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Contributing Writers

Margaret Hennessy is the founder/ publisher of the Solstice Green Directory, and has spent over 35 years in marketing & research as well as copy writing. She is the former publisher / editor of the Mountain Connection community newspaper·in Evergreen, Colorado. Environmental issues plus green & healthy living are her passions.



Madeline Palaszewski is an award winning writer with over 25 years of experience in writing advertising copy for broadcast, print and new media. Palaszewski holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She has worked as a broadcast journalist and newsroom supervisor at the top rated television station on the Central Coast of California.


Alicia Hawkins is an experienced online copywriter and blogger. She received a degree in Communications from California State University Monterey Bay in 2008. Alicia's specialties include researching, editing and producing content for an online audience.


Aric Sleeper is an aspiring novelist and graduate of Northern Michigan’s University’s writing program. Writing for·Solstice Green Directory allows Aric to elucidate the topics he cares about - food, exercise, conservation and sustainability.


Sean Murphy loves to write, and has a degree in Film and Digital Media from the University of California Santa Cruz. He has been a part of several community gardens and sustainable living communities where he has learned a lot about caring for our environment. Sean enjoys sharing his experiences by writing articles and green tips for·Solstice Green Directory.


Kristen Schlotman is a Pre-Veterinary Medicine student at California Polytechnic State University. She loves animals and has volunteered at the Avila Sea Life Center, Altadena Pet Hospital, and Zoo to You. Kristen shares her passion for animals through the articles·and blogging she does at Solstice Green Directory.