MEET THE TEAM
A lot of work has gone into making the website a reality and while some involved are not contributing content they have played a very important role behind the scenes so I must give them a shout out…thank you!!
My team may be small but we are mighty! Through our expertise and passion for design, gardening, keto, beauty and DIY we aim to deliver content that will educate and inspire you. If you are interested in becoming a contributor, do get in touch.
Need a rec? Trae, affectionately known as Bitch Loves Beer, is your Chica. From beer to beauty she knows how to get a sista in need together. You can find this Chicago girl wining and dining on a rooftop any day of the week or volunteering at a local farm co-op for some much needed outdoor therapy.
Not only is she a regular contributor to Cumber’s Corner, she’s also responsible for bringing several girl bosses together to create this amazing brand through her power, instinct and sense of taste.
Trae enjoys meeting new people. So, wanna chat? All her handles are listed below.
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G David Drury
He has worked with hundreds of luxury home furnishings manufacturers, interior designers and architects during a career that began in 1987 with The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Currently he’s sharing his expertise with clients at the Lincoln Park showroom for Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design. As a trained journalist, gifted artist and amateur musician he enjoys creative writing, drawing, and singing as often as his pet dog Nelson and cat Grigio will allow in their spare time.
Andy Benich is a kitchen designer based in Chicago, IL. In his free time he enjoys exploring the lush neighborhoods of the city on foot, bike, and the L train.
Meet Kia, an authentic and energetic mother of 2 beautiful little girls and self proclaimed Queen of Diy. Her passion for crafting on a budget has led her to embrace the concept: I see it, can’t afford it, so I make it! She loves all things cute and crafty with a touch of glam. Check her out and let’s craft our way to a life you love!
Ellen is a British fashion, makeup and knitting enthusiast currently residing in Chicago,
Illinois with her hubby and two cat babies. She’s got a degree in English Literature,
speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese (from living and teaching English in Taiwan) and
researches and writes for Cumber’s Corner every week. She also loves alliteration and a
good pun 😉 . Her full time gig is working as the Visual Merchandising Manager at Kate
Spade New York on Michigan Avenue, where she gets to express her love for polka dots,
tea dresses and a bold lip on the daily. In her spare time she loves to keep working on
her sommelier course, knit pastel colored sweaters and taking baths using the newest
cruelty free products from Lush Cosmetics.