Ashton is the editor and founder of Deep South Voice. In 2011, he began Deep South Voice as a blog for a journalism class project while he was a student at the University of Southern Mississippi, but it quickly grew into much more. Ashton’s work has been published in several notable publications over the years, including The New York Times. In addition to his work on Deep South Voice, Ashton is a part-time professional photographer based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. You can learn more about his photography at www.ashtonpittman.photo.
Brought aboard in the first quarter of 2017 to help take Deep South Voice from a one-man show and hobby to new heights as a successful venture, Liam is a jack-of-all trades. Officially titled “Operations Manager,” he has his hand in everything from web design to advertising.
Blake Case is a social media and digital marketing specialist living in Jackson, Miss.
Sarah is an assistant professor of theatre management at Auburn University. She continues to work professionally in the performing arts and is the Director of Logistics for Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults. Sarah spends an inordinately large amount of time with her K-9 love, Luna, in a pecan grove in Opelika, AL, and is committed to practicing social change through everyday interactions.
Marisa Jane Green is an artist and photographer based in NYC. She’s recently returned home to Mississippi to work on a new short-length documentary, MA’AM, centered on women-led activism in the state. Find her tweeting @marisajanegreen and on Insta @whiteroadDance.
Deirdre Jackson-Head is a freelance writer living in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law.
Trevor Ladner, a Mississippi Gulf Coast native, is currently a sophomore at Harvard College where he is pursuing a degree in Sociology with a secondary in African American Studies. He is the president/co-founder of Southerners Organizing Urgent Transformation Through Harvard College (SOUTTH). Follow @trevor_ladner on Twitter for daily commentary.