Soundings Staff

Lisa Morin Carcia is a poet and West Coast native now making her home in the Seattle metro area.

Colleen Rain is a poet and photographer and has lived on islands all her adult life.

Sydney Elliott graduated from RWW in 2015. She is a full-time English instructor at Tillamook Bay Community College and lives on the Oregon coast. She is the editor of the Community College Humanities Review and serves as the Community College Humanities Association’s National Publications Director. Sydney is also a surfer, yoga instructor, self-defense teacher, and singer in a jazz trio.

Garrett Brooks is a graduate from PLU’s School of Arts + Communication (SOAC). Serving as the Soundings webmaster, he’s a graphic designer, traditional artist, photographer, hobbyist writer, and avid reader based in the Olympia area.