The Humans behind this project consist of film-makers, artists, surfers, graphic designers, travelers, and go-getters who believe in bringing light, laughter, adventure, and stoke to the pages of our journal, and out into the world to be enjoyed by all.
Executive Director, Editor in Chief, Founder – Kirstin, originally from sunny Florida, graduated with a BS in Environmental Studies at Florida State University and continues to dabble in sustainability, journalism, and women's studies. As a writer, surf instructor, passionate traveler, environmentalist, and space nerd, Kirstin believes exploration and creativity to be the foundation of what it means to be human.
Creative Director, Co-Founder- Frances, originally from North Carolina, currently resides in Los Angeles where she works as a freelance Art Director. She graduated with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations from Appalachian State University. Now on the west coast she splits her time working in the film industry and adventuring in the outdoors. Frances believes in doing what you love always and is thankful to have friends and family who support her.
Assistant Editor- Abby is a graphic designer, editor, and yoga teacher based in Wilmington, NC. You can find her reading, cooking, jogging, playing piano, swimming in the ocean, and experimenting with different flavors of kombucha. She aims to live mindfully and make sustainable choices to ensure that future generations can enjoy the beautiful world we are so privileged to experience each day.
A Salty at Heart Ambassador is a person who believes in our mission and represents out organization within their community. An ambassador is someone who works to care for our environment, promote equality, inspire creativity, embrace adventure, and share the Salty love by reaching out to others about the journal and our mission.