. He lives and works in Detroit. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjlew
. Contact him here
with editorial questions.
Jon Zemke, news editor
Jon is a freelance writer who lives and works in Detroit. He went to the University of Michigan, has written about politics on Capitol Hill, chased crime stories in the boonies and big city, and is now a business reporter in Detroit. In his spare time he renovates houses, rubs the bellies of his dogs and travels with his wife.
Mike Galbraith, news editor
If the name sounds familiar you might recognize it from his byline in our sister Urban Innovation Exchange
publication. Galbraith has also contributed stories to the University Research Corridor, Workforce Intelligence Network, and Mode Shift. He's a 2005 graduate of Central Michigan University, where he received a BS in English (concentrating on creative writing and fiction). Galbraith is also a singer-songwriter who has performed in area coffee houses, pubs and music venues, including the Lager House and the Old Miami. If you have a development news tip for Galbraith, drop him a line here.
Marvin Shaouni, managing photographer
Based in Detroit and serving both editorial and commercial clients, Marvin's aim is to seize culture through the photography of people, food and the everyday. Since 2008, he has explored his hometown of Detroit for Model D. Marvin particularly enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to show Detroit, with the hope that his photographs will help readers to rethink how we can all live and interact with our city and neighborhoods. Find more of his cool stuff here.
Model D is published by Detroit-based Issue Media Group
. Co-Founders: Brian J. Boyle and Paul Schutt.
In October 2011, Model D celebrated 300 issues. Thanks to Tom Hendrickson for this video
that was shown at our event, The Next Big Thing. While we're at it, let's look at some more video capturing the energy of the celebration