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Ellen was actually the one paying attention in
English class, back at Oak Creek Senior High,
when our publisher was reading Rolling Stone,
hence her mad editing skills. After a successful
career teaching German and French at a number
of high schools in the Milwaukee school system,
she gave in to the lure of sunny California and
moved to San Diego. In addition to proofreading
and copy editing for a few local publications, she
has been tutoring English writing skills and ESL.
Her taste in music is eclectic, bouncing
between jazz, classic rock and plain old top-40
radio. In her off hours, you can find her with a
camera in hand, exploring off-the-beaten-path
places in San Diego, discovering wines, or on
a weekend getaway with her husband. And
her annoying love of trivia got her a spot on
Jeopardy!, winning a trip to Maui in the process.
Ellen joins us as web editor, where she vows
to clean up our act.
Rob’s audio journey began as a toddler. His
parents made him a “human iPod Shuffle,” letting
him change the records on their massive console
stereo, firmly cementing his love for music and
audio on his sixth birthday with a gift of a portable
radio/cassette player. He claims they did not see
him much until high school days after that, and
then only tethered to a Walkman.
The years that followed found Johnson
working as a DJ for hire at weddings and private
parties, as well as doing live recording at a local
concert hall. Somewhere in the middle of all this,
the audiophile bug took hold, continuing to the
After a successful career in the world of public
relations, Johnson joins us as a contributing writer
and our review coordinator.
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