Editorial Staff, Spring 2018

Neil Shelley •

Neil is a senior at UVU attempting to complete a Bachelor's in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. He has worked with Touchstones Magazine for three semesters now and looks forward to at least one more. When not reading and writing, he tends to his family, his garden, and his bees, all of which demonstrate a belief in the future.

Donella Walker • Managing Editor

Donella is a senior studying English, Writing Studies BA at UVU. She has been lucky enough to work with Touchstones as an assistant technical editor, Prose Editor, and now as Technical Editor. After her bachelor’s degree, she also plans to pursue an MBA at UVU. Writing, reading, and video game playing often occupy her life outside of school and work, but in her spare time Donella teaches herself Japanese and Korean.

Tanner Vance • Technical Editor

In his second year at UVU, Tanner is pursuing a BA in Deaf Studies. In his free time, Tanner can be found working toward fluency in American Sign Language in the hopes of fulfilling his goal to become an interpreter for the deaf. He enjoys photography, graphic design, and rich language, all of which led him to Touchstones.

Amy Ripplinger • PR Manager


Kenechi Uzor•
Prose Editor

Kristen Vasquez • Poetry Editor


Abigail Zeigler• Art Editor