Alodia Arnold: Mom, Area Director, Publisher, and Small Business Owner
As a true Fairhope native, I'm very humbled to have the opportunity to share with you my home town through the wonderful concept of an N2 Publishing Community Magazine. The N2 Company offers moms like me with an entrepreneurial spirit the opportunity to realize their dreams. Through hard-work and dedication, a beautiful publication is brought to life each month. The residents who have been fortunate enough to have an N2 Publication in their neighborhoods can speak to the high-quality of the publications that are delivered to their homes.
After successfully bringing to life the first N2 Publication in Pensacola, Florida, I was offered the opportunity to establish a Fairhope Community Publication. This opportunity allows me the flexibility to be readily available for my two daughters, Lilly and Savannah, while being nearby family and friends and engaging with the community I grew up around. It allows me the freedom to do what I do best, be creative and express my leadership skills. I look forward to getting to know the many Fairhope residents I’ve never met before and to sharing their unique stories.
Stephen Savage: Lead Photographer
Stephen Savage has been making photos for decades. His work has been featured in publications from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and various national magazines to the Fairhope Courier. He says, “I photograph people. My goal is to make the best photographs of my subjects that they have ever had made. Photographing events, portraits, and my community is my passion.” Savage has won many awards for his photography and his film making. He has an Art History degree from George Washington University and a Master's Degree in Fine Art Photography from Spring Hill College. He taught at Spring Hill College for twenty years and has been an instructor at Eastern Shore Art Center where he is now in his 21st year.
Alan Samry: Lead Writer
Alan Samry is an author, librarian, and local historian who dons and doffs a below-knee prosthesis every day. Amid COVID-19, Alan has embraced the gig economy. He’s an independent scholar, free-lance writer, part-time librarian, and tour guide. His local history book, Clay City Tile: Frank Brown and the Company that Built Fairhope, was published in July. Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs, a memoir and history of leg amputees, was published in 2018. Alan and his wife Susan have lived in Fairhope since 2005. When he’s downtown, Alan is easy to recognize. Look for the guy wearing a fake leg riding a red bicycle or walking down Fairhope Avenue wearing a blue leg.
Laura Miller: Content Coordinator
Laura moved to Fairhope in 1991 and knew she had found the perfect place to call home! Included in that home are her husband Rick and three finicky felines. Her stepson Sam, his wife Brittany, and two precious grandsons, Carson and Cameron, live nearby. Laura taught special education for 33 years and retired from her final teaching position at Fairhope High School in 2016. She enjoys returning to FHS to substitute teach. Laura also enjoys ballet, gardening, and redecorating her home.
Susan Beeco: Writer
Susan Beeco moved from Atlanta to Fairhope when she was 15 and immediately ran away. Apparently she changed her mind because she came back and has remained here for the last 37 years. She is a graduate of the Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education and is currently working on a degree in Social Work. Susan is the mother of two children, Andrew, 24, and Lora, 15, who is currently a sophomore at Fairhope High School.
Chris Riley: Sunset and Nature Photographer
Chris Riley is a local Fairhope photographer specializing in landscape. He’s well know for his beautiful sunsets and eye catching lightening photographs. He can usually be found around the bay during sunset or a passing thunderstorm with his service dog, Tonya. Chris is an active paraplegic who does not let his wheelchair slow him down. His photos are never sold; they can only be purchased or bid on at local charity events. As a result, his photography has grown rapidly in popularity and become very high in demand. You can find Head Over Wheels Photography on Facebook or Instagram.