Aleigh Acerni is a Charlotte, N.C.-based writer, editor, and author. She has been an editor at award-winning publications including skirt!, Wheremagazine, and Charlottemagazine. She is especially drawn to writing about food, travel, natural beauty, sustainability, gardening, and green living. She is the co-author of Justiceat Guantanamo: One Woman's Odyssey andHer Crusade for Human Rights, with attorney Kristine Huskey, published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009.
PHOTOGRAPHER: A native Charlestonian, Rick Rhodes discovered a passion for photography at an early age. His interest led him to study at The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, Florida and then to Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. Returning to his beloved Charleston, he focuses on commercial photography and fine art reproduction. He enjoys aerial, architectural, and landscape photography. Rick's expertise has allowed him to work with numerous local and national clients. Rick works out of his studio in Charleston, South Carolina. He also teaches at two local colleges, serves on the board of The American Society of Media Photographers, and leads music at his church. Rick's passion for photography has grown far beyond just the photographic process. The whole experience has enhanced his journey in which he has never stopped believing.