About FreshWater

FreshWater is a weekly e-magazine and website that reports on What's Next in and around Cleveland. Each week, we offer up a fresh wave of stories covering Northeast Ohio's most creative people, businesses, organizations, and neighborhood developments. Our focus areas include technology, innovation, diversity, local food, and entrepreneurship. We speak to creative, highly mobile, and curious people who are interested in where the growing companies are, where innovation is taking place, and where unique neighborhood transformations are taking root.
FreshWater is published by Issue Media Group. Our publications are supported in part by underwriting partnerships with local businesses, institutions, nonprofits, and foundations to support and expand coverage of job growth, economic development, real estate, non-profit innovation, city building, and placemaking. Learn more about our underwriting policy here.

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Publisher: Tammy Wise

Tammy Wise is thrilled to be back to her publishing roots, since it has been six years since she sold her boutique communication and publishing firm and stepped into consulting. Tammy thinks like an entrepreneur—sales is in her DNA and she is knee deep in all types of marketing, from traditional content to digital. Managing people and budgets comes naturally to her from years of experience; staying focused on the goal is what drives her. A long-time Clevelander and Tribe fan, Tammy is passionate about anything local and fair trade (and has a secret fondness for hot dogs).

Managing Editor: Jen Jones Donatelli

As a Cleveland native and enthusiast, Jen Jones Donatelli is thrilled to take on the managing editor role at FreshWater. With more than a decade of experience as a full-time freelance writer and editor, Jen has contributed to publications including Redbook, Budget Travel, GOOD, Playboy, Thrillist, Cleveland Magazine, Los Angeles Confidential, San Francisco, Ohio Today, and many more. She is also a contributing editor for Destination Cleveland and a proud graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Managing Photographer: Bob Perkoski

In addition to his work for FreshWater, Bob Perkoski is the official photographer for Cleveland Burlesque. His book Rust Belt Burlesque debuts in July 2019 with co-author Erin O'Brien. His photography is featured in Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology and was co-founder/art director for Balanced Living magazine (through 2008). His substantial portfolio includes news coverage, portraiture, commercial imagery and fine art. Perkoski's first solo show, These Walks of Life premiered in December 2016 in Negative Space Gallery. Visit Perkoski Photography for complete profile information.
Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now calls the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood home. He has been FreshWater's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.

Senior News Editor: Karin Connelly

Karin Connelly enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a successful business or one's life passion. She has spent 15 years reporting on the business community in Cleveland for publications such as Inside Business magazine, Cleveland Magazine and Lake Erie Living. She was editor of the Rocky River and Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a general assignment reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times in Lorain County. At FreshWater she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.

FreshWater is published by Issue Media Group.


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